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
Age
Roddy McKenzie (GK) - 27 - 27 -
Joe McCallan - 291211934
Gregor Abel26 2711502
Sam Goodwin32 272272
Norrie Hall - 2911996
Jimmy Lumsden - 24 - 24 -
Jim Fallon25 26 - 32426
Dougie Hay - 25322815
Davie Cooper19 29136018
Sammy Henderson - 26 - 923
Mike Larnach23 29913739


League Table (as at January 1st, 1976)


Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.