5 - 4
League (Division 2)
Ian Henderson (4)
Roy McCormick (9)
John McGoldrick (18)
John McGoldrick (64)
John McGoldrick (71)
Stan King (8)
John Baxter (27)
Tony Moy (38)
John Baxter (43)
1 Maurice Dunne
2 Ronnie Curran
3 Don May
4 Mike McGowan
5 Bobby Johnstone
6 Jim Lynas
7 Allan Watson
8 Roy McCormick
9 John McGoldrick
10 Sammy Reid
11 Ian Henderson
Dick Madden 1
John Boyd 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Frank McAleer 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Harry Rutherford 7
Stan King 8
Jim Fleming 9
Tony Moy 10
John Baxter 11
|12 Joe Davin||
Eddie Moore 12
|Joe Davin -> Allan Watson||None.|
WM Syme (Referee)
Bankies have yet to beat Dumbarton either at Boghead or at Kilbowie. The reason for their defeat on Saturday is quite simple for after a great first half display they faded away to nothing in the second half.
Goals came fast and furious in the first half and by half time Bankies were leading by four goals to three after being 3-1 down at one point.
Defences on both sides were always rather suspect and neither keepers had what you might call a memorable day. Bankies defence have lost nine goals in two games and so there must be plenty of room for improvement.
Men of the match were Bankies John Baxter who scored two fine goals (John was outside left for the day) and ex-Rutherglen Glencairn player, John McGoldrick, who was at centre for Sons and scored three goals.
Sons Henderson started the goal spree after only four minutes when he took advantage of bad mis-judgment on the part of Madden and headed the ball past the luckless keeper.
King equalised four minutes later with a fine shot from 20 yards which left the Dumbarton defence standing.
Two quick goals by McGoldrick and McCormack for Dumbarton shot the home side into the lead that they held on for some time and looked in a commanding position; but Bankies fought back and John Baxter got his fist goal after 27 minutes with a shot that had the Sons defence flummoxed. They thought it was a cross, but it flew straight into the net.
The next goal was a beauty. Fleming got into a tangle with the home defence but managed to get the ball to Tony Moy who slammed it goalwards and the ball curved past the outstretched hands of keeper Dunne.
Five minutes later John Baxter was there again with another long shot which beat keeper Dunne to put Bankies into the lead.
A difference was seen in Dumbarton's play midway through the second half when they brought on substitute Joe Davin in place of Andy Watson. Davin was given all his own way down the right and sent in some dangerous crosses.
John McGoldrick got the equaliser after 64 minutes when he rammed home a McCormack pass and seven minutes later he settle the issue when scored from a May cross to give Dumbarton the game.
Meanwhile Bankies just seemed to fall away completely in this half and this was sad as they had the initiative with a one goal lead. Defence was at fault for most of the goals and a lot of rethinking will have to be done at Kilbowie.
The team had a good build-up system but one notices, and this was greatly evident last season, that when Bankies are a few goals down they seem unable to fight back, although they did this in the first half.
|1967-68||All Time||All Time|
|Dick Madden (GK)||23||2||-||6||-||2||-||6||-||8||-|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|9th September 1967|
|Albion Rovers||2-0||Hamilton Accies|
|Berwick Rangers||2-1||East Stirlingshire|
|Queen of South||4-0||Stranraer|
|St Mirren||3-3||Ayr Utd|
|2.||Queen of South||2||2||0||0||+5||4|