St Mirren 0
Clydebank 0
League (1st Division)


St Mirren 

0 - 0

Clydebank

League (1st Division)
Saturday, October 23rd, 1976
Love St. Att. 10,515
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Alex Ferguson Bill Munro

Starting Eleven
1 Ally Hunter
2 Alex Beckett
3 Billy Johnston
4 Tony Fitzpatrick
5 Bobby Reid
6 John Young
7 Frank McGarvey
8 Billy Stark
9 Donny McDowell
10 Lex Richardson
11 Derek Hyslop
Jim Gallacher 1
Gerry McLauchlan 2
Gregor Abel 3
Jim Fallon 4
Billy Fanning 5
Davie Houston 6
Davie Cooper 7
Billy McColl 8
Mike Larnach 9
Joe McCallan 10
Jimmy Lumsden 11

Bench
12 Walter Borthwick
14 Bobby Torrance
Bobby Provan 12
Alan Munro 14

Substitutions
Walter Borthwick -> Billy Stark
Bobby Torrance -> Donny McDowell
None.

Cautions
Lex Richardson None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

RB Valentine (Referee)
JC Bigham & WS Black (Assistants)



Match Report


Over 10,000 people turned out at Love Street, Paisley, on a filthy afternoon to see this top-of-the-table clash, and they returned home admitting that they had had their money's worth.

This was a classic encounter with both sides attacking incessantly and producing everything but goals, heroics by both keepers saw to that. Clydebank were the better side early on and the St. Mirren players looked nervous to the point of being frightened.

Billy McColl had the first real scoring chance when he shot narrowly over with a cracking drive from 25 yards. Then Hunter did well to push a dangerous looking lob from Larnach over the bar.

Midway through the hall Bankies were well on top and McColl had the ball in the net but he was clearly offside.

Then the post came to the homesters' rescue. Cooper was fouled 20 yards out and McLauchlan took the kick. The ball struck the inside of the post and somehow stayed on the wrong side of the line for Clydebank.

This near thing seemed to waken up St. Mirren for they immediately began to adopt an attacking attitude.

Abel had a golden chance for Clydebank. He was disappointed to see his effort headed of the line.

St. Mirren's best chance of the half came when Fitzpatrick raced clear with no one near him but Jim Gallacher came to the Bankies' rescue when he flung himself across to smother the ball.

St. Mirren were the stronger early after the interval, but Clydebank always looked the more likely team to break the deadlock,

Gallacher was called upon to make another two great saves while at the other end Mike Larnach might have done better than to shoot wide when in the clear.

A draw was a fair result after a gruelling 90 minutes and the big crowd could well gather again next season, this time to see the teams play in the Premier League.



Squad Statistics (as at October 23rd, 1976)


1976-77 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 10 - 10 - 128 -
Gerry McLauchlan 4 - 2 - 6 -
Jim Fallon 12 - 12 - 37227
Gregor Abel 12 - 12 - 1952
Billy Fanning 12 - 12 - 109 -
Davie Cooper 11412310435
Jimmy Lumsden 12 - 12 - 654
Davie Houston 3 - 1 - 5 -
Billy McColl 12311413715
Mike Larnach 12812418056
Joe McCallan 12910 - 16052







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
20th October 1976
Dumbarton2-2Falkirk
23rd October 1976
Airdrie1-0Raith Rovers
Arbroath2-1St Johnstone
Dumbarton3-3Queen of South
Dundee6-1Montrose
East Fife1-1Falkirk
Morton0-2Hamilton Accies
St Mirren0-0Clydebank

League Table (as at October 23rd, 1976)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 12 8 3 1 +16 19
2. St Mirren 13 7 5 1 +13 19
3. Dundee 13 7 3 3 +13 17
4. Hamilton Accies 13 7 2 4 +2 16
5. Airdrie 13 6 3 4 +8 15
6. Morton 12 5 4 3 +5 14
7. Montrose 13 5 3 5 -4 13
8. Dumbarton 13 4 4 5 +1 12
9. Queen of South 13 3 6 4 0 12
10. Arbroath 13 5 2 6 -6 12
11. St Johnstone 13 3 4 6 -4 10
12. Falkirk 13 3 3 7 -14 9
13. Raith Rovers 13 1 4 8 -14 6
14. East Fife 13 1 4 8 -16 6