East Stirlingshire 0
Clydebank 2
Scottish Cup (1st Round)


East Stirlingshire 

0 - 2

Clydebank

Scottish Cup (1st Round)
Saturday, December 5th, 1970
Firs Park. Att. 675
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Jimmy Caskie (13)
Peter Kane (75)

Team Managers
Jim Rowan Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 George Wood
2 Bobby Stein
3 Jim McGregor
4 Arthur Hamill
5 Gordon Simpson
6 Tommy Martin
7 Alan Miller
8 Jim Meakin
9 John Donnachie
10 Ian Browning
11 Ian Scanlon
Mike McDonald 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Danny Gray 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Jimmy Wilson 7
Bobby Love 8
Peter Kane 9
Alan Munro 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 Willie McQuade Norrie Hall 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. Dougie Hay (45)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

EH Pringle (Referee)
GS Brown & J Russell (Assistants)



Match Report


Clydebank's deserved victory at Falkirk on Saturday gave them a passport to a home game with Hamilton in the second round and set the fans wondering if they could follow up on last season's good showing in the cup.

The Bankies were good in every department- playing it tight in defence, where they were particularly well served by Ruddy and Fallon, and fast on the break up front.

They blitzed the 'Shire goal from the word go, with Jimmy Caskie displaying his shooting talents. The wee man seemed to use these early efforts as firing practice.

For in the 13th minute he hit a cracker from 30 yards and Woods was in two minds as the ball crashed into the net.

East Stirlingshire came back into the game and kept McDonald and those outstanding centre-half twins, Dennis Ruddy and Jim Fallon busy.

Browning sent Miller clear in the 30th minute and he was left with only McDonald to beat. But the winger made a hash of things and the 'keeper blocked his shot.

Just on half-time Dougie Hay was booked after a tackle on Hamill, who seemed the only real danger man in the 'Shire eleven at this point.

Bankies found themselves defending again after the interval. Hamill sent over a cross which McDonald did well to punch over, with the bustling Donachie careering into the area.

Next came a puzzling pair of decisions from referee Pringle. Woods touched another Caskie sizzler round the post, and Mr. Pringle awarded a bye-kick to the 'Shire.

Minutes later, at the other end, McDonald saved a shot and again the result was a bye.

Mick McDonald's long kick-outs were providing problems for the few defenders left in the 'Shire half-and Kane and Caskie weren't helping them much.

As 'Shire redoubled their efforts - even Alan Munro was defending, and tackling very well-McDonald went down with what looked like a nasty injury, after punching clear a Hamill effort. But he managed to get up and push Hamill's second try round the post, before collapsing in a heap again.

Then he rose to clutch the corner. The clincher came in the 75th minute and it started from one of those kick-outs. Kane was left with only Simpson to share the 'Shire half of the park. He outfoxed the centre-half and raced towards goal.

His shot was in the goal before Woods had time to turn and watch the net bulge.



Squad Statistics (as at December 5th, 1970)


1970-71 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 13 - 7 - 50 -
Davie Mitchell 13 - 711725
Dennis Ruddy 1317 - 1021
Danny Gray 10 - 6 - 64 -
Jim Fallon 13372969
Jimmy Wilson 4 - 1 - 5 -
Dougie Hay 1127 - 1094
Bobby Love 13 - 7 - 872
Peter Kane 7141112
Jimmy Caskie 1358611041
Alan Munro 137839743







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
21st November 1970
Dumbarton4-0Montrose
East Fife0-1Stranraer
Forfar Ath1-0Albion Rovers
Hamilton Accies4-1Arbroath
Partick Th3-0Alloa Athletic
Queen of South0-1Raith Rovers
Queen's Park1-0Berwick Rangers
Stirling Albion1-2Stenhousemuir
28th November 1970
Albion Rovers1-2Arbroath
Alloa Athletic1-1Berwick Rangers
Brechin City1-1East Fife
Forfar Ath5-6Hamilton Accies
Partick Th3-1Queen of South
Queen's Park2-1Dumbarton
Raith Rovers2-2Montrose
Stranraer3-0Stirling Albion
5th December 1970
Arbroath0-2Partick Th
Berwick Rangers0-2Raith Rovers
East Fife3-2Dumbarton
Montrose2-1Queen's Park
Queen of South1-1Alloa Athletic

League Table (as at December 5th, 1970)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. East Fife 18 10 5 3 +20 25
2. Arbroath 18 10 4 4 +14 24
3. Albion Rovers 16 8 5 3 +10 21
4. Partick Th 15 8 4 3 +19 20
5. Raith Rovers 18 7 6 5 0 20
6. Stranraer 15 8 3 4 +11 19
7. Montrose 18 8 3 7 +1 19
8. Forfar Ath 17 6 6 5 +1 18
9. Queen of South 18 6 5 7 -5 17
10. Alloa Athletic 17 6 4 7 -4 16
11. Queen's Park 17 7 2 8 -9 16
12. Stenhousemuir 17 6 3 8 -11 15
13. Dumbarton 15 5 4 6 +7 14
14. Clydebank 13 6 2 5 0 14
15. Stirling Albion 15 4 4 7 +1 12
16. Hamilton Accies 14 5 2 7 -4 12
17. Berwick Rangers 15 3 4 8 -11 10
18. Brechin City 15 2 3 10 -19 7
19. East Stirlingshire 15 1 5 9 -21 7