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League (Division 2)
Jim Walker (61)
Ian Stewart (84)
Jim Fleming (7)
Arthur Paterson (80)
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
|12 Gordon Malcolm||
Arthur Paterson 12
|Gordon Malcolm -> Norman Richie||
Arthur Paterson for Ayrton Inacio
A Webster (Referee)
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.
|1967-68||All Time||All Time|
|Dick Madden (GK)||23||14||-||6||-||14||-||6||-||20||-|
|Arthur Paterson (sub)||-||4||2||3||1||4||2||3||1||7||3|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|9th December 1967|
|East Stirlingshire||1-2||East Fife|
|Hamilton Accies||2-1||Queen of South|
|Queen's Park||3-1||Alloa Athletic|
|16th December 1967|
|Ayr Utd||1-0||Hamilton Accies|
|Brechin City||0-4||St Mirren|
|East Fife||2-2||Queen's Park|
|Queen of South||4-4||Montrose|
|4.||Queen of South||18||9||3||6||+12||21|