Clydebank 1
Hamilton Accies 0
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
1 - 0
 Hamilton Accies

League (Division 2)
Saturday, April 12th, 1975
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,739
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Jimmy Caskie (87)
None.

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Norrie Hall
3 Gregor Abel
4 Jim Fallon
5 Billy Fanning
6 Sammy Henderson
7 Davie Cooper
8 Billy McColl
9 Mike Larnach
10 Joe McCallan
11 Jimmy Caskie
Rikki Ferguson 1
Jim Frew 2
Eddie McShane 3
Arthur McMillan 4
Phil Bonnyman 5
Ian Campbell 6
Jackie McInally 7
Drew Young 8
Neil Hood 9
Ian Hall 10
Brian Rankin 11

Bench
Dougie Hay
Ward White
Eamonn Lynch 12
John Spence 14

Substitutions
Ward White for Davie Cooper
John Spence -> Brian Rankin
Eamonn Lynch -> Jackie McInally

Cautions
Norrie Hall (44)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

I Foote (Referee)




Match Report


The attraction of Hamilton Accies, who had their sights fixed firmly on the league championship, brought out the season's biggest league gate to Kilbowie last Saturday. Bankies were unchanged form last week's victorious side and were hoping to record a fourth successive victory and complete the double over their more fancied opponents.

Hamilton started in a flurry and with wind advantage the applied some pressure in the first quarter. Rankin sent in a sizzling shot from 20 yards, but was off target and for all their possession Hamilton were not posing too many problems for Fallon and Co. In fact, they looked far from potential champions.

In the 35th minute the homesters were incensed. Ferguson lost possession in his area and as Caskie dragged the ball clear and prepared to shoot into the empty net, the keeper blatantly pulled him back by the leg. There was no way that referee Foote could have missed the incident, but incredibly he waved play on, despite loud appeals both on and off the field for the penalty that it undoubtedly was.

Just on the interval the inevitable happened and Bankies were dragged down to their opponents' level. Norrie Hall was booked after an incident with Rankin on the touchline that the linesman reported to the referee.

With the wind behind them Bankies went straight into attack and Larnach and Cooper laid on a half chance for Caskie, but the keeper rushed from his line to boot the ball from the winger's toe. Cooper and Hall came close with Hamilton under severe pressure.

With just three minutes remaining Kilbowie erupted as Bankies snatched the winner that they richly deserved. A long free kick by Fallon was brilliantly headed on by McCallan and there was Jimmy Caskie running behind the defence to send the ball into the corner of the net from 10 yards for his fourth goal in three games. No wonder the players went wild with delight and the roars of delight from the home crowd.

This great victory lifted the Bankies into 7th place in the league, just three points adrift of that coveted top six place. With three games to play, there is still an outside chance of promotion should St Mirren or East Fife falter and the Bankies must be rueing the loss of stupid points at Meadowbank and East Stirling.



Squad Statistics (as at April 12th, 1975)


1974-75 All Time
Age
Jim Gallacher (GK)24 40 - 97 -
Gregor Abel26 4411201
Billy Fanning - 39 - 69 -
Norrie Hall - 3921675
Jim Fallon25 43229526
Billy McColl - 292855
Joe McCallan - 39128721
Davie Cooper19 294294
Sammy Henderson - 211633
Mike Larnach22 34710530
Jimmy Caskie25 8418964
Ward White (sub) - 1635610


League Table (as at April 12th, 1975)


Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.