Arbroath 1
Clydebank 2
Scottish Cup (1st Round)


Arbroath 

1 - 2

Clydebank

Scottish Cup (1st Round)
Saturday, January 24th, 1970
Gayfield Park. Att. 2,434
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Jim Cant (31) Jimmy Caskie (70)
Bobby Love (74)

Team Managers
Bert Henderson Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Jimmy Hodge
2 George McKay
3 Tommy Hughes
4 Dave Cargill
5 Ian Stirling
6 Tommy Walker
7 Eric Sellars
8 Jim Cant
9 Jimmy Jack
10 Ian Reid
11 Dennis Bruce
Mike McDonald 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Danny Gray 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Gerry O'Brien 7
Bobby Love 8
Tommy McGhee 9
Alan Munro 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 Marnie Paul McMillan 12

Substitutions
Marnie -> Dennis Bruce None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

W Anderson (Referee)
DR Robertson & A Grant (Assistants)



Match Report


Clydebank who shocked promotion chasing Falkirk earlier this month in the League, delivered another shattering blow, this time in the Cup against Arbroath, who are also seeking re-entry to the first division.

The blow was all the more humiliating for the home team by reason of Clydebank being composed mainly of teenagers. There were no fewer than seven in the line-up.

Opening against a stirring easterly wind and driving rain Clydebank kept the ball on the deck and gave a display of crisp, speedy and attacking football.

Spraying their passes, particularly on the wings where O'Brien and Caskie were their ace-men, they kept the Maroons defence fully stretched.

Arbroath, on the other hand, were a disjointed lot, weak in all aspects of the game. The forwards seldom got going, as they have done in recent games, and when chances were made there was no one to give the finishing touch.

The home team fans were so exasperated by their team's show in the second half that they started to drift home ten minutes from the final whistle.

Clydebank pounded the Arbroath defence right from the start and O'Brien, McGhee and Caskie all had near misses. Despite this pressure it was Arbroath who went into the lead.

In 31 minutes Sellars sent the ball into the middle giving Cant an excellent shot into the net.

Opening the second half, Bankies showed the Arbroath backs the strength of their boots giving keeper Hodge anything but an easy time of it. O'Brien came near with a shot that struck one of the metal net supports.

A minute later Hodge was called upon again to pull off another great save from a Caskie rocket.

After 70 minutes and a lot of hard work Bankies got the equaliser: Caskie unleashed a terrific shot from almost 35 yards and the ball was in the back of the net before Hodge could move.

Within another four minutes the visitors had taken the lead, Love being the scorer. Gaining possession he sent in a shot which Hodge could not quite hold and the ball ran over the line.

Soon after this, Arbroath substituted Marnie for Bruce. Towards the end of the game Marnie was then carried off after being injured in a tackle.



Squad Statistics (as at January 24th, 1970)


1969-70 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 14 - 4 - 19 -
Danny Gray 22 - 9 - 39 -
Jim Fallon 18 - 92624
Davie Mitchell 20 - 9 - 1384
Dennis Ruddy 23 - 5 - 68 -
Tommy McGhee 1879212121
Dougie Hay 1819 - 772
Bobby Love 21 - 81542
Alan Munro 2210956330
Gerry O'Brien 2349 - 746
Jimmy Caskie 2311947528







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
24th January 1970
Alloa Athletic3-1Berwick Rangers
Cowdenbeath4-0Queen's Park
Stenhousemuir3-4East Stirlingshire

League Table (as at January 24th, 1970)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cowdenbeath 25 16 6 3 +32 38
2. Queen of South 23 15 4 4 +17 34
3. Arbroath 25 15 3 7 +30 33
4. Falkirk 20 14 2 4 +30 30
5. Alloa Athletic 23 14 2 7 +18 30
6. Stirling Albion 24 11 8 5 +17 30
7. Dumbarton 22 11 5 6 +12 27
8. Berwick Rangers 22 11 3 8 +15 25
9. East Fife 24 11 2 11 +1 24
10. Montrose 23 9 4 10 -1 22
11. Clydebank 23 7 5 11 -16 19
12. Albion Rovers 23 7 4 12 -9 18
13. Queen's Park 25 7 4 14 -16 18
14. East Stirlingshire 21 6 5 10 -14 17
15. Brechin City 21 7 3 11 -15 17
16. Forfar Ath 24 8 1 15 -17 17
17. Stranraer 23 6 2 15 -15 14
18. Hamilton Accies 24 5 4 15 -26 14
19. Stenhousemuir 25 5 3 17 -43 13