Stirling Albion 2
Clydebank 0
League (Division 2)


Stirling Albion 

2 - 0

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, December 28th, 1968
Annfield Stadium. Att. 1,163
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Joe Hughes (10)
Danny McKinnon (64)
None.

Team Managers
Willie MacFarlane Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Willie Murray
2 Jim Logan
3 David Grant
4 Sam Henderson
5 Steve Sherry
6 Les Thomson
7 Terry Christie
8 John Orr
9 Joe Hughes
10 Danny McKinnon
11 George Peebles
Dick Madden 1
Ernie Collumbine 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
John McGunnigle 7
Gerry O'Brien 8
Ian Hawkshaw 9
Jackie Woods 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 John Stewart Paul McMillan 12

Substitutions
John Stewart -> Sam Henderson (45) None.

Cautions
None. Ernie Collumbine (37)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

R Gordon (Referee)
RA Gall & J Love (Assistants)



Match Report


Not much to warm the heart here, although below form Albion were worthy winners.

Clydebank's enthusiastic youngsters at times made Albion look slow and cumbersome. But although their midfield work was nice to watch, they player the ball too close to trouble the Albion defence, in which sweeper Thomson emerged as the man of the match.

Albion's linkmen had an off-day. Henderson was replaced by Stewart at half time, but there was no noticeable improvement.

Up front, the forwards lacked the necessary ideas to penetrate the visitors defence, where Ruddy successfully policed Albion's danger man Hughes.

However, the centre managed to grab Albion's first half lead. And the points were secured by McKinnon, who blasted home a free kick after keeper Madden had carried the ball outside the 18 yard area.

Albion's best were Thomson, McKinnon, Peebles and Hughes - Ruddy, Hay, Hawkshaw and Woods stood out for the visitors.



Squad Statistics (as at December 28th, 1968)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 17 - 7 - 60 -
Dennis Ruddy 12 - 7 - 23 -
Davie Mitchell 12 - 6 - 914
Jim Fallon 14 - 3 - 17 -
Ian Hawkshaw 189722511
Ernie Collumbine 18 - 521022
Dougie Hay 15 - 5 - 341
Gerry O'Brien 15 - 7 - 25 -
Jackie Woods 6 - 1 - 7 -
John McGunnigle 3 - 71101
Jimmy Caskie 1623 - 253







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
14th December 1968
Berwick Rangers0-0Albion Rovers
Dumbarton1-1East Fife
Hamilton Accies0-0East Stirlingshire
Stirling Albion5-1Stenhousemuir
Stranraer0-2Motherwell
21st December 1968
Albion Rovers4-1East Fife
Ayr Utd6-1Brechin City
Cowdenbeath1-2Hamilton Accies
East Stirlingshire0-1Stirling Albion
Motherwell1-1Dumbarton
Queen of South3-0Alloa Athletic
Queen's Park3-1Berwick Rangers
Stenhousemuir1-2Stranraer
28th December 1968
Ayr Utd3-0Albion Rovers
Dumbarton0-2Queen's Park
East Fife5-0Alloa Athletic
East Stirlingshire0-4Motherwell
Stenhousemuir1-3Cowdenbeath
Stirling Albion2-0Clydebank
Stranraer0-1Montrose

League Table (as at December 28th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Motherwell 18 15 2 1 +49 32
2. Stirling Albion 19 15 1 3 +23 31
3. Albion Rovers 19 12 4 3 +8 28
4. Ayr Utd 18 11 3 4 +25 25
5. Forfar Ath 16 11 2 3 +21 24
6. East Fife 19 10 4 5 +12 24
7. East Stirlingshire 19 10 2 7 +18 22
8. Queen of South 18 9 4 5 +18 22
9. Queen's Park 19 8 3 8 -3 19
10. Stranraer 18 7 4 7 +2 18
11. Berwick Rangers 19 5 5 9 -11 15
12. Montrose 19 7 1 11 -13 15
13. Hamilton Accies 19 5 4 10 -12 14
14. Cowdenbeath 19 5 4 10 -14 14
15. Dumbarton 20 5 3 12 -17 13
16. Brechin City 17 5 1 11 -13 11
17. Clydebank 18 2 7 9 -19 11
18. Alloa Athletic 19 3 2 14 -24 8
19. Stenhousemuir 19 2 2 15 -50 6