St Johnstone 0
Clydebank 0
League (1st Division)


St Johnstone 

0 - 0

Clydebank

League (1st Division)
Saturday, November 20th, 1976
Muirton Park. Att. 1,990
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jim Storrie Bill Munro

Starting Eleven
1 Derek Robertson
2 John McKay
3 Stewart McBean
4 Walter Borthwick
5 Lindsay Hamilton
6 Stan Rankin
7 Ian Anderson
8 Ian Taylor
9 Mickey Lawson
10 Bobby Thomson
11 Duncan Lambie
Jim Gallacher 1
Norrie Hall 2
Gregor Abel 3
Jim Fallon 4
Billy Fanning 5
Tommy Callaghan 6
Davie Cooper 7
Billy McColl 8
Mike Larnach 9
Joe McCallan 10
Jimmy Lumsden 11

Bench
12 Phil Roberts
14 Gordon McGregor
Gerry McLauchlan
Ian Browning

Substitutions
Gordon McGregor -> Mickey Lawson None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

JW Paterson (Referee)
RC Kidd & JV Boardman (Assistants)



Match Report


Clydebank survived a pounding against a spirited St. Johnstone side to escape rather fortunately with a precious point that keeps them top of the league.

When the game started, 10 places separated the teams and Saints were looking for their first home win for over two months. They set about the league leaders and Borthwick shocked the travelling support with a hook shot from 20 yards that had Jam Gallacher clutching air. Luckily for Bankies the ball rebounded from the bar and Lambie sent the ball wide.

After a flurry from Bankies in which McCallan and Cooper had shots saved the home side were back on attack again and Lawson flicked the ball into the path of Anderson whose shot from the edge of the box was turned round the post by a fully stretched Gallacher.

Bankies recovered from this early barrage and a free-kick from Cooper was missed by everyone and Gregor Abel running in at the far post just failed to connect. Then in the 23rd minute Bankies came very close to opening the scoring when Mike Larnach picked up a through ball on the edge of the area and shot agonisingly wide of the far post.

Saints soon returned to the attack with Borthwick an inspiring midfield player. A great move ended with Hamilton firing in a shot that Jim Gallacher did well to turn for a corner.

Then Lawson and Taylor combined on the left and when the latter's cross came over Thomson rose above the Bankies' defence to power in a header that crashed off the bar with Gallacher well beaten.

This was a tremendous let off for Bankies but with the last move of the first half they missed a golden opportunity. Cooper sent a peach of a pass ahead of Larnach who ran in on goal. Just as he looked set to pick his spot be chose to square the ball to the inrushing McCallan and a great chance was wasted.

In the second half Saints still dominated midfield although never really Looking as dangerous. They lost Lawson with an injury and lacked punch up front.

Bankies had scoring chances themselves and Jim Lumsden had a tremendous 20 yard drive saved by the ever dependable Robertson who also saved well from Cooper and McCallan.

Late in the game Bankies began to take firmer grip as the home side tired and when Davie Cooper flicked a header in front of the unmarked Callaghan it looked as if the big man had only to slide the ball into the net but he completely miscued and sent the ball wide.

In the last few minutes Larnach and Cooper both were off target with shots and Bankies had to settle for a point.



Squad Statistics (as at November 20th, 1976)


1976-77 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 15 - 10 - 133 -
Gregor Abel 17 - 12 - 2002
Billy Fanning 17 - 12 - 114 -
Norrie Hall 8 - 10124210
Jim Fallon 17 - 12 - 37727
Davie Cooper 16412310935
Jimmy Lumsden 17112 - 705
Tommy Callaghan 3 - 0 - 3 -
Billy McColl 16411414116
Mike Larnach 171012418558
Joe McCallan 171010 - 16553







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
20th November 1976
Arbroath2-1Raith Rovers
Dumbarton0-1St Mirren
East Fife1-1Hamilton Accies
Falkirk0-1Montrose
Morton1-3Airdrie
Queen of South2-2Dundee
St Johnstone0-0Clydebank

League Table (as at November 20th, 1976)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 17 11 5 1 +21 27
2. St Mirren 17 10 6 1 +20 26
3. Dundee 17 8 6 3 +14 22
4. Airdrie 17 8 4 5 +13 20
5. Hamilton Accies 17 8 3 6 -2 19
6. Queen of South 17 5 8 4 +5 18
7. Morton 17 6 6 5 +2 18
8. Arbroath 17 8 2 7 -5 18
9. Montrose 17 7 3 7 -6 17
10. Dumbarton 17 4 5 8 -3 13
11. St Johnstone 17 3 6 8 -6 12
12. Raith Rovers 17 3 5 9 -13 11
13. Falkirk 17 3 3 11 -21 9
14. East Fife 17 1 6 10 -19 8