Clydebank 2
St Johnstone 0
League (1st Division)


Clydebank
2 - 0
 St Johnstone

League (1st Division)
Wednesday, February 16th, 1977
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 2,220
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Mike Larnach (65)
Billy McColl (87)
None.

Team Managers
Bill Munro
Jim Storrie

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Norrie Hall
3 Gregor Abel
4 Jim Fallon
5 Gerry McLauchlan
6 Dougie Hay
7 Davie Cooper
8 Billy McColl
9 Mike Larnach
10 Joe McCallan
11 Gerry Ronald
Dave Nicoll 1
John McKay 2
Sandy Smith 3
Phil Roberts 4
Stan Rankin 5
Ian Anderson 6
Walter Borthwick 7
Derek O'Connor 8
Mickey Lawson 9
Bobby Thomson 10
Davie Ross 11

Bench
Alan Munro
Jimmy Lumsden
Eric Sellars 12
Jock Sampson 14

Substitutions
Jimmy Lumsden for Gerry Ronald
None.

Cautions
None. Stan Rankin (22)
Sandy Smith (30)
Bobby Thomson (50)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

M Delaney (Referee)




Match Report


Bankies enhanced their promotion hopes with a hard fought victory over an ultra-defensive Perth side and increased their league lead over Dundee to six points.

It was hard work for Clydebank who were faced with an eight-man defensive barrier and it took them over an hour to break the deadlock.

The first half saw Bankies in constant attack against a no-nonsense side who booted the ball anywhere for the sake of safety and in an obvious bid to steal a point.

Cooper, McColl and Hay all had great efforts blocked.

Nicoll in the visiting goal was having a night to remember. Time and time again he thwarted the eager home forwards with fine saves.

After the interval Lumsden replaced Ronald and as Bankies renewed their efforts Thomson was booked for fouling Cooper.

Somehow the visitors' goal stayed intact until the 65th minute, when Larnach scored after Hay had set up the chance beautifully.

Billy McColl sewed up the issue in the 88th minute when he headed home from close in.

This victory sets up Bankies ideally for tomorrow's crucial clash against Dundee at Kilbowie.



Squad Statistics (as at February 16th, 1977)


1976-77 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 23 - 15 - 146 -
Gerry McLauchlan 15162213
Norrie Hall 17 - 15125610
Jim Fallon 26 - 17 - 39127
Gregor Abel 26 - 1612133
Davie Cooper 25817312339
Dougie Hay 11114 - 27416
Billy McColl 241016515423
Mike Larnach 261917619969
Gerry Ronald 7 - 1 - 9 -
Joe McCallan 261615417963
Jimmy Lumsden (sub) 241161816







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
15th February 1977
Dundee0-2Queen of South
16th February 1977
Clydebank2-0St Johnstone
Hamilton Accies1-2East Fife
Raith Rovers2-2Airdrie

League Table (as at February 16th, 1977)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 26 17 8 1 +36 42
2. Clydebank 26 16 8 2 +39 40
3. Dundee 25 14 6 5 +27 34
4. Arbroath 29 14 3 12 -9 31
5. Morton 27 11 7 9 +8 29
6. Airdrie 23 11 6 6 +17 28
7. Queen of South 26 8 11 7 +6 27
8. Montrose 27 10 5 12 -9 25
9. Hamilton Accies 25 9 6 10 -6 24
10. Dumbarton 25 6 8 11 -8 20
11. Raith Rovers 27 4 9 14 -19 17
12. East Fife 26 4 8 14 -28 16
13. St Johnstone 24 4 7 13 -18 15
14. Falkirk 26 4 6 16 -36 14