Dumbarton 3
Clydebank 1
League (Division 2)


Dumbarton 

3 - 1

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Friday, January 1st, 1971
Boghead Park. Att. 2,991
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Roy McCormack (31)
Davie Wilson (46)
Alan McKay (57)
Peter Kane (45)

Team Managers
Jackie Stewart Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Laurie Williams
2 Kenny Jenkins
3 George Muir
4 Eddie Ferguson
5 Jack Bolton
6 Johnny Graham
7 Peter Coleman
8 Charlie Gallagher
9 Davie Wilson
10 Roy McCormack
11 Brian Gallagher
Mike McDonald 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Danny Gray 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Tommy McGhee 7
Bobby Love 8
Peter Kane 9
Alan Munro 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 Alan McKay

Substitutions
Alan McKay -> Peter Coleman (45) None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

H Dempsey (Referee)
RH Ballantyne & WF Guild (Assistants)



Match Report


There was no Ne'erday joy for the Bankies when they visited Boghead for the annual derby match. They held Dumbarton to a very evenly contested first half but there was one difference when both teams came out for the second half. Dumbarton had their substitute Alan McKay on the right wing for Peter Coleman.

Within a minute he had laid on the 'Sons second goal and 11 minutes later scored their third.

Both teams wore suction boots in an effort to keep their feet and these were a marginal success. However to have stayed upright on the park would have needed snow shoes.

Both teams were soon in action. A last-gasp tackle from Jim Fallon robbing Coleman as the winger went through and then Roy McCormack sending a glancing header inches wide of the post before Peter Kane had a net-bound shot deflected over the bar by a defender.

A desperate goal-line clearance from Danny Gray robbed Charlie Gallacher of heading his team into the lead from a Brian Gallacher corner. The ball landed at the feet of McCormack but before the centre could shoot, he was tackled and the ball cleared.

A neat bit of play between Jimmy Caskie and Danny Gray gave Tommy McGhee a chance. Gray returned a shy first-time to Caskie and the left-winger lofted the ball over into the goal-mouth for McGhee to head but the ball went wide.

McCormack put the 'Sons into the lead in the 31st minute but all the credit for the goal must go to Johnny Graham.

Picking up a slack pass well inside his own half, he ran fully 40 yards with the ball before unleashing a tremendous shot which Mike McDonald could only palm out and McCormack was on the spot to hit the rebound home.

Some very good leading up work by the Bankies saw Dougie Hay head an Alan Munro cross narrowly past. But even if he had netted it would have been disallowed for the linesman had his flag up as Tommy McGhee was off-side.

Peter Kane thrilled the travelling Bankies support with the equalising goal seconds before the interval.

The ex-St, Mirren leader returned a throw-in first time to McGhee and he sent the ball high into the Sons box. The ball was headed by both Caskie and Munro before falling to Kane and he wasted no time in hammering it high into the net from an acute angle.

The half-time whistle sounded just as Dumbarton kicked off.

As I said, McKay lined up at the beginning of the second-half. The Son, who normally plays right-back took over at outside-right and, after the whistle had sounded, before you could say "Alan McKay " he had raced up the wing and earned a corner.

Charlie Gallacher took the kick and I will give you one guess who's header it was that McDonald had to tip over the bar—that's right McKay's

Again Gallacher took the corner but this time with different results. His flag kick was headed down by McCormack to Wilson, who swept the ball into the net.

Eleven minutes later the game was over as a contest after McKay hit home a low shot after Charlie Gallacher set him up.

Now Dumbarton were really turning on the pressure and shots from Gallacher and McKay came very close to scoring. The Bankies were struggling. Their forwards were kept in check by a home defence that was giving nothing away.



Squad Statistics (as at January 1st, 1971)


1970-71 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 16 - 8 - 54 -
Danny Gray 13 - 7 - 68 -
Jim Fallon 163821009
Davie Mitchell 16 - 811765
Dennis Ruddy 1618 - 1061
Bobby Love 16 - 8 - 912
Tommy McGhee 2 - 0 - 13123
Dougie Hay 1428 - 1134
Alan Munro 1679310143
Peter Kane 10452156
Jimmy Caskie 1659711442







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
1st January 1971
Albion Rovers3-0Hamilton Accies
Alloa Athletic2-1Stenhousemuir
Arbroath5-0Forfar Ath
Dumbarton3-1Clydebank
Montrose1-0Brechin City
Partick Th2-0Stirling Albion
Queen of South1-1Stranraer
Raith Rovers2-1East Fife

League Table (as at January 1st, 1971)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. East Fife 21 12 5 4 +23 29
2. Arbroath 20 12 4 4 +21 28
3. Partick Th 18 10 5 3 +22 25
4. Albion Rovers 19 10 5 4 +11 25
5. Raith Rovers 21 9 6 6 +1 24
6. Stranraer 18 9 5 4 +12 23
7. Montrose 21 9 4 8 +1 22
8. Queen of South 22 7 7 8 -5 21
9. Forfar Ath 20 6 8 6 -4 20
10. Dumbarton 18 7 5 6 +10 19
11. Queen's Park 19 8 2 9 -4 18
12. Alloa Athletic 21 7 4 10 -11 18
13. Clydebank 16 7 3 6 0 17
14. Stirling Albion 19 6 4 9 +5 16
15. Stenhousemuir 20 6 4 10 -13 16
16. Berwick Rangers 17 4 5 8 -10 13
17. Hamilton Accies 17 5 2 10 -9 12
18. East Stirlingshire 17 1 7 9 -21 9
19. Brechin City 18 2 3 13 -29 7