Clydebank 1
Airdrie 0
League (1st Division)


Clydebank
1 - 0
 Airdrie

League (1st Division)
Saturday, November 13th, 1976
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 4,121
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Billy McColl (pen.) (34)
None.

Team Managers
Bill Munro
Jackie Stewart

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Gerry McLauchlan
3 Gregor Abel
4 Jim Fallon
5 Billy Fanning
6 Tommy Callaghan
7 Davie Cooper
8 Billy McColl
9 Mike Larnach
10 Joe McCallan
11 Jimmy Lumsden
Marshall Poulton 1
Paul Jonquin 2
John Lapsley 3
Jim Black 4
Jim March 5
Derek Whiteford 6
Kevin McCann 7
Ally McRoberts 8
Sandy Clark 9
Tommy Walker 10
John Jones 11

Bench
Norrie Hall
Ian Browning
Norrie Anderson 12
Joe Cairney 14

Substitutions
Norrie Hall for Gerry McLauchlan
Joe Cairney -> John Jones

Cautions
None. Ally McRoberts

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

K Hope (Referee)




Match Report


A penalty by Billy McColl in the 35th minute gave Bankies both points in this promotion clash, and keeps them two points clear at the top of the table.

The game was played at a fast and furious pace, but little good football came from either side, and there were few goalmouth incidents to excite the 4,500 fans. Airdrie should have scored in the second minute when Walker sent a through ball to Jones, but with only Gallacher to beat, he crashed his shot well over.

The Lanarkshire men kept up the pressure as Bankies took time to find their feet. After 25 minutes, little had been seen of the Bankies frontrunners, but they came very close to opening the scoring when a long curling lob from Callaghan took Poulton completely by surprise, and he was lucky to push the ball over the bar to safety.

This sparked life into Bankies, and Abel worked well with Callaghan, who sent over another dangerous cross. The ball glanced the bar straight to Billy McColl, whose header was blocked at the base of the post by Poulton's legs.

The next three minutes saw the Bankies win six corners, the last of which resulted in the goal. Cooper flighted the ball to Larnach, who head flicked powerfully towards goal. Poulton was beaten but Lapsley was not. He palmed the ball out, and the penalty was awarded. McColl stepped up and blasted the ball into the corner of the net.

Keeping up the pressure, Bankies looked good, and were streets ahead of their opponents, who resorted to kick and run tactics that made no impression on a defence superbly marshalled by Fallon.

Just after the interval, Davie Cooper smashed a 25 yarder straight at Poulton, but after this Bankies were seldom seen in attack.

Despite having territorial advantage the visitors still struggled to find a way to pass Jim Gallacher, who was again in five-star form.

Norrie Hall, recovered from his leg injury, was introduced and Gerry McLauchlan was brought off.

In the final ten minutes, Clydebank survived tremendous pressure but the strong defence was more than equal to anything coming their way. Whiteford fired in a shot that produced a great save from Gallacher, but this apart, Bankies were never really threatened.



Squad Statistics (as at November 13th, 1976)


1976-77 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 14 - 10 - 132 -
Billy Fanning 16 - 12 - 113 -
Gerry McLauchlan 8 - 2 - 10 -
Jim Fallon 16 - 12 - 37627
Gregor Abel 16 - 12 - 1992
Davie Cooper 15412310835
Jimmy Lumsden 16112 - 695
Tommy Callaghan 2 - 0 - 2 -
Billy McColl 15411414016
Mike Larnach 161012418458
Joe McCallan 161010 - 16553
Norrie Hall (sub) 7 - 10124110







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
10th November 1976
Dumbarton1-1Dundee
13th November 1976
Clydebank1-0Airdrie
Dundee1-1Morton
Hamilton Accies0-1Arbroath
Montrose2-1Dumbarton
Queen of South3-1East Fife
Raith Rovers1-1St Johnstone
St Mirren2-0Falkirk

League Table (as at November 13th, 1976)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 16 11 4 1 +21 26
2. St Mirren 16 9 6 1 +19 24
3. Dundee 16 8 5 3 +14 21
4. Airdrie 16 7 4 5 +11 18
5. Morton 16 6 6 4 +4 18
6. Hamilton Accies 16 8 2 6 -2 18
7. Queen of South 16 5 7 4 +5 17
8. Arbroath 16 7 2 7 -6 16
9. Montrose 16 6 3 7 -7 15
10. Dumbarton 16 4 5 7 -2 13
11. St Johnstone 16 3 5 8 -6 11
12. Raith Rovers 16 3 5 8 -12 11
13. Falkirk 16 3 3 10 -20 9
14. East Fife 16 1 5 10 -19 7