Clydebank 0
Dumbarton 0
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
0 - 0
 Dumbarton

League (Division 2)
Thursday, January 1st, 1970
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,975
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Jackie Stewart

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Danny Gray
4 Dennis Ruddy
5 Jim Fallon
6 Dougie Hay
7 Gerry O'Brien
8 Bobby Love
9 Tommy McGhee
10 Alan Munro
11 Jimmy Caskie
David Anderson 1
Allan McKay 2
George Muir 3
Eddie Ferguson 4
John Jamieson 5
Len Campbell 6
Ian Boyd 7
Roy McCormack 8
Kenny Jenkins 9
Johnny Graham 10
Allan Watson 11

Bench
12 Paul McMillan
Alex McMichael 12

Substitutions
Paul McMillan for Bobby Love (68)
None.

Cautions
Tommy McGhee (37)
Dougie Hay (46)
None.

Red Cards
Danny Gray (85)
None.
Match Officials

T Kellock (Referee)




Match Report


Two booked and one sent off. That's the Bankies' tally after the Ne'erday derby between the "old firm of the second division

If you get the impression that was a tough game, then you are right, although part of the blame must rest on the shoulders of referee Kellock.

In the second half especially, I think he lost control of the game as tempers on both sides began to fray. He booked two Clydebank men and sent one off, but should have had one or two Dumbarton names in his wee black book as well.

Tommy McGhee was first to be booked, when he retaliated against sons' right-half Ferguson, and the same Dumbarton player was involved in a clash with Clydebank left back Danny Gray; this led to the latter being sent off, after the referee had consulted the stand-side linesman.

The third Bankie in trouble with the referee was Dougie Hay, who was booked 30 seconds from half time for a heavy tackle on Watson.

The bone hard Kilbowie pitch did not help matters either, as many of the free kicks that were awarded, were due to players losing their footing at the last minute when going in to the tackle.

The conditions nearly cost the visitors a goal when, in the 70th minute, Gerry O'Brien latched on to the ball after it broke loose in the Sons' penalty box; but the defence recovered just in time.

The first real chance of the game fell to Dumbarton inside-left Johnny Graham, when he pounced on a clearance from Dick Madden and sent a great shot just past the upright.

For the opening 25 minutes most of the play was concentrated in the middle of the field, with both defences playing very soundly.

Centre-half Jim Fallon completely blotted out Roy McCormack, the Sons' inside-forward, while David Mitchell and Danny Gray kept a tight rein on the Dumbarton wingers.

In the 25th minute, Sons' goalkeeper Davie Anderson brought off a tremendous one-handed save from a Tommy McGhee header when a goal seemed certain, and he saved his side again in the 40th minute when he touched a David Mitchell shot over 'the bar.

The Dumbarton players claimed for a penalty in the 34th minute when Roy McCormack was brought down in the penalty box by Dennis Ruddy, but the referee waved play on.

Dumbarton started the second half off with a muffled bang, when ,with only a few minutes played, Roy McCormack missed a "sitter" on the goal line after good work by Boyd and Watson.

Clydebank came right into the game now, pinning the Sons into their own half of the field. Gerry O'Brien was at his best during this period as he teased and tantalised the Sons.

He could beat man after man with incredible ease and his passing of the ball was superb. . In the 63rd minute, came the Bankies' best chance of scoring.

Jimmy Caskie, who was operating on the right wing, cut past Muir to the bye-line and sent a beautiful pass across the face of the open goal, but there were no takers.

Five minutes later, Bobby Love was assisted from the park with a pulled muscle in the back of his leg and Paul McMillan came on in his place.

Tommy McGhee dropped back to take up Love's position and McMillan took up at centre-forward

Dick Madden brought off a great save in the 76th minute when he stopped a point-blank shot from Eddie Ferguson.

Then came the incident that resulted in Danny Gray being five minutes early for his bath, and a minute after that, came the miss of the match from Sons' left winger Alan Watson.

A cross from the right found the winger standing all on his own in front of the goal with Madden out of position and he incredibly swept the ball over the bar.

Both teams put in a storming finish trying to take both points but at the end, a draw was a fair result.

Best for Dumbarton were D. Anderson, Campbell and Graham, while best for Clydebank were both full-backs and O'Brien.



Squad Statistics (as at January 1st, 1970)


1969-70 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 8 - 5 - 90 -
Danny Gray 20 - 8 - 36 -
Jim Fallon 16 - 82594
Davie Mitchell 18 - 8 - 1354
Dennis Ruddy 21 - 4 - 65 -
Dougie Hay 1618 - 742
Bobby Love 20 - 7 - 521
Tommy McGhee 1678211821
Alan Munro 208856028
Gerry O'Brien 2128 - 714
Jimmy Caskie 2110837226
Paul McMillan (sub) 10 - 1 - 334







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
1st January 1970
Brechin City0-2Montrose
Clydebank0-0Dumbarton
East Fife0-1Cowdenbeath
East Stirlingshire1-1Queen's Park
Forfar Ath2-1Arbroath
Hamilton Accies2-6Albion Rovers
Stenhousemuir2-1Alloa Athletic
Stirling Albion0-3Falkirk
Stranraer4-5Queen of South

League Table (as at January 1st, 1970)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cowdenbeath 21 13 6 2 +23 32
2. Falkirk 19 14 2 3 +31 30
3. Queen of South 21 13 4 4 +13 30
4. Stirling Albion 22 10 8 4 +17 28
5. Arbroath 22 12 3 7 +23 27
6. Alloa Athletic 20 12 2 6 +16 26
7. Berwick Rangers 19 11 3 5 +21 25
8. Dumbarton 20 9 5 6 +8 23
9. Montrose 21 8 4 9 -1 20
10. East Fife 22 9 2 11 -3 20
11. Brechin City 19 7 3 9 -9 17
12. Forfar Ath 22 8 1 13 -13 17
13. Clydebank 21 6 5 10 -16 17
14. Albion Rovers 22 6 4 12 -11 16
15. Queen's Park 22 6 4 12 -14 16
16. East Stirlingshire 19 5 5 9 -13 15
17. Hamilton Accies 21 5 4 12 -19 14
18. Stranraer 21 5 2 14 -15 12
19. Stenhousemuir 22 4 3 15 -38 11