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 Pat Henderson for John Baxter

Cautions
Allan Kennedy (16) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

S Anderson (Referee)





Match Report


Arbroath won convincingly against a lack-lustre Clydebank side which had no forward punch. After a slow start, the home side came onto a strong game and never looked in danger.

Four up, Arbroath slackened off in the second half when their fans were expecting a rush of goals, but still retained the initiative.

Jack put Arbroath ahead when he scored from close range. Bruce made it two, seven minutes later, heading in after Pearson and Jack had done the spadework. Jack scored number three when he went through on his own and, finally, Bruce took on several defenders, including the keeper, and made it four.

Arbroath's Kennedy was booked for a foul on Jenkins. In the second half both teams used substitutes. Easton of Arbroath left the field with a leg injury and Welsh came on, while Henderson, a former Arbroath player replaced Baxter in the Clydebank side.

Clydebank manager Jack Steedman rated Scottish Youth International as the Bankies best player on the day, who had a great game at wing half.

Ayrton Inacio, the Brazilian who was signed earlier in the season, and now lives in Portugal is flying home this weekend. The club have let the player go for the weather does not suit him well as well as the conditions on the field.

Bankies could have a reserve keeper on the book this weekend. Cambuslang Rangers have a fine keeper in the form of Ian Ferguson and the lad was out for Bankies second team when they played Rangers 3rd team on Saturday and lost by five goals to one.

Ian was in goal against Queens Park in the Combined Reserve League on Wednesday and he will be signed if he performs well.

Good news for fans is that Ernie Collumbine should be back for the Berwick game, however Frank McAleer will be out for three weeks because of his knee injury. Centre Forward Eddie Moore has been filling in at Centre half. Jim Fleming and Eddie Rutherford emerged unscathed from the Arbroath game and should also be in the side on Saturday.



Squad Statistics (as at February 10th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 22 - 9 - 31 -
Davie Mitchell 24 - 9 - 613
Malcolm Henderson 10 - 3 - 13 -
Stan King 2318 - 311
John Baxter 22391314
Dougie Hay 2 - 0 - 2 -
Eddie Jenkins 12 - 5 - 681
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