Clydebank 1
Partick Th 1
Anglo-Scottish Cup (Preliminary Round 2nd Leg)


Clydebank
1 - 1
 Partick Th

Anglo-Scottish Cup (Preliminary Round 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, August 10th, 1977
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 4,000
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Mike Larnach (40)
Jim Melrose (85)

Team Managers
Bill Munro
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Norrie Hall
3 Gregor Abel
4 Jim Fallon
5 Gerry McLauchlan
6 Davie Houston
7 Gerry O'Brien
8 Billy McColl
9 Mike Larnach
10 Joe McCallan
11 Jimmy Lumsden
Alan Rough 1
John Hansen 2
Brian Whittaker 3
Jackie Campbell 4
John Marr 5
Andy Anderson 6
Bobby Houston 7
Ian Gibson 8
Ally Love 9
Doug Somner 10
John Craig 11

Bench
Tommy Callaghan
Dougie Hay
Jim Melrose 12
George Mackie 14

Substitutions
Tommy Callaghan for Unknown
Jim Melrose -> Andy Anderson (61)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

T Muirhead (Referee)




Match Report


Report 1
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In forcing a somewhat fortunate draw at Kilbowie on Wednesday Thistle moved through to the second round draw with the prospect of a tie against a crack side from south of the border.

Clydebank dominated the match thanks to the power of McColl (pronounced fit at the last minute and replacing Callaghan) and young David Houston who came in for Dougie Hay.

Another revelation was full-back Norrie Hall. He was a completely different man from Monday night, making optimum use of his overlapping talents.

Bankies took the lead five minutes from the interval after they had threatened Rough’s goal incessantly.

Gerry O’Brien sent over a great ball to McLauchlan. The defence expected him to cross it but he saw the gap and thundered through like a Centurion tank before shooting. The ball cannoned off Marr and came to Larnach who squeezed it under Rough.

Rough was looking far from convincing especially in the air where the kangaroo leaps of McCallan were giving him nightmares.

Bankies continued to rule after the interval and Hall and McCallan each came close with fine efforts.

Then they became careless. In going all out for the all-important second goal they left some wide spaces which the Thistle front runners were only too eager to occupy.

With five minutes to go they were on level terms. It was a controversial goal – but perhaps inevitable.

Melrose appeared to control the ball with his arm before slamming it past poor Jim Gallacher, who had looked a far better keeper then Rough.

This was a pleasing show from the Bankies and now they have got this appendix tournament out of their system they can settle down to league business.
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Report 2
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Partick Thistle won through to the quarter finals of the Anglo-Scottish Cup for the second season in succession

Thistle actually clinched their place by their 3-0 victory at Firhill in the first leg, but full marks to Clydebank for their efforts to save the tie.

They got a tonic in the 40th minute when LARNACH beat Rough to a through ball from McLauchlan and swept it home.

Thistle took Anderson off in the 61st minute and the move paid off. With only four minutes left for play Houston squared to substitute MELROSE, and he hit a cracking equaliser to take his team into the last eight of the competition against English opposition.
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Report 3
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PARTICK THISTLE, leading 3-0 from the first leg of this Anglo-Scottish Cup-tie, found it tough going against Clydebank at Kilbowie last night.

In fact, it took a goal from substitute Jim Melrose five minutes from time - he replaced Andy Anderson - to put Thistle level at 1-1.

However, it was a controversial goal. Melrose, running well, appeared to handle the ball as he lined up for the shot that beat Gallagher.

In the first half it was a different story. And the Bankies rocked Thistle with a goal right on half-time. McLauchlan was the man who made it. He sent in a cross that cannoned off Marr and Mike Larnach was there to beat Firhill 'keeper Alan Rough as they went for the ball together.

Clydebank kept up the pressure and shortly after the restart a diving header from McCallan gave Rough problems before he cleared.

Then Thistle had a chance when Somner had only Gallagher to beat. But the ball hit the bar and Melrose, following up, hit it wide. It looked as if Bankies would do it, but then Melrose struck.



Squad Statistics (as at August 10th, 1977)


1977-78 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 0 - 3 - 163 -
Gregor Abel 0 - 3 - 2293
Gerry McLauchlan 0 - 3 - 384
Norrie Hall 0 - 3126911
Jim Fallon 0 - 2 - 40627
Davie Houston 0 - 3 - 153
Billy McColl 0 - 1 - 17029
Jimmy Lumsden 0 - 3 - 916
Joe McCallan 0 - 3219776
Gerry O'Brien 0 - 3 - 828
Mike Larnach 0 - 3321676
Tommy Callaghan (sub) 0 - 31305







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
None.

League Table (as at August 10th, 1977)


Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.