2 - 3
2 - 3
League (Division 2)
Harry Rutherford (2)
Frank McAleer (72)
Dennis Bruce (9)
Dennis Bruce (42)
Jimmy Jack (63)
1 Dick Madden
2 John Boyd
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Frank McAleer
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Harry Rutherford
8 Eddie Jenkins
9 Eddie Moore
10 Tony Moy
11 Frank Russell
Jim Williamson 1
Walter Cameron 2
Jim Riddle 3
Tom Cargill 4
Ian Stirling 5
Jim Pierson 6
George Easton 7
Allan Kennedy 8
Jimmy Jack 9
Dennis Bruce 10
Tommy Hughes 11
12 Arthur Paterson
||Jim Cant 12|
Arthur Paterson for Eddie Moore (30)
|None.||Dennis Bruce (57)|
A McKenzie (Referee)
Harry Rutherford scored for the second game in succession when netted in the second minute of the game to put the Bankies into a shock lead with a 20 yard drive after having run on to a Tony Moy pass.
But, as feared, the game became a little one sided when Arbroath equalised just seven minutes later through Dennis Bruce, their signing from Aberdeen Sunnybank; who watched by a Leeds United scout.
Arbroath are a slick moving side who are hunting promotion this season and to prove this they knocked Hamilton Accies for four last week.
Bruce went on to score another goal, all laid on by right winger Easton.
A Preston North End scout was also at Kilbowie but he would not say who he was watching, although, as he pointed out he was not there for nothing.
Back in Bankies side were Tommy McGhee and John Boyd. Hit by injuries still are Eddie Rutherford, John Baxter and Stan King.
Bad luck struck Bankies, yet again, for after half an hour played centre forward Eddie Moore went off with what looked like an ankle injury. Arthur Paterson came on a s substitute.
Well, after this exciting opening, things began to get more settled and play was fairly even but Bankies lacked a little something up front.
Jim Jack, playing at centre for Arbroath missed the chance of lifetime when he mis-kicked a pass from Kennedy, while standing slam bang in front of the home goal.
Dennis the menace struck again in 42 minutes when he rammed home from close range a rebound off Bankies centre half Frank McAleer. This came about from an Easton corner.
Early in the second half, Harry Rutherford had the chance equalise but his shot which had the keeper beaten went by the post.
Bruce had his name taken in 57 minutes for a foul on McAleer and the centre half had to go off for a few minutes treatment.
Tony Moy must be one of the unluckiest men in Scottish football! Time and time again during matches the lad has missed scoring by a matter of a few inches. Such was the case in this game.
In the 61st minute Tony collected a ball in midfield and hiked towards the opposition goal. About 25 yards out, he let loose a thunderbolt shot but the ball did not want to go into the net. It struck the post instead and rebounded to the feet of Harry Rutherford. His consequent shot hit a defender and was eventually cleared.
A couple of minutes later Easton had a hand in a goal scored by centre forward Jack, redeeming himself for his earlier miss.
After this, Bankies really turned on the heat and were going all out to keep their unbeaten home record and to start things off Russell crossed over rebound from his corner and all we saw was Frank McAleer rising like a bird to head the ball into the net to bring one back for the Bankies.
Alas, the equaliser was not to come - Arbroath held out strongly and Bankies were at a loss as to what to do to penetrate their defence. In fact, near the end the visitors looked the more likely to add to their lead.
|1967-68||All Time||All Time|
|Dick Madden (GK)||23||7||-||6||-||7||-||6||-||13||-|
|Arthur Paterson (sub)||-||3||1||3||1||3||1||3||1||6||2|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|21st October 1967|
|East Fife||1-0||Ayr Utd|
|Queen of South||4-1||Berwick Rangers|
|Queen's Park||2-2||Albion Rovers|
|2.||Queen of South||11||7||2||2||+13||16|