Forfar Ath 1
Clydebank 1
League (Division 2)


Forfar Ath 

1 - 1

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, April 24th, 1971
Station Park. Att. 846
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Norrie Porter (17) Norrie Hall (61)

Team Managers
Unknown. Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Ian Beatson
2 Billy Britton
3 John Sime
4 Malcolm Lowe
5 Bobby Hopcroft
6 Ian Reid
7 Tommy Ward
8 Eddie Smith
9 Norrie Porter
10 Bryn Williams
11 Ian Stewart
Mike McDonald 1
Norrie Hall 2
Tommy McGhee 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Mike Jackson 7
Bobby Love 8
Peter Kane 9
Alan Munro 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 Jim McNicoll Bobby Doyle 12

Substitutions
None. Bobby Doyle for Mike Jackson

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J Gordon (Referee)





Match Report


Forfar's expected trialists Miller of Forfar Celtic and Smith of Luncarty, were both injured and did not appear .

The home side played with a strong wind and soon were buzzing around McDonald's charge.

A free kick from Lowe found the head of Williams and only an outstanding Save by McDonald at the expense of a corner saved Clydebank.

The keeper then made another fine save from a Stewart cross. Caskie ran off for Clydebank but offside spoiled a promising move.

A great save by the Forfar goalkeeper Beatson from Sime, his own left back, just prevented an own goal.

In 17 minutes Forfar's centre PORTER took a snapshot from the edge of the box and the ball flashed between a ruck of players into the net.

Forfar just deserved their lead. A moment or two later they should have gone further ahead when Ward shot high over the bar.

Clydebank came back strongly and were playing good football. They almost netted with a shot from Kane but generally Forfar were the likelier Iot.

Clydebank were the more aggressive in the second half and in 61 minutes Hall floated a lob past Beaton's outstretched hands to the back of the net for the equaliser. A draw was a fair result in a hard match



Squad Statistics (as at April 24th, 1971)


1970-71 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 34 - 11 - 75 -
Jim Fallon 3531121229
Norrie Hall 1021 - 112
Dennis Ruddy 33110 - 1251
Dougie Hay 32311 - 1345
Bobby Love 35111 - 1133
Tommy McGhee 1312 - 14424
Mike Jackson 12 - 6 - 18 -
Peter Kane 2715723417
Jimmy Caskie 351212713649
Alan Munro 351212412349
Bobby Doyle (sub) 4121125







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
24th April 1971
Alloa Athletic1-1Albion Rovers
Berwick Rangers2-1East Fife
Brechin City3-1East Stirlingshire
Dumbarton3-0Arbroath
Forfar Ath1-1Clydebank
Partick Th3-0Stranraer
Queen of South2-1Stirling Albion
Raith Rovers0-0Hamilton Accies

League Table (as at April 24th, 1971)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Partick Th 36 23 10 3 +52 56
2. East Fife 36 22 7 7 +42 51
3. Arbroath 36 19 8 9 +28 46
4. Clydebank 35 17 8 10 +16 42
5. Montrose 36 17 7 12 +14 41
6. Dumbarton 34 17 6 11 +34 40
7. Albion Rovers 35 15 9 11 +5 39
8. Raith Rovers 36 15 9 12 0 39
9. Stranraer 35 14 8 13 +6 36
10. Queen of South 36 13 9 14 -6 35
11. Stenhousemuir 35 13 8 14 -8 34
12. Stirling Albion 34 11 8 15 -1 30
13. Queen's Park 34 13 4 17 -16 30
14. Forfar Ath 35 9 11 15 -10 29
15. Berwick Rangers 35 9 10 16 -19 28
16. Alloa Athletic 35 9 10 16 -30 28
17. East Stirlingshire 34 8 8 18 -33 24
18. Hamilton Accies 35 7 7 21 -32 21
19. Brechin City 34 5 7 22 -42 17