Forfar Ath 1
Clydebank 2
League Cup (Group 9)


Forfar Ath 

1 - 2

Clydebank

League Cup (Group 9)
Saturday, September 2nd, 1967
Station Park. Att. 412
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Archie Knox (50) Frank Russell (9)
Eddie Moore (25)

Team Managers
Jake Young Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Norman Ritchie
2 Alistair Carrie
3 Jake Young
4 Jim Walker
5 Neil Wilson
6 George Potter
7 Ian Wyles
8 Ian Matthew
9 Archie Knox
10 John May
11 Gordon Malcolm
Dick Madden 1
John Boyd 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Frank McAleer 5
John Baxter 6
Frank Russell 7
Eddie Jenkins 8
Eddie Moore 9
Tony Moy 10
Arthur Paterson 11

Bench
12 David Keddie Tommy McGhee 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
Jim Walker
Jake Young
Eddie Jenkins

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

RD Crawford (Referee)





Match Report


The game was marred by a gale force wind which played havoc with attempts at constructive soccer.

Russell hit the side net for the visitors in the opening minute, as Clydebank were moving well and only good defending by left back Young saved Forfar from being in arrears.

The wind led indirectly to Clydebank's first goal when Russell lobbed the ball into the goal mouth. Moore jumped and missed the ball completely deceiving Ritchie who let the ball bounce over his head into the net.

The Bankies were full of confidence after this and Ritchie did well to save a low drive from Jenkins. At the other end Matthews had a shot which scraped the post and a penalty claim for handball went unheeded.

Know should have equalised for Forfar when he blazed past with only the keeper to beat. Clydebank took advantage of this let off and celebrated another goal when Jenkins put Moore through and with the Forfar defence claiming offside, the big centre ran on to volley a great goal from 30 yards.

Moy almost had another with a glorious shot which Ritchie tipped over the bar. Forfar replied when May went near with a header for the Loons. However, it was Clydebank who looked the more likely and Forfar's right half Walker was booked for a foul on Moy.

Clydebank keeper Madden was also caught out by the wind when Knox scored. Just before the end Russell left the field with an injured leg.

Forfar attacked with the wind a their backs and Clydebank went into defence to try and hold their two goal lead. With wind assisted pressure Forfar pulled a goal back after 50 minutes when Knox headed a cross by Wyles into the net. Jenkins was unhappy about something and was booked for dissent.

Right half Walker had two great tries brilliantly saved by Madden and the Loons left back was out of luck when a glorious shot from 30tards rebounded into play from the upright.

Clydebank only needed a point to qualify from the group, but held on to claim both and win the section.



Squad Statistics (as at September 2nd, 1967)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 1 - 4 - 5 -
Ernie Collumbine 1 - 4 - 45 -
Davie Mitchell 1 - 4 - 333
Frank McAleer 1 - 4 - 6 -
John Boyd 1 - 4 - 5 -
John Baxter 1 - 4 - 5 -
Eddie Jenkins 0 - 2 - 531
Frank Russell 0 - 113116
Arthur Paterson 0 - 1 - 1 -
Tony Moy 1 - 316141
Eddie Moore 113243







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
None.

League Table (as at September 2nd, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. East Stirlingshire 1 1 0 0 +5 2
2. Berwick Rangers 1 1 0 0 +4 2
3. St Mirren 1 1 0 0 +4 2
4. Hamilton Accies 1 1 0 0 +3 2
5. Ayr Utd 1 1 0 0 +2 2
6. East Fife 1 1 0 0 +2 2
7. Montrose 1 1 0 0 +1 2
8. Queen of South 1 1 0 0 +1 2
9. Queen's Park 1 0 0 1 -1 0
10. Albion Rovers 1 0 0 1 -1 0
11. Clydebank 1 0 0 1 -2 0
12. Forfar Ath 1 0 0 1 -2 0
13. Stranraer 1 0 0 1 -3 0
14. Alloa Athletic 1 0 0 1 -4 0
15. Dumbarton 1 0 0 1 -4 0
16. Stenhousemuir 1 0 0 1 -5 0