Dunfermline 2
Clydebank 0
League Cup (3rd Round 1st Leg)


Dunfermline 

2 - 0

Clydebank

League Cup (3rd Round 1st Leg)
Wednesday, October 5th, 1977
East End Park. Att. 2,421
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Bobby Morrison (4)
Walter Borthwick (15)
None.

Team Managers
Harry Melrose Bill Munro

Starting Eleven
1 Hugh Whyte
2 Jim Scott
3 Bonar Mercer
4 Bobby Robertson
5 Kenny Thomson
6 Jim Meakin
7 Jim Bowie
8 Walter Borthwick
9 Jim Mullin
10 Paul Donnelly
11 Bobby Morrison
Jim Gallacher 1
Norrie Hall 2
Gregor Abel 3
Jim Fallon 4
John McCormack 5
Dougie Hay 6
Gerry Ronald 7
Billy McColl 8
Mike Larnach 9
Sandy McNaughton 10
Gerry Colgan 11

Bench
12 Roddy Georgeson
14 Kenny Watson
Joe McCallan
Jimmy Lumsden

Substitutions
None. Jimmy Lumsden for Sandy McNaughton
Joe McCallan for Gerry Ronald (25)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

K Hope (Referee)





Match Report


Bankies will have to pull out all the stops in the second leg at Kilbowie a fortnight on Wednesday if they are to go through to the money-spinning last eight of the League Cup.

At East End Park on Wednesday they never really recovered from a whirlwind start from the Fifers who were two up after only 15 minutes.

They opened their account in the fourth minute. A perfect Mullen cross found Morrison unmarked in the middle and he rocketed his header past Gallacher.

Ronald nearly brought the teams level when he was just off target with a 25 yard special.

The Fifers' second goal came as the result of a penalty, awarded when Norrie Hall pushed Mullen.

Gallacher brilliantly saved Borthwick's first attempt but the rebound came right back to his feet and he made no mistake from eight yards.

Joe McCallan came on for Gerry Ronald and from then on in Bankies attacked relentlessly but a mixture of happy-go-lucky goalkeeping and poor finishing kept their account void.

McCallan and Hay each had good headed attempts saved but Bankies never really looked like scoring.

Their nearest thing came when McCallan somehow contrived to miss the net with a shot from only a yard or two.

Dunfermline looked dangerous on breakaways and they very nearly went three up when Jim Fallon was horribly short with a pass back and Gallacher brought off the save of the night against Mullen.

Lumsden came on for McNaughton in the closing stages but by that time it was too late.

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Report 2
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Dunfermline shocked their Premier League opponents with a fighting win at East End Park last night. Two goals in the first 15 minutes gave the home side the best possible start, and although Clydebank fought hard they were unable to penetrate a well-organised Dunfermline defence

On this evidence Clydebank will have a hard job to wipe out Dunfermline's lead in the second leg at Kilbowie Park.

Morrison neatly headed home a Mullin cross to put Dunfermline ahead in four minutes. Then Hall fouled Mullin inside the box, and although Gallacher parried Borthwick's spot kick, he followed up to drive the rebound into the net.

Clydebank replaced Ronald and McNaughton but although they had the bulk of the attacking play in the second half a combination of good defensive work and slack finishing kept the scoreline unchanged.



Squad Statistics (as at October 5th, 1977)


1977-78 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 7 - 7 - 175 -
Jim Fallon 7 - 7 - 42027
Gregor Abel 6 - 5 - 2383
John McCormack 5 - 5 - 14 -
Norrie Hall 5 - 8128211
Gerry Colgan 214 - 61
Dougie Hay 4 - 5 - 29316
Billy McColl 7 - 6218231
Sandy McNaughton 3 - 1 - 4 -
Gerry Ronald 4 - 1 - 20 -
Mike Larnach 728422980
Jimmy Lumsden (sub) 5 - 8 - 1016
Joe McCallan (sub) 7 - 8321077







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
None.

League Table (as at October 5th, 1977)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Dundee Utd 7 5 2 0 +9 12
2. Aberdeen 7 5 2 0 +7 12
3. Rangers 7 4 1 2 +6 9
4. Motherwell 7 3 2 2 +5 8
5. St Mirren 7 3 2 2 +3 8
6. Hibernian 7 3 1 3 +1 7
7. Celtic 7 2 1 4 -1 5
8. Partick Th 7 2 1 4 -4 5
9. Ayr Utd 7 1 1 5 -11 3
10. Clydebank 7 0 1 6 -15 1