2 - 3
2 - 3
League (Division 2)
Tony Moy (pen.) (42)
Jim Fleming (61)
Jim Young (29)
Ian Stewart (35 pen)
Jim Young (47)
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
12 Jim Fleming
||John May 12|
Jim Fleming for Eddie Moore (51)
||John May -> Willie Rutherford (22)|
W Anderson (Referee)
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.
|1967-68||All Time||All Time|
|Maurice Dunne (GK)||20||4||-||0||-||4||-||0||-||4||-|
|Jim Fleming (sub)||28||22||8||5||2||22||8||5||2||27||10|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|6th April 1968|
|Ayr Utd||0-0||Brechin City|
|East Fife||6-0||East Stirlingshire|
|Queen of South||4-1||Hamilton Accies|
|5.||Queen of South||33||16||5||12||+19||37|