Arbroath 4
Clydebank 0
League (Division 2)


Arbroath 

4 - 0

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, February 10th, 1968
Gayfield Park. Att. 1,247
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Jimmy Jack (14)
Dennis Bruce (27)
JImmy Jack (41)
Dennis Bruce (43)
None.

Team Managers
Bert Henderson Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Williamson
2 Walter Cameron
3 Tommy Hughes
4 Tom Cargill
5 Ian Stirling
6 Jim Pierson
7 George Easton
8 Allan Kennedy
9 Jimmy Jack
10 Dennis Bruce
11 Sandy Finnie
Dick Madden 1
Malcolm Henderson 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Dougie Hay 4
Eddie Moore 5
Stan King 6
Eddie Rutherford 7
Eddie Jenkins 8
Jim Fleming 9
Tony Moy 10
John Baxter 11

Bench
12 Andy Welsh Pat Henderson 12

Substitutions
Andy Welsh -> George Easton (65) Pat Henderson for John Baxter (70)

Cautions
Allan Kennedy (16) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

S Anderson (Referee)





Match Report


Arbroath cruised to a comfortable victory against a feeble Clydebank side who offered next to nothing in attack. After a cagey opening, the home team took control and never looked back.

The Red Lichties raced into a four-goal lead, though their fans craved even more after the break. Despite easing off, Arbroath remained comfortably in charge.

Jack opened the scoring for Arbroath from close range. Just seven minutes later, Bruce doubled their lead with a powerful header after excellent work from Pearson and Jack. Jack then grabbed his second with a fine solo effort, before Bruce capped off a dominant display by rounding the goalkeeper to make it four.

Arbroath's Kennedy saw yellow for a foul on Jenkins. The second half saw both sides make changes. Easton limped off with a leg injury for Arbroath, replaced by Welsh, while former Red Lichties player Henderson came on for Baxter in the Clydebank ranks.

Clydebank manager Jack Steedman singled out Scottish Youth International as their standout performer, praising his tireless work in midfield.

Ayrton Inacio, the Brazilian forward signed earlier in the season, has opted to return to Portugal. The club revealed the weather and the on-field conditions simply didn't suit him.

With their current goalkeeping situation precarious, the Bankies are considering signing a reserve keeper. Cambuslang Rangers' Ian Ferguson impressed for their second team against Rangers' third team in a 5-1 defeat.

Ferguson will be handed a trial against Queens Park in the Combined Reserve League this Wednesday, with a potential signing on the cards if he impresses.

There's positive news on the injury front for Clydebank fans. Ernie Collumbine is expected to return for the Berwick game, while Jim Fleming and Eddie Rutherford are both unscathed after the Arbroath match and should feature on Saturday. However, Frank McAleer's knee injury will keep him out for three weeks, with Eddie Moore currently filling in at centre-half.

Match report written by Adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at February 10th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 22 - 9 - 31 -
Malcolm Henderson 10 - 3 - 13 -
Davie Mitchell 24 - 9 - 613
Stan King 2318 - 311
Dougie Hay 2 - 0 - 2 -
Eddie Jenkins 12 - 5 - 681
John Baxter 22391314
Eddie Moore 207832810
Eddie Rutherford 4 - 1 - 5 -
Jim Fleming 15552207
Tony Moy 2415858960
Pat Henderson (sub) 5 - 0 - 5 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
10th February 1968
Albion Rovers3-5Queen's Park
Alloa Athletic2-1Montrose
Arbroath4-0Clydebank
Ayr Utd2-0East Fife
Berwick Rangers0-1Queen of South
Brechin City2-2Stenhousemuir
Cowdenbeath1-2St Mirren
Dumbarton3-6Forfar Ath
Stranraer1-2East Stirlingshire

League Table (as at February 10th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 25 20 4 1 +51 44
2. Arbroath 24 16 3 5 +38 35
3. East Fife 25 14 5 6 +11 33
4. Queen's Park 24 12 6 6 +17 30
5. Ayr Utd 22 13 3 6 +21 29
6. Queen of South 25 13 3 9 +14 29
7. Hamilton Accies 26 11 5 10 0 27
8. Cowdenbeath 26 9 7 10 +3 25
9. Clydebank 24 10 4 10 -1 24
10. Dumbarton 25 9 6 10 -7 24
11. Montrose 25 8 7 10 -2 23
12. Albion Rovers 24 8 6 10 +3 22
13. Forfar Ath 23 8 6 9 -6 22
14. Alloa Athletic 24 8 5 11 -21 21
15. East Stirlingshire 23 6 6 11 -5 18
16. Berwick Rangers 22 8 1 13 -17 17
17. Brechin City 23 4 8 11 -20 16
18. Stenhousemuir 24 3 4 17 -46 10
19. Stranraer 24 3 3 18 -33 9