Clydebank 2
Cowdenbeath 0
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
2 - 0
 Cowdenbeath

League (Division 2)
Saturday, September 16th, 1967
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,400
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tommy McGhee (32)
Eddie Moore (50)
None.

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Archie Robertson

Starting Eleven
1 Sandy MacLachlan
2 Stan King
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Frank McAleer
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Harry Rutherford
8 Jim Fleming
9 Eddie Moore
10 Tony Moy
11 John Baxter
John Fyfe 1
Doug Moran 2
Andy Rolland 3
Mike Clinton 4
Andy Kinnell 5
Denis Jack 6
Tom Clark 7
Jim Taylor 8
Newman 9
Jim Burns 10
Roger Sugden 11

Bench
12 John Boyd
David Donaldson 12

Substitutions
None. David Donaldson -> Mike Clinton

Cautions
None. Andy Kinnell (70)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J Callaghan (Referee)




Match Report


Clydebank secured their first league win in a scrappy encounter against Cowdenbeath. Despite neither side displaying their best form, the home side emerged victorious thanks to a Tommy McGhee header and a well-taken goal from Eddie Moore.

Cowdenbeath were one of the top sides in the league last season, but this term they continue with their struggles to find an attacking rhythm.

Clydebank were hampered by injuries, with key players Dick Madden, Eddie Jenkins, Frank Russell, and Eddie Rutherford sidelined. New signing Eddie Rutherford, injured against Motherwell, faces several weeks on crutches.

John Boyd, the right full back, even missed the start of the match due to heavy traffic congestion caused by the Rangers and Celtic game. Despite these setbacks, Clydebank fielded a team capable of securing victory.

Cowdenbeath started brightly, with right-inside Taylor testing goalkeeper Sandy MacLachlan with a couple of good efforts. However, Clydebank gradually grew into the game, with Baxter coming close with a shot.

The breakthrough arrived in the 32nd minute when Tommy McGhee headed home a rebound from close range to put Clydebank in the lead.

The goal seemed to deflate Cowdenbeath, and Clydebank controlled most of the remaining first half. Their dominance culminated in a spectacular goal by Eddie Moore in the 47th minute. Playing out of position in midfield for most of the first half, Moore found himself amidst the attacking players when a cross came from the right. He audaciously flicked the ball over his head with his heel, leaving the astonished goalkeeper and defence helpless as it nestled into the net.

The second half became an end-to-end affair with plenty of attacking opportunities but a lack of finishing. Both sides missed chances to add to the scoreline.

Clydebank will look to build on this victory as they navigate a busy schedule this month. They have two league games to play, having missed their previous fixtures against Ayr United and East Fife due to the League Cup and a challenge match against Chelsea, respectively.

It was also confirmed that Eddie Rutherford will be out for several weeks due to a new injury, and the club has decided against signing Brazilian player Ayrton Inacio because of a high asking price from his club.



Squad Statistics (as at September 16th, 1967)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 1 - 0 - 31 -
Davie Mitchell 3 - 6 - 373
Frank McAleer 3 - 6 - 10 -
Stan King 315 - 81
Ernie Collumbine 3 - 6 - 49 -
John Baxter 326 - 92
Tommy McGhee 315 - 596
Jim Fleming 3 - 3262
Tony Moy 31526543
Harry Rutherford 2 - 2 - 4 -
Eddie Moore 225375







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
11th September 1967
Stenhousemuir1-1East Stirlingshire
13th September 1967
Albion Rovers3-0Queen of South
Berwick Rangers0-1Alloa Athletic
Cowdenbeath0-3Arbroath
Forfar Ath1-1Montrose
St Mirren4-0Dumbarton
Stranraer1-2Hamilton Accies
16th September 1967
Arbroath1-1Montrose
Ayr Utd2-3Queen of South
Brechin City2-1Forfar Ath
Clydebank2-0Cowdenbeath
East Fife3-3Dumbarton
East Stirlingshire3-0Alloa Athletic
Hamilton Accies1-1Queen's Park
Stenhousemuir0-1Berwick Rangers
Stranraer0-1St Mirren

League Table (as at September 16th, 1967)


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