3 - 0
3 - 0
Scottish Cup (3rd Round replay)
Joe McCallan (20)
Billy McColl (52)
Joe McCallan (87)
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Norrie Hall
3 Gregor Abel
4 Jim Fallon
5 Billy Fanning
6 Dougie Hay
7 Davie Cooper
8 Billy McColl
9 Mike Larnach
10 Joe McCallan
11 Gerry Ronald
Rikki Ferguson 1
Jim Frew 2
Arthur McMillan 3
Eamonn Lynch 4
Jim Dempsey 5
Joe McGrogan 6
Drew Young 7
Robbie Robertson 8
Kirkie Lawson 9
Jamie Fairlie 10
Danny McDougall 11
Ian Campbell 12
Billy McNichol 14
Gerry McLauchlan for Gerry Ronald (80)
Ian Campbell -> Joe McGrogan
Billy McNicholl -> Kirkie Lawson
A Ferguson (Referee)
Clydebank strolled through to meet Hearts in the next round with an impressive display in front of 3,000 fans at Kilbowie on Monday.
A super double by Joe McCallan and a Billy McColl goal was enough to defeat a plucky Hamilton side, who never stopped trying but were never a serious threat.
Bankies controlled the game from start to finish, aided by an impressive display from the midfield trio which showed two changes from Saturday. Jim Lumsden was missing with a back injury and was replaced by Gerry Ronald, but the most significant change was the dropping of Tom Callaghan, whose replacement was Dougie Hay, whose strength and determination made a tremendous difference.
Bankies soon took command and the first goal arrived in the 20th minute. A Davie Cooper corner was too strong, but when Ronald flighted a beautiful return cross, Joe McCallan rose to head past Ferguson.
This set Bankies up and they stormed after another counter. Billy McColl almost supplied it with a vicious free-kick in the 25th minute that Ferguson brilliantly pushed for a corner, then a fantastic 30-yard effort from Ronald exploded a fraction over the bar.
Jim Gallagher had seldom been tested, but just before the interval he had to look smart to turn away a McDougall header from a Frew cross. Then a deceptive shot from Dempsey looked to be heading for the corner of the net until the big keeper threw himself across goal to concede a corner.
Seven minutes into the second half the game was sewn up.
Another Cooper corner was headed on by the immaculate McCallan and Billy McColl raced in at the far post to slide the ball home.
Hamilton burst into the game for a spell as Bankies relaxed, and McMillan found time to charge up the park and bullet a header into the side netting.
It was at the other end, though, that the fans wanted to see the action and a great solo effort from McCallan brought out a fine save from Ferguson.
Hamilton used both subs, but Bankies were in command and a neat flick through by Cooper gave Mike Larnach an opening. He drew the keeper and shot for the empty net only to see the ball slide past the post.
After Ferguson had brilliantly held another pot shot from the limping Gerry Ronald, the wee midfield man was replaced by Gerry McLauchlan and just three minutes from the end, Joe McCallan, who had a magnificent game fittingly, ended the match with a fine effort.
Yet another Cooper corner was headed on by the blond striker and when Gregor Abel blasted the ball off the underside of the bar Joe was there to head the rebound into the net.
So Bankies comfortably qualified, helped by a strong display in which Fallon, Fanning, McColl and Hay were in great form, but the man of the match was without doubt Joe McCallan, whose double took his tally for the season to 20 goals.
|1976-77||All Time||All Time|
|Jim Gallacher (GK)||25||21||-||15||-||105||-||39||-||144||-|
|Gerry McLauchlan (sub)||18||13||1||6||2||13||1||6||2||19||3|
|League results since Clydebank FC's last match|
|7th February 1977|
|8.||Queen of South||24||6||11||7||+3||23|