Clydebank 0
Berwick Rangers 0
League (Division 1)


Clydebank
0 - 0
 Berwick Rangers

League (Division 1)
Saturday, December 15th, 1979
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 672
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Bill Munro
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Tony Gervaise
3 Gregor Abel
4 Jim Fallon
5 John McCormack
6 Gerry McLauchlan
7 Joe Sweeny
8 Davie Houston
9 Blair Millar
10 Jimmy Given
11 Gerry Ronald
Keith Davidson 1
Dave Moyes 2
Ian McLeod 3
Dave Smith 4
Roy McDowell 5
Ian Henderson 6
Stuart Romaines 7
Gordon Wallace 8
Gordon Smith 9
Eric Tait 10
Stuart Wheatley 11

Bench
Johnny McIntyre
Norrie Hall
Kevin Cross 12
Gordon Laing 14

Substitutions
None. Kevin Cross -> Gordon Wallace

Cautions
Tony Gervaise
Davie Houston
Eric Tait
Roy McDowell

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A McGunnigle (Referee)




Match Report


Rarely, if ever before, has a side dominated a match so conclusively and not won... that was Clydebank's sob story at Kilbowie Park on Saturday.

They were so much on top throughout the game but despite this, they couldn't breach a stuffy defence, expertly marshalled by ex-Ibrox star Dave Smith and a plucky keeper in Davidson.

Berwick could only muster on chance... and it almost won the game.

It came a couple of minutes from time when a Eric Tait header prompted Jim Gallacher to make a the save of a lifetime.

I have no qualms in saying Gallacher is the most complete goalkeeper in Scotland. When did he last drop a cross?

Although Clydebank were on top from the outset, their attacking ploys seemed monotonous, as they constantly used the long ball down the middle.

But in the second half they spread it around a good deal more and that made them look all the more dangerous.

Before the interval the closest they came to scoring was when Gerry McLaughlin curled a free kick against the bar from just outside the box.

Bankies were also denied what seemed a clear penalty when McDowall handled. But I think the referee was genuinely unsighted.

Clydebank played quite attractively in the second half but their clever crossfield play was never matched by slipshod finishing.

McCormick pushed up front and this injected some strength. But Davisson held out heroically to earn his side one of their best away points of the season.



Squad Statistics (as at December 15th, 1979)


1979-80 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 19 - 3 - 262 -
Tony Gervaise 16 - 2 - 302
Jim Fallon 19 - 3 - 51628
Gerry McLauchlan 1923 - 899
Jimmy Given 1923 - 674
Gregor Abel 9 - 3 - 3163
John McCormack 1933 - 11523
Davie Houston 1713 - 1139
Blair Millar 1973 - 8042
Gerry Ronald 1541 - 484
Joe Sweeny 15102 - 1710







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
8th December 1979
Airdrie1-2Clyde
Berwick Rangers1-1Hamilton Accies
Hearts1-0Dumbarton
Motherwell3-0St Johnstone
Raith Rovers1-1Arbroath
Stirling Albion1-1Ayr Utd
15th December 1979
Airdrie1-2Stirling Albion
Ayr Utd0-0Motherwell
Clyde0-2Arbroath
Clydebank0-0Berwick Rangers
Hearts0-0Hamilton Accies
Raith Rovers0-1Dumbarton
St Johnstone1-3Dunfermline

League Table (as at December 15th, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Hearts 21 11 6 4 +8 28
2. Dumbarton 21 12 3 6 +10 27
3. Airdrie 21 9 7 5 +16 25
4. Ayr Utd 21 8 8 5 +7 24
5. Hamilton Accies 20 8 6 6 0 22
6. Stirling Albion 21 7 7 7 +3 21
7. Clydebank 19 7 6 6 +5 20
8. Berwick Rangers 21 5 9 7 -1 19
9. St Johnstone 21 7 5 9 -7 19
10. Arbroath 20 6 7 7 -7 19
11. Motherwell 21 6 6 9 -5 18
12. Dunfermline 20 6 5 9 -12 17
13. Raith Rovers 20 4 8 8 -6 16
14. Clyde 21 3 7 11 -11 13