Clydebank 5
Arbroath 1
League (Division 1)

5 - 1

League (Division 1)
Saturday, January 19th, 1980
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 995
3:00 PM Kick-off

John McCormack (26)
Gerry Ronald (39)
Blair Millar (49)
Blair Millar (56)
Blair Millar (73)
Stephen Mylles (86)

Team Managers
Bill Munro
Bert Henderson

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Tony Gervaise
3 Norrie Hall
4 Jim Fallon
5 John McCormack
6 Gerry McLauchlan
7 Johnny McIntyre
8 Davie Houston
9 Blair Millar
10 Jimmy Given
11 Gerry Ronald
John Lister 1
Allan McKenzie 2
Ernie Scrimgeour 3
Wilson Stark 4
Billy Wells 5
Tom Cargill 6
Stephen Mylles 7
Billy Gavine 8
Charlie Barbour 9
Albert Kydd 10
Terry Wilson 11

Tommy Harkins
Gerry Colgan
Tommy Yule 12
David Durno 14

None. Tommy Yule -> Albert Kydd

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

K Stewart (Referee)
D Miller & F Mooty (Assistants)

Match Report

John McIntyre came of age on Saturday. The youngster, signed from Largs Thistle 18 months ago, turned in his best performance for the Clydebank first team.

And he had a big hand in three of the goals.

But how can you take a slice of the glory away from Blair Millar. The big striker did very little during the 90 minutes...except score three goals.

To be in the right place a t the right time is tremendous virtue.

Let's praise the whole Clydebank team, for they all played their part in a virtuoso show on a surface not akin to Arctic tundra.

Poor Arbroath. In the past few seasons they have encountered Clydebank in similar conditions on two other occasions The scores 8-1 and 6-0, both for the Bankies.

It was the Red Lichties who played with the more spirit early on and Gallacher had to stretch to stop a Wells header.

But Clydebank settle - and How!

Given hit the post with a super long range shot and then he had Lister in all sorts of trouble with a low free kick.

A goal had to come, but it took until the 28th minute.

John McIntyre sailed down the right flank and after some involvement from Gervaise, he slipped over a cross for McCormack to header downwards - the way they tell us in coaching books - past Lister.

The keeper then did well to save efforts from McIntyre (twice) and Millar as Bankies threatened to run riot.

But they could only score once more before the break. McCormick's well timed header rebounded off a post and Gerry Ronald scooped it up into the net.

The third came four minutes after the restart. Given's corner wasn't cleared and Millar Squeezed himself through the slimmest of gaps to prod the ball over the line from six yards.

The fourth goal was probably the most attractive. McIntyre and Given had interchanged out on the left before the former slipped the ball inside to Millar on the edge of the box. Blair wheeled round to send the ball screaming past Lister.

Sheer skill from McIntyre set up Bankies fifth goal...and Millar's hat trick.

He beat four men with the utmost of ease before sending the ball wide to McCormack.

Somehow he managed to divert the ball across the face of the goal from a ridiculous angle and Millar had the task of side footing it over the line from no more than two yards.

Near the end, with Clydebank just toying, Arbroath snatched a goal through Myles.

Squad Statistics (as at January 19th, 1980)

1979-80 All Time
Jim Gallacher (GK)28 27 - 267 -
Gerry McLauchlan21 272949
Jimmy Given24 272724
Norrie Hall28 19 - 36614
John McCormack24 27512025
Tony Gervaise24 23 - 352
Jim Fallon29 27 - 52128
Davie Houston23 2511189
Johnny McIntyre23 14 - 191
Blair Millar23 27138548
Gerry Ronald21 217537

League Table (as at January 19th, 1980)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.