Stranraer 1
Clydebank 2
League (Division 2)


Stranraer 

1 - 2

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, November 8th, 1969
Stair Park. Att. 273
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Stan King (85) Jimmy Caskie (10)
Tommy McGhee (30)

Team Managers
Unknown. Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Sandy MacLachlan
2 Jim McLardie
3 Alex Graham
4 John Heap
5 Jim Hannah
6 Stan King
7 Arthur McMillan
8 Tommy Coghill
9 John Orr
10 Jim Symington
11 Jim Campbell
Mike McDonald 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Danny Gray 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Gerry O'Brien 7
Bobby Love 8
Tommy McGhee 9
Alan Munro 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 John Taggart Paul McMillan 12

Substitutions
John Taggart -> Tommy Coghill None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J Paterson (Referee)
HL Stevenson & K Cameron (Assistants)



Match Report


Clydebank were easier winners than the score suggests. The clever Bankies won on every count in a game that was played in atrocious weather conditions but they had the intelligence to harness the elements while Stranraer were always struggling against both opposition and conditions. Added to this was the fact that the home side had no one to match Hay, McGhee or Caskie.

These three put Stranraer through the mill. Hay was tireless in the middle and played a big part in dictating the tactics that secured the points. McGhee roamed throughout the entire home defensive area, causing havoc and consternation, and his goal on the half-hour was a splendid example of his quick thinking and power.

O'Brien's long-distance shot swirled in the wind, deceiving keeper McLachlan, and came back off the post only to be crashed into the net by McGhee before the defence could cover.

Caskie's goal was the result of defensive hesitation too. He pounced on a faulty clearance and whipped a grounder into the net while the home players waited to see who would tackle.

The left winger never looked back thereafter and took the forward honours along with McGhee.

The whole Clydebank team deserve praise for the way they used the long ball with a gale-force wind in the first half and then changed after the break to retain the initiative with short ground passes.

Stranraer, of course, did mount more pressure after the interval with the wind at their backs but they made little headway against a cool, calculating defence. They could only claim one late success when Taggart, who had substituted for Coggill, beat two Clydebank men with a clever shuffle and found Stanley King, a former Bankie, with a neat pass. King's first-time shot beat McDonald who otherwise had a grand game,

Peculiar incident was the forced replacement of referee Paterson who pulled a muscle in the first half.

After attention from the club doctor at the interval and an unsuccessful appeal for a qualified linesman among the crowd the referee gamely took one of the flags with senior linesman H. L. Stevenson on the whistle.

After five minutes Mr. Paterson had to come off and, by mutual agreement between the clubs, former home player Hugh Holmes acted as second linesman.



Squad Statistics (as at November 8th, 1969)


1969-70 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 8 - 1 - 10 -
Danny Gray 15 - 6 - 29 -
Jim Fallon 10 - 61513
Davie Mitchell 12 - 6 - 1274
Dennis Ruddy 15 - 2 - 57 -
Dougie Hay 1016 - 662
Bobby Love 14 - 5 - 441
Tommy McGhee 1056111018
Alan Munro 142655222
Gerry O'Brien 1516 - 633
Jimmy Caskie 1510626425







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
8th November 1969
Arbroath3-1Falkirk
Dumbarton2-0Queen of South
East Stirlingshire3-1East Fife
Hamilton Accies2-1Berwick Rangers
Montrose1-4Alloa Athletic
Queen's Park2-1Albion Rovers
Stenhousemuir4-2Brechin City
Stirling Albion6-0Forfar Ath
Stranraer1-2Clydebank

League Table (as at November 8th, 1969)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cowdenbeath 16 11 3 2 +19 25
2. Arbroath 16 11 1 4 +24 23
3. Berwick Rangers 15 10 2 3 +23 22
4. Alloa Athletic 17 10 2 5 +16 22
5. Falkirk 15 9 3 3 +17 21
6. Stirling Albion 16 6 7 3 +14 19
7. Queen of South 15 8 3 4 +4 19
8. Dumbarton 15 7 3 5 +5 17
9. East Fife 16 7 2 7 0 16
10. Queen's Park 16 6 3 7 -3 15
11. Brechin City 14 6 2 6 -4 14
12. Montrose 16 4 5 7 -5 13
13. Albion Rovers 16 4 4 8 -8 12
14. Clydebank 16 5 2 9 -16 12
15. Stranraer 16 4 3 9 -13 11
16. East Stirlingshire 14 3 4 7 -11 10
17. Hamilton Accies 16 3 4 9 -12 10
18. Forfar Ath 16 4 1 11 -17 9
19. Stenhousemuir 15 2 2 11 -33 6