Berwick Rangers 1
Clydebank 0
League (Division 2)


Berwick Rangers 

1 - 0

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, March 17th, 1973
Shielfield Park. Att. 350
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Dave McQueen (1) None.

Team Managers
Harry Melrose Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Willie Wilson
2 Willie Callaghan
3 Gordon Haig
4 Tom Davidson
5 Roy McDowell
6 George Douglas
7 Ian Lister
8 Pat Wilson
Ian Whitehead
10 Ian Hall
Dave McQueen
Jim Gallacher 1
Gregor Abel 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Norrie Hall 4
Jim Fallon 5
Billy McColl 6
Mike Larnach 7
Bobby Love 8
Jimmy Caskie 9
Benny McGuire 10
Joe McCallan 11

Bench
12 Eric Tait Ian Currie 12

Substitutions
Eric Tait -> Dave McQueen Ian Currie for Jimmy Caskie

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

JCB McRoberts (Referee)
JA Mann & AS McNair (Assistants)



Match Report


Dave McQueen netted for the home side within 90 seconds.

It hardly seemed possible that the slender lead would last for the rest of the game, but it did.

This was brought about by Berwick's grim defensive wall, but the Bankies finishing also left a lot to be desired.

Chief sinners were Love and Larnach in the second half, when they were nowhere near low crosses put temptingly across the face of the goal.

The goal that dumped Bankies started with a cross from veteran full back Willie Callaghan. The ball was nodded down by Douglas and McQueen hit it past the diving Jim Gallacher.

Berwick almost stretched the lead just before the break with a dangerous looking lob which was headed over the bar by Davie Mitchell, another veteran back, as Douglas charged in.



Squad Statistics (as at March 17th, 1973)


1972-73 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 5 - 2 - 7 -
Gregor Abel 22 - 6 - 28 -
Norrie Hall 25 - 7 - 862
Benny McGuire 9 - 0 - 9 -
Davie Mitchell 28 - 412716
Jim Fallon 26 - 5 - 20316
Billy McColl 14 - 2 - 16 -
Bobby Love 17 - 511835
Mike Larnach 2712723414
Jimmy Caskie 1854 - 18464
Joe McCallan 1020 - 102
Ian Currie (sub) 1617 - 558







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
14th March 1973
Stirling Albion4-2Stranraer
17th March 1973
Berwick Rangers1-0Clydebank
Cowdenbeath0-2Queen of South
East Stirlingshire4-3Stirling Albion
Hamilton Accies2-1Dunfermline
St Mirren4-2Alloa Athletic
Stenhousemuir1-2Clyde
Stranraer1-4Raith Rovers

League Table (as at March 17th, 1973)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Clyde 30 20 8 2 +36 48
2. Dunfermline 29 19 3 7 +56 41
3. St Mirren 30 17 6 7 +33 40
4. Raith Rovers 28 16 7 5 +31 39
5. Stirling Albion 28 17 5 6 +28 39
6. Cowdenbeath 30 14 6 10 +8 34
7. Montrose 26 13 6 7 +21 32
8. Hamilton Accies 29 13 6 10 +5 32
9. Berwick Rangers 28 13 3 12 -12 29
10. Stenhousemuir 28 11 6 11 +3 28
11. Queen of South 28 10 6 12 -7 26
12. Alloa Athletic 29 8 8 13 -9 24
13. East Stirlingshire 30 8 7 15 -21 23
14. Queen's Park 27 7 8 12 -15 22
15. Stranraer 28 10 2 16 -19 22
16. Forfar Ath 29 5 8 16 -32 18
17. Clydebank 28 7 3 18 -25 17
18. Albion Rovers 29 5 6 18 -39 16
19. Brechin City 28 5 2 21 -42 12