Clydebank 1
East Fife 0
Spring Cup (Quarter Final 1st Leg)

1 - 0
 East Fife

Spring Cup (Quarter Final 1st Leg)
Wednesday, April 21st, 1976
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 2,900
7:30 PM Kick-off

Davie Cooper (pen.) (57)

Team Managers
Bill Munro

Starting Eleven
1 Roddy McKenzie
2 Norrie Hall
3 Gregor Abel
4 Jim Fallon
5 Billy Fanning
6 Dougie Hay
7 Davie Cooper
8 Sammy Henderson
9 Mike Larnach
10 Joe McCallan
11 Jimmy Lumsden
Ernie McGarr 1
Ron McIvor 2
Jim George 3
David Clarke 4
Colin Methven 5
Billy McPhee 6
Tom Steven 7
Derek O'Connor 8
Harry Kinnear 9
Drew Rutherford 10
Kevin Hegarty 11

Billy McColl
Bobby Provan
John Love 12
Brian Rankin 14

Billy McColl for Sammy Henderson
Brian Rankin -> Drew Rutherford
John Love -> Harry Kinnear (81)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J Gordon (Referee)

Match Report

Clydebank gained a slender but well earned victory in this fast entertaining, first leg tie.

After a first half which Bankies dominated, during which they were denied a penalty for a blatant handling offence, the precious goal arrived in the 57th minute.

Referee Gordon at last penalised the Fifers for hands, and Davie Cooper sent an saveable shot crashing into the net.

East Fife, although concentrating mainly on defence, made a bold bid for the equaliser but the Bankies defence was supreme.

In the final stages, Bankies applied tremendous pressure in an all out effort the a second goal that would make the trip to Methil much less perilous, However, McGarr and Co held out to keep the second leg wide open.

In a good match, enjoyed by a near 3000 crowd, East Fife had top men in George, Clarke and Steven, while Bankies were well served by Hall, McKenzie, McCallan and the impeccable Jim Fallon. They face a tough task in the second leg.

Squad Statistics (as at April 21st, 1976)

1975-76 All Time
League Cups All
Roddy McKenzie (GK) 25 - 15 - 40 -
Gregor Abel 24 - 2011672
Billy Fanning 2 - 8 - 82 -
Norrie Hall 2611922188
Jim Fallon 25 - 17 - 34327
Dougie Hay 25314 - 24515
Davie Cooper 261321107828
Jimmy Lumsden 241143384
Sammy Henderson 19 - 15 - 1003
Joe McCallan 261219713541
Mike Larnach 26718415241
Billy McColl (sub) 7 - 1621118