Clydebank 2
Brechin City 0
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
2 - 0
 Brechin City

League (Division 2)
Saturday, March 27th, 1971
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 803
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Jimmy Wilson (31)
Peter Kane (68)
None.

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Frank Sandeman

Starting Eleven
1 Mike McDonald
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Danny Gray
4 Norrie Hall
5 Jim Fallon
6 Dougie Hay
7 Jimmy Wilson
8 Bobby Love
9 Peter Kane
10 Alan Munro
11 Jimmy Caskie
John Ritchie 1
Bisset Harrier 2
George Millar 3
Doug Clark 4
John Kidd 5
Ally Littlejohn 6
Brian Cooper 7
Kenny Dick 8
Jimmy Kemp 9
Phil Prain 10
Andy Dow 11

Bench
12 Tommy McGhee
Brian Reid 12

Substitutions
None. Brian Reid -> Brian Cooper (59)

Cautions
None. Bisset Harrier (80)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R Crawford (Referee)




Match Report


No second-half slip-ups from Bankies this time. They did enough to win without ever hitting top form. Clydebank fielded Hall at right back in place of Dennis Ruddy, who last week received a fourteen-day suspension.

A last-minute switch from Brechin saw Dick and Kemp, an ex-E.S. Clydebank player, swap positions. In the opening minutes play ranged from end to end, but the first real scoring chance came in the 18th minute, when a Kane header was headed off the line by Littlejohn.
Minutes later, a good shot on the drop from Caskie whizzed by the post. Brechin were working a frustrating offside trap, although some of the decisions against the Clydebank forwards were very close.

The plan backfired on Brechin in the 31st minute. Caskie broke through on the left and, with the Brechin defence claiming offside, he swung the ball over into the penalty area. Munro's first-time shot was brilliantly saved by Ritchie, but the ball rebounded to Wilson who shot low into the net.

Four minutes later Brechin had a real let-off when a Caskie shot rebounded from post to post and ended up in Ritchie's thankful arms

Clydebank started the second half on the attack. Jimmy Wilson had a fine solo run down the right, and Ritchie had to look smart as he dived at the winger's feet. Soon after, Ritchie fumbled a Caskie shot and had to scramble it clear as Wilson bore in on him.

Then Brechin had a goal disallowed. Kemp challenged McDonald and the ball broke to Dick who side-footed the ball into the empty net. Referee Crawford judged that McDonald had been unfairly challenged and awarded a free-kick to Clydebank.

In the 58th minute Caskie hammered in a shot with his right foot from an acute angle, and Ritchie did well to turn the ball away for a corner. One minute later Brechin substituted Reid for Cooper.

A bad Gray pass-back gave Brechin a corner from which a desperate goalmouth scramble followed. Brechin had certainly not given up.

Kane put Clydebank two up in the 68th minute. Taking a Munro flick on the drop, he blasted the ball high into the net, giving Ritchie no chance at all.
In the 80th minute Harrier was booked for a foul on Munro.

In the closing minutes, Caskie had a chance to make it three. He ran on to the ball after good work from Munro and Hay. He beat one defender, but the ball ran away from him into Ritchie's arms. This was no less than the FIFTH time Caskie had come close.



Squad Statistics (as at March 27th, 1971)


1970-71 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 28 - 10 - 68 -
Jim Fallon 2931021159
Jimmy Wilson 1422 - 162
Davie Mitchell 28 - 1011905
Norrie Hall 410 - 41
Danny Gray 25 - 9 - 82 -
Dougie Hay 26310 - 1275
Bobby Love 29110 - 1063
Peter Kane 2113722815
Jimmy Caskie 291011712947
Alan Munro 291111411648







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
22nd March 1971
Dumbarton4-1Hamilton Accies
27th March 1971
Albion Rovers1-1Forfar Ath
Alloa Athletic1-4Partick Th
Arbroath7-3Hamilton Accies
Berwick Rangers1-1Queen's Park
Clydebank2-0Brechin City
Montrose3-1Dumbarton
Raith Rovers1-1Queen of South
Stenhousemuir5-1Stirling Albion
Stranraer1-2East Fife

League Table (as at March 27th, 1971)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. East Fife 33 20 7 6 +40 47
2. Partick Th 29 18 8 3 +43 44
3. Arbroath 32 17 7 8 +28 41
4. Albion Rovers 31 14 8 9 +7 36
5. Dumbarton 30 14 6 10 +20 34
6. Clydebank 29 15 4 10 +12 34
7. Montrose 32 14 6 12 +5 34
8. Raith Rovers 31 13 8 10 +2 34
9. Stranraer 29 13 7 9 +12 33
10. Queen of South 32 12 8 12 -4 32
11. Stenhousemuir 32 11 7 14 -11 29
12. Stirling Albion 29 10 8 11 +7 28
13. Forfar Ath 30 9 10 11 -1 28
14. Queen's Park 29 12 3 14 -11 27
15. Berwick Rangers 29 7 9 13 -17 23
16. Alloa Athletic 29 8 5 16 -31 21
17. East Stirlingshire 28 6 8 14 -26 20
18. Hamilton Accies 30 6 4 20 -32 16
19. Brechin City 28 3 5 20 -43 11