2 - 1
2 - 1
League (Division 2)
Dougie Hay (72)
Dougie Hay (74)
|Ken Wilson (19)|
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 Mike Jackson
10 Alan Munro
11 Jimmy Caskie
Laurie Williams 1
Kenny Jenkins 2
George Muir 3
Eddie Ferguson 4
Jack Bolton 5
Johnny Graham 6
Peter Coleman 7
Joe Donnelly 8
Ken Wilson 9
Roy McCormack 10
Brian Gallagher 11
12 Donnie Wilson
||Alan McKay 12|
Donnie Wilson for Dennis Ruddy (60)
|None.||Roy McCormack (77)|
Dougie Hay (77)
J Callaghan (Referee)
The Bankies pulled the local derby match out of the fire at Kilbowie Park on Saturday with an opportunist 2-1 win. Left-half Dougie Hay played a hero and villain role, scoring both Bankies goals before being ordered off. all within the space of five minutes.
Clydebank got off to a shaky start with defender Mitchell twice misreading the situation, without Dumbarton capitalising on his mistakes. The home team regained its composure when outside left Caskie prodded the ball just wide after only three minutes play.
However Dumbarton gained the upper hand with tighter and swifter attacking moves. The Sons inside right Donnelly underlined the striking potential of the visiting forwards with an accurately placed shot from outside the penalty area which tested Bankies goalie McDonald.
The visitors confirmed their latent power when centre forward Ken Wilson outfoxed Fallon to net the ball after a rapid build-up and forward onslaught putting the Sons ahead in the 19th minute
Although possession was evenly distributed Dumbarton maintained a Steady attacking formation which stretched the home defence to its limits. McDonald proved an asset saving a close range shot from left half Graham in the 25th minute.
Clydebank’s centre forward, Jackson, demonstrated that the game was far from settled when he burst through the Sons defence to extend goalie Williams, who smothered the shot on the line. The move originated from a free kick taken by inside right Love.
From the restart Dumbarton kept up the pressure of the first half and keeper McDonald kept his head behind a rattled defence. He thwarted two attempts by burly inside left McCormack in the 50th and 52nd minutes.
Bearded Bankie, Right half Ruddy was replaced by substitute Wilson after 15 minutes of the second half.
The game went through a period of stalemate for 2o minutes until Bankies left half Dougie Hay found a gap in the Sons defence, lobbing the ball into the visitor’s goal.
With the home crowd screaming encouragement it was the same player who raised the roof of the stand when he put the Bankies ahead in the 74th minute.
Jimmy Caskie laid on an in-swinging cross and hero Dougie Snapped it into the net. The game erupted three minutes later when Dumbarton’s inside left McCormack was knocked to the ground. At the centre of the flare up was none other than Hay who was given his marching orders by referee Callaghan, intent on keeping control of this volatile match.
McCormack was booked and received a severe talking to from the Glasgow referee. With tempers frayed Clydebank played to contain the Sons and keep their lead.
The Sons were given an excellent chance to draw level in the 82nd minute when Coleman was grounded in the Bankies penalty area.
To the bitter disappointment of the visitors fans Wilson missed the opportunity and the Bankies followers jeered with delight.
The game was played out with Dumbarton having used up most of their energy, and the Bankies determined to frustrate any efforts at a late revival.
There was an anxious moment for Clydebank five minutes from time when McCormack collided with goalie McDonald. After receiving attention McDonald recovered to finish the game.
Although the Bankies came out of this local duel with a favourable result, Dumbarton played superior football for much of the game, with Clydebank lacking in cohesion and finishing technique.
It was through well taken opportunities that they won and praise must go to keeper McDonald for his composure under stress.
|1970-71||All Time||All Time|
|Mike McDonald (GK)||19||2||-||6||-||27||-||11||-||38||-|
|Donnie Wilson (sub)||23||2||-||5||2||11||1||5||2||16||3|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|2nd September 1970|
|Forfar Ath||3-3||East Fife|
|Queen of South||1-3||Montrose|
|Queen's Park||3-0||Alloa Athletic|
|5th September 1970|
|East Fife||5-1||Raith Rovers|
|East Stirlingshire||1-2||Queen's Park|
|Hamilton Accies||1-3||Albion Rovers|
|Stirling Albion||2-2||Partick Th|
|Stranraer||1-1||Queen of South|
|9.||Queen of South||3||1||1||1||0||3|