Hamilton Accies 3
Clydebank 0
League (Division 1)


Hamilton Accies 

3 - 0

Clydebank

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


Goalscorers
Bobby Graham (9)
John Deeney (27)
Brian Wright (55)
None.

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 McLauchlan 6
Norrie Hall 7
Davie Houston 8
Blair Millar 9
Jimmy Given 10
Gerry Ronald 11

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

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

Cautions
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
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 20 - 3 - 263 -
Norrie Hall 13 - 3 - 36314
Tony Gervaise 17 - 2 - 312
Jim Fallon 20 - 3 - 51728
Gerry McLauchlan 2023 - 909
Jimmy Given 2023 - 684
Gerry Colgan 15 - 3 - 924
John McCormack 2033 - 11623
Davie Houston 1813 - 1149
Blair Millar 2073 - 8142
Gerry Ronald 1641 - 494
Tommy Harkins (sub) 1 - 0 - 1 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
22nd December 1979
Arbroath1-1Ayr Utd
Berwick Rangers1-1Clyde
Hamilton Accies3-0Clydebank
Motherwell2-1Airdrie

League Table (as at December 22nd, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Hearts 21 11 6 4 +8 28
2. Dumbarton 21 12 3 6 +10 27
3. Airdrie 22 9 7 6 +15 25
4. Ayr Utd 22 8 9 5 +7 25
5. Hamilton Accies 21 9 6 6 +3 24
6. Stirling Albion 21 7 7 7 +3 21
7. Clydebank 20 7 6 7 +2 20
8. Berwick Rangers 22 5 10 7 -1 20
9. Motherwell 22 7 6 9 -4 20
10. Arbroath 21 6 8 7 -7 20
11. St Johnstone 21 7 5 9 -7 19
12. Dunfermline 20 6 5 9 -12 17
13. Raith Rovers 20 4 8 8 -6 16
14. Clyde 22 3 8 11 -11 14