Morton 0
Clydebank 0
League (1st Division)


Morton 

0 - 0

Clydebank

League (1st Division)
Wednesday, October 27th, 1976
Cappielow Park. Att. 1,952
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Benny Rooney Bill Munro

Starting Eleven
1 Roy Baines
2 George Anderson
3 Jimmy Holmes
4 Charlie Brown
5 Barry Evans
6 Jim Townsend
7 Mark McGhee
8 Andy Ritchie
9 Eddie Morrison
10 John McNeil
11 John Hotson
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 Tom McNeil
14 Neil Orr
Bobby Provan 12
Alan Munro 14

Substitutions
Tom McNeil -> John Hotson
Neil Orr -> Andy Ritchie
None.

Cautions
None. Gerry McLauchlan

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

A McGunnigle (Referee)
J Burns & CJ Sinclair (Assistants)



Match Report


Clydebank went to the top of the first division last night, having survived yet another gruelling examination, this time by Morton at Cappielow.

The Greenock side, shrugging aside their pre-match injury worries, attacked their opponents with strong direct play. In McGhee they had the game's best forward, outshining Clydebank's Cooper, who was played out of the game by a strong, well-organised Morton defence.

Indeed McColl was the only Clydebank forward who played to form throughout.

Baines. in the Morton goal, who now moves on to Celtic, was disturbed only twice in the 90 minutes. Two minutes into the second half Larnach moved free on the right, floated his cross to the six-yard line, and McCallan, diving forward just failed to find the touch.

Then, 15 minutes from time McLauchlan, who had been booked earlier for a foul on John McNeil, struck the bar with a drive.

Against that Morton, striking in 4-3-3 formation which enabled them to win the midfield, regularly tested Gallagher and his defenders. Twice in a five-minute spell midway in the second half the goalkeeper earned his side their point with brilliant saves.

On the hour mark he dived smartly to his right to fingertip past a well-struck McNeil shot after the inside forward had collected the ball on the edge of the penalty area and moved away from Fallon. Then five minutes later he flopped on to a strong Morrison header

Andy Ritchie, who moved to Morton in part exchange for Baines, had a quiet game in his debut. He showed up well early on and was twice stopped in dangerous situations by a foul tackle. But he received an ankle knock later and eventually limped off shortly before full time.



Squad Statistics (as at October 27th, 1976)


1976-77 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 11 - 10 - 129 -
Jim Fallon 13 - 12 - 37327
Gregor Abel 13 - 12 - 1962
Billy Fanning 13 - 12 - 110 -
Gerry McLauchlan 5 - 2 - 7 -
Davie Houston 4 - 1 - 6 -
Billy McColl 13311413815
Davie Cooper 12412310535
Jimmy Lumsden 13 - 12 - 664
Joe McCallan 13910 - 16152
Mike Larnach 13812418156







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
27th October 1976
Morton0-0Clydebank

League Table (as at October 27th, 1976)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 13 8 4 1 +16 20
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 13 5 5 3 +5 15
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