Dumbarton 5
Clydebank 4
League (Division 2)


Dumbarton 

5 - 4

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, September 9th, 1967
Boghead Park. Att. 1,868
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Ian Henderson (4)
Roy McCormick (9)
John McGoldrick (18)
John McGoldrick (64)
John McGoldrick (71)
Stan King (8)
John Baxter (27)
Tony Moy (38)
John Baxter (43)

Team Managers
Willie Toner Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Maurice Dunne
2 Ronnie Curran
3 Don May
4 Mike McGowan
5 Bobby Johnstone
6 Jim Lynas
7 Allan Watson
8 Roy McCormick
9 John McGoldrick
10 Sammy Reid
11 Ian Henderson
Dick Madden 1
John Boyd 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Frank McAleer 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Harry Rutherford 7
Stan King 8
Jim Fleming 9
Tony Moy 10
John Baxter 11

Bench
12 Joe Davin Eddie Moore 12

Substitutions
Joe Davin -> Allan Watson (62) None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

WM Syme (Referee)





Match Report


Clydebank's winless streak against Dumbarton continued after a disappointing 5-4 defeat at Boghead. A strong first-half showing with four goals was ultimately overshadowed by a lacklustre second-half performance.

The opening period was a goal-fest, with both defences struggling to contain their opponents. By half-time, Clydebank held a surprise 4-3 lead after being 3-1 down at one stage.

John Baxter shone for Clydebank, scoring two excellent goals. Ex-Rutherglen Glencairn player John McGoldrick was Dumbarton's standout performer, netting a hat-trick.

Dumbarton opened the scoring through Henderson after just four minutes, capitalising on a defensive error by Clydebank goalkeeper Madden. Clydebank responded quickly, with King leveling the score with a well-taken shot from 20 yards.

Dumbarton regained the lead through two quick goals by McGoldrick and McCormack. However, Clydebank refused to give up and fought back with goals from Baxter and Moy. Baxter's first goal, a long-range effort, deceived the Dumbarton defence, who thought it was a cross. Moy's goal was a scorcher, curling past the outstretched hand of goalkeeper Dunne.

Baxter completed his brace with another long-range strike just five minutes later, putting Clydebank ahead for the first time.

The tide turned midway through the second half with the introduction of substitute Joe Davin for Dumbarton. Davin caused havoc on the right wing, supplying dangerous crosses.

McGoldrick capitalised on this renewed pressure, equalising for Dumbarton in the 64th minute with a powerful finish after a pass from McCormack. He then secured the win seven minutes later, converting a cross from May.

Clydebank's performance dipped significantly in the second half. They squandered their one-goal lead and conceded sloppy goals. The defensive frailties exposed earlier in the match were again a major concern.

While Clydebank displayed a promising attacking display in the first half, their inability to maintain momentum and their defensive issues ultimately cost them the game.



Squad Statistics (as at September 9th, 1967)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 2 - 6 - 8 -
Davie Mitchell 2 - 6 - 363
Frank McAleer 2 - 6 - 9 -
John Boyd 2 - 6 - 8 -
Ernie Collumbine 2 - 6 - 48 -
Stan King 215 - 71
John Baxter 226 - 82
Tommy McGhee 2 - 5 - 585
Harry Rutherford 1 - 2 - 3 -
Jim Fleming 2 - 3252
Tony Moy 21526443







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
9th September 1967
Albion Rovers2-0Hamilton Accies
Alloa Athletic4-3Stenhousemuir
Berwick Rangers2-1East Stirlingshire
Cowdenbeath1-2East Fife
Dumbarton5-4Clydebank
Forfar Ath1-0Arbroath
Montrose1-0Brechin City
Queen of South4-0Stranraer
St Mirren3-3Ayr Utd

League Table (as at September 9th, 1967)


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