Clydebank 2
Brechin City 2
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
2 - 2
 Brechin City

League (Division 2)
Saturday, March 9th, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 959
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Stan King (16)
Stan King (68)
Alan Garland (73)
Charlie Dunn (87)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
John Gilmartin

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 Malcolm Henderson
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Eddie Moore
6 Dougie Hay
7 Eddie Rutherford
8 Stan King
9 Jim Fleming
10 Tony Moy
11 Jimmy Caskie
John Ritchie 1
Bisset Harrier 2
Harry Smith 3
Charlie Dunn 4
Willie Tocher 5
Norman Archibald 6
Eddie O'Donnell 7
John Cooper 8
Les Sneddon 9
Frank Sandeman 10
Alan Garland 11

Bench
12 Tommy McGhee
Ian Burns 12

Substitutions
None. Ian Burns -> John Cooper (66)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

B Padden (Referee)




Match Report


Clydebank allowed a two goal lead to slip against Brechin at Kilbowie Park meaning the Bankies blew the chance to go sixth in the league table.

Brechin were almost in front in the first minute when Tocher crashed a free kick against the post.

Moore made an opening for King at the other end, but Ritchie scooped up the low shot.

In 16 minutes Clydebank went in front. King hammered in a low shot from yards. Ritchie got his hand to the hot, but the ball rolled slowly over the line.

The home side were very much on top now, and Rutherford had Ritchie beaten again, but his drive hit the crossbar.

A shot by Caskie was pushed round the post by the keeper. Then Smith kicked clear on the line in a goalmouth scramble from the resultant corner kick.

In a Brechin raid Cooper headed a cross from O'Donnell narrowly over and a free kick from Dunn was pushed over by Madden. Another shot from Dunn just missed as Brechin fought for the equaliser .

Just before the interval, Ritchie pushed a Moy header over the bar.

A let off for Brechin when play resumed. Ritchie failed to punch clear a cross from the right. Caskie sent the ball into goal and Smith cleared almost on the line. The left back was injured in the process but recovered.

Hay had a chance to score but he shot over from a good position. Brechin were now under pressure. Twice Smith blocked scoring shots and Rutherford fired high after outstripping City's defence.

In a Brechin foray Garland skimmed the bar and later Tocher up for a corner kick hooked the ball over the bar.

When Clydebank returned Fleming struck the bar with a header. The second goal was just delayed by two minutes as King scored with a stunning 30 yard free kick.

Clydebank looked home and dry, but Brechin pulled one back in the 73rd minute when Garland side stepped Mitchell and shot a great goal.

Brechin were back in the game, and Clydebank's defensive frailties came to the fore when Dunn netted a deserved equaliser with just three minutes remaining



Squad Statistics (as at March 9th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 26 - 9 - 35 -
Davie Mitchell 28 - 9 - 653
Malcolm Henderson 14 - 3 - 17 -
Ernie Collumbine 22 - 9 - 71 -
Stan King 2738 - 353
Dougie Hay 610 - 61
Tony Moy 2817859362
Eddie Moore 247833210
Eddie Rutherford 8 - 1 - 9 -
Jim Fleming 18552237
Jimmy Caskie 410 - 41







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
9th March 1968
Albion Rovers1-1Arbroath
Ayr Utd1-3Queen's Park
Clydebank2-2Brechin City
Cowdenbeath1-0Alloa Athletic
East Stirlingshire2-2Queen of South
Forfar Ath3-2Hamilton Accies
Montrose1-3Dumbarton
Stenhousemuir2-3East Fife
Stranraer0-3Berwick Rangers

League Table (as at March 9th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 27 22 4 1 +56 48
2. Arbroath 25 16 4 5 +38 36
3. East Fife 27 15 5 7 +10 35
4. Queen's Park 27 13 7 7 +16 33
5. Ayr Utd 25 14 4 7 +20 32
6. Queen of South 27 13 4 10 +13 30
7. Clydebank 28 12 6 10 +1 30
8. Hamilton Accies 29 11 6 12 -3 28
9. Dumbarton 28 10 8 10 -5 28
10. Cowdenbeath 28 10 7 11 +2 27
11. Forfar Ath 25 10 6 9 -3 26
12. Albion Rovers 27 9 7 11 +1 25
13. Montrose 28 9 7 12 -3 25
14. Brechin City 27 6 10 11 -17 22
15. Alloa Athletic 27 8 5 14 -24 21
16. East Stirlingshire 26 6 8 12 -6 20
17. Berwick Rangers 25 9 2 14 -15 20
18. Stenhousemuir 27 4 5 18 -45 13
19. Stranraer 27 4 3 20 -36 11