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League Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)
Davie Houston (76)
1 Allan Blair
2 Andy Milne
3 Dave Berry
4 Rab Morris
5 Colin Methven
6 Allan Dyce
7 Duncan Smith
8 David Clarke
9 Pat Ward
10 Peter Markie
11 Kevin Hegarty
Colin King 1
Norrie Hall 2
Tommy Callaghan 3
Jim Fallon 4
Gerry McLauchlan 5
Davie Houston 6
Gerry O'Brien 7
Billy McColl 8
Mike Larnach 9
Joe McCallan 10
Jimmy Lumsden 11
12 Harry Kinnear
14 John Huskie
Harry Kinnear -> Kevin Hegarty (12)
John Huskie -> Andy Milne
Hugh O'Rourke for Gerry McLauchlan
John McCormack for Norrie Hall
AG McFaul (Referee)
A tremendous goal from young David Houston 15 minutes from the end gave Clydebank a thoroughly deserved victory on Wednesday at a very wet and windy Methil.
It was always a case of the men versus the boys. Clydebank dictated every move and with a bit more punch up front could have taken the aggregate score into double figures.
Bankies faced the elements in the first half. Fallon and McLauchlan were the outstanding players afield and nothing got by them.
Making his first team debut, reserve goalie Colin King looked pretty useful, especially when he had to dive smartly at the feet of Hegarty in the opening minutes.
Bankies ruled the second half with O'Brien and, again, Fallon outstanding. McLauchlan fell away a bit and he was eventually replaced by O'Rourke with John McCormick replacing Norrie Hall.
Houston's goal came right out of the blue. He gathered the ball about the halfway line, waltzed forward and unleashed a dipping shot from 30 yards that Blair never saw.
Clydebank now face Stranraer in the next round. The Stair Park side qualified by beating Alloa 3-0 on Wednesday for an aggregate score of 6-5.
Clydebank showed only occasional flashes of their Premier League style as they buried East Fife with a 6-0 aggregate win in the league cup last night at Methil.
Clydebank, who led 5-0 from the first leg at Kilbowie, took the opportunity to give Colin King, their new goalkeeper from Blackpool, his first chance in the senior team.
King had little to do except for an early diving save at the feet of Kevin Hegarty. But he showed a little uncertainty over a corner kick late in the first half when he dropped the ball and had to be helped out by his defenders.
That apart, Clydebank never had any worries. They sailed through the rain-lashed evening and rubbed in their superiority with a goal 14 minutes from time. David Houston burst through the middle and sent in a low 30 yards shot which skidded on the wet ground and left Blair marooned.
With Tom Callaghan back in the defence and Jim Fallon standing firm in front of him, Clydebank looked strong at the back and Billy McColl, as ever, kept churning away in the midfield.
East Fife have yet to score a goal in competitive football this season and have conceded 10 goals in four games. It looks like another of their annual slogs to avoid relegation from the first division. They had Robert Morris booked for a foul on McCallan near the end to complete their misery.
|1977-78||All Time||All Time|
|Colin King (GK)||22||0||-||1||-||0||-||1||-||1||-|
|John McCormack (sub)||22||0||-||2||-||3||-||3||-||6||-|
|Hugh O'Rourke (sub)||18||0||-||1||-||0||-||1||-||1||-|
|League results since Clydebank FC's last match|