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League (Division 2)
Peter Kane (39)
1 Brian Wilson
2 Jimmy Milne
3 Tommy Hughes
4 Bobby Waddell
5 Ian Stirling
6 Tommy Walker
7 Norrie McCaffer
8 Jim Cant
9 Jimmy Jack
10 Dennis Bruce
11 Eric Sellars
Mike McDonald 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Danny Gray 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Peter Kane 7
Bobby Love 8
Donnie Wilson 9
Alan Munro 10
Jimmy Caskie 11
|12 Ian Stewart||
Jimmy Wilson 12
|Ian Stewart -> Jimmy Jack (45)||None.|
W Mullen (Referee)
Arbroath's promotion hopes went up in the air in a tough, unsatisfactory game in which they had 95 per cent of the pressure. The home sides three injured players, Stirling, Cant and Jack, were all fit. Cant came through a test in the morning.
Jack had an amazing early miss. Sellars made progress on the left and the centre collected his pass from close in, but over ran the ball when harassed.
McCaffer had a good run on the right and sent over a perfect cross which McDonald caught high up.
McCaffer did some tricky work before sending over for Bruce to head narrowly over.
Sellars was next to have a go when he collected a pass from Jack. McDonald, however, brought off a great save. During the first 15 minutes it was almost all Arbroath.
The few breakaways Clydebank had did not constitute any real threat. Just after this, however, Caskie had a great run down the wing, his parting effort catching an upright.
McDonald had a point-blank save from Sellars and Bruce and Jack followed up with good attempts which were cleared.
Clydebank began to come more into the game and the home defence had some anxious moments. Caskie chased a nice through ball but Waddell got in a neat tackle to avert danger after Wilson left his charge. Jack had another chance to put the Maroons ahead but blazed high over from 12 yards.
Clydebank took the lead after 39 minutes with a great 30-yard shot by Kane. He tried an angular shot which Keeper Wilson clearly thought was going over and made no attempt to save. The ball went in off the underside of the bar.
Arbroath resumed with substitute Stewart taking over from Jack.
The homesters were quickly on the attack and in their first raid Bruce unleashed & terrific drive which McDonald just managed to tip over the bat.
Milne followed up with a beauty which the keeper had difficulty in saving. Bruce then headed into McDonald's hands from a cant cross.
Sellars was going through when he was brought down by Mitchell just outside the box. The free kick we nodded into the side net by Stirling.
As Arbroath threw everything at Clydebank in the closing stages, two youths were led away by police for running on to the pitch. Arbroath were incredibly unlucky not to get at least one point.
|1970-71||All Time||All Time|
|Mike McDonald (GK)||20||19||-||10||-||44||-||15||-||59||-|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|16th January 1971|
|Brechin City||1-4||Raith Rovers|
|Forfar Ath||1-2||Queen's Park|
|Hamilton Accies||1-1||Partick Th|
|Stenhousemuir||0-3||Queen of South|
|Stirling Albion||1-1||Albion Rovers|
|23rd January 1971|
|30th January 1971|
|Albion Rovers||4-2||East Stirlingshire|
|Partick Th||4-0||East Fife|
|Queen of South||2-1||Berwick Rangers|
|Queen's Park||1-0||Hamilton Accies|
|Raith Rovers||1-2||Stirling Albion|
|10.||Queen of South||26||9||7||10||-4||25|