Clydebank 2
Dumbarton 0
League (1st Division)


Clydebank
2 - 0
 Dumbarton

League (1st Division)
Saturday, October 30th, 1976
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 4,773
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Joe McCallan (85)
Jimmy Lumsden (pen.) (90)
None.

Team Managers
Bill Munro
Alex Wright

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Bobby Provan
3 Gregor Abel
4 Jim Fallon
5 Billy Fanning
6 Gerry McLauchlan
7 Davie Cooper
8 Billy McColl
9 Mike Larnach
10 Joe McCallan
11 Jimmy Lumsden
Laurie Williams 1
Graeme Sinclair 2
Jim Muir 3
Walter Smith 4
Columb McKinley 5
Hugh McLean 6
Jim Cook 7
Murdo MacLeod 8
John Bourke 9
Johnny Graham 10
Bobby McCallum 11

Bench
14 Alan Munro
12 Gerry Ronald
Alistair Brown 12
Billy Steele 14

Substitutions
Gerry Ronald for Billy McColl (20)
Billy Steele -> Bobby McCallum

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

G Smith (Referee)




Match Report


The game got off to an explosive start and with just three minutes on the clock the visitors were sensationally awarded a penalty. Graham flighted the first corner of the match into Bankies' area and when Bourke headed the ball past Gallagher, Billy McColl cleared from the line.

Referee Smith insisted that a hand had been used and McLeod stepped up to take the kick. However, the Bankies' fans went wild as Jim Gallagher again covered himself in glory by brilliantly diving to block the kick then recovering in time to gather the rebound.

This was a tremendous let-off for the League leaders and it took them an unusually long time to settle. Fallon shot from outside the area and when Muir deflected the ball Williams did well to change course and save at the post but this apart, Bankies never really threatened.

Dumbarton looked the likelier scorers but found Fallon and Fanning in great form. The game sagged somewhat in the middle of the first half and when Billy McColl limped out of action after 20 minutes, Bankies cause was not helped. Gerry Ronald took over and this gave Dumbarton the edge in midfield.

The nearest thing to a goal in the remainder of a disappointing first half was a great diving header by McCallan from a Larnach cross which missed by inches.

After the break Bankies attacked with more vigour and a fine move involving Lumsden, McLauchlan and Ronald ended with Williams saving well from Joe McCallan's header.

Bankies were playing better now but still far short of their best with Davie Cooper a mere spectator and it was left to Jim Fallon to produce their nearest scoring effort. A brilliant surge from midfield took him past three tackles and his 20-yard drive cannoned of the bar with Williams hopelessly beaten,

With just 10 minutes remaining Kilbowie erupted.

Mike Larnach did well on the left of the area and beat Sinclair to send over a perfect cross. Gerry Ronald met the ball and when Williams failed to hold his header, McCallan pounced to fire the ball home from a couple of yards' range.

There was no way back for the shattered Dumbarton side now and Bankies almost increased their lead when Mike Larnach came close then a great effort from Joe McCallan just cleared the bar

With the last kick of the match Bankies tied things up when referee Smith awarded the second penalty of the game. McKinley pulled Larnach in the box and Jimmy Lumsden stepped up to show how a penalty should be taken.



Squad Statistics (as at October 30th, 1976)


1976-77 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 12 - 10 - 130 -
Jim Fallon 14 - 12 - 37427
Gerry McLauchlan 6 - 2 - 8 -
Gregor Abel 14 - 12 - 1972
Billy Fanning 14 - 12 - 111 -
Bobby Provan 4 - 2 - 602
Jimmy Lumsden 14112 - 675
Billy McColl 14311413915
Davie Cooper 13412310635
Joe McCallan 141010 - 16353
Mike Larnach 14812418256
Gerry Ronald (sub) 2 - 0 - 3 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
30th October 1976
Clydebank2-0Dumbarton
Dundee1-0St Johnstone
Hamilton Accies0-4Airdrie
Montrose1-2Arbroath
Queen of South3-0Falkirk
Raith Rovers1-0East Fife
St Mirren5-1Morton

League Table (as at October 30th, 1976)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 14 9 4 1 +18 22
2. St Mirren 14 8 5 1 +17 21
3. Dundee 14 8 3 3 +14 19
4. Airdrie 14 7 3 4 +12 17
5. Hamilton Accies 14 7 2 5 -2 16
6. Morton 14 5 5 4 +1 15
7. Queen of South 14 4 6 4 +3 14
8. Arbroath 14 6 2 6 -5 14
9. Montrose 14 5 3 6 -5 13
10. Dumbarton 14 4 4 6 -1 12
11. St Johnstone 14 3 4 7 -5 10
12. Falkirk 14 3 3 8 -17 9
13. Raith Rovers 14 2 4 8 -13 8
14. East Fife 14 1 4 9 -17 6