Clydebank 2
Ayr Utd 4
League Cup (Supp Round 2nd Leg)


Clydebank
2 - 4
 Ayr Utd

League Cup (Supp Round 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, September 6th, 1967
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 5,566
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Arthur Paterson (28)
Eddie Moore (49)
Alex Ingram (30)
Bertie Black (54)
Alex Ingram (55)
Dick Malone (85)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Ally MacLeod

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 John Boyd
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Frank McAleer
6 John Baxter
7 Stan King
8 Frank Russell
9 Eddie Moore
10 Tony Moy
11 Arthur Paterson
1 Dave Stewart
2 Dick Malone
3 John Murphy
4 Adam Thomson
5 Stan Quinn
6 Billy Walker
7 Sam McMillan
8 Doug Mitchell
9 Alex Ingram
10 Ian Hawkshaw
11 Bertie Black

Bench
12 Tommy McGhee
Alex Barrowman

Substitutions
Tommy McGhee for Arthur Paterson (81)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

WM Syme (Referee)




Match Report


Ayr United displayed superior quality and determination to defeat Clydebank in a thrilling League Cup play-off match at New Kilbowie Park. The Honest Men battled back from behind twice to claim a well-deserved victory and book a quarter-final clash against Celtic.

Ayr showcased a touch of class throughout the match, with right-back Malone delivering a standout performance. Fittingly, he also scored the game's most spectacular goal.

Clydebank took the lead in the 28th minute through former Aberdeen player Arthur Paterson, who converted a Collumbine chance with a powerful strike into the far corner. However, Ayr responded swiftly, equalising just two minutes later. Malone raced down the touchline before delivering a low cross that Ingram turned over the line.

The second half continued in a similar vein, with both sides trading blows. Boyd's free-kick found Moore, who rose above the Ayr defence to head the ball into the net.

Ayr's fighting spirit shone through as they clawed their way back into the lead within a minute. Two pinpoint crosses from McMillan resulted in goals for Black and Ingram, leaving Clydebank goalkeeper Madden with no chance on either occasion.

Clydebank introduced McGhee as a substitute in the 81st minute, but Ayr remained dominant. The well-oiled Ayr machine continued to operate smoothly, with Malone adding a fourth goal with a rocket from 30 yards in the 85th minute, putting the result beyond doubt.



Squad Statistics (as at September 6th, 1967)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 1 - 6 - 7 -
Davie Mitchell 1 - 6 - 353
Frank McAleer 1 - 6 - 8 -
Stan King 1 - 5 - 6 -
John Boyd 1 - 6 - 7 -
Ernie Collumbine 1 - 6 - 47 -
John Baxter 1 - 6 - 7 -
Frank Russell 0 - 213216
Eddie Moore 115364
Arthur Paterson 0 - 3131
Tony Moy 1 - 526342
Tommy McGhee (sub) 1 - 5 - 575







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
None.

League Table (as at September 6th, 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