Clydebank 2
Forfar Ath 3
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
2 - 3
 Forfar Ath

League (Division 2)
Saturday, April 6th, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 698
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tony Moy (pen.) (42)
Jim Fleming (61)
Jim Young (29)
Ian Stewart (35 pen)
Jim Young (47)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Jackie Husband

Starting Eleven
1 Maurice Dunne
2 Malcolm Henderson
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Eddie Moore
6 Dougie Hay
7 Eddie Rutherford
8 Stan King
9 Tommy McGhee
10 Tony Moy
11 Gerry O'Brien
David Phillips 1
Alistair Carrie 2
John McKenzie 3
Jim Knox 4
John Fyfe 5
Syd Dick 6
Tony Harvey 7
Willie Rutherford 8
Jim Young 9
Ian Matthew 10
Ian Stewart 11

Bench
12 Jim Fleming
John May 12

Substitutions
Jim Fleming for Eddie Moore (51)
John May -> Willie Rutherford (22)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W Anderson (Referee)




Match Report


Bankies threw this one away and should have won by a large margin but too many chances were missed and Forfar took their chances well.

Clydebank fielded the same side which beat Hamilton in midweek but they lost Eddie Moore early in the second half and he was replaced by Jim Fleming.

All the pressure came from Bankies in the opening stages, and Tommy McGhee playing at centre was unlucky on at least three occasions. The forward line had the Forfar defence in a sweat.

The first came for the visitors in 29 minutes when Young collected the ball inside the Bankies half and looked offside but the ref waved play on despite pleas from the home players, and Young strolled onto smash the ball past Dunne who was helpless.

Forfar began to warm to this and started an all-out assault on the Bankies defence. Young brought down by Moore in 35 minutes inside the penalty area and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Stewart scored easily from the resulting penalty kick.

Moy brought one back, also from the penalty spot, for Clydebank in 42 minutes when a McGhee header was punched off the line by a Forfar defender.

The stage looked set for a second half fight back by Bankies but any hope of this was quickly lost as centre forward Young netted in 48 minutes when Dunne came too far out of goal and the centre easily rounded him to score.

Bankies came back again however for substitute Jim Fleming netted a fine goal in 61 minutes with a crashing shot into the corner of the net which keeper Phillips couldn't hold.

The homesters pressed and pressed and pressed but to no avail, the visitors defence was giving away nothing and what chances there were for Bankies were squandered by poor finishing.

In conclusion, the game was depressing from the point of view that if Bankies had pressed their superiority on the ball to greater advantage they would have gained a valuable two points in their to get into the top six, as it is things look pretty bleak.

Two players received injuries and are doubtful for the trip to Methil to face East Fife. Eddie Moore had a recurrence of his thigh injury and Stan King took a knock and pulled a muscle.

Bankies signed a young Chelsea babe on Monday. He is Danny Gray who has been with the English club for two years. and is still only 16. He was terribly home sick and Chelsea rang the Steedman brother and recommended him to them.

Young Jimmy Caskie has brought great honour to Bankies by being picked to play for the Scottish Professional Youth Team on the continent. The lad left with the team at the weekend and will be abroad for seven to ten days.

Only three, including Caskie, play for Scottish clubs, the remainder of the pool play their football south of the border with the top English clubs.



Squad Statistics (as at April 6th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Maurice Dunne (GK) 4 - 0 - 4 -
Malcolm Henderson 19 - 3 - 22 -
Ernie Collumbine 27 - 9 - 76 -
Stan King 3238 - 403
Davie Mitchell 33 - 9 - 703
Dougie Hay 1110 - 111
Tommy McGhee 2418 - 836
Gerry O'Brien 3 - 0 - 3 -
Tony Moy 3221859766
Eddie Moore 298833711
Eddie Rutherford 13 - 1 - 14 -
Jim Fleming (sub) 228522710







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
6th April 1968
Albion Rovers3-0Stranraer
Arbroath4-0Dumbarton
Ayr Utd0-0Brechin City
Berwick Rangers2-0Cowdenbeath
Clydebank2-3Forfar Ath
East Fife6-0East Stirlingshire
Queen of South4-1Hamilton Accies

League Table (as at April 6th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 29 24 4 1 +61 52
2. Arbroath 31 20 4 7 +48 44
3. Queen's Park 32 18 7 7 +25 43
4. East Fife 31 18 6 7 +19 42
5. Queen of South 33 16 5 12 +19 37
6. Ayr Utd 28 14 5 9 +17 33
7. Forfar Ath 29 13 7 9 0 33
8. Clydebank 33 13 7 13 -4 33
9. Albion Rovers 30 12 7 11 +6 31
10. Hamilton Accies 33 12 6 15 -7 30
11. Dumbarton 30 10 9 11 -9 29
12. Montrose 31 10 8 13 -4 28
13. Cowdenbeath 32 10 8 14 -4 28
14. Berwick Rangers 29 11 2 16 -16 24
15. Brechin City 31 6 12 13 -20 24
16. Alloa Athletic 31 9 6 16 -26 24
17. East Stirlingshire 30 7 8 15 -14 22
18. Stenhousemuir 31 5 5 21 -52 15
19. Stranraer 32 5 4 23 -39 14