Brechin City 2
Clydebank 4
League (Division 2)


Brechin City 

2 - 4

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, November 11th, 1967
Glebe Park. Att. 366
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Frank McAleer (7 og)
John Thomson (89)
Eddie Moore (54)
John Boyd (70)
Tony Moy (75)
Tony Moy (80)

Team Managers
John Gilmartin Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 John Ritchie
2 Bisset Harrier
3 Harry Smith
4 Charlie Dunn
5 Willie Tocher
6 John Cooper
7 Eddie O'Donnell
8 Tommy Ward
9 Les Sneddon
10 Frank Sandeman
11 John Thomson
Dick Madden 1
John Boyd 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Frank McAleer 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Eddie Moore 7
Stan King 8
Jim Fleming 9
Tony Moy 10
John Baxter 11

Bench
12 Stan Lewry Eddie Jenkins 12

Substitutions
None. Eddie Jenkins for Frank McAleer

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

W Mullan (Referee)



Match Report


Tony Moy continued his impressive goalscoring form, netting twice to lead Clydebank to victory at Brechin. This brings his tally to five goals in the last two games.

Brechin took the lead in the first half through an unfortunate own goal by Frank McAleer. However, Clydebank responded well and equalised through Eddie Moore, making his return from injury. Moore replaced the injured Eddie Rutherford in the starting lineup.

John Boyd, the Clydebank right back, emerged as an unlikely hero with a spectacular 35-yard free kick that left Brechin's substitute goalkeeper Hamish Ritchie red-faced. The ball squirmed through his grasp and into the net, giving Clydebank the lead.

Two opportunist goals by Tony Moy in the second half capitalised on defensive errors by Brechin, putting the visitors firmly in control. Brechin did manage a consolation goal near the end from a left-footed drive by Thomson.

Clydebank announced the departure of two players. Frank Russell left at his own request and signed for Alloa, making his debut against Cowdenbeath. Harry Rutherford also left the club on a free transfer.

In a bizarre incident, Frank McAleer lost four front teeth during the match after colliding with Davie Mitchell. Mitchell, however, came away with a souvenir – teeth marks on his shoulder! McAleer will be back playing next week, although Jack Steedman joked that "he won't be as handsome!"

With a depleted squad of just 14 players, Clydebank are likely to field the same starting lineup for their upcoming match against St Mirren, who are already strong favourites for promotion.

The club is actively looking to bolster their squad with young talent. Last week, they signed three promising youngsters: Jimmy Caskie (son of former Rangers winger David Caskie), David Beckett, and Alan Munro (from Clydebank Strollers). Both David and Jimmy are former youth players.

These new signings are all aged 15-16 and are either still in school or working. They will train with the first team and could be called upon in the future. Clydebank are also interested in several other young players and are expected to make further signings soon.



Squad Statistics (as at November 11th, 1967)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 10 - 6 - 16 -
John Boyd 916 - 151
Ernie Collumbine 10 - 6 - 56 -
Stan King 1115 - 161
Davie Mitchell 12 - 6 - 463
Frank McAleer 1216 - 191
John Baxter 1036 - 163
Tommy McGhee 1015 - 666
Eddie Moore 9553148
Jim Fleming 623294
Tony Moy 129527451
Eddie Jenkins (sub) 7 - 3 - 611







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
11th November 1967
Alloa Athletic1-1Cowdenbeath
Arbroath1-0Albion Rovers
Berwick Rangers2-1Stranraer
Brechin City2-4Clydebank
Dumbarton2-0Montrose
East Fife3-0Stenhousemuir
Hamilton Accies2-1Forfar Ath
Queen of South2-4East Stirlingshire
Queen's Park1-1Ayr Utd

League Table (as at November 11th, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 13 8 4 1 +16 20
2. Arbroath 12 8 2 2 +20 18
3. East Fife 12 8 1 3 +5 17
4. Queen of South 14 7 2 5 +7 16
5. Dumbarton 13 5 5 3 -1 15
6. Albion Rovers 13 5 4 4 +7 14
7. Ayr Utd 11 5 3 3 +8 13
8. Cowdenbeath 13 4 5 4 +3 13
9. East Stirlingshire 12 4 4 4 +4 12
10. Clydebank 12 5 2 5 +1 12
11. Forfar Ath 13 4 4 5 -5 12
12. Alloa Athletic 13 5 2 6 -10 12
13. Montrose 12 4 3 5 -2 11
14. Hamilton Accies 13 4 3 6 -5 11
15. Berwick Rangers 12 5 1 6 -5 11
16. Brechin City 12 4 2 6 -6 10
17. Queen's Park 11 2 5 4 +1 9
18. Stranraer 13 3 2 8 -13 8
19. Stenhousemuir 14 1 2 11 -25 4