Clydebank 5
Montrose 0
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
5 - 0
 Montrose

League (Division 2)
Saturday, February 15th, 1969
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 706
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tommy McGhee (42)
Tommy McGhee (44)
Jimmy Caskie (65)
Alan Munro (73)
Paul McMillan (82)
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
Archie Page 1
Bruce Martin 2
Bobby Smith 3
Drew Michie 4
George Munro 5
Ian Thomson 6
John McDonald 7
Bobby Livingstone 8
Andy Welsh 9
Ken Craig 10
Arthur Finn 11

Bench
12 Gerry O'Brien
Jimmy Kemp 12

Substitutions
Gerry O'Brien for Tommy McGhee (57)
Jimmy Kemp -> Ken Craig

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W Syme (Referee)




Match Report


Maintaining their record, now standing at six wins out of six (***Editors note – Don’t know where this stat is coming from), Clydebank romped home to this glorious victory against Montrose on Saturday afternoon.

Two beautiful goals during the last five minutes of the first half, from Tommy McGhee, playing a marvellous game at centre forward, put Clydebank well on the way to this win.

The Montrose team was pinned back in defence throughout the match, gaining the attack less than a dozen times throughout.

With only ten minutes of play left, Montrose were in a desperate situation, when they missed the chance of the match.

Referee, WMM Syme awarded Montrose a penalty after inside right Love, of Clydebank had a bit of an argument with centre forward Welsh inside the Clydebank area.

Elected to take the kick, left back Smith sent a low shot. Dick Madden fell on the ball, allowed it to slip then double dived to knock it out for a corner. The looks of despair on the faces of the Montrose players were pitiful.

The match opened slowly, but Bankies mastered the very hard conditions first, and it was not long before the Montrose players were packed tight round their own goalmouth.

For a long time it looked as if the visitors would be able to hold the Clydebank attack out, then in the 42nd minute Tommy McGhee changed the complete face of the game.

McGhee's first came after outside left Jimmy Caskie had tried a close shot at the Montrose goal.

'Keeper Page misjudged his save and the ball went back out through the defence. McGhee was almost running away from the ball, then with a display of excellent reflexes, he sent the ball home with a neat back-heel.

Two minutes later, Jimmy Caskie was also behind McGhee's second.

Caskie ran the ball down the wing and crossed in to McGhee in the middle of the field. As McGhee ran on to the ball, the Montrose defence came out to meet him; keeper Page also came out almost to the edge of the box, leaving his goal wide open.

This was the chance McGhee had been waiting for. Flipping the ball past Page he sent it bouncing into the back of the net.

Young Gerry O'Brien, the Clydebank substitute was given a chance to play, under the most unfortunate circumstances, soon after the reopening of the second half. Hero of the day, Tommy McGhee, came down heavily on his leg, during a tackle, and had to be helped off the pitch.

Later in the second half, in a vain attempt to introduce some new spirit to the side, Montrose substitute Kemp was brought on in place of inside left Craig.

Soon after being brought on, Gerry O'Brien proved his worth when he made Clydebank's third goal. After a corner on the right wing, the ball came high to O'Brien. Swivelling, he passed it across the Montrose goalmouth to Caskie, who shot from the left post into the corner of the net.

Three up, there was no holding Clydebank!

In the 73rd minute tall Alan Munro added another one to the Clydebank tally, Meeting a Hawkshaw pass back, inside the box, he knocked it in to the net with the side of his foot.

The last goal of the match was not long in following up. But, what a surprise it was!

In the 82nd minute, right back - McMillan of Clydebank came right upfield to the Montrose goal. Playing confidently, he made for a high pass from the right wing and scored with one of the best headers seen at Kilbowie this season.

Although this was a good match for the Clydebank players, a special world of praise must also go to the Kilbowie groundsmen. Despite deplorable conditions, the pitch was as flat as a billiard table.

Although it was very hard, it was well sanded and considering the weather it could not have been better.



Squad Statistics (as at February 15th, 1969)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 23 - 7 - 66 -
Jim Fallon 20 - 3 - 23 -
Ian Hawkshaw 249723111
Paul McMillan 7251123
Dennis Ruddy 17 - 7 - 28 -
Davie Mitchell 18 - 6 - 974
Tommy McGhee 860 - 9412
Dougie Hay 21 - 5 - 401
Bobby Love 1211 - 131
Jimmy Caskie 2273 - 318
Alan Munro 18113 - 2111
Gerry O'Brien (sub) 2017 - 301







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
25th January 1969
Albion Rovers2-1Brechin City
Alloa Athletic0-3Forfar Ath
1st February 1969
Albion Rovers1-2Dumbarton
Ayr Utd4-0Cowdenbeath
Brechin City0-1Stranraer
East Stirlingshire2-1Queen's Park
Motherwell4-0Alloa Athletic
Queen of South1-0Montrose
Stenhousemuir1-2Forfar Ath
Stirling Albion3-1Berwick Rangers
8th February 1969
Dumbarton3-1Berwick Rangers
East Fife3-1Motherwell
Forfar Ath1-3Cowdenbeath
Hamilton Accies0-3Queen of South
Queen's Park4-0Alloa Athletic
Stirling Albion3-0Brechin City
15th February 1969
Ayr Utd2-1East Fife
Berwick Rangers1-5Stranraer
Clydebank5-0Montrose
Queen's Park2-2Forfar Ath

League Table (as at February 15th, 1969)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Motherwell 24 20 2 2 +63 42
2. Stirling Albion 25 20 2 3 +34 42
3. Ayr Utd 23 16 3 4 +39 35
4. Albion Rovers 25 15 5 5 +11 35
5. Queen of South 24 13 5 6 +23 31
6. Forfar Ath 24 14 3 7 +20 31
7. East Fife 24 13 4 7 +19 30
8. East Stirlingshire 23 12 3 8 +17 27
9. Stranraer 23 10 5 8 +8 25
10. Queen's Park 27 10 5 12 -7 25
11. Dumbarton 26 9 4 13 -12 22
12. Clydebank 24 4 10 10 -13 18
13. Berwick Rangers 26 6 6 14 -21 18
14. Montrose 24 7 3 14 -23 17
15. Cowdenbeath 24 6 4 14 -23 16
16. Hamilton Accies 24 5 5 14 -26 15
17. Alloa Athletic 26 4 5 17 -33 13
18. Brechin City 22 5 2 15 -20 12
19. Stenhousemuir 24 2 4 18 -56 8