2 - 2
League (Division 2)
Alastair Littlejohn (90 Secs)
John Binnie (62)
Alan Munro (71)
Gerry O'Brien (74)
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
|12 Frank Sandeman||
Paul McMillan 12
|Frank Sandeman -> Charlie Dunn||None.|
B Padden (Referee)
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.
|1969-70||All Time||All Time|
|Mike McDonald (GK)||19||9||-||1||-||10||-||1||-||11||-|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|12th November 1969|
|15th November 1969|
|East Fife||4-0||Hamilton Accies|
|Forfar Ath||2-4||East Stirlingshire|
|Queen of South||2-2||Cowdenbeath|
|8.||Queen of South||16||8||4||4||+4||20|