East Stirlingshire 1
Clydebank 0
League (Division 2)


East Stirlingshire 

1 - 0

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Monday, April 14th, 1969
Firs Park. Att. 621
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Brian Moore (57) None.

Team Managers
Ian Crawford Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Andy Jeffrey
2 Alex Comrie
3 John McGuinness
4 John Mitchell
5 Gordon Simpson
6 Tommy Borland
7 Frank Harper
8 Benny McGuire
9 John Donnachie
10 Brian Moore
11 Arthur Hamill
Dick Madden 1
Paul McMillan 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Ian Hawkshaw 7
Bobby Love 8
John McGunnigle 9
Gerry O'Brien 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 Stan McLaughlin JIm McCue 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

AE Currie (Referee)
W Paterson & G Steppie (Assistants)



Match Report


East Stirlingshire secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Clydebank, marking their first-ever win against the Bankies at Firs Park. While the "Shire" weren't at their most dazzling, they displayed enough grit and determination to overcome a determined Clydebank outfit.

The match mirrored their recent encounter with Hamilton – East Stirlingshire dominated possession and territorial advantage, but goalscoring opportunities remained scarce. Clydebank, meanwhile, sat deep and defended resolutely, offering little in the way of attacking threat.

It was fitting that Brian Moore, who had been a bright spark since returning from injury, emerged as the hero for East Stirlingshire. His well-placed header in the 58th minute proved to be the decisive moment in the game. The goal originated from a flowing move down the right flank, with John Mitchell and Benny McGuire combining to send over a perfect cross for Moore to head past Clydebank goalkeeper Madden.

Following the goal, Clydebank showed some attacking intent, attempting to exploit space on the counter-attack. However, their youthful forward line lacked the experience and composure to truly trouble the East Stirlingshire defense. Youngster Caskie, a player with undeniable talent and pace on the left wing, did manage to test Andy Jeffrey in the East Stirlingshire goal with some powerful strikes, but ultimately couldn't find the equaliser.

In the end, East Stirlingshire's dogged determination and Moore's clinical finish proved to be the difference. While Clydebank displayed flashes of attacking potential, their inexperience in front of goal proved costly. This victory marks a historic moment for East Stirlingshire, finally getting the better of Clydebank at Firs Park.

Match report written by and adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at April 14th, 1969)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 32 - 7 - 75 -
Paul McMillan 16351214
Davie Mitchell 27 - 6 - 1064
Dennis Ruddy 26 - 7 - 37 -
Jim Fallon 2923 - 322
Ian Hawkshaw 3210723912
Dougie Hay 29 - 5 - 481
Bobby Love 2111 - 221
John McGunnigle 4 - 71111
Gerry O'Brien 2927 - 392
Jimmy Caskie 31113 - 4012







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
14th April 1969
Cowdenbeath3-0Brechin City
East Stirlingshire1-0Clydebank
Motherwell7-1Stenhousemuir
Queen of South5-0Forfar Ath
Stranraer3-0Albion Rovers

League Table (as at April 14th, 1969)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Motherwell 32 27 3 2 +81 57
2. Stirling Albion 33 21 5 7 +31 47
3. Ayr Utd 31 20 6 5 +49 46
4. East Fife 34 20 6 8 +37 46
5. Queen of South 33 19 6 8 +34 44
6. Albion Rovers 32 18 5 9 +5 41
7. Forfar Ath 31 17 4 10 +15 38
8. East Stirlingshire 32 16 5 11 +17 37
9. Stranraer 32 15 7 10 +13 37
10. Queen's Park 32 12 6 14 -8 30
11. Montrose 32 12 4 16 -18 28
12. Clydebank 33 6 14 13 -9 26
13. Cowdenbeath 33 10 5 18 -19 25
14. Dumbarton 34 10 5 19 -24 25
15. Hamilton Accies 33 6 8 19 -35 20
16. Berwick Rangers 33 6 7 20 -33 19
17. Alloa Athletic 33 6 6 21 -35 18
18. Brechin City 32 7 4 21 -38 18
19. Stenhousemuir 33 5 6 22 -63 16