Airdrie 0
Clydebank 2
League (1st Division)


Airdrie 

0 - 2

Clydebank

League (1st Division)
Wednesday, March 2nd, 1977
Broomfield Park. Att. 1,793
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Mike Larnach (31)
Davie Cooper (87)

Team Managers
Jackie Stewart Bill Munro

Starting Eleven
1 Marshall Poulton
2 Mark Cowan
3 John Lapsley
4 Norrie Anderson
5 Jim March
6 Derek Whiteford
7 Kevin McCann
8 John McVeigh
9 Sandy Clark
10 Ally McRoberts
11 Willie McCulloch
Jim Gallacher 1
Norrie Hall 2
Gregor Abel 3
Jim Fallon 4
Gerry McLauchlan 5
Tommy Callaghan 6
Davie Cooper 7
Billy McColl 8
Mike Larnach 9
Joe McCallan 10
Dougie Hay 11

Bench
12 Billy Wilson
14 Jim Black
Gerry Ronald
Davie Houston

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
Norrie Anderson Gregor Abel
Billy McColl

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

GB Smith (Referee)
JHB Andrews & A Nobbs (Assistants)



Match Report


Clydebank powered their way to within touching distance of the Premier League with this fine victory at Broomfield.

Although not at their best, Bankies were too strong for a poor home side who were a pale shadow of their early season selves.

Clydebank dominated the early play, and it was no shock when they took the lead in the 31st minute. Anderson fouled Cooper and McLauchlan floated over the free-kick. Poulton dropped the ball, and Larnach had the simple task of prodding it into the net.

Airdrie’s only worthwhile move of the half was when Whiteford had a solo run and shot which Gallacher brilliantly saved.

After the interval Airdrie attacked relentlessly, but Bankies defence was equal to anything coming its way. Clydebank took control again, and Cooper and Larnach came close a couple of times.

Tempers became frayed, and in a ten minute spell Abel and McColl of Clydebank and Anderson of Airdrie were booked.

The destination of the points was put beyond all doubt two minutes from the end when Hay put Larnach through, who squared the ball to Cooper, and he cracked a shot past Poulton.

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Report 2
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Clydebank took a step nearer the Premier League with a win over Airdrie at Broomfield. But there were few supporters left to cheer them after the 90 minutes.

Most of the attendance of 2000 had come to root for the losing team and had wandered off to share their misery with the lashing rain and wind well before the referee blew the final whistle.

Airdrie, as in many a previous match, were on top for most of the game but were lacking in goal-scoring ability. They had a few good attempts at putting the ball into the net but let numerous other chances slip by.

Clydebank unwillingly lived in defence and had to rely on scoring on the breakout. Their first goal arose through such a move. McCallan broke down the left but was brought down just outside the box by March. McLauchlan thundered in a free kick, which Poulton could only block, and Larnach was there to slide the ball into the net.

They defended that lead until the interval when they grabbed a few breaths before they came out again to face an aggressive Airdrie side. But they had no cause for worry. The Airdrie forward line were persistently off target.

Clydebank sealed the game with only three minutes remaining, when Cooper stepped in to slot the ball into the net with the Airdrie defence tripping over one another.



Squad Statistics (as at March 2nd, 1977)


1976-77 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 25 - 16 - 149 -
Jim Fallon 28 - 18 - 39427
Gregor Abel 28 - 1712163
Gerry McLauchlan 17172243
Norrie Hall 19 - 16125910
Tommy Callaghan 11142153
Billy McColl 261117515724
Davie Cooper 27918312640
Dougie Hay 13115 - 27716
Joe McCallan 281816418365
Mike Larnach 282018620270







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
23rd February 1977
Dumbarton2-0Raith Rovers
East Fife2-1Airdrie
St Johnstone1-1Morton
26th February 1977
Montrose3-1Airdrie
Morton3-0Dumbarton
Raith Rovers3-0Falkirk
27th February 1977
Hamilton Accies6-0St Johnstone
2nd March 1977
Airdrie0-2Clydebank
Falkirk2-0Queen of South
St Mirren2-0East Fife

League Table (as at March 2nd, 1977)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 28 19 8 1 +42 46
2. Clydebank 28 18 8 2 +44 44
3. Dundee 26 14 6 6 +24 34
4. Morton 30 13 8 9 +12 34
5. Arbroath 30 14 3 13 -10 31
6. Airdrie 27 11 7 9 +12 29
7. Montrose 29 11 6 12 -7 28
8. Queen of South 28 8 11 9 0 27
9. Hamilton Accies 27 10 7 10 0 27
10. Dumbarton 28 8 8 12 -7 24
11. Raith Rovers 30 5 10 15 -18 20
12. East Fife 29 5 9 15 -29 19
13. Falkirk 29 5 7 17 -37 17
14. St Johnstone 27 4 8 15 -26 16