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


Clydebank
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

Goalscorers
Davie Cooper (pen.) (57)
None.

Team Managers
Bill Munro
Unknown.

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

Bench
Billy McColl
Bobby Provan
John Love 12
Brian Rankin 14

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

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







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
17th April 1976
Brechin City0-4Stranraer
Cowdenbeath2-1Stirling Albion

League Table (as at April 21st, 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 26 11 7 8 +1 29
6. Stirling Albion 25 9 7 9 +8 25
7. East Stirlingshire 26 8 8 10 0 24
8. Stranraer 25 10 3 12 +5 23
9. Stenhousemuir 26 9 5 12 -5 23
10. Albion Rovers 25 6 10 9 -7 22
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 24 5 5 14 -20 15