Albion Rovers 3
Clydebank 1
League (Division 2)


Albion Rovers 

3 - 1

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, November 30th, 1968
Cliftonhill. Att. 667
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Tony Green (43)
Drew Rogerson (59)
Tony Green (60)
Alan Munro (44)

Team Managers
Jackie Stewart Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Ted McFeat
2 Don Gemmell
3 Mike Murphy
4 John Dillon
5 John Jamieson
6 Drew Rogerson
7 Peter Coleman
8 Tony Green
9 Kenny Jenkins
10 Russell Halliday
11 Phil McGovern
Dick Madden 1
Ernie Collumbine 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Eddie Rutherford 7
Jackie Woods 8
Alan Munro 9
Ian Hawkshaw 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 Willie Batchelor Bobby Love 12

Substitutions
Willie Batchelor -> Phil McGovern None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

RD Crawford (Referee)





Match Report


Clydebank took the field with a makeshift defence following the departure of full-back Malcolm Henderson. Ernie Collumbine slotted into the right-back role, allowing Dennis Ruddy to return to central defence. Despite the loss, the Bankies looked more defensively sound with this new configuration.

Albion Rovers controlled the opening exchanges, but their finishing touch deserted them. Finally, in the 43rd minute, Green broke the deadlock for the visitors. However, their joy was short-lived as Munro levelled the score just a minute later for Clydebank.

After the break, the Bankies came out firing, stretching the Rovers defence with their attacking play. McFeat, the Rovers goalkeeper, was forced into a string of saves to deny Munro, Hawkshaw, and Caskie.

The momentum shifted dramatically in the 59th minute. A controversial decision saw McGovern fouled just outside the penalty area. Coleman stepped up to take the free-kick, and Rogerson, arriving at pace, thundered the ball past a stunned Madden to put Rovers back in front against the run of play.

Before Clydebank could regroup, disaster struck again just a minute later. Green capitalised on a Murphy pass to extend Rovers' lead to 3-1.

Rovers suffered another blow in the 75th minute when McGovern succumbed to injury, forcing Bachelor to replace him in goal. The Bankies pushed for a consolation goal in the remaining minutes, but the final whistle blew on a frustrating defeat despite their improved defensive showing.

Match report written by and adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at November 30th, 1968)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 15 - 6 - 57 -
Ernie Collumbine 16 - 521002
Davie Mitchell 10 - 5 - 884
Dennis Ruddy 10 - 6 - 20 -
Jim Fallon 12 - 2 - 14 -
Ian Hawkshaw 169622211
Dougie Hay 13 - 4 - 311
Eddie Rutherford 11 - 4 - 31 -
Jackie Woods 4 - 0 - 4 -
Alan Munro 1372 - 157
Jimmy Caskie 1423 - 233







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
30th November 1968
Albion Rovers3-1Clydebank
Alloa Athletic0-1Cowdenbeath
Ayr Utd6-1East Stirlingshire
Dumbarton1-0Hamilton Accies
East Fife5-0Stenhousemuir
Forfar Ath3-1Montrose
Motherwell2-0Brechin City
Queen of South0-1Stirling Albion
Queen's Park1-1Stranraer

League Table (as at November 30th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Motherwell 14 13 0 1 +43 26
2. Albion Rovers 16 11 3 2 +8 25
3. Stirling Albion 15 11 1 3 +14 23
4. Forfar Ath 15 10 2 3 +19 22
5. East Fife 15 9 3 3 +13 21
6. East Stirlingshire 15 9 1 5 +20 19
7. Ayr Utd 15 8 3 4 +16 19
8. Queen of South 16 8 3 5 +15 19
9. Stranraer 14 6 4 4 +6 16
10. Queen's Park 16 6 3 7 -4 15
11. Berwick Rangers 16 5 3 8 -9 13
12. Montrose 17 6 1 10 -12 13
13. Hamilton Accies 16 4 3 9 -12 11
14. Cowdenbeath 16 4 3 9 -15 11
15. Clydebank 16 2 6 8 -17 10
16. Brechin City 15 4 1 10 -11 9
17. Dumbarton 16 4 1 11 -18 9
18. Alloa Athletic 16 3 2 11 -13 8
19. Stenhousemuir 15 2 1 12 -43 5