0 - 0
0 - 0
League (Division 2)
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
12 Norrie Hall
||Bobby Waddell 12|
|None.||Bobby Waddell -> John Christiansen|
I Foote (Referee)
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.
|1971-72||All Time||All Time|
|Mike McDonald (GK)||20||5||-||8||-||65||-||24||-||89||-|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|22nd September 1971|
|Albion Rovers||2-0||Forfar Ath|
|Alloa Athletic||3-2||Raith Rovers|
|Queen of South||4-1||Berwick Rangers|
|25th September 1971|
|East Stirlingshire||4-2||Queen of South|
|Forfar Ath||0-3||St Mirren|
|Hamilton Accies||0-2||Berwick Rangers|
|Stirling Albion||2-0||Albion Rovers|
|2.||Queen of South||6||5||0||1||+12||10|