Clydebank 2
Hamilton Accies 1
Scottish Cup (2nd round)

2 - 1
 Hamilton Accies

Scottish Cup (2nd round)
Saturday, December 19th, 1970
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,300
3:00 PM Kick-off

Peter Kane (18)
Jimmy Caskie (66)
John Tuite (10)

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 Mike Jackson
8 Bobby Love
9 Peter Kane
10 Alan Munro
11 Jimmy Caskie
David Anderson 1
Charlie Fraser 2
Tommy Halpin 3
Jim Dempsey 4
George Cumming 5
Gordon Hamilton 6
Tommy Coghill 7
Jim Murphy 8
John Tuite 9
Pat Hamill 10
John Taggart 11

12 Norrie Hall
Arthur McMillan 12

None. Arthur McMillan -> Gordon Hamilton

None. Jim Murphy (5)
John Taggart (47)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A Webster (Referee)

Match Report

In one of the hardest-fought cup games seen at Kilbowie for a couple of seasons the Bankies avenged their earlier 4-1 home defeat by Hamilton in the League to go into the next round of the Scottish Cup.

Clydebank gave Hamilton a goal of a start before Peter Kane equalised and in the 66th minute then Bankies top scorer, Jimmy Caskie, netted the winner.

And I am told his goal was identical to Peter Kane's goal scored against East Stirling in the First Round two weeks earlier.

Accies' Cumming made a hash of a long clearance from Mike McDonald and quick as a flash Caskie pounced on the ball before knocking it past the advancing 'keeper.

That proved to be the winner but did we have a long time to wait to be sure! The ball was in no hurry to cross the line and as it trundled on, it seemed it was going past. But a tell-tale bulge in the net and a victory leap from Jimmy Caskie signalled the score.

Conditions were terrible. The park was very heavy and there was a very strong wind blowing from end to end. Accies won the toss and kicked off with the wind behind them. After a while the rain started and this did not help matters at all.

Both teams must be congratulated on playing some very good football though.

Hamilton started off showing that they meant business and in 30 secs. McDonald was on the ground to save. And referee Webster showed be meant business too when he booked Murphy for a foul on Dougie Hay. Time: 5 minutes.

Accies' Tuite (pronounced Tooty) put his side ahead in 10 minutes with a brilliant piece of football. He took a great pass from Taggart, dummied Jim Fallon into going the wrong way and sent a low shot past McDonald.

Seven minutes later it was all square again when Kane equalised. Again it was an outside-left centre-forward combination that led to the goal.

Jimmy Caskie sent a pass out to the right wing where Kane had taken up position and the centre took a few paces forward before unleashing a blockbuster shot into the back of the net. It's a wonder Anderson didn't get caught up in the slipstream as the ball flashed into the goal.

Alan Munro nearly added another goal in the 29th minute when he connected with a Bobby Love corner with his head but Halpin and Anderson scrambled the ball off the line.

After a very nervous start the homesters stormed right into the game and they were playing a lot of intelligent football, considering the underfoot conditions.

Kane, Jackson, Munro and Caskie were constantly harassing Accies' defence while Bobby Love was going through a tremendous amount of work in midfield. One minute he was up taking corners, next he was tackling back and giving away corners.

In the 36th minute Fraser nearly scored direct from a free-kick-10 yards inside his own half! As the ball floated into the Bankies' box, every outfield player missed it and McDonald had to bring off a catlike save to turn the ball for a corner.

When the flag-kick was taken, only the cool head of Danny Gray prevented Hamilton (the team) from taking the lead when the left-back headed the ball off the line. A gigantic stramash developed between the teams with the poor ball the pawn in the middle. But the Bankies' won the day and the ball was cleared upfield.

Taggart was booked two minutes after the restart for something he said after Clydebank had been awarded a free-kick.

A beautiful diving header from Alan Munro flew inches past the post in the 59th minute from a Mike Jackson free-kick.

The Bankies were now giving it all they had and when they attacked they moved forward en masse, leaving desperately few people back with the result that if Hamilton countered quickly there were often more Accies forwards than there were Bankies defenders.

The visitors were making the openings but they lacked a forward with the finishing touch.

After Caskie scored, Clydebank brought Munro back to strengthen their grip in the middle of the park and the blond bomber played a magnificent 24 minutes of football. Much better than he played as a front runner.

And my colleague Graham Scott, who covered the first round tie at Firs Park, Falkirk, tells me Bankies used similar tactics in that match when again Munro played a great game.

Clydebank passed up a great opportunity of adding another goal to their tally when, with the odds, men-wise, at 4-2 in their favour, they still failed to score.

With my watch at 4.41 the referee showed no signs of blowing the fulltime whistle and one frustrated and nervous Bankies supporter shouted to the stand-side linesman: "Is that a calendar or a watch the referee's got?”

Just after this the whistle sounded although I don't think our friend influenced the referee's timing.

Squad Statistics (as at December 19th, 1970)

1970-71 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 14 - 8 - 52 -
Danny Gray 11 - 7 - 66 -
Jim Fallon 14382989
Davie Mitchell 14 - 811745
Dennis Ruddy 1418 - 1041
Dougie Hay 1228 - 1114
Bobby Love 14 - 8 - 892
Alan Munro 147939943
Mike Jackson 9 - 5 - 14 -
Peter Kane 8352135
Jimmy Caskie 1459711242

Recent Results

League results since Clydebank's last match
19th December 1970
Albion Rovers1-0Alloa Athletic
Stirling Albion1-2Queen of South

League Table (as at December 19th, 1970)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. East Fife 19 11 5 3 +21 27
2. Arbroath 19 11 4 4 +16 26
3. Albion Rovers 17 9 5 3 +11 23
4. Partick Th 16 9 4 3 +20 22
5. Stranraer 16 9 3 4 +12 21
6. Raith Rovers 19 7 6 6 -1 20
7. Forfar Ath 18 6 7 5 +1 19
8. Montrose 19 8 3 8 0 19
9. Queen of South 20 7 5 8 -5 19
10. Dumbarton 16 6 4 6 +8 16
11. Clydebank 14 7 2 5 +2 16
12. Alloa Athletic 19 6 4 9 -7 16
13. Queen's Park 18 7 2 9 -11 16
14. Stenhousemuir 18 6 3 9 -12 15
15. Stirling Albion 17 5 4 8 +2 14
16. Hamilton Accies 15 5 2 8 -5 12
17. Berwick Rangers 16 4 4 8 -10 12
18. East Stirlingshire 16 1 6 9 -21 8
19. Brechin City 16 2 3 11 -21 7