Forfar Ath 0
Clydebank 3
League (Division 2)


Forfar Ath 

0 - 3

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, January 27th, 1973
Station Park. Att. 754
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Mike Larnach (9)
Mike Larnach (32)
Mike Larnach (76)

Team Managers
Unknown. Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Milne
2 Trialist
3 Willie Coburn
4 Bob Summers
5 Bobby Hopcroft
6 Bryn Williams
7 Joe Watson
8 Norrie Porter
9 Walter Bojczuk
10 Ian Stewart
11 Jim Finlayson
Gerry Gallacher 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Jim Fallon 3
Bobby Tuddenham 4
Norrie Hall 5
Benny McGuire 6
Drew Harvey 7
Billy McColl 8
Mike Larnach 9
Joe McCallan 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 Jimmy Kyles Gregor Abel 12

Substitutions
Jimmy Kyles -> Walter Bojczuk None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

A MacKenzie (Referee)





Match Report


A hat trick by main striker Mike Larnach gave Clydebank their first league win since October 21st

And the Bankies had to wait till they were away from home to come up with a result.

McCallan and Jim Caskie combined on the left to lay on the first for young Larnach - time, nine minutes.

And 23 minutes later, Forfar's defenders were caught in a tangle as they tried to clear.

Keeper Milne, a hero on several occasions - including one dive at Larnach's feet - was blameless when the visiting centre shot home number two.

Milne maintained his high rate of saving efforts as the game went on.

But Clydebank Piled on the pressure in the second half and it was no surprise when Larnach was on the spot yet again to notch his hat trick in 76 minutes.

New signings for Clydebank Gerry Gallagher, and back man Bobby Tuddenham, turned out on Saturday. But they had relatively little to do, especially in the second half.



Squad Statistics (as at January 27th, 1973)


1972-73 All Time
League Cups All
Gerry Gallacher (GK) 1 - 0 - 1 -
Jim Fallon 19 - 5 - 19616
Norrie Hall 19 - 7 - 802
Drew Harvey 212172
Davie Mitchell 21 - 412646
Bobby Tuddenham 1 - 0 - 1 -
Benny McGuire 3 - 0 - 3 -
Billy McColl 7 - 2 - 9 -
Joe McCallan 3 - 0 - 3 -
Mike Larnach 2011722713
Jimmy Caskie 1454 - 18064







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
20th January 1973
Albion Rovers1-3Montrose
Brechin City2-4Stenhousemuir
Clyde1-0Berwick Rangers
Raith Rovers2-2East Stirlingshire
27th January 1973
Clyde1-2Dunfermline
Cowdenbeath0-2St Mirren
East Stirlingshire2-0Brechin City
Forfar Ath0-3Clydebank
Hamilton Accies4-1Berwick Rangers
Montrose3-0Alloa Athletic
Queen of South0-0Albion Rovers
Stenhousemuir1-2Stranraer
Stirling Albion1-2Raith Rovers

League Table (as at January 27th, 1973)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Clyde 24 16 6 2 +30 38
2. Dunfermline 24 15 3 6 +40 33
3. Stirling Albion 23 14 5 4 +26 33
4. St Mirren 23 13 4 6 +26 30
5. Raith Rovers 23 12 6 5 +22 30
6. Cowdenbeath 25 13 4 8 +9 30
7. Montrose 23 12 5 6 +20 29
8. Stenhousemuir 22 11 2 9 +5 24
9. Hamilton Accies 24 10 4 10 -1 24
10. Queen of South 24 9 6 9 -3 24
11. Berwick Rangers 23 9 3 11 -15 21
12. Stranraer 23 9 2 12 -11 20
13. Alloa Athletic 22 6 6 10 -8 18
14. East Stirlingshire 24 6 6 12 -18 18
15. Forfar Ath 24 5 6 13 -22 16
16. Queen's Park 23 4 7 12 -20 15
17. Clydebank 21 6 2 13 -18 14
18. Albion Rovers 24 4 5 15 -34 13
19. Brechin City 23 5 2 16 -28 12