0 - 0
League (1st Division)
1 Ally Hunter
2 Alex Beckett
3 Billy Johnston
4 Tony Fitzpatrick
5 Bobby Reid
6 John Young
7 Frank McGarvey
8 Billy Stark
9 Donny McDowell
10 Lex Richardson
11 Derek Hyslop
Jim Gallacher 1
Gerry McLauchlan 2
Gregor Abel 3
Jim Fallon 4
Billy Fanning 5
Davie Houston 6
Davie Cooper 7
Billy McColl 8
Mike Larnach 9
Joe McCallan 10
Jimmy Lumsden 11
12 Walter Borthwick
14 Bobby Torrance
Bobby Provan 12
Alan Munro 14
Walter Borthwick -> Billy Stark
Bobby Torrance -> Donny McDowell
RB Valentine (Referee)
Over 10,000 people turned out at Love Street, Paisley, on a filthy afternoon to see this top-of-the-table clash, and they returned home admitting that they had had their money's worth.
This was a classic encounter with both sides attacking incessantly and producing everything but goals, heroics by both keepers saw to that. Clydebank were the better side early on and the St. Mirren players looked nervous to the point of being frightened.
Billy McColl had the first real scoring chance when he shot narrowly over with a cracking drive from 25 yards. Then Hunter did well to push a dangerous looking lob from Larnach over the bar.
Midway through the hall Bankies were well on top and McColl had the ball in the net but he was clearly offside.
Then the post came to the homesters' rescue. Cooper was fouled 20 yards out and McLauchlan took the kick. The ball struck the inside of the post and somehow stayed on the wrong side of the line for Clydebank.
This near thing seemed to waken up St. Mirren for they immediately began to adopt an attacking attitude.
Abel had a golden chance for Clydebank. He was disappointed to see his effort headed of the line.
St. Mirren's best chance of the half came when Fitzpatrick raced clear with no one near him but Jim Gallacher came to the Bankies' rescue when he flung himself across to smother the ball.
St. Mirren were the stronger early after the interval, but Clydebank always looked the more likely team to break the deadlock,
Gallacher was called upon to make another two great saves while at the other end Mike Larnach might have done better than to shoot wide when in the clear.
A draw was a fair result after a gruelling 90 minutes and the big crowd could well gather again next season, this time to see the teams play in the Premier League.
|1976-77||All Time||All Time|
|Jim Gallacher (GK)||25||10||-||10||-||94||-||34||-||128||-|
|League results since Clydebank FC's last match|
|20th October 1976|
|23rd October 1976|
|Dumbarton||3-3||Queen of South|
|9.||Queen of South||13||3||6||4||0||12|