Clydebank 2
Arbroath 3
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
2 - 3
 Arbroath

League (Division 2)
Saturday, October 21st, 1967
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,665
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Harry Rutherford (2)
Frank McAleer (72)
Dennis Bruce (9)
Dennis Bruce (42)
Jimmy Jack (63)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Albert Henderson

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 John Boyd
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Frank McAleer
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Harry Rutherford
8 Eddie Jenkins
9 Eddie Moore
10 Tony Moy
11 Frank Russell
Jim Williamson 1
Walter Cameron 2
Jim Riddle 3
Tom Cargill 4
Ian Stirling 5
Jim Pierson 6
George Easton 7
Allan Kennedy 8
Jimmy Jack 9
Dennis Bruce 10
Tommy Hughes 11

Bench
12 Arthur Paterson
Jim Cant 12

Substitutions
Arthur Paterson for Eddie Moore (30)
None.

Cautions
None. Dennis Bruce (57)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A McKenzie (Referee)




Match Report


Harry Rutherford netted for the second game in a row, firing home a 20-yard drive after just two minutes to put Clydebank ahead with a surprise lead.

However, Arbroath, a team chasing promotion this season, equalised just seven minutes later through Dennis Bruce, their signing from Aberdeen Sunnybank who was being watched by a Leeds United scout.

Arbroath are a skilful, attacking team and they showed their quality by defeating Hamilton Accies 4-0 last week. Bruce went on to score another goal, both times set up by right winger Easton.

A Preston North End scout was also present at Kilbowie but refused to reveal who he was watching, although he did remark that he wasn't there for no reason.

Back in the Bankies side were Tommy McGhee and John Boyd. Eddie Rutherford, John Baxter and Stan King all remained sidelined through injury.

Clydebank's luck took another turn for the worse when centre forward Eddie Moore was forced off after half an hour with what appeared to be an ankle injury. Arthur Paterson came on as a substitute.

After an exciting opening, the game settled down and became fairly even, but Bankies lacked a cutting edge in attack.

Jim Jack, playing in central midfield for Arbroath, missed a golden opportunity when he scuffed a pass from Kennedy while standing right in front of the home goal.

"Dennis the menace" struck again in the 42nd minute, hammering home from close range after a rebound off Bankies centre-half Frank McAleer following an Easton corner.

Early in the second half, Harry Rutherford had a chance to equalise but his shot, which beat the goalkeeper, went just wide of the post.

Bruce was booked in the 57th minute for a foul on McAleer, who had to go off for a few minutes of treatment.

Tony Moy must be one of the unluckiest players in Scottish football. Throughout matches, he seems to miss scoring chances by inches. This game was no different.

In the 61st minute, Tony collected a ball in midfield and drove towards goal. From about 25 yards out, he unleashed a powerful shot that cannoned off the post and rebounded to Harry Rutherford. His follow-up shot struck a defender and was eventually cleared.

A couple of minutes later, Easton made amends for his earlier miss by playing a part in a goal scored by centre forward Jack.

This sparked Clydebank into life and they pushed hard to maintain their unbeaten home record. Russell's corner was headed back in and Frank McAleer rose like a bird to power the ball into the net to pull one back for the Bankies.

Unfortunately, the equaliser wouldn't come. Arbroath defended resolutely and Bankies struggled to break them down. In fact, the visitors nearly extended their lead late on.



Squad Statistics (as at October 21st, 1967)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 7 - 6 - 13 -
Davie Mitchell 9 - 6 - 433
Frank McAleer 916 - 161
John Boyd 6 - 6 - 12 -
Ernie Collumbine 7 - 6 - 53 -
Frank Russell 6 - 213816
Tommy McGhee 715 - 636
Eddie Jenkins 6 - 3 - 601
Harry Rutherford 622 - 82
Eddie Moore 8453137
Tony Moy 94527146
Arthur Paterson (sub) 313162







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
21st October 1967
Clydebank2-3Arbroath
East Fife1-0Ayr Utd
East Stirlingshire2-2Stranraer
Forfar Ath3-3Dumbarton
Montrose1-2Alloa Athletic
Queen of South4-1Berwick Rangers
Queen's Park2-2Albion Rovers
St Mirren2-2Cowdenbeath
Stenhousemuir1-4Brechin City

League Table (as at October 21st, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 11 7 4 0 +16 18
2. Queen of South 11 7 2 2 +13 16
3. Arbroath 10 6 2 2 +16 14
4. East Fife 9 6 1 2 +4 13
5. Albion Rovers 10 4 3 3 +6 11
6. Montrose 9 4 3 2 +3 11
7. Forfar Ath 10 4 3 3 -2 11
8. Ayr Utd 9 4 2 3 +7 10
9. Cowdenbeath 10 3 4 3 +2 10
10. Dumbarton 10 3 4 3 -5 10
11. East Stirlingshire 9 3 3 3 +4 9
12. Alloa Athletic 10 4 1 5 -8 9
13. Hamilton Accies 10 3 2 5 -5 8
14. Queen's Park 8 2 3 3 +2 7
15. Clydebank 9 3 1 5 -4 7
16. Brechin City 9 3 1 5 -7 7
17. Berwick Rangers 9 3 0 6 -7 6
18. Stranraer 10 1 2 7 -15 4
19. Stenhousemuir 11 1 1 9 -20 3