Clydebank 4
Arbroath 1
League Cup (Group 8)

4 - 1

League Cup (Group 8)
Saturday, August 8th, 1970
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,696
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jim Fallon (pen.) (3)
Davie Mitchell (43)
Jimmy Caskie (72)
Jimmy Caskie (76)
Ian Stewart (71)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Bert Henderson

Starting Eleven
1 Mike McDonald
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Danny Gray
4 Dennis Ruddy
5 Jim Fallon
6 Dougie Hay
7 Bobby Love
8 Donnie Wilson
9 Mike Jackson
10 Alan Munro
11 Jimmy Caskie
Jim Gallacher 1
Jimmy Booth 2
Tommy Hughes 3
Tom Cargill 4
Bobby Waddell 5
Tommy Walker 6
Eric Sellars 7
Jim Cant 8
Jimmy Jack 9
Dennis Bruce 10
Ian Stewart 11

12 Paul McMillan
Stewart Mollison 12

Paul McMillan for Jimmy Caskie
Stewart Mollison -> Ian Stewart

None. Eric Sellars (62)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J McKee (Referee)

Match Report

Fantastic. That is the only word I can find to describe the game in general, and the Bankies in particular. They completely demoralised the visiting Arbroath side with a style of football - ably led by Mike Jackson - that is sure to have the Kilbowie attendances rising.

It did you good to see the players playing for one another, passing the ball unselfishly about the park. Their running off the ball was magnificent too, and if they keep up this form it will be first division football at Clydebank next season.

And the man behind the win was Mike Jackson. Queen of the South must have been mad to release him on a free transfer, if he can still turn in performances like this. He was all over the park spurring on his team of babes, and they responded magnificently.

It was Jackson in the 3rd minute, who sent a beautiful pass ahead of Jimmy Caskie. The winger outstripped the defence but as he rounded the keeper, he was sent crashing to the ground by Jim Gallacher, the ex-Yoker Athletic goalie, and himself a Clydebank lad.

A penalty it was, and centre half Jim Fallon made no mistake from the spot, although Gallacher - did manage to touch the ball as it went into the net.

Eight minutes later, the Jackson - Caskie combination nearly struck again. The winger took a pass from his captain and outpaced right-half Cargill, but his parting shot hit the post and rebounded back into play to Alan Munro, whose first-time shot was blocked by the keeper

In the 20th minute, Donnie Wilson nearly scored. The tall inside-right controlled a high ball beautifully, before rounding Hughes, but he made a hash of his parting shot, sending it high into the terracing.

The Clydebank team appealed for a penalty in the 27th minute after a shot from Alan Munro seemed to be diverted away from goal by an arm.

This was a sure sign of the desperate state the Red Lichties defence was in. They were being caught out time after time by the homesters quick breaks.

Just after the half-hour mark, Mike Jackson sent a header from a Jimmy Caskie corner just wide.

Two minutes from the interval, right-back David Mitchell notched up his side's second goal.

Jimmy Caskie started the move, when he took advantage of an unfortunate slip by Waddell, and crossed across the face of the goal. The ball was only half-cleared, and "Sunshine" Mitchell snapped the ball into the back of the net.

Arbroath right-winger Eric Sellers seemed certain to score a goal when he returned a faulty clearance by Mike McDonald first-time towards the empty net, but the Clydebank man raced across his goal in record time to save.

Five minutes later, Sellers was booked for a blatant foul on Danny Gray.

Jimmy Caskie earned a round of applause from the crowd with a great shot which shook the post with Gallacher nowhere.

Jimmy Jack brought a few moans from his team-mates when he amazingly missed an open goal from about three yards. Eric Sellers had centred hard and low from the left, but it was Jack himself and not the ball which landed up in the net.

In the 71st minute, Arbroath outside-left Stewart scored when he took advantage of hesitation between Danny Gray and Mike McDonald.

Any hopes the visitors had of a fight-back were dashed a minute later, when Jimmy Caskie scored a brilliant solo goal. He gave two Arbroath defenders, Booth and Cargill, the run-around before shooting home at the near post.

Four minutes later, it was all over, when Jimmy Caskie scored his own second and his side's fourth goal, when he took a high ball from Mike Jackson, and sent a fierce shot into the rigging.

Squad Statistics (as at August 8th, 1970)

1970-71 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 0 - 1 - 31 -
Danny Gray 0 - 1 - 49 -
Jim Fallon 0 - 11775
Davie Mitchell 0 - 111535
Dennis Ruddy 0 - 1 - 83 -
Dougie Hay 0 - 1 - 922
Bobby Love 0 - 1 - 682
Donnie Wilson 0 - 1 - 101
Alan Munro 0 - 1 - 7733
Mike Jackson 0 - 1 - 1 -
Jimmy Caskie 0 - 129032
Paul McMillan (sub) 0 - 1 - 444

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