Hearts 3
Clydebank 3
League (Division 1)


3 - 3


League (Division 1)
Saturday, January 5th, 1980
Tynecastle. Att. 5,172
3:00 PM Kick-off

Derek O'Connor (62)
Derek O'Connor (65)
Derek O'Connor (68)
Blair Millar (73)
Gerry Ronald (75)
John McCormack (87)

Team Managers
Willie Ormond Bill Munro

Starting Eleven
1 John Brough
2 Walter Kidd
3 Ian Black
4 Crawford Boyd
5 Frank Liddell
6 Jim Jeffries
7 Willie Gibson
8 Jim Denny
9 Derek O'Connor
10 Bobby Masterton
11 Rab Stewart
Jim Gallacher 1
Tony Gervaise 2
Gerry Colgan 3
Jim Fallon 4
John McCormack 5
Gerry McLaughlin 6
Johnny McIntyre 7
Davie Houston 8
Blair Millar 9
Jimmy Given 10
Gerry Ronald 11

12 Des O'Sullivan
14 Bobby Robinson
Tommy Harkins
Hugh O'Rourke

Bobby Robinson -> Walter Kidd
Des O'Sullivan -> Willie Gibson (51)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

C White (Referee)

Match Report

Clydebank produced their most stirring fightback ever to deservedly wrestle a point from Tynecastle. It was sheer excitement all the way as Bankies, who had probably been the more incisive side in the first half, presented Hearts with three goals just after the break, only to reply with three of the best themselves.

The Kilbowie men were first to settle in the muddy conditions and it was they who showed the subtler touches.

The homesters, obviously missing Robertson and Fraser up front, had little imagination in attack.

Two good efforts midway through the first half from Given should have earned the Bankies the lead, but Hearts keeper Brough responded with a pair of marvellous saves.

Hearts looked more urgent after the break. They replaced Gibson with Sullivan in the 53rd minute and the fans chanted, "Ormond must go." Enough said!

Five minutes later the Hearts fans changed their tune as O'Connor Began his six minute three goal rush.

For the home side to be three goals ahead was nothing short of ridiculous. Clydebank thought so too...and set about doing something about it.

First Blair Millar scored from close in after Brough could only black a well struck McLaughlin free kick from outside the box.

Then Gerry Ronald, of all people, scored with a great header after Jimmy Given's corner was missed by everyone. It was ample reward for Ronald, who had one of his best games of the season.

Hearts began to panic and their slipshod defending led to the equaliser.

Boyd's short pass back stuck in the mud and John McCormick revelling in his attacking role, gleefully took it past Brough before coolly placing it in the net.

Squad Statistics (as at January 5th, 1980)

1979-80 All Time
Jim Gallacher (GK)28 25 - 260 -
Jimmy Given24 252694
Gerry Colgan - 20 - 914
John McCormack24 25411522
Johnny McIntyre - 12 - 171
Blair Millar23 25107942
Tony Gervaise24 21 - 311
Jim Fallon29 25 - 51227
Gerry McLaughlin21 252867
Davie Houston23 2311129
Gerry Ronald21 195495

League Table (as at January 5th, 1980)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.