Forfar Ath 1
Clydebank 2
League Cup (Group 9)


Forfar Ath 

1 - 2

Clydebank

League Cup (Group 9)
Saturday, September 2nd, 1967
Station Park. Att. 412
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Archie Knox (50) Frank Russell (9)
Eddie Moore (25)

Team Managers
Jake Young Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Norman Ritchie
2 Alistair Carrie
3 Jake Young
4 Jim Walker
5 Neil Wilson
6 George Potter
7 Ian Wyles
8 Ian Matthew
9 Archie Knox
10 John May
11 Gordon Malcolm
Dick Madden 1
John Boyd 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Frank McAleer 5
John Baxter 6
Frank Russell 7
Eddie Jenkins 8
Eddie Moore 9
Tony Moy 10
Arthur Paterson 11

Bench
12 David Keddie Tommy McGhee 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
Jim Walker
Jake Young
Eddie Jenkins

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

RD Crawford (Referee)





Match Report


A strong gale-force wind dominated the encounter between Clydebank and Forfar, making well-constructed football difficult.

Russell hitt the side netting in the opening minute for the visitors as Clydebank started brightly. Only some good defending from left-back Young prevented them from taking an early lead.

The wind played an indirect role in Clydebank's first goal. Russell's lofted ball into the box deceived both Moore, who missed it completely, and goalkeeper Ritchie, who let the ball bounce over his head and into the net.

Clydebank's confidence soared after the opener. Ritchie made a good save to deny Jenkins' low drive, while Forfar threatened at the other end with Matthews' shot narrowly missing the post and a handball shout in the box waved away.

Knox missed a golden opportunity to equalize for Forfar, blazing his shot over the bar with only the goalkeeper to beat. Clydebank capitalised on this miss, doubling their lead through Jenkins. Moore found himself clear on goal through a Jenkins pass, and despite offside claims from the Forfar defence, the striker volleyed home a fantastic shot from 30 yards.

Moy nearly added a third for Clydebank with a shot tipped over by Ritchie. Forfar responded with a header from May, but Clydebank remained the more dangerous side. Right-half Walker was booked for a foul on Moy.

With the wind at their backs in the second half, Forfar pressed heavily in search of an equaliser. Clydebank defended resolutely, trying to hold onto their two-goal advantage. The pressure paid off for Forfar after 50 minutes when Knox headed home a Wyles cross. Bankies goalkeeper Madden was caught out as he mis-judged the ball in the wind.

Jenkins was shown a yellow card for dissent, while Walker saw two good efforts superbly saved by Madden. A powerful 30-yard shot from Forfar's left-back also came close, rebounding off the upright.

Clydebank only needed a point to secure qualification from the group, but they dug deep to secure both points and win the section outright.

Match report written by Adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at September 2nd, 1967)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 1 - 4 - 5 -
John Boyd 1 - 4 - 5 -
Davie Mitchell 1 - 4 - 333
Ernie Collumbine 1 - 4 - 45 -
Frank McAleer 1 - 4 - 6 -
John Baxter 1 - 4 - 5 -
Frank Russell 0 - 113116
Eddie Jenkins 0 - 2 - 531
Eddie Moore 113243
Tony Moy 1 - 316141
Arthur Paterson 0 - 1 - 1 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
None.

League Table (as at September 2nd, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. East Stirlingshire 1 1 0 0 +5 2
2. Berwick Rangers 1 1 0 0 +4 2
3. St Mirren 1 1 0 0 +4 2
4. Hamilton Accies 1 1 0 0 +3 2
5. Ayr Utd 1 1 0 0 +2 2
6. East Fife 1 1 0 0 +2 2
7. Montrose 1 1 0 0 +1 2
8. Queen of South 1 1 0 0 +1 2
9. Queen's Park 1 0 0 1 -1 0
10. Albion Rovers 1 0 0 1 -1 0
11. Clydebank 1 0 0 1 -2 0
12. Forfar Ath 1 0 0 1 -2 0
13. Stranraer 1 0 0 1 -3 0
14. Alloa Athletic 1 0 0 1 -4 0
15. Dumbarton 1 0 0 1 -4 0
16. Stenhousemuir 1 0 0 1 -5 0