Arbroath 0
Clydebank 1
League (Division 2)


Arbroath 

0 - 1

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, January 30th, 1971
Gayfield Park. Att. 2,069
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Peter Kane (39)

Team Managers
Bert Henderson Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Brian Wilson
2 Jimmy Milne
3 Tommy Hughes
4 Bobby Waddell
5 Ian Stirling
6 Tommy Walker
7 Norrie McCaffer
8 Jim Cant
9 Jimmy Jack
10 Dennis Bruce
11 Eric Sellars
Mike McDonald 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Danny Gray 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Peter Kane 7
Bobby Love 8
Donnie Wilson 9
Alan Munro 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 Ian Stewart Jimmy Wilson 12

Substitutions
Ian Stewart -> Jimmy Jack (45) None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

W Mullen (Referee)



Match Report


Arbroath's promotion hopes went up in the air in a tough, unsatisfactory game in which they had 95 per cent of the pressure. The home sides three injured players, Stirling, Cant and Jack, were all fit. Cant came through a test in the morning.

Jack had an amazing early miss. Sellars made progress on the left and the centre collected his pass from close in, but over ran the ball when harassed.

McCaffer had a good run on the right and sent over a perfect cross which McDonald caught high up.

McCaffer did some tricky work before sending over for Bruce to head narrowly over.

Sellars was next to have a go when he collected a pass from Jack. McDonald, however, brought off a great save. During the first 15 minutes it was almost all Arbroath.

The few breakaways Clydebank had did not constitute any real threat. Just after this, however, Caskie had a great run down the wing, his parting effort catching an upright.

McDonald had a point-blank save from Sellars and Bruce and Jack followed up with good attempts which were cleared.

Clydebank began to come more into the game and the home defence had some anxious moments. Caskie chased a nice through ball but Waddell got in a neat tackle to avert danger after Wilson left his charge. Jack had another chance to put the Maroons ahead but blazed high over from 12 yards.

Clydebank took the lead after 39 minutes with a great 30-yard shot by Kane. He tried an angular shot which Keeper Wilson clearly thought was going over and made no attempt to save. The ball went in off the underside of the bar.

Arbroath resumed with substitute Stewart taking over from Jack.

The homesters were quickly on the attack and in their first raid Bruce unleashed & terrific drive which McDonald just managed to tip over the bat.

Milne followed up with a beauty which the keeper had difficulty in saving. Bruce then headed into McDonald's hands from a cant cross.

Sellars was going through when he was brought down by Mitchell just outside the box. The free kick we nodded into the side net by Stirling.

As Arbroath threw everything at Clydebank in the closing stages, two youths were led away by police for running on to the pitch. Arbroath were incredibly unlucky not to get at least one point.



Squad Statistics (as at January 30th, 1971)


1970-71 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 19 - 10 - 59 -
Danny Gray 16 - 9 - 73 -
Jim Fallon 1931021059
Davie Mitchell 19 - 1011815
Dennis Ruddy 19110 - 1111
Tommy McGhee 4 - 1 - 13423
Bobby Love 19 - 10 - 962
Alan Munro 19811410645
Peter Kane 13672208
Donnie Wilson 9152234
Jimmy Caskie 19611711943







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
16th January 1971
Berwick Rangers0-1Dumbarton
Brechin City1-4Raith Rovers
East Fife3-1Montrose
East Stirlingshire2-1Arbroath
Forfar Ath1-2Queen's Park
Hamilton Accies1-1Partick Th
Stenhousemuir0-3Queen of South
Stirling Albion1-1Albion Rovers
Stranraer1-1Alloa Athletic
23rd January 1971
East Stirlingshire3-1Dumbarton
Montrose1-1Albion Rovers
Stenhousemuir4-2Hamilton Accies
30th January 1971
Albion Rovers4-2East Stirlingshire
Arbroath0-1Clydebank
Dumbarton5-1Forfar Ath
Montrose2-2Stenhousemuir
Partick Th4-0East Fife
Queen of South2-1Berwick Rangers
Queen's Park1-0Hamilton Accies
Raith Rovers1-2Stirling Albion

League Table (as at January 30th, 1971)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. East Fife 25 14 6 5 +23 34
2. Partick Th 22 13 6 3 +29 32
3. Arbroath 24 12 5 7 +17 29
4. Albion Rovers 24 11 7 6 +8 29
5. Raith Rovers 25 11 7 7 +4 29
6. Stranraer 21 10 6 5 +13 26
7. Queen's Park 23 12 2 9 +2 26
8. Montrose 26 10 6 10 0 26
9. Dumbarton 22 10 5 7 +15 25
10. Queen of South 26 9 7 10 -4 25
11. Stenhousemuir 25 8 6 11 -12 22
12. Clydebank 19 9 3 7 +3 21
13. Alloa Athletic 24 8 5 11 -10 21
14. Forfar Ath 23 6 8 9 -10 20
15. Stirling Albion 22 7 5 10 +4 19
16. Hamilton Accies 22 6 3 13 -13 15
17. Berwick Rangers 21 5 5 11 -14 15
18. East Stirlingshire 22 4 7 11 -21 15
19. Brechin City 20 2 3 15 -34 7