Clydebank 1
Stirling Albion 0
League (2nd Division)


Clydebank
1 - 0
 Stirling Albion

League (2nd Division)
Thursday, January 1st, 1976
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,332
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Davie Cooper (20)
None.

Team Managers
Bill Munro
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Roddy McKenzie
2 Norrie Hall
3 Gregor Abel
4 Jim Fallon
5 Sam Goodwin
6 Dougie Hay
7 Davie Cooper
8 Sammy Henderson
9 Mike Larnach
10 Joe McCallan
11 Jimmy Lumsden
George Young 1
George Nicol 2
Bobby Gray 3
Jim Clark 4
John Kennedy 5
Stewart Carr 6
Matt McPhee 7
Denis Setterington 8
Billy Steele 9
Billy Hulston 10
Nicky Lawson 11

Bench
Graeme Armstrong
Tom Downie

Substitutions
None. Graeme Armstrong -> Matt McPhee
Tom Downie -> John Kennedy

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A McGunnigle (Referee)




Match Report


Bankies made a great start to the New Year when they overcame a fighting Stirling side to pick up two priceless points. Atrocious weather conditions not only made the pitch extremely difficult but drastically cut the large attendance that was expected. The fans who did brave the elements saw the Bankies very much on top in the opening half and but for some bad finishing and with a little luck they could have been more than a solitary goal in front by the interval.

After Larnach had blasted a shot just wide from a good Lumsden - McCallan move the all-important goal arrived in the 20th minute. It all started when Kennedy fouled Mike Larnach some 30 yards out. Jim Lumsden's free kick was headed across goal by Joe McCallan and there was Davie Cooper racing towards the far post. He out jumped the Albion defence and his header found it's way into the net.

Bankies almost increased the lead when a brilliant move ended with Young blocking McCallan's final effort. Then Henderson blazed a shot over the bar from just eight yards. As the pitch became heavier the fans expected Bankies superior fitness to show through, but it was Stirling who dominated the second period.

Bankies lost their grip in midfield as the eager Stirling men pushed forward. The home defence however stood firm and for all their territorial advantage, Albion never really threatened Roddy McKenzie.

Hulston should have equalised late on when determination took him clear of two tackles, but he sliced his shot wide from jut six yards range.

After this let-off Bankies held firm til the final whistle which brought relief to their fans.



Squad Statistics (as at January 1st, 1976)


1975-76 All Time
League Cups All
Roddy McKenzie (GK) 19 - 8 - 27 -
Gregor Abel 17 - 1011502
Sam Goodwin 17210 - 272
Norrie Hall 19110 - 2026
Jim Fallon 18 - 8 - 32727
Dougie Hay 1936 - 23115
Davie Cooper 19111136119
Jimmy Lumsden 18 - 6 - 24 -
Sammy Henderson 16 - 10 - 923
Joe McCallan 19810411934
Mike Larnach 19510413739







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
1st January 1976
Albion Rovers2-1Stranraer
Alloa Athletic4-2Stenhousemuir
Berwick Rangers1-0Meadowbank Th
Clydebank1-0Stirling Albion
Forfar Ath0-1Brechin City
Queen's Park1-0East Stirlingshire
Raith Rovers2-1Cowdenbeath

League Table (as at January 1st, 1976)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 19 13 3 3 +26 29
2. Raith Rovers 18 9 9 0 +11 27
3. Alloa Athletic 17 10 4 3 +10 24
4. Stirling Albion 19 7 6 6 +9 20
5. Queen's Park 18 7 6 5 +6 20
6. Cowdenbeath 18 8 3 7 +1 19
7. Albion Rovers 18 6 6 6 -1 18
8. Stranraer 17 7 3 7 +3 17
9. East Stirlingshire 18 7 3 8 0 17
10. Berwick Rangers 17 6 2 9 -3 14
11. Brechin City 17 5 4 8 -4 14
12. Stenhousemuir 18 4 4 10 -10 12
13. Forfar Ath 19 3 6 10 -15 12
14. Meadowbank Th 19 2 5 12 -33 9