2 - 0
2 - 0
League Cup (Group 9)
Jim Fleming (59)
Jim Fleming (68)
1 Dick Madden
2 John Boyd
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Frank McAleer
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Harry Rutherford
8 Stan King
9 Jim Fleming
10 Eddie Moore
11 John Baxter
Sandy Henderson 1
Bisset Harrier 2
Harry Smith 3
John Cooper 4
Willie Tocher 5
Ian Burns 6
Eddie O'Donnell 7
Frank Sandeman 8
Les Sneddon 9
Tommy Ward 10
John Thomson 11
12 Eddie Jenkins
||George Tulloch 12|
|None.||George Tulloch -> Willie Sandeman (80)|
AE Currie (Referee)
Bankies didn't disappoint fans at Kilbowie on Saturday, for after holding the mighty Chelsea to a draw last week, they had no trouble in beating Brechin City.
Newly signed centre forward Jim Fleming, who top scorer with Stirling Albion wen they won promotion to the 1st division a few seasons ago, rammed in two good goals for the homesters. He could displace Tony Moy as the club's top scorer this season.
The first half, although exciting with end to end play, did not produce any goals. There were, however, some near misses.
Both teams took time to settle down but towards half time Bankies were beginning to tale control.
Bankies went into the lead in the 59th minute when Fleming ran onto a King pass and smashed the ball high into the corner of the net, right over the heads of the Brechin keeper and defence.
A few minutes earlier Fleming had been given the same opportunity by King but on this occasion his shot went by the post.
Brechin took umbrage at this goal being scored against them and began an all-out effort to try and equalise but hard as they tried they could not penetrate Bankies defence.
Mid-way through the first half, a deluge of rain fell on the park and sent fans scurrying to the big enclosure on the north east side of the park.
Fans in the pavilion had to move back from the front seats as the rain came pouring in off the roof. The players of course suffered most and at one point it was so heavy once could hardly see.
In the second half the weather calmed down and the 2000 or so fans were treated to a fine exhibition of football from both teams, with Bankies just holding the edge.
Jim Fleming's second cam in the 68th minute when he raced in to tap a Rutherford cross into the net. After this Bankies grimly held on to their comfortable lead but in the space of five minutes three Brechin players nearly put their team on top.
Tocher sent in a great shot in the 70th minute to see it bounce off the bar. Burns followed this up with a 30 yarder which had Dick Madden reaching to pushover the bar for a corner. Ward had had the final effort in 75 minutes when he blasted on O'Donnell pass over the bar.
Ten minutes from time Brechin used the new substitute rule and put 12th man Tulloch on in place of No.8 Sandeman in a tactical change but unfortunately for Brechin this did not pay off.
|1967-68||All Time||All Time|
|Dick Madden (GK)||23||0||-||1||-||0||-||1||-||1||-|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
No games played.