Clydebank 5
East Stirlingshire 5
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
5 - 5
 East Stirlingshire

League (Division 2)
Saturday, April 20th, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 381
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tony Moy (6)
Jim Fleming (14)
Tony Moy (20)
Jim Fleming (31)
Davie Mitchell (48)
Newman (7)
John Donnachie (28)
John Donnachie (41)
Newman (75)
John Donnachie (80)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Ian Crawford

Starting Eleven
1 Ian Porter
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Joe Gallacher
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Eddie Moore
6 Stan King
7 Tommy McGhee
8 Dougie Hay
9 Jim Fleming
10 Tony Moy
11 John Baxter
Trialist 1
Jim Anderson 2
Billy Hulston 3
John Mitchell 4
Gordon Simpson 5
Tommy Borland 6
Frank Harper 7
Arthur Hamill 8
John Donnachie 9
Brian Moore 10
Newman 11

Bench
12 Frank McAleer
Tommy Craig 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J Kelly (Referee)




Match Report


Phew! What a game for goals! Between them both teams rattled in seven goals before half time. There was a slight delay in picking a Bankies team and the club had to wait for John Baxter who arrived five minutes before the game was due to start.

John is one of the players who has been given a free transfer by the club so this is his last game.

Bankies forged into the attack right from the whistle and soon had the East Stirlingshire defence in trouble. Fleming was the first to test the Shire's trialist keeper with a header which just scraped just over the bar.

John Baxter tried next and shot flew past the post, but it wasn't long before the Bankies hit pay dirt as Tony Moy scored via centre half Simpson after five minutes.

East Stirling replied almost immediately with a goal through Arthur Hamill, the ex-ES Clydebank player. The goals just flowed after this.

Jim Fleming put the Bankies back in the lead when he scored from a neat Tony Moy pass six yards from goal. Then, five minutes later Moy himself put the Bankies further ahead.

East Stirling had a hero in centre forward Donachie who scored a hat trick and almost certainly got the point for his club, and at £110 a point he proved to be a very valuable asset in this game.

Hamill put him on to a fine ball in 25 minutes when he scored with a great amount of ease through a shaky looking Ian Porter, on trial from Cambuslang Rangers.

Bankies were also quick to reply and Jim Fleming netted his second goal from another Tony Moy pass five minutes later.

East Stirling had the last word in the first half when Donachie scored with about three minutes to go before the break.

The play was entertaining enough though one had the feeling that if defences had been stronger then there would not have been so many goals because the play did not really warrant goals of the nature that were scored.

Davie Mitchell got Bankies last goal three minutes after the restart. It was a fitting way to round off a perfect season as he hasn't missed a game all season! Davie came roaring up the right wing just in time to collect a nice pass from Tony Moy and hitting the ball like an express train , the young keeper in the Shire goal could only follow the fans lead and watch.

The visitors had a junior trialist playing for them on the left wing and he scored in 75 minutes when the right back crashed over a fine cross and the youngster easily connected with it.

Donachie got the equaliser for the Shire ten minutes from time when Porter dropped the ball right at his feet.

Bankies should have won this but they relaxed towards the end and this eventually proved fatal and in fact considering the East Stirling pressure in the last ten minutes they were lucky not to lose the match altogether.



Squad Statistics (as at April 20th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Ian Porter (GK) 2 - 0 - 2 -
Joe Gallacher 2 - 0 - 2 -
Davie Mitchell 3619 - 734
Ernie Collumbine 30 - 9 - 79 -
Stan King 3538 - 433
Tommy McGhee 2718 - 866
John Baxter 27391364
Dougie Hay 1410 - 141
Tony Moy 35248510069
Eddie Moore 318833911
Jim Fleming 2410522912







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
16th April 1968
Stenhousemuir1-1Albion Rovers
17th April 1968
Alloa Athletic4-1Stranraer
Ayr Utd4-0Montrose
Cowdenbeath4-3East Stirlingshire
Dumbarton0-0Berwick Rangers
Forfar Ath1-1East Fife
St Mirren1-1Arbroath
20th April 1968
Albion Rovers6-0Stenhousemuir
Alloa Athletic0-2Hamilton Accies
Arbroath2-0Ayr Utd
Berwick Rangers2-1Dumbarton
Brechin City1-2East Fife
Clydebank5-5East Stirlingshire
Cowdenbeath4-2Montrose
Queen of South1-3Queen's Park
St Mirren7-0Forfar Ath

League Table (as at April 20th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 33 25 7 1 +68 57
2. Arbroath 35 23 5 7 +52 51
3. Queen's Park 34 20 7 7 +30 47
4. East Fife 35 20 7 8 +23 47
5. Queen of South 35 16 6 13 +17 38
6. Ayr Utd 32 16 5 11 +19 37
7. Albion Rovers 34 14 9 11 +14 37
8. Forfar Ath 33 13 9 11 -8 35
9. Clydebank 36 13 8 15 -11 34
10. Cowdenbeath 34 12 8 14 -1 32
11. Dumbarton 34 11 10 13 -9 32
12. Hamilton Accies 35 13 6 16 -9 32
13. Montrose 35 10 10 15 -10 30
14. Berwick Rangers 33 12 4 17 -16 28
15. Brechin City 34 7 12 15 -18 26
16. Alloa Athletic 34 10 6 18 -28 26
17. East Stirlingshire 34 8 9 17 -15 25
18. Stenhousemuir 34 6 6 22 -57 18
19. Stranraer 34 6 4 24 -41 16