Forfar Ath 2
Clydebank 2
League (Division 2)


Forfar Ath 

2 - 2

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, December 16th, 1967
Station Park. Att. 628
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Jim Walker (61)
Ian Stewart (84)
Jim Fleming (7)
Arthur Paterson (80)

Team Managers
Jake Young Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Norman Ritchie
2 John McKenzie
3 Syd Dick
4 Jim Walker
5 Neil Wilson
6 George Potter
7 Ian Wyles
8 Derek Sim
9 Alistair Carrie
10 Jim Knox
11 Ian Stewart
Dick Madden 1
Malcolm Henderson 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Joe Gallacher 5
Stan King 6
Ayrton Inacio 7
Eddie Jenkins 8
Jim Fleming 9
Tony Moy 10
John Baxter 11

Bench
12 Gordon Malcolm Arthur Paterson 12

Substitutions
Gordon Malcolm -> Norman Richie Arthur Paterson for Ayrton Inacio

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

A Webster (Referee)





Match Report


Forfar had Derek Sim, the former Montrose and Brechin player now with Coupar Angus Juniors on trial. Bankies new boy was Joe Gallacher who can play at full back or centre-half. Joe is 18 years old and comes from Coatbridge. He had been with Albion Rovers for two years and has wanted away for sometime. He meets the needs of the Bankies, who have been looking for a reserve centre half to fill in for Frank McAleer. McAleer is currently on the injured list.

Clydebank went ahead with a simple goal in seven minutes when Fleming headed goalwards. The ball bounced awkwardly and went in off the upright.

Forfar came back and Wyles had the ball in the net, but the referee judged him offside, then side footed past an open goal. This should have put Forfar on level terms.

The Bankies looked more dangerous in attack than the home side, and just before the interval Inacio headed just past the post.

Forfar pressed at the beginning of the second half and several times came near to getting the equaliser. Only good goalkeeping by Madden kept the Bankies in front.

Walker looked like getting the goal Forfar wanted when he took a free kick just outside the box, but his shot rebounded from a defender's legs and was subsequently cleared.

At this time, Clydebank were barely in the game despite the best efforts of inside left Moy who was the Bankies best forward. Forfar's trialist Sim was seldom seen in a scrappy game.

Walker equalised for Forfar, and Ckydebank then replaced Inacio with Paterson. The substitute scored what appeared to be the winner with ten minutes remaining, but the lead as short lived as Stewart headed a deserved equaliser.

Clydebank's hero in the closing stages was Keeper Dick Madden who won a 10 yard sprint to stop Forfar from winning. He came out of his goal to meet the advancing Stewart. The left winger lobbed the ball over his head, but Madden turned smartly and just beat the forward in a race for possession.



Squad Statistics (as at December 16th, 1967)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 14 - 6 - 20 -
Stan King 1515 - 201
Davie Mitchell 16 - 6 - 503
Joe Gallacher 1 - 0 - 1 -
Malcolm Henderson 2 - 0 - 2 -
Ernie Collumbine 14 - 6 - 60 -
Eddie Jenkins 9 - 3 - 631
Ayrton Inacio 2 - 0 - 2 -
John Baxter 1436 - 203
Tony Moy 1611527853
Jim Fleming 10432136
Arthur Paterson (sub) 423173







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
9th December 1967
Cowdenbeath2-0Berwick Rangers
Dumbarton3-4Arbroath
East Stirlingshire1-2East Fife
Hamilton Accies2-1Queen of South
Queen's Park3-1Alloa Athletic
St Mirren2-0Montrose
Stranraer2-2Albion Rovers
16th December 1967
Arbroath3-0Cowdenbeath
Ayr Utd1-0Hamilton Accies
Brechin City0-4St Mirren
East Fife2-2Queen's Park
Forfar Ath2-2Clydebank
Queen of South4-4Montrose

League Table (as at December 16th, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 18 13 4 1 +32 30
2. Arbroath 17 13 2 2 +38 28
3. Ayr Utd 15 9 3 3 +18 21
4. Queen of South 18 9 3 6 +12 21
5. East Fife 16 9 3 4 +4 21
6. Cowdenbeath 18 6 6 6 +2 18
7. Hamilton Accies 18 7 4 7 -1 18
8. Albion Rovers 17 6 5 6 +7 17
9. Dumbarton 17 6 5 6 -7 17
10. Queen's Park 16 5 6 5 +4 16
11. Clydebank 16 6 3 7 +2 15
12. Montrose 17 5 5 7 -4 15
13. Alloa Athletic 17 6 3 8 -13 15
14. East Stirlingshire 16 4 5 7 -4 13
15. Forfar Ath 16 4 5 7 -9 13
16. Berwick Rangers 16 6 1 9 -11 13
17. Brechin City 16 4 4 8 -11 12
18. Stranraer 17 3 3 11 -22 9
19. Stenhousemuir 17 2 2 13 -37 6