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League (Division 2)
Bobby Doyle (8)
1 Jed Reilly
2 Andy Welsh
3 Bobby Smith
4 Jimmy Briggs
5 Ian Thomson
6 Gordon Cramond
7 Jim McIntosh
8 Bobby Waddell
9 Jim Young
10 Bobby Livingstone
11 Jimmy Kemp
Mike McDonald 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Danny Gray 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Peter Kane 7
Bobby Love 8
Bobby Doyle 9
Alan Munro 10
Jimmy Caskie 11
|12 Graeme Smith||
Donnie Wilson 12
|Graeme Smith -> Bobby Waddell||
Donnie Wilson for Peter Kane
E Thomson (Referee)
Montrose suffered their second defeat in four days when they went down to a hard-tackling Clydebank team which mastered the slippery conditions after a heavy thunderstorm.
In the eighth minute, Clydebank went into the lead when Doyle broke through with only Reilly to beat, and made no mistake.
In another raid Caskie hit the side not with powerful drive.
Livingstone had a chance to equalise but mistimed his kick and McDonald gathered easily.
Cramond did his best to rally a Montrose team woefully below form.
Livingstone was the only forward with any threat and McDonald smothered one of the big inside man's shots after coming out of goal.
Clydebank shot at every opportunity but found newcomer Briggs strong in defence, particularly in the air.
Kane almost added a second goal in 35 minutes but Reilly saved his header well.
McDonald followed that up with double save from Livingstone and Cramond.
With a few minutes of the half left right back Mitchell went upfield to hit the Montrose upright with cracking shot.
After the restart, Reilly fumbled a shot from Munro after a neat move by the Clydebank forwards.
Then McDonald failed to punch out a free kick by Briggs, but the ball was scrambled away.
Ruddy and Fallon were outstanding in a Clydebank defence which was not stretched to hold a powder-puff Montrose attack.
Waddell had an outstanding miss from a McIntosh corner. All he had to do was to prod a loose ball into the net from a yard our but a Clydebank foot stopped a far too leisurely shot.
McDonald showed clean handling in cutting out corner kicks by McIntosh.
Wilson came on for Kane in the Clydebank team and Smith replaced Waddell in the Montrose attack.
|1970-71||All Time||All Time|
|Mike McDonald (GK)||19||4||-||6||-||29||-||11||-||40||-|
|Donnie Wilson (sub)||23||3||-||5||2||12||1||5||2||17||3|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|12th September 1970|
|Alloa Athletic||1-2||East Fife|
|Partick Th||5-0||East Stirlingshire|
|Queen of South||2-1||Hamilton Accies|
|Queen's Park||0-6||Stirling Albion|
|11.||Queen of South||5||2||1||2||-3||5|