Clydebank 2
Albion Rovers 0
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
2 - 0
 Albion Rovers

League (Division 2)
Saturday, March 6th, 1971
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 2,500
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Jimmy Caskie (20)
Peter Kane (82)
None.

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Mike McDonald
2 Tommy McGhee
3 Danny Gray
4 Dennis Ruddy
5 Jim Fallon
6 Dougie Hay
7 Jimmy Wilson
8 Bobby Love
9 Peter Kane
10 Alan Munro
11 Jimmy Caskie
Jim Brown 1
Albert Rice 2
Eddie Halliday 3
Bobby Tuddenham 4
Sid Sage 5
John Corrigan 6
Mike Green 7
Sam Ferris 8
Bobby Skippen 9
Roddy Smith 10
Jimmy Lynn 11

Bench
12 Mike Jackson
George Gallacher 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A Webster (Referee)




Match Report


CLYDEBANK showed they were the better "Rovers" in Saturday's league game. Their cross-field passing split the Albion defence open, while the visitors tried to walk their way to goal with short moves.

Bankies were one up after 20 minutes, when Jimmy Caskie tricked two men on the edge of the box to belt the ball home. They didn't really tie the points up until just over one hour later, but were still in no danger.

Keeper Jim Brown kept them at bay for that spell, and when the Albion forwards did break through, twin centre-halves Jim Fallon and Dennis Ruddy, the Jim Brogan of the Second Division, put in their usual concrete-crunching performances

The only Coatbridge man who seemed to carry a threat was left-winger Jim Lynn. But with no-one to back him up, all was well for the "Bankies.

Brown came to Albion's rescue twice just before the break. And on each occasion the harrying Peter Kane was thwarted. The keeper had to kick a long, through ball for a throw-in, as Kane ran through, then he dived at Wilson's feet to smother an inch-perfect pass from the centre.

Out for the second half-and here was the acrobatic Brown in action again, with a double effort that earned the applause of the home crowd.

Roddy Smith threw away Albion's one golden chance to net in the 70th minute. With only McDonald to beat he hesitated as the big 'keeper came out. By the time he decided to have a go, McDonald was on the deck but Fallon had raced back to block the shot.

With eight minutes left, Citizen Kane finished the game. Again, he was bustling through to catch a pass in the middle. He hit it on the turn from 18 yards and landed on his back- just in time to see his shot drop in at the left-hand post.

Hardly a Bankie put a foot wrong in this match. And Tommy McGhee, man of many shirt numbers, popped up at right-back this time.



Squad Statistics (as at March 6th, 1971)


1970-71 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 24 - 10 - 64 -
Danny Gray 21 - 9 - 78 -
Jim Fallon 2531021119
Jimmy Wilson 1112 - 131
Dennis Ruddy 25110 - 1171
Dougie Hay 22310 - 1235
Bobby Love 25110 - 1023
Tommy McGhee 8 - 1 - 13823
Alan Munro 25911411246
Peter Kane 178722410
Jimmy Caskie 25811712545







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
6th March 1971
Arbroath3-1Montrose
Berwick Rangers0-0Stirling Albion
Brechin City1-1Forfar Ath
Clydebank2-0Albion Rovers
East Fife3-1Stenhousemuir
Hamilton Accies0-3Dumbarton
Queen's Park1-2Queen of South
Stranraer5-2East Stirlingshire

League Table (as at March 6th, 1971)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. East Fife 30 18 6 6 +35 42
2. Partick Th 26 15 8 3 +35 38
3. Arbroath 29 15 7 7 +24 37
4. Albion Rovers 28 13 7 8 +9 33
5. Stranraer 26 12 7 7 +11 31
6. Raith Rovers 28 12 7 9 +3 31
7. Dumbarton 27 12 6 9 +18 30
8. Clydebank 25 13 4 8 +8 30
9. Montrose 30 12 6 12 0 30
10. Queen of South 29 11 7 11 -5 29
11. Queen's Park 25 12 2 11 -3 26
12. Stirling Albion 26 9 7 10 +9 25
13. Stenhousemuir 29 9 7 13 -14 25
14. Forfar Ath 27 7 9 11 -9 23
15. Alloa Athletic 26 8 5 13 -18 21
16. Berwick Rangers 26 6 7 13 -18 19
17. East Stirlingshire 26 5 8 13 -23 18
18. Hamilton Accies 26 6 4 16 -22 16
19. Brechin City 25 3 4 18 -40 10