Clydebank 1
Berwick Rangers 2
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
1 - 2
 Berwick Rangers

League (Division 2)
Saturday, March 20th, 1971
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 994
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Alan Munro (22)
Barry McGuckin (51)
Jim Fallon (og 62)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Mike McDonald
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Danny Gray
4 Dennis Ruddy
5 Jim Fallon
6 Dougie Hay
7 Ian Currie
8 Bobby Love
9 Peter Kane
10 Alan Munro
11 Jimmy Caskie
Willie Wilson 1
Tommy Millar 2
Gordon Laing 3
Tom Davidson 4
Roy McDowall 5
Ben McCabe 6
Keith Miller 7
Harry Melrose 8
Barry McGuckin 9
John Keith 10
John Stoddart 11

Bench
12 Tommy McGhee
Eddie Buchanan 12

Substitutions
Tommy McGhee for Ian Currie (65)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R Henderson (Referee)




Match Report


CLYDEBANK let this game slip away from them in the second half after they had given Berwick the runaround in the first 45 minutes. Two quick second-half goals were enough to take the points over the border.

The game started ten minutes late when an emergency message was flashed that Berwick's coach had had a puncture on the way to Kilbowie.

The match was hardly a minute old when Alan Munro was on his back receiving treatment from the trainer after he had been fouled by Davidson.

Clydebank's wind advantage was seen in the sixth minute, with Peter Kane chasing a possible chance after a long kick out by keeper Mick McDonald. The Berwick defence mopped this up without too much trouble.

Munro sent Dougie Hay clear with a good pass, but the left-half's weak shot scraped the post. In the 21st minute Munro beat the 'keeper-only to see his shot kicked off the line by Berwick right-back Millar.

The goal was only delayed, however, as Munro scored one minute later from close in after shots by Hay and Bobby Love had been blocked.

On the half-hour mark, Kane just failed to connect with a spectacular dive following a risky pass-back by a Berwick defender.

Berwick's sole scoring chance of the first half fell to inside-left Keith just before half-time, but his shot went high and wide.

Clydebank were so much on top in the first half, that McDonald did not have a single save to make during the whole 45 minutes.

It was a different story in the second half. With the wind behind them, Berwick came more into the game as an attacking force.

In 51 minutes McGuckin equalised with a neat overhead kick after a cross from the right had left McDonald stranded.

Clydebank's play was scrappy now and they were hardly recognisable as the same side which had been in such complete control in the first half.

Berwick took the lead in the 62nd minute when Jim Fallon hooked the ball into his own net while trying to clear a Keith header.

Shortly after this Clydebank substituted McGhee for outside-right Currie who had made a fine debut.

Berwick were calling the tune now and almost increased their lead in the 72nd minute when McGuckin hit the post and then fell as he tried to net the rebound.

Clydebank put on a bit of pressure towards the end, winning two corners in quick succession. But Berwick survived this onslaught and the game ended with the visitors in control.



Squad Statistics (as at March 20th, 1971)


1970-71 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 27 - 10 - 67 -
Dennis Ruddy 28110 - 1201
Danny Gray 24 - 9 - 81 -
Jim Fallon 2831021149
Davie Mitchell 27 - 1011895
Dougie Hay 25310 - 1265
Bobby Love 28110 - 1053
Jimmy Caskie 281011712847
Alan Munro 281111411548
Ian Currie 1 - 0 - 1 -
Peter Kane 2012722714
Tommy McGhee (sub) 10 - 1 - 14023







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
20th March 1971
Alloa Athletic2-5Montrose
Brechin City1-2Stenhousemuir
Clydebank1-2Berwick Rangers
East Fife6-2East Stirlingshire
Forfar Ath1-0Stranraer
Hamilton Accies0-2Stirling Albion
Partick Th3-0Albion Rovers
Queen of South3-1Arbroath
Queen's Park0-1Raith Rovers

League Table (as at March 20th, 1971)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. East Fife 32 19 7 6 +39 45
2. Partick Th 28 17 8 3 +40 42
3. Arbroath 31 16 7 8 +24 39
4. Albion Rovers 30 14 7 9 +7 35
5. Stranraer 28 13 7 8 +13 33
6. Raith Rovers 30 13 7 10 +2 33
7. Dumbarton 28 13 6 9 +19 32
8. Clydebank 28 14 4 10 +10 32
9. Montrose 31 13 6 12 +3 32
10. Queen of South 31 12 7 12 -4 31
11. Stirling Albion 28 10 8 10 +11 28
12. Forfar Ath 29 9 9 11 -1 27
13. Stenhousemuir 31 10 7 14 -15 27
14. Queen's Park 28 12 2 14 -11 26
15. Berwick Rangers 28 7 8 13 -17 22
16. Alloa Athletic 28 8 5 15 -28 21
17. East Stirlingshire 28 6 8 14 -26 20
18. Hamilton Accies 28 6 4 18 -25 16
19. Brechin City 27 3 5 19 -41 11