Clydebank 2
Albion Rovers 2
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
2 - 2
 Albion Rovers

League (Division 2)
Saturday, September 30th, 1967
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 2,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tony Moy (44)
Tony Moy (pen.) (67)
Kenny Jenkins (45)
Kenny Jenkins (85)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Jackie Stewart

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 John Boyd
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Stan King
5 Frank McAleer
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Eddie Jenkins
8 Eddie Moore
9 Frank Russell
10 Tony Moy
11 John Baxter
John Moffat 1
Jimmy Cunningham 2
Bill McMurray 3
Charlie Oliphant 4
Benny Fagan 5
John Jamieson 6
John Dillon 7
Tony Green 8
Kenny Jenkins 9
Mike Murphy 10
Tommy Dunne 11

Bench
12 Ernie Collumbine
Joe Gallacher 12

Substitutions
Ernie Collumbine for Tommy McGhee (30)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. John Dillon (68)
Match Officials

I Foote (Referee)




Match Report


Clydebank twice took the lead against Albion Rovers but were pegged back each time by the impressive Kenny Jenkins. The visitors' star striker was a constant threat and arguably the best player on the pitch, although Frank McAleer managed to contain him for most of the game.

The match turned a bit rough in the second half, resulting in a red card for Albion Rovers' right winger Dillon in the 68th minute for a nasty foul on McAleer.

Clydebank's injury woes continued as Tommy McGhee, their strong right-half, was stretchered off after just 30 minutes with an ankle injury. X-rays showed no broken bones, but he will be out for a few weeks with severe bruising.

Eddie Rutherford, the former Albion Rovers player who injured himself in his first Clydebank match against Motherwell, is likely to undergo surgery for a cartilage problem.

The first half saw Clydebank take the lead through Tony Moy's header in the 44th minute, following a beautiful cross from John Baxter. However, Albion Rovers equalised in stoppage time with a goal from Kenny Jenkins.

Both sides pushed for a winner in the second half. Albion Rovers were the more aggressive team, forcing Clydebank goalkeeper Dick Madden into several good saves.

In the 64th minute, Madden redeemed himself for a previous error by making a fantastic penalty save after McMurray's well-taken spot-kick. The penalty was awarded when Madden collided with Dunne instead of going for the ball.

Clydebank were awarded a penalty themselves three minutes later after Dillon fouled McAleer. Tony Moy converted the penalty with composure, putting Clydebank back in the lead.

However, Clydebank's joy was short-lived. With just five minutes remaining, Kenny Jenkins secured a point for Albion Rovers with a headed goal that many felt should have been saved by Madden.

Elsewhere, news emerged that Clydebank sold goalkeeper Sandy MacLachlan to Stranraer for a moderate fee last Thursday. The club is now searching for a young goalkeeper to serve as backup to Dick Madden.

There's also transfer interest in some of Clydebank's players. Millwall, among other English clubs, are reportedly interested in Frank McAleer, while American side Detroit Cougars are said to be eyeing Tony Moy, the club's leading scorer from last season.

Clydebank manager Jack Steedman has stated that the club won't stand in the way of any player's transfer, but they expect fair compensation if a deal goes through.

Match report written by Adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at September 30th, 1967)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 5 - 6 - 11 -
John Boyd 5 - 6 - 11 -
Davie Mitchell 6 - 6 - 403
Stan King 615 - 111
Frank McAleer 6 - 6 - 13 -
Tommy McGhee 615 - 626
Eddie Jenkins 3 - 3 - 571
Frank Russell 3 - 213516
John Baxter 636 - 123
Eddie Moore 5453107
Tony Moy 63526845
Ernie Collumbine (sub) 4 - 6 - 50 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
30th September 1967
Arbroath1-1St Mirren
Ayr Utd1-2Forfar Ath
Brechin City1-1Queen's Park
Clydebank2-2Albion Rovers
East Fife2-1Berwick Rangers
East Stirlingshire1-1Cowdenbeath
Hamilton Accies3-3Dumbarton
Stenhousemuir1-3Queen of South
Stranraer3-0Alloa Athletic

League Table (as at September 30th, 1967)


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