Hamilton Accies 3
Clydebank 0
League (Division 1)

Hamilton Accies 

3 - 0


League (Division 1)
Saturday, December 22nd, 1979
Douglas Park. Att. 1,720
3:00 PM Kick-off

Bobby Graham (9)
John Deeney (27)
Brian Wright (55)

Team Managers
Dave McParland Bill Munro

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Muir
2 Jim Frew
3 Danny Kellachan
4 Brian Wright
5 John Brown
6 Eric Alexander
7 Jamie Fairlie
8 Bobby Graham
9 John Deeney
10 Neil Howie
11 Joe McGrogan
Jim Gallacher 1
Tony Gervaise 2
Gerry Colgan 3
Jim Fallon 4
John McCormack 5
Gerry McLaughlin 6
Norrie Hall 7
Davie Houston 8
Blair Millar 9
Jimmy Given 10
Gerry Ronald 11

12 Dave McCulloch
14 Mick McManus
Hugh O'Rourke
Tommy Harkins

Mick McManus -> Bobby Graham
Dave McCulloch -> Neil Howie
Tommy Harkins for Gerry Colgan

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

K HopeJ (Referee)
JML Mansi & TT Gray (Assistants)

Match Report

Hamilton gained ample revenge for their 4-0 drubbing at Kilbowie Park early in the season with a brutally conclusive victory at Douglas Park.

Hamilton won, I think, because they looked as though they really wanted to. Whereas Clydebank looked tragically disinterested.

Granted the conditions were deplorable...hardly playable.

But it was the same for both sides., as Bill Munro rightly pointed out.

Clydebank were handicapped too by the absence of Joe Sweeney.

The obvious deputy, John McIntyre, declared unavailable with flu and so Bill Munro had no option but to play Norrie Hall up front... and quite predictably that didn't really work.

Hamilton were always the keener side and they fully deserved their 2-0 interval lead. The mastermind, as usual, was little Bobby Graham, surely Scotland's most under rated player.

Was it a coincidence that the demise of Motherwell really began to happen the day he left Fir Park?

Bobby scored the first with an astutely judged header from a Deeney cross.

Deeney himself scored the second when poor covering left him 10 yards from goal with just Gallacher to beat.

Accies rounded off the scoring just after the break when Wright slammed the ball home after a great move down the whole length of the pitch. Jamie Fairlie was the architect of that one.

Squad Statistics (as at December 22nd, 1979)

1979-80 All Time
Jim Gallacher (GK)28 23 - 258 -
Jimmy Given24 232674
Gerry Colgan - 18 - 894
John McCormack24 23311321
Norrie Hall28 16 - 35713
Blair Millar23 2377739
Tony Gervaise24 19 - 291
Jim Fallon29 23 - 51027
Gerry McLaughlin21 232847
Davie Houston23 2111109
Gerry Ronald20 174474
Tommy Harkins (sub)18 1 - 1 -

League Table (as at December 22nd, 1979)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.