Alloa Athletic 0
Clydebank 0
League (2nd Division)


Alloa Athletic 

0 - 0

Clydebank

League (2nd Division)
Tuesday, April 6th, 1976
Recreation Park. Att. 1,050
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Bill Munro

Starting Eleven
1 Sandy Thomson
2 Hugh McCann
3 Billy Wilkinson
4 Davie Miller
5 Evan Stewart
6 Willie Morrison
7 Kevin Low
8 Jimmy Thomson
9 Donnie Wilson
10 Andy Campbell
11 Bobby Russell
Roddy McKenzie 1
Norrie Hall 2
Gregor Abel 3
Jim Fallon 4
Billy Fanning 5
Dougie Hay 6
Davie Cooper 7
Billy McColl 8
Ian Browning 9
Joe McCallan 10
Jimmy Lumsden 11

Bench
None. Mike Larnach 12
Sam Goodwin 14

Substitutions
None. Sam Goodwin for Jimmy Lumsden
Mike Larnach for Ian Browning

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials





Match Report


They've done it at last!

Bankies finally brought the Second Division Championship back to Kilbowie last Tuesday night - but to gain the one precious point they needed, they had to survive a tremendous barrage from plucky Alloa.

Roddy McKenzie and Joe McCallan were back for Bankies, but it was the home side who dominated the early play. Miller and Russell came close before Wilson forced a fine save from McKenzie.

Proceedings really came to life in the 25th minute when Bankies survived an all out assault. Two shots were blocked by defenders, and the pressure was not relieved until Low shot wide from a rebound.

Bankies fought back, and the opening goal almost arrived on the half hour mark. Wilkinson left a pass back short, but as Ian Browning raced round the despairing keeper, the big full back made brilliant recovery tackle to send the ball for a corner.

Then came the golden chance the Bankies had waited for. Davie Cooper was in full flight when keeper Thompson pulled him down, and much to the big travelling support's delight , the referee pointed to the spot.

Davie having missed last week, wasn't interested in taking the kick, so it was left to Norrie Hall. He stepped up, but as some of his team mates looked away, the full back's kick was pushed to safety by Thompson.

The second half was completely dominated by by the home side, who seemed determined to show Bankies that they had deserved promotion too.

They attacked relentlessly, and there were a few anxious moments for the travelling support; but magnificently marshaled by Jim Fallon, the Clydebank defence survived.

Goodwin and Larnach replaced Lumsden and Browning but with 10 minutes or so remaining it became obvious that Bankies would settle for the draw.

Tension built up until the referee finally blew for full time to bring the Bankies fans to their feet and the player hugging each other with delight.

So now there will be a flag flying at Kilbowie next season but the way the team are playing in the new Spring Cup there might just be trophy to go with it.



Squad Statistics (as at April 6th, 1976)


1975-76 All Time
League Cups All
Roddy McKenzie (GK) 25 - 12 - 37 -
Jim Fallon 25 - 13 - 33927
Dougie Hay 25310 - 24115
Gregor Abel 24 - 1611632
Billy Fanning 2 - 5 - 79 -
Norrie Hall 2611622158
Jimmy Lumsden 241111352
Billy McColl 7 - 1321088
Davie Cooper 26131777425
Joe McCallan 261215613140
Ian Browning 10143144
Sam Goodwin (sub) 24213 - 372
Mike Larnach (sub) 26714414841







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
6th March 1976
Stirling Albion0-1Raith Rovers
9th March 1976
Cowdenbeath3-1Stenhousemuir
17th March 1976
Raith Rovers3-0Berwick Rangers
31st March 1976
Alloa Athletic0-1Raith Rovers
6th April 1976
Alloa Athletic0-0Clydebank

League Table (as at April 6th, 1976)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 26 17 6 3 +31 40
2. Raith Rovers 26 15 10 1 +23 40
3. Alloa Athletic 26 14 7 5 +16 35
4. Queen's Park 26 10 9 7 +8 29
5. Cowdenbeath 25 10 7 8 0 27
6. Stirling Albion 24 9 7 8 +9 25
7. East Stirlingshire 26 8 8 10 0 24
8. Stenhousemuir 26 9 5 12 -5 23
9. Albion Rovers 25 6 10 9 -7 22
10. Stranraer 24 9 3 12 +1 21
11. Berwick Rangers 25 7 5 13 -11 19
12. Forfar Ath 26 4 10 12 -20 18
13. Meadowbank Th 26 5 6 15 -29 16
14. Brechin City 23 5 5 13 -16 15