Clydebank 3
Forfar Ath 0
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
3 - 0
 Forfar Ath

League (Division 2)
Saturday, January 4th, 1969
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 378
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Alan Munro (10)
Alan Munro (60)
Tommy McGhee (67)
None.

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 Paul McMillan
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Dennis Ruddy
5 Jim Fallon
6 Dougie Hay
7 Ian Hawkshaw
8 Bobby Love
9 Tommy McGhee
10 Alan Munro
11 Jimmy Caskie
David Phillips 1
John McKenzie 2
George Grimshaw 3
Jim Knox 4
Dennis Milne 5
John Fyfe 6
John May 7
Syd Dick 8
Jim Young 9
Tommy Mackle 10
Ian Wyles 11

Bench
12 Frank McAleer
Bobby Davis 12

Substitutions
None. Bobby Davis -> Syd Dick (62)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R Davidson (Referee)




Match Report


The mood at Kilbowie Park has transformed! Fans are abuzz after Clydebank's emphatic 3-0 victory over Forfar last Saturday – their first home league win of the season!

This wasn't just any win, it was a dominant display. Young Alan "Chaser" Munro stole the show. In his debut season at Kilbowie, the towering blonde forward has become a force to be reckoned with. He's a relentless goal machine, chasing down every loose ball and unleashing shots from any angle. Munro's blistering pace keeps him ahead of defenders, and his height makes him a menace in the box. Here's hoping to see much more of him in the first team!

This Clydebank side looked a completely different beast compared to their lacklustre performance against Queen's Park. Wingers Ian Hawkshaw and Jimmy Caskie added a much-needed spark to the attack, while Dick Madden provided a safe pair of hands in goal.

The pressure on Forfar began early, and their defence crumbled within 10 minutes. After relentless bombardment, Tommy McGhee whipped a low cross across the goalmouth. Alan Munro, a blur of blond hair, almost slid in but still managed to slam the ball past a hesitant Phillips, who could have done better.

Clydebank pressed on, with Hawkshaw, McGhee, Caskie, McMillan, and Munro all coming close. Forfar were reduced to desperate defending, only mustering the occasional attack when Clydebank momentarily switched off.

Disaster nearly struck three minutes before halftime when Munro and Phillips collided in the box. Both players lay writhing with what looked like leg injuries. Thankfully, after a tense couple of minutes, the trainers gave them the all-clear to continue.

Clydebank had a nasty habit of letting leads slip in the second half, but not this time. This team was on fire! Their teamwork was immaculate, the passing crisp and precise, and even the usually busy Dick Madden found himself with little to do.

The second goal arrived 15 minutes into the second half after another near miss. Hawkshaw's high lob found Phillips, who got a fingertip to it, sending the ball ballooning upwards. It bounced off the bar and landed precariously close to the goal line. Phillips and Munro both lunged, but Munro won the race, nodding the ball past the helpless goalkeeper.

Forfar resorted to desperate tactics, bringing on substitute Davis for Dick. However, it was all in vain.

The final goal was a solo effort from the impressive McGhee. He barged into the Forfar box and unleashed a powerful shot that Phillips completely misjudged, allowing the ball to squirm under him and into the net.

This was undeniably one of Clydebank's finest performances of the season, rivalled only by their display at Boghead. If this team can stay together and maintain this level of play, there's no stopping Clydebank!

Match report written by and adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at January 4th, 1969)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 20 - 7 - 63 -
Paul McMillan 5 - 51101
Davie Mitchell 15 - 6 - 944
Dennis Ruddy 15 - 7 - 26 -
Jim Fallon 17 - 3 - 20 -
Ian Hawkshaw 219722811
Dougie Hay 18 - 5 - 371
Bobby Love 911 - 101
Tommy McGhee 520 - 918
Alan Munro 1593 - 189
Jimmy Caskie 1943 - 285







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
4th January 1969
Clydebank3-0Forfar Ath
Queen of South4-2East Fife
Queen's Park0-3Ayr Utd

League Table (as at January 4th, 1969)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Motherwell 20 17 2 1 +52 36
2. Stirling Albion 21 17 1 3 +28 35
3. Albion Rovers 21 13 4 4 +10 30
4. Ayr Utd 20 13 3 4 +32 29
5. Forfar Ath 19 12 2 5 +19 26
6. Queen of South 21 11 4 6 +19 26
7. East Fife 21 11 4 6 +13 26
8. East Stirlingshire 21 11 2 8 +16 24
9. Stranraer 20 8 5 7 +4 21
10. Queen's Park 22 9 3 10 -6 21
11. Berwick Rangers 21 6 5 10 -11 17
12. Montrose 20 7 1 12 -17 15
13. Cowdenbeath 20 5 4 11 -15 14
14. Clydebank 21 3 8 10 -18 14
15. Hamilton Accies 21 5 4 12 -18 14
16. Dumbarton 22 5 4 13 -20 14
17. Brechin City 17 5 1 11 -13 11
18. Alloa Athletic 21 3 4 14 -24 10
19. Stenhousemuir 21 2 3 16 -51 7