Clydebank 0
Arbroath 0
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
0 - 0
 Arbroath

League (Division 2)
Saturday, September 25th, 1971
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,483
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Bert Henderson

Starting Eleven
1 Mike McDonald
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Danny Gray
4 Dennis Ruddy
5 Jim Fallon
6 Dougie Hay
7 Graham MacFarlane
8 Bobby Love
9 Peter Kane
10 Alan Munro
11 Jimmy Caskie
Brian Wilson 1
Jimmy Milne 2
George McKay 3
Dennis Stanton 4
Tom Cargill 5
Gordon Buchan 6
Eric Sellars 7
Jim Cant 8
John Christiansen 9
Kenny Payne 10
Hugh Robertson 11

Bench
12 Norrie Hall
Bobby Waddell 12

Substitutions
None. Bobby Waddell -> John Christiansen

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

I Foote (Referee)




Match Report


Clydebank continued their none-too-succesful run of home league games when they drew 0-0 with Arbroath on Saturday. Their tally from three Kilbowie matches so far is two points.

Quite honestly, the result was pretty fair, with Bankies only applying the pressure in the last quarter of an hour. Before that both sides seemed to be taking spells of attacking with the home defence cluttering up the box as the Red Lichties pushed forward in the second half.

But the main barriers to the strikers were two top-flight keepers, Mike McDonald and Arbroath's John Wilson, McDonald in particular looked out to prove his display at Parkhead last week was just an ordinary performance for him.

In one Arbroath raid in the second half, he punched a Stanton header which rebounded from the back of Denis Ruddy's hair-covered head - and he was still on the spot to save this deflection.

Once again the big right half, along with Jim Fallon, bottled up the back, as Danny Gray continually backed his forward-line mates.

Graham McFarlane, combining experience with skill, was the chief danger to the visitors in the first half, but faded in the latter part of the match.

Jimmy Caskie must have sensed this for he obliged by taking over the role of full-back-tormentor.

Alan Munro had one of those days. He couldn't seem to get anything right when he was in shooting range, and his worst miss came in 26 mins, when he miskicked completely to send the ball tamely past from what must have been less than 12 inches from the post with the keeper stranded.

Centre-half Cargill was a tower of strength for Arbroath. Not only did he mop up, but, more often than not, he brought the ball clear of any trouble and set up a move for his forwards.

Peter Kane struggled to get clear of him and we had to wait 56 minutes before the centre's famous double act with McDonald's long kick-out was seen. But Kane wasn't given a chance to control the ball and it ran through to Wilson.

Cargill was given a breather when Bobby Waddell, who had come on for the injured Christianson, moved alongside him and Stanton was pushed forward to give the strikers a recharge The right-half, along with Cargill. was Arbroath's star.

Bobby Love, now back to something like his old form, Ruddy and Fallon were tops for Clydebank. But, of course, both keepers stole the limelight.



Squad Statistics (as at September 25th, 1971)


1971-72 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 5 - 8 - 89 -
Davie Mitchell 5 - 8 - 2055
Dennis Ruddy 5 - 8 - 1391
Danny Gray 4 - 2 - 92 -
Jim Fallon 5 - 8 - 1369
Dougie Hay 4 - 821477
Bobby Love 5 - 8 - 1273
Jimmy Caskie 5 - 8515054
Alan Munro 518113751
Graham MacFarlane 2 - 7494
Peter Kane 54534424







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
22nd September 1971
Albion Rovers2-0Forfar Ath
Alloa Athletic3-2Raith Rovers
Arbroath3-3Brechin City
Cowdenbeath5-0East Stirlingshire
Montrose5-0Hamilton Accies
Queen of South4-1Berwick Rangers
25th September 1971
Brechin City0-2Cowdenbeath
Clydebank0-0Arbroath
East Stirlingshire4-2Queen of South
Forfar Ath0-3St Mirren
Hamilton Accies0-2Berwick Rangers
Raith Rovers6-1Dumbarton
Stenhousemuir2-2Montrose
Stirling Albion2-0Albion Rovers
Stranraer1-1Queen's Park

League Table (as at September 25th, 1971)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cowdenbeath 7 4 3 0 +15 11
2. Queen of South 6 5 0 1 +12 10
3. Montrose 6 3 2 1 +11 8
4. St Mirren 5 4 0 1 +7 8
5. Arbroath 6 3 2 1 +7 8
6. Albion Rovers 7 4 0 3 +3 8
7. East Stirlingshire 6 3 2 1 -1 8
8. Queen's Park 6 2 3 1 +4 7
9. Berwick Rangers 6 3 1 2 +2 7
10. Brechin City 6 3 1 2 0 7
11. Stirling Albion 5 3 0 2 +3 6
12. Raith Rovers 7 2 2 3 +1 6
13. Alloa Athletic 5 2 1 2 0 5
14. Clydebank 5 1 3 1 -1 5
15. Stranraer 6 1 2 3 -8 4
16. Dumbarton 6 1 1 4 -8 3
17. Stenhousemuir 5 0 1 4 -9 1
18. Hamilton Accies 7 0 1 6 -17 1
19. Forfar Ath 7 0 1 6 -21 1