Clydebank 0
Alloa Athletic 2
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
0 - 2
 Alloa Athletic

League (Division 2)
Saturday, October 5th, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 768
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Joe McCallan (27)
Joe McCallan (85)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 Graeme Brockett
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Dennis Ruddy
6 Dougie Hay
7 Gerry O'Brien
8 Bobby Love
9 Alan Munro
10 Ian Hawkshaw
11 Jimmy Caskie
Jim Matchett 1
Bobby Gray 2
Andy Campbell 3
Jimmy Thomson 4
George Brown 5
Jim Baillie 6
Tommy Titterton 7
John Muir 8
Joe McCallan 9
Tommy Ure 10
Ian Cruickshank 11

Bench
12 Jim Fallon
Peter Smith 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. Tommy Ure (70)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J Callaghan (Referee)




Match Report


Two lovely goals by their centre forward, McCallan, one in each half, gave Alloa a well deserved win at Kilbowie Park. Clydebank fielded a very poor team, including latest signing from Pollok, Bobby Love, and not once in the game did they look as if they were really out to beat the Wasps.

McCallan's first goal came in the 27th minute when he made contact with the ball just outside the box. He ran on a few yards with the ball then shot straight at the Clydebank goal. Ernie Collumbine, playing at right half, ran in to stop the shot but he missed and keeper Dick Madden just managed to get his fingers to the ball. Unfortunately he did not hit the ball hard enough and it bounced into the corner of the net.

The second goal didn't come until five minutes from time, inside right for Alloa, Muir, crossed to McCallan from the left wing, McCallan was positioned close in to the Clydebank goal, and as the ball came to him, he blasted it past Dick Madden.

Clydebank kicked off on a very wet and heavy pitch. Alloa moved into the attack straightaway and Dick Madden was given a close shave when Muir of Alloa blasted a 10 yarder at him. Madden dived and punched the ball clear.

It took Clydebank nearly a quarter of an hour before they got anywhere near the Alloa goal. The first real shot at the Wasps goal came in the 14th minute when big six footer, Alan Munro, at centre for Bankies shot from 40 yards out. Keeper Matchett of Alloa came out to meet the ball and just managed to deflect it past his goal.

Douglas Hay, at centre half for Bankies, followed this up four minutes later with a similar shot which went over the bar.

All this time the Wasps were hitting back at the Clydebank goal. Their forwards were excellent, the passing was first class, and even the Alloa defence was rock solid.

The first Alloa goal stung a little life into the Clydebank defence, which was almost non-existent, and thereafter the Alloa forwards found it a little more difficult to get near the Clydebank goal. This didn't put them off. If it had not been for Dick Madden, the Alloa tally would have been much higher.

Ian Hawkshaw of Clydebank ended the first half with a lovely 10 yard shot. Keeper Matchett jumped high to save the ball, grabbing it out of the air.

Alloa came into the second half very strongly, in fact for the first ten minutes they hammered the living daylights out of the Clydebank defence.

Clydebank managed to pull themselves together and for a few minutes, in which Love and Hawkshaw both struck the fear of death into the Alloa defence, they actually looked as though they would take the lead. But the Alloa defence stood firm and nothing came of the now more frequent Clydebank attacks.

The game was one of the cleanest ever seen at Kilbowie, but it was marred by one black incident in which inside left Ure had his name taken for a very bad foul on Clydebank outside right O'Brien.

Alloa continue to pile on the pressure and the Clydebank defence buckled under it. The second goal was inevitable. One thing was obvious from this game. Alloa proved to be a much stronger team than Bankies expected and Clydebank paid dearly for their laxity.



Squad Statistics (as at October 5th, 1968)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 9 - 6 - 51 -
Dennis Ruddy 9 - 6 - 19 -
Graeme Brockett 8 - 1 - 9 -
Ernie Collumbine 9 - 52932
Ian Hawkshaw 9662158
Davie Mitchell 3 - 5 - 814
Dougie Hay 9 - 4 - 271
Bobby Love 2 - 0 - 2 -
Gerry O'Brien 9 - 6 - 18 -
Alan Munro 842 - 104
Jimmy Caskie 813 - 172







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
5th October 1968
Albion Rovers0-0Queen's Park
Ayr Utd2-2Queen of South
Brechin City2-1Berwick Rangers
Clydebank0-2Alloa Athletic
East Fife1-2Forfar Ath
East Stirlingshire5-1Montrose
Motherwell4-1Cowdenbeath
Stenhousemuir3-2Dumbarton
Stirling Albion7-1Hamilton Accies

League Table (as at October 5th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. East Stirlingshire 7 6 1 0 +21 13
2. Queen of South 9 5 3 1 +11 13
3. Albion Rovers 8 6 1 1 +4 13
4. Motherwell 7 6 0 1 +19 12
5. Stirling Albion 7 6 0 1 +13 12
6. Forfar Ath 7 4 2 1 +4 10
7. East Fife 8 3 3 2 +1 9
8. Ayr Utd 7 3 2 2 -1 8
9. Alloa Athletic 9 3 2 4 -2 8
10. Stranraer 6 3 1 2 +4 7
11. Clydebank 9 1 5 3 -3 7
12. Brechin City 7 3 1 3 -3 7
13. Montrose 9 3 1 5 -4 7
14. Berwick Rangers 9 2 2 5 -6 6
15. Cowdenbeath 9 1 2 6 -9 4
16. Hamilton Accies 8 1 2 5 -10 4
17. Queen's Park 9 1 2 6 -10 4
18. Dumbarton 8 1 1 6 -10 3
19. Stenhousemuir 7 1 1 5 -19 3