Clydebank 5
Albion Rovers 1
League Cup (Group 8)

5 - 1
 Albion Rovers

League Cup (Group 8)
Wednesday, August 19th, 1970
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,500
7:30 PM Kick-off

Jimmy Caskie (18)
Donnie Wilson (34)
Alan Munro (63)
Jimmy Caskie (70)
Bobby Doyle (84)
Mike Green (5)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Mike McDonald
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Danny Gray
4 Dennis Ruddy
5 Jim Fallon
6 Dougie Hay
7 Peter Kane
8 Bobby Love
9 Alan Munro
10 Donnie Wilson
11 Jimmy Caskie
Jim Thorburn 1
George Gallacher 2
Bill Currie 3
Bobby Tuddenham 4
Drew Rogerson 5
Eddie Halliday 6
Jimmy Johnston 7
Mike Green 8
Stewart Liddell 9
Sam Ferris 10
Gibby Kerr 11

12 Bobby Doyle
Albert Rice 12

Bobby Doyle for Peter Kane
Albert Rice -> Jimmy Johnston

None. Bobby Tuddenham

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J Grant (Referee)

Match Report

A super-fit Clydebank team took the Rovers apart at Kilbowie on Wednesday night to maintain their promising form for this season.

The Coatbridge team were even given a goal start in five minutes, when Green netted through a thin-looking rearguard from a short corner.

But in 18 minutes the backmarkers began to pull back.

As the ball bobbed about, finally landing at Jimmy Caskie's feet, the wee man took all the time he could to size up the situation - and let go with a humdinger first-time shot to put Clydebank level.

Jim Fallon was left with Mick McDonald for company as the Bankies roared forward. A combination from Davie Mitchell, Bobby Love and Peter Kane had Jim Thorburn diving to save a shot from his ex-St. Mirren buddie.

Even the home fans were surprised by the next incident.

Granted, Donnie Wilson did well to get his shot in from 30-odd yards. It was a hard one but not so hard that Thorburn should let the ball slip through his grasp into the net.

Come half-time and the writing was on the wall. Bankies had gone behind, pulled back and taken the lead. You could almost sense the "let's start playing now" attitude when the second half began.

After shoving clever passes all over Kilbowie Park, Peter Kane banged one through the centre to Alan Munro.

The big centre did the right thing he played to the whistle. And as the Rovers defence did a take-off of Madame Tussaud's, appealing for off-side, Munro walked the ball into the net.

Tuddenham had the distinction of getting his name in the ref's wee book-and a minute later completed his night by deflecting a Jimmy Caskie effort into his own net.

Both teams made changes hereabouts. Kane took a well-earned rest, to be replaced by Bobby Doyle, and Rice came on for Johnstone.

The Bankies were still chasing more goals. And, would you believe, a “Bankies chant” could actually be heard, coming from the covered terracing.

This was about the only sensible place to stand on such a night by the way, and full credit to those who came along in the monsoon.

But back at the game, Doyle was showing he was worthy of his team place. Wilson's header was touched on by Munro, and the 12th man nodded in number five. Time 84 minutes.

The visiting team chiefs had their night rounded off-with a roasting from a delegation of fans from Coatbridge.

Squad Statistics (as at August 19th, 1970)

1970-71 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 0 - 4 - 34 -
Dennis Ruddy 0 - 4 - 86 -
Danny Gray 0 - 4 - 52 -
Jim Fallon 0 - 42806
Davie Mitchell 0 - 411565
Dougie Hay 0 - 4 - 952
Bobby Love 0 - 4 - 712
Donnie Wilson 0 - 42133
Peter Kane 0 - 2 - 2 -
Alan Munro 0 - 418034
Jimmy Caskie 0 - 449334
Bobby Doyle (sub) 0 - 1174

Recent Results

League results since Clydebank's last match

League Table (as at August 19th, 1970)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.