Clydebank 1
Queen's Park 2
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
1 - 2
 Queen's Park

League (Division 2)
Saturday, November 25th, 1972
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,151
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Drew Harvey (52)
Ian Fallis (40)
Jim Soutar (89)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Match Committee

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Gregor Abel
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Norrie Hall
5 Jim Fallon
6 Billy McColl
7 Ian Currie
8 Ian Law
9 Mike Larnach
10 Drew Harvey
11 Gerry Mehigan
John Taylor 1
Jim Hastie 2
John McGowan 3
Willie Currie 4
Ian Roberston 5
Ian Thomson 6
Ian Fallis 7
Ricky Malloy 8
Ally Scott 9
Jim Soutar 10
Gerry Colgan 11

Bench
12 Jimmy Caskie
Willie Whyte 12

Substitutions
None. Willie Whyte -> Ricky Malloy

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

IMD Foote (Referee)
RP Kennedy & R Scott (Assistants)


Match Report


Clydebank lost their fifth game in a row on Saturday. But this statement hides the fact that the Bankies deserved at least one point and showed signs of halting the present unhappy malaise.

The home squad included two new faces. Former Arbroath and Yoker 'keeper Jim Gallacher on trial for a month and inside-left Drew Harvie, who has been on Mr. Steedman's books for a while.

In a stodgy opening period the most noticeable, rather audible feature was the Queen's noisiness and shouting, which at times drowned out the meagre efforts of the equally meagre crowd.

The ever-dependable Jim Fallon blocked a dangerous shot from centre forward Scott with nine minutes gone and Norrie Hall cleared another threat soon after,

Despite the superior muscle and brawn of the Glasgow opposition Clydebank held their own and goal hungry Larnach “broke in" Taylor with a strong attempt in the 16th minute.

Minutes 18 and 20 provided opportunities for outside-right Souter, but a confident Gallacher contained the first shot and Souter fumbled a header in front of goal after being put clear.

Queen's Park hustled and bustled on with little finesse, while Clydebank countered neatly. Neither side extended their opposing keepers and stalemate continued until the 40th minute.

The home defence were deftly beaten and Fallis clipped the ball in from Colgan's through ball. In an attempt to smash Clydebank into submission the Queen's mounted a determined raiding campaign before the interval. Fallis cracked a shot narrowly past and Scott did the same a minute later.

The restart showed Clydebank undaunted by the opposition's physical strength and the Hampden men were fortunate to clear the ball from a desperate scramble in their goalmouth,

Drew Harvie more than justified his presence in the team when he nodded a beautiful cross from Currie past Taylor after 52 minutes. Ian Currie had raced down the right wing and chipped the ball over, with accuracy, and without hesitation.

The small outside-right bit a hard drop shot within a minute of creating the equaliser but Taylor was in position to save. Both sides provided running, inventive football and Gallacher leapt to stop another of Fallis's rockets.

Every minute provided a chance for one of the sides and it says a lot for the goalkeeping that the score stayed so low.

All the Queen's Park forwards were eager to run into attack but often their exuberance meant too much haste and little co-ordination.

Jim Gallacher was particularly impressive at rising above the melee to pluck the ball out of the air. He illustrated this quality in the 65th minute when Gerry Colgan whipped a shot in from a corner.

The 70th minute saw the visitors crowd the Clydebank goalmouth and again cool Gallagher recovered the ball after it hit the bar. At this stage the issue could have gone either way although Queen's were more direct

Willie Currie cleared on the line from Clydebank's namesake lan Currie in the 80th minute. With the game seemingly inevitable a draw Souter flashed in the winner from a simple Mehigan throw in.

A bitter finale for the Bankies who did a lot to erase the nightmares of the past month. But goals are what matters and Clydebank are just not scoring enough.

Jim Gallacher proved he would be a valuable asset as the man between the Clydebank posts and Drew Harvie played sensibly and enthusiastically first time out in senior football. Billy McColl continues to impress.



Squad Statistics (as at November 25th, 1972)


1972-73 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 1 - 0 - 1 -
Gregor Abel 13 - 6 - 19 -
Gerry Mehigan 1 - 0 - 1 -
Norrie Hall 15 - 5 - 762
Davie Mitchell 17 - 212596
Jim Fallon 15 - 3 - 19116
Billy McColl 3 - 0 - 3 -
Ian Law 1621 - 172
Drew Harvey 110 - 41
Ian Currie 1315 - 508
Mike Larnach 16752219







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
25th November 1972
Albion Rovers2-2Forfar Ath
Alloa Athletic1-1Cowdenbeath
Berwick Rangers0-3Stranraer
Brechin City1-4Hamilton Accies
Clyde1-1Stirling Albion
Clydebank1-2Queen's Park
Dunfermline3-2East Stirlingshire
Queen of South4-3Montrose
Raith Rovers0-2Stenhousemuir

League Table (as at November 25th, 1972)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Stirling Albion 16 11 4 1 +21 26
2. Clyde 15 10 4 1 +20 24
3. Dunfermline 15 11 1 3 +28 23
4. St Mirren 16 10 2 4 +19 22
5. Cowdenbeath 16 10 2 4 +11 22
6. Queen of South 16 9 3 4 +11 21
7. Raith Rovers 15 8 3 4 +14 19
8. Hamilton Accies 17 7 3 7 0 17
9. Montrose 16 6 4 6 +7 16
10. Stenhousemuir 15 6 2 7 -1 14
11. Forfar Ath 16 4 6 6 -5 14
12. Berwick Rangers 16 5 3 8 -14 13
13. Alloa Athletic 14 4 4 6 -2 12
14. Clydebank 17 5 1 11 -13 11
15. Queen's Park 16 2 7 7 -13 11
16. Albion Rovers 16 4 3 9 -17 11
17. East Stirlingshire 17 3 4 10 -18 10
18. Stranraer 15 3 1 11 -21 7
19. Brechin City 16 3 1 12 -27 7