Clydebank 1
Celtic 3
Friendly


Clydebank
1 - 3
 Celtic

Friendly
Monday, March 20th, 1972
New Kilbowie Park
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Ian Currie (42)
Tommy Callaghan (18)
Vic Davidson (19)
Vic Davidson

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Jock Stein

Starting Eleven
Mike McDonald
Davie Mitchell
Tommy McGhee
Norrie Hall
Danny Gray
Bobby Love
Jim Fallon
George Kean
Ian Currie
Jim McPaul
Alan Munro
Dennis Connaghan
Jim Craig
Jimmy Quinn
Brian McLaughlin
Donald Watt
Pat McCluskey
White
Jimmy Johnstone
Vic Davidson
Tommy Callaghan
Paul Wilson

Bench
Bobby Hay
Graham MacFarlane
O'Hara
Mitchell

Substitutions
Graham MacFarlane for Tommy McGhee
O'Hara -> Jimmy Johnstone
Mitchell -> Jim Craig

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R. Marshall (Referee)




Match Report


The Jimmy Johnstone Spectacular brought out just about the biggest crowd of the season at Kilbowie Park on Monday night. The wee man looked desperate to get the ball and Clydebank joined in the act by giving a good account of themselves.

Their second half display in particular was encouraging. Alan Munro, who put in his usual amount of non-stop running, had Jock Stein shouting marking instructions to centre-half Donald Watt.

And new boy Kean - “his first name's Dead,” said the ever-humorous Jack Steedman - stretched Dennis Connaghan in the second period.

But the 3-1 scoreline at half-time allowed Celtic their accustomed luxury of cruising through the last 45 minutes.

Jimmy Johnstone, the man for whom the game was staged in preparation for Wednesday's European tie, took the inside-right berth. But he looked much more exciting when he switched to his regular wing beat.

Two goals in one minute killed any optimistic thoughts of a contest. Tom Callaghan started it in 18 minutes. And seconds later the needle sharp Vic Davidson took a Paul Wilson cross to beat Mick McDonald.

The keeper, by the way, put on his usual good show, as did Jim Fallon.

Celtic's next goal came again from Davidson. He slammed in the rebound after a shot from that man Johnstone.

A rebound was involved in Clydebank's goal, which came three minutes from the break. Ian Currie collected the boomerang from his shot off a Celtic defender on the 18-yard line. He nodded the ball down, controlled it and strode on into the box, by the left, to loft the ball over Connaghan and head home.

Clydebank brought on Graham McFarlane for Tommy McGhee, and Johnstone and Jim Craig were replaced by O'Hara and Mitchell seven minutes from time,

Again, not much of a contest, but thanks are due Clydebank for the chance to see this select Select in action.



Squad Statistics (as at March 20th, 1972)


1971-72 All Time
League Cups All







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
18th March 1972
Albion Rovers0-1Dumbarton
Arbroath1-0Queen's Park
Brechin City2-4Forfar Ath
Cowdenbeath2-0Montrose
St Mirren0-1Alloa Athletic
Stenhousemuir0-1Berwick Rangers
Stirling Albion2-1East Stirlingshire
Stranraer4-1Hamilton Accies
20th March 1972
Queen's Park0-2Cowdenbeath

League Table (as at March 20th, 1972)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cowdenbeath 32 17 10 5 +41 44
2. Arbroath 29 16 7 6 +20 39
3. Stranraer 30 15 8 7 +12 38
4. Queen of South 28 15 7 6 +20 37
5. St Mirren 28 17 2 9 +27 36
6. Dumbarton 27 16 4 7 +23 36
7. Stirling Albion 27 14 7 6 +20 35
8. Montrose 30 12 6 12 +11 30
9. Raith Rovers 29 11 8 10 +6 30
10. East Stirlingshire 28 12 6 10 +2 30
11. Clydebank 29 10 9 10 +3 29
12. Berwick Rangers 29 12 4 13 +6 28
13. Queen's Park 28 10 6 12 -8 26
14. Stenhousemuir 30 7 8 15 -15 22
15. Albion Rovers 29 7 6 16 -15 20
16. Alloa Athletic 28 8 4 16 -18 20
17. Forfar Ath 29 6 7 16 -42 19
18. Brechin City 29 5 7 17 -36 17
19. Hamilton Accies 29 3 6 20 -57 12