Cowdenbeath 3
Clydebank 4
League Cup (Group 5)


3 - 4


League Cup (Group 5)
Wednesday, September 1st, 1971
Central Park. Att. 727
7:30 PM Kick-off

John Dickson
Davie Marshall (45)
Davie Ross
Andy Kinnell (o.g.) 
Jimmy Caskie (43)
Willie Bostock (o.g.) (51)
Graham MacFarlane (76)

Team Managers
Unknown. Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Jim McArthur
2 Billy McLauchlan
3 Baxter
4 Jim Taylor
5 Andy Kinnell
6 Davie Cairns
7 Colin McCullie
8 John Dickson
9 Davie Marshall
10 Allan Kennedy
11 Davie Ross
Mike McDonald 1
Norrie Hall 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Graham MacFarlane 7
Bobby Love 8
Tommy McGhee 9
Alan Munro 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

12 Ronnie Sharp Danny Gray 12

None. Danny Gray for Norrie Hall (67)

Allan Kennedy None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

A Webster (Referee)

Match Report

With this win, the Bankies made sure of winning their section and the two glamour games with Celtic in the next round.

They won by the odd goal in seven-but Cowdenbeath made it a lot easier for Clydebank when two of their own defenders put through their own net at crucial stages in the game.

The first came after a Jimmy Caskie shot was deflected off the foot of centre-half Kinnell. This equalised a goal scored earlier by Cowden inside right Dickson from close range.

The visiting Clydebank fans went wild with delight in the 43rd minute when Jimmy Caskie almost burst the rigging with a 25 yard shot on the drop, following a Graham McFarlane free-kick out on the wing.

But it was soon the turn of the Cowden fans to shout their heads off when centre-forward Marshall equalised 30 seconds from half-time with a spectacular lobbed shot which landed in the far corner of the net.

With the second half only six minutes old, the Bankies took the lead when a Jimmy Caskie cross was sliced into his own net by left-back Baxter of Cowdenbeath who was attempting to clear.

Jim Fallon, in a quick breakaway, made all the running for the fourth goal scored in the 76th minute by Graham McFarlane. Fallon took the ball up the left wing before centring. McFarlane cut inside the full-back before crashing the ball low into the net with his left foot.

Clydebank were really turning on the style, and brought Danny Gray on for Norrie Hall halfway through this half.

A mistake by Mike McDonald cost the Bankies the third goal when Cowden outside-right McCullie stroked the ball into the open goal after the goalie had been stranded well off his line. This was McDonald's only lapse in a game in which he excelled himself with many spectacular and brave saves.

Clydebank's best men were McDonald, Mitchell, Fallon and Munro, with the others not very far behind.

Squad Statistics (as at September 1st, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 0 - 6 - 82 -
Norrie Hall 0 - 6 - 182
Dennis Ruddy 0 - 6 - 1321
Davie Mitchell 0 - 6 - 1985
Jim Fallon 0 - 6 - 1299
Dougie Hay 0 - 6 - 1415
Bobby Love 0 - 6 - 1203
Tommy McGhee 0 - 4214826
Jimmy Caskie 0 - 6414353
Alan Munro 0 - 6113050
Graham MacFarlane 0 - 6464
Danny Gray (sub) 0 - 1 - 87 -

Recent Results

League results since Clydebank FC's last match

League Table (as at September 1st, 1971)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.