5 - 0
5 - 0
League (Division 2)
Tommy McGhee (42)
Tommy McGhee (44)
Jimmy Caskie (65)
Alan Munro (73)
Paul McMillan (82)
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
12 Gerry O'Brien
||Jimmy Kemp 12|
Gerry O'Brien for Tommy McGhee (57)
||Jimmy Kemp -> Ken Craig (67)|
W Syme (Referee)
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.
|1968-69||All Time||All Time|
|Dick Madden (GK)||24||23||-||7||-||50||-||16||-||66||-|
|Gerry O'Brien (sub)||19||20||1||7||-||23||1||7||-||30||1|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|25th January 1969|
|Albion Rovers||2-1||Brechin City|
|Alloa Athletic||0-3||Forfar Ath|
|1st February 1969|
|East Stirlingshire||2-1||Queen's Park|
|Queen of South||1-0||Montrose|
|Stirling Albion||3-1||Berwick Rangers|
|8th February 1969|
|Hamilton Accies||0-3||Queen of South|
|Queen's Park||4-0||Alloa Athletic|
|Stirling Albion||3-0||Brechin City|
|15th February 1969|
|Ayr Utd||2-1||East Fife|
|Queen's Park||2-2||Forfar Ath|
|5.||Queen of South||24||13||5||6||+23||31|