Brechin City 2
Clydebank 2
League (Division 2)


Brechin City 

2 - 2

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, November 15th, 1969
Glebe Park. Att. 206
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Alastair Littlejohn (90 Secs)
John Binnie (62)
Alan Munro (71)
Gerry O'Brien (74)

Team Managers
John Gilmartin Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 John Richie
2 Bisset Harrier
3 John Goodall
4 Charlie Dunn
5 Willie Tocher
6 Jim Petrie
7 Brian Reid
8 Les Sneddon
9 Alastair Littlejohn
10 Ian Burns
11 John Binnie
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 Frank Sandeman Paul McMillan 12

Substitutions
Frank Sandeman -> Charlie Dunn None.

Cautions
Bisset Tocher Bobby Love

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

B Padden (Referee)



Match Report


On a day when Lady Luck seemed to desert the Bankies, no one could have blamed the visitors and their travelling support for giving up the ghost on Saturday. The Bankies were two goals down, with only 20 minutes left.

They had hit the bar twice, the post three times. And 90 per cent of the attacking moves in this game started from their rear-guard. But in the end they rose to the occasion, and, one precious point went back to Kilbowie.

The Brechin 'keeper, like all good ones, had a little bit of luck, and this pet-guarder saved shots with everything-legs, arms, knees, and feet.

Littlejohn had scored in 90 seconds with a shot from the wing. The goal followed a bright move by Goodall and Burns, the latter stabbing pass to Littlejohn.

Munro hit the bar with a header and Harrier kicked clear of the line in another raid by Clydebank, who despite being a goal down made all the running.

Littlejohn's speed was always a danger to Clydebank. He raced on to Sneddon's pass to shoot vide when harassed by Ruddy.

City were lucky when an O'Brien shot which hit the upright and rolled back. Ritchie threw himself on the ball as Munro rushed up. He saved at the expense of being hurt.

Sneddon burst through from midfield with a shot which nearly surprised McDonald. City were moving better than they had in all the game so far and Binnie put them further abend after a great run by Reid in 62 minutes.

Then those twinkling stars of the wings Jimmy Caskie and Gerry O'Brian, again shone brightly, and it was O'Brien who hauled Clydebank back into the game. He ran through the home defence before thundering the ball into the net.

The Bankies' second goal started off with a pass from full-back Mitchell and ended in the net seconds later, without a Brechin player having touched the ball.

Mitchell's pass went to O'Brien, who touched on to McGhee. The centre's cross was met in full flight by Alan Munro, who headed home.

Said director-manager Jack Steedman after the game: “The fans who travelled to support us were wonderful. They never stopped singing, and really lifted the team. They did a great job.”

Also heartening for the Bankies is the fact that bad finishing did not let them down on this occasion. Brechin's woodwork will testify to this.



Squad Statistics (as at November 15th, 1969)


1969-70 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 9 - 1 - 11 -
Dennis Ruddy 16 - 2 - 58 -
Danny Gray 16 - 6 - 30 -
Jim Fallon 11 - 61523
Davie Mitchell 13 - 6 - 1284
Dougie Hay 1116 - 672
Bobby Love 15 - 5 - 451
Tommy McGhee 1156111118
Alan Munro 153655323
Gerry O'Brien 1626 - 644
Jimmy Caskie 1610626525







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
12th November 1969
Dumbarton5-1Stenhousemuir
15th November 1969
Albion Rovers1-3Montrose
Alloa Athletic1-0Arbroath
Berwick Rangers1-0Stranraer
Brechin City2-2Clydebank
Dumbarton3-0Queen's Park
East Fife4-0Hamilton Accies
Forfar Ath2-4East Stirlingshire
Queen of South2-2Cowdenbeath
Stirling Albion2-0Stenhousemuir

League Table (as at November 15th, 1969)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cowdenbeath 17 11 4 2 +19 26
2. Berwick Rangers 16 11 2 3 +24 24
3. Alloa Athletic 18 11 2 5 +17 24
4. Arbroath 17 11 1 5 +23 23
5. Falkirk 15 9 3 3 +17 21
6. Stirling Albion 17 7 7 3 +16 21
7. Dumbarton 17 9 3 5 +12 21
8. Queen of South 16 8 4 4 +4 20
9. East Fife 17 8 2 7 +4 18
10. Montrose 17 5 5 7 -3 15
11. Brechin City 15 6 3 6 -4 15
12. Queen's Park 17 6 3 8 -6 15
13. Clydebank 17 5 3 9 -16 13
14. East Stirlingshire 15 4 4 7 -9 12
15. Albion Rovers 17 4 4 9 -10 12
16. Stranraer 17 4 3 10 -14 11
17. Hamilton Accies 17 3 4 10 -16 10
18. Forfar Ath 17 4 1 12 -19 9
19. Stenhousemuir 17 2 2 13 -39 6