Clydebank 1
Montrose 2
League (1st Division)

1 - 2

League (1st Division)
Saturday, November 27th, 1976
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,996
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ian Browning (88)
Jimmy Kyles (6)
Tom Brown (25)

Team Managers
Bill Munro
Kenny Cameron

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Norrie Hall
3 Gregor Abel
4 Jim Fallon
5 Billy Fanning
6 Tommy Callaghan
7 Davie Cooper
8 Gerry Ronald
9 Mike Larnach
10 Joe McCallan
11 Jimmy Lumsden
Dave Gorman 1
Les Barr 2
Alex Walker 3
Stuart Markland 4
Dennis D'Arcy 5
Malcolm Lowe 6
Bobby Street 7
Tom Brown 8
Jimmy Kyles 9
Iain Hair 10
Bertie Miller 11

Ian Browning
Gerry McLauchlan
Derek Daun 12
Doug Robb 14

Ian Browning for Joe McCallan
Gerry McLauchlan for Tommy Callaghan (65)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

DA Murdoch (Referee)

Match Report

Clydebank's proud 100 per cent record was shattered last Saturday, when a miserable performance deservedly brought them defeat at the hands of a skilful, fast-moving Montrose side, brilliantly prompted by Bertie Miller.

Bankies lined up with Gerry Ronald replacing the Suspended Billy McColl, and the early play saw Mike Larnach in the thick of the action around the visitors' penalty area.

But what a shock for Bankies in the sixth minute, when, with their first serious attack, Montrose scored a peach of a goal.

Street carried the ball up the wide open right wing, and his cross was met perfectly by Jimmy Kyles, whose header from 10 yards gave Gallacher no chance.

Bankies were stunned by this early blow, but to their credit, they tried desperately to come back. Unfortunately, about half the side was having an off-day all at the same time, and only Mike Larnach posed any threat to Gorman,

It was left to Jim Fallon to show his mates the way to goal, when he raced through from the back, and a quick one-two with McCallan gave him a shooting chance.

However, his parting effort did not match his leading-up work, and the ball flew over the bar.

Then Cooper at last broke free, and his cross was perfect for the inrushing Gerry Ronald, but the youngster completely miscued, and another golden chance was wasted.

In the 24th minute, Kilbowie was hushed in stunned silence as Montrose broke upfield and scored a second.

Bertie Miller made the goal with a great run that left Hall and Fanning stranded, and when his cross came over from the bye-line, the incredible sight of two Montrose players unmarked at the far post was an indication of how out of touch Bankies were.

Brown was the man left with the simple task of sliding the ball into the net.

Bankies still tried to come back, but when another dangerous Cooper cross saw Hall and McCallan have shots blocked on the line, one had the feeling that it was not to be their day.

After the interval, things deteriorated even more as Montrose cleverly contained Bankies' raids, and broke quickly upfield, with Miller and Kyles sparkling.

Bankies were a pale shadow of their real selves, and, as the crowd became frustrated, substitutions had to be made. Bill Munro must have had a problem deciding who best or worst - to replace, for any one of about six players could have gone. In fact, Callaghan and McCallan were the men to go, with McLaughlin and Browning taking over.

A section of the crowd seemed to think that Jim Lumsden should have been one of the players substituted, and they spent most of the second half letting him know. It seemed somewhat unfair, for, although the Bankies' captain had a dreadful game, he was no worse than most of his colleagues.

The brightest aspect of the second half was the display of Gerry Ronald, who came on to a fine game, and tested Gorman with a couple of long-range thunderbolts.

Just as it appeared that Bankies would never score, and the disgruntled fans began to stream out of the ground, the unexpected happened. Abel charged up the left, and his cross was spectacularly headed home by Ian Browning, who must be due a full game soon.

Alas, it was too late, and the cock-a-hoop visitors deservedly took both points.

Bankies' fans and players alike will want to forget this match in a hurry. Only Fallon, Fanning, Abel and Larnach earned pass marks, with Gerry Ronald improving in the second half.

Tomorrow, St. Mirren travel to Dundee for a promotion clash of great importance, and Bankies, who visit bottom-of-the-league East Fife, will be looking for both points to take advantage of any slip by the new league leaders.

Squad Statistics (as at November 27th, 1976)

1976-77 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 16 - 10 - 134 -
Gregor Abel 18 - 12 - 2012
Billy Fanning 18 - 12 - 115 -
Norrie Hall 9 - 10124310
Jim Fallon 18 - 12 - 37827
Tommy Callaghan 4 - 0 - 4 -
Davie Cooper 17412311035
Jimmy Lumsden 18112 - 715
Gerry Ronald 4 - 0 - 5 -
Joe McCallan 181010 - 16753
Mike Larnach 181012418658
Gerry McLauchlan (sub) 9 - 2 - 11 -
Ian Browning (sub) 421 - 236

Recent Results

League results since Clydebank FC's last match
27th November 1976
Airdrie3-0St Johnstone
Hamilton Accies0-1Dumbarton
Morton2-0East Fife
Raith Rovers1-2Queen of South
St Mirren3-0Arbroath

League Table (as at November 27th, 1976)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 18 11 6 1 +23 28
2. Clydebank 18 11 5 2 +20 27
3. Dundee 18 9 6 3 +16 24
4. Airdrie 18 9 4 5 +16 22
5. Queen of South 18 6 8 4 +6 20
6. Morton 18 7 6 5 +4 20
7. Hamilton Accies 18 8 3 7 -3 19
8. Montrose 18 8 3 7 -5 19
9. Arbroath 18 8 2 8 -8 18
10. Dumbarton 18 5 5 8 -2 15
11. St Johnstone 18 3 6 9 -9 12
12. Raith Rovers 18 3 5 10 -14 11
13. Falkirk 18 3 3 12 -23 9
14. East Fife 18 1 6 11 -21 8