Clydebank 4
Alloa Athletic 1
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
4 - 1
 Alloa Athletic

League (Division 2)
Saturday, November 4th, 1967
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,162
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tony Moy (7)
Tony Moy (9)
Tony Moy (37)
Jim Fleming (76)
Jim Cleminson (38)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Archie McPherson

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 John Boyd
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Frank McAleer
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Eddie Rutherford
8 Stan King
9 Jim Fleming
10 Tony Moy
11 John Baxter
Adam Hodge 1
Alex Hodge 2
Ian Cruikshank 3
David Burns 4
George Brown 5
Jim Baillie 6
Hamish Watt 7
Jim Brennan 8
Peter Smith 9
Jim Cleminson 10
Tommy Hutchison 11

Bench
12 Frank Russell
Bobby Young 12

Substitutions
Frank Russell for Eddie Rutherford (46)
Bobby Young -> Jim Brennan (45)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R Greenlees (Referee)




Match Report


What a game this was. Right from the whistle Clydebank pushed in their attack and they kept it up for the rest of the game. Alloa were a fighting bunch and they did not let up easily, but the Bankies defence proved too much for them and they didn't get many shots at the home goal, despite dome brilliant moves by their forward line.

Tony Moy was man of the game with a brilliant first half hat trick. In the seventh minute he knocked the wind out of the Alloa sails when he netted a Fleming pass, leaving the Alloa keeper Adam Hodge, motionless.

The ball went back up to the centre spot and Clydebank quickly moved in again, pushing it back down field. Baxter passed the ball into Moy. Tony tried to header the ball home but keeper Hodge just got his hands to it and knocked it out for a corner.

Rutherford took the corner kick and he sent a long high one. Fleming tipped the ball over to Moy who neatly flicked it past Hodge into the back of the net with his head.

Alloa tried hard to close the scoring gap and they made good use of both their wings, squaring the ball into the centre of the field as they approached the Clydebank goal, but they could not catch the Bankies defence off guard.

In the 19th minute it looked like Baxter would score another goal for the Bankies. He picked up a Rutherford cross on the left wing and carried the ball down the wing and in towards the Alloa goal, leaving a trail of the Wasps defenders behind him, but he was moving too fast and he miskick the ball past the left post.

Five minutes later Baxter missed another chance when Fleming cross the ball into the Alloa goalmouth. It was a high ball and Baxter jumped to head it home but he jumped too soon and completely missed the ball which was cleared upfield by Cruickshanks.

All this time Alloa were trying to cut Clydebank's leeway. In the 30th minute Alloa were awarded a corner. As the ball came in high, centre-forward Smith jumped to head it into the goal bur keeper Dick Madden was on his toes and grasped the ball to his chest.

After this chance Alloa came more into the game and it looked at last like the Clydebank defence was beginning to break down but Madden was playing a great game and it would have taken a giant to get past him,

Moy got his hat-trick in the 37th minute from a close shot which left the Alloa defence stationery, But Alloa's inside-left Cleminson was on his toes and right after Moy scored his goal he saw a chance to get past the Clydebank defence and he took it, depositing the ball in the back of the net.

The second half opened with a change in the Alloa team. Inside-right Brennan was dropped and substitute Young was brought on in his place.

In the first minute of this half Eddie Rutherford who had played a brilliant game was brought down in a tackle and injured his ankle. He has to be taken off and Russell was brought on in his place.

Alloa came into the game more and their players were making great use of the left wing, the Bankies defence having to play everything they had to keep them back.

In the 67th minute outside right Watt, of Alloa, was carried off when he got a bang on the knee, but after some treatment on the side line he came back onto the field limping heavily.

The last goal of the game was the brainchild of Tony Moy in the 76th minute. Moy took the ball up the wing solo and cut in towards the Alloa goal. He passed the ball to Fleming who pushed the ball home.

This was a great game for Clydebank, it brought out the best in both the defence and attack and it was a thoroughly deserved win for the Bankies.



Squad Statistics (as at November 4th, 1967)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 9 - 6 - 15 -
John Boyd 8 - 6 - 14 -
Ernie Collumbine 9 - 6 - 55 -
Stan King 1015 - 151
Davie Mitchell 11 - 6 - 453
Frank McAleer 1116 - 181
John Baxter 936 - 153
Tommy McGhee 915 - 656
Jim Fleming 523284
Tony Moy 117527349
Eddie Rutherford 2 - 0 - 2 -
Frank Russell (sub) 7 - 213916







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
4th November 1967
Ayr Utd1-0Cowdenbeath
Clydebank4-1Alloa Athletic
East Fife2-1St Mirren
East Stirlingshire2-2Albion Rovers
Forfar Ath2-2Queen's Park
Hamilton Accies1-2Berwick Rangers
Montrose1-2Stranraer
Queen of South0-3Brechin City
Stenhousemuir1-1Dumbarton

League Table (as at November 4th, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 13 8 4 1 +16 20
2. Arbroath 11 7 2 2 +19 16
3. Queen of South 13 7 2 4 +9 16
4. East Fife 11 7 1 3 +2 15
5. Albion Rovers 12 5 4 3 +8 14
6. Dumbarton 12 4 5 3 -3 13
7. Ayr Utd 10 5 2 3 +8 12
8. Cowdenbeath 12 4 4 4 +3 12
9. Forfar Ath 12 4 4 4 -4 12
10. Montrose 11 4 3 4 0 11
11. Alloa Athletic 12 5 1 6 -10 11
12. East Stirlingshire 11 3 4 4 +2 10
13. Clydebank 11 4 2 5 -1 10
14. Brechin City 11 4 2 5 -4 10
15. Hamilton Accies 12 3 3 6 -6 9
16. Berwick Rangers 11 4 1 6 -6 9
17. Queen's Park 10 2 4 4 +1 8
18. Stranraer 12 3 2 7 -12 8
19. Stenhousemuir 13 1 2 10 -22 4