East Stirlingshire 0
Clydebank 1
League Cup (Group 9)


East Stirlingshire 

0 - 1

Clydebank

League Cup (Group 9)
Wednesday, August 16th, 1967
Firs Park. Att. 508
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Eddie Moore (22)

Team Managers
Ian Crawford Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Alex Davie
2 Brian Miller
3 Billy Hulston
4 Bobby Ross
5 Tommy Craig
6 Tommy Reynolds
7 Jim Gillespie
8 Arthur Hamill
9 John Mitchell
10 Pat Barkey
11 Bobby Jones
Dick Madden 1
John Boyd 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Frank McAleer 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Stan King 7
Jim Fleming 8
Eddie Moore 9
Tony Moy 10
John Baxter 11

Bench
12 Blain Eddie Jenkins 12

Substitutions
None. Eddie Jenkins for Tony Moy (67)

Cautions
Bobby Jones Stan King

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

AJ Crawley (Referee)



Match Report


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How the other side saw it
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Shire’s Bobby Jones had a match to forget in front of goal, despite being their standout attacker. He missed several clear-cut chances and was even booked after a tussle with Clydebank's King. However, his efforts were constantly thwarted by the exceptional goalkeeping of Clydebank's ex-Celtic player, Dick Madden.

East Stirling deserved a point based on their performance. They matched their higher-ranked opponents in a physical first half and only fell behind due to missed opportunities. Both Jones and Mitchell squandered golden chances, with Jones heading wide from a gaping goal and Mitchell hesitating when one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

Clydebank took the lead in the 22nd minute through a well-executed header by Moore. He connected beautifully with a Moy cross, leaving Stirling's keeper Davie with no chance.

The second half was a one-sided affair, with the Shire dominating possession and peppering the Clydebank goal. However, they were constantly denied by the heroics of Madden and Jones's misfortune.

In the 55th minute, Jones had a golden opportunity after receiving a perfect pass from Gillespie. However, he took too long to control the ball, allowing Madden to smother it. This set the tone for the rest of his afternoon.

Jones continued to test Madden throughout the half. He unleashed a powerful shot from a tight angle that Madden somehow managed to hold onto at full stretch. He then repeated the feat with another Jones rocket, mirroring an earlier first-half save.

John Mitchell added to the Shire's woes when he blazed over from a good position. But the most dramatic moment came with ten minutes remaining. Jones, now playing centrally, unleashed a powerful left-footed shot that seemed destined for the net. However, Madden defied the odds with another acrobatic save, arguably the save of the game.

This incredible stop sealed Shire's fate and ended their League Cup qualifying hopes.

Despite the defeat, this was a much-improved performance from the Shire compared to their previous match. They played with confidence and moved the ball well, with Hulston, Reynolds, Gillespie, Hamill, and Jones all impressing. However, a lack of finishing touch and a world-class goalkeeping performance from Madden saw them fall short.



Squad Statistics (as at August 16th, 1967)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 0 - 2 - 2 -
Ernie Collumbine 0 - 2 - 42 -
Davie Mitchell 0 - 2 - 303
Frank McAleer 0 - 2 - 3 -
Stan King 0 - 2 - 2 -
John Boyd 0 - 2 - 2 -
John Baxter 0 - 2 - 2 -
Tommy McGhee 0 - 2 - 535
Jim Fleming 0 - 2222
Tony Moy 0 - 1 - 5840
Eddie Moore 0 - 2121
Eddie Jenkins (sub) 0 - 1 - 521







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
None.

League Table (as at August 16th, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.