Clydebank 0
St Mirren 2
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
0 - 2
 St Mirren

League (Division 2)
Saturday, November 18th, 1967
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 3,461
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Jim Blair (75)
Alex Clark (86)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Alex Wright

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 John Boyd
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Frank McAleer
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Jim Fleming
8 Stan King
9 Eddie Moore
10 Tony Moy
11 John Baxter
Jim Thorburn 1
Cammy Murray 2
Tony Connell 3
Alex Clark 4
Andy McFadden 5
Billy Fulton 6
Bobby Adamson 7
Jim Blair 8
Frank Brodie 9
Bobby Pinkerton 10
Ronnie Hamilton 11

Bench
12 Eddie Jenkins
Peter Kane 12

Substitutions
None. Peter Kane 12 -> Frank Brodie (46)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

E Thomson (Referee)




Match Report


Clydebank started brightly but faded in the second half, ultimately falling short against St Mirren. While the Saints weren't particularly impressive, they maintained their composure throughout the match.

The game started with an attacking intent from Clydebank. Stan King nearly opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a long-range effort that went just wide. St Mirren responded through Bobby Adamson six minutes later with a similar shot that threatened the goal.

Both defences held firm throughout the first half, with Frank McAleer particularly impressive for Clydebank. Stan King, playing in an unfamiliar midfield role, also put in a good performance, forcing another shot over the bar just before half-time.

The second half saw Tony Moy miss two golden opportunities to put Clydebank ahead. St Mirren goalkeeper Thorburn produced two superb saves to deny the forward's headers from corners.

The introduction of Peter Kane as a substitute for St Mirren proved to be a turning point. His pace and skill caused problems for the Clydebank defence.

The deadlock was broken in the 75th minute when Jim Blair scored for St Mirren. Dick Madden could only parry a powerful shot from Adamson, and Blair reacted quickest to tap it in.

St Mirren sealed the victory with a stunning goal in the closing stages. Right-half Clark dispossessed Collumbine near the halfway line, then embarked on a mazy run down the right wing, beating several defenders before unleashing a thunderous shot from 30 yards out that left Madden with no chance.

In positive news for Clydebank, the club announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Ayrton Inacio from Stade de Paris. He could potentially make his debut against Hamilton Academies, bringing the squad's strength up to 14 players.

However, there was also a blow for the Bankies with Eddie Rutherford undergoing knee surgery at Killearn Hospital. Injuries have plagued the club all season, with six players having been forced off the pitch in the last seven games.



Squad Statistics (as at November 18th, 1967)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 11 - 6 - 17 -
Ernie Collumbine 11 - 6 - 57 -
Stan King 1215 - 171
Davie Mitchell 13 - 6 - 473
Frank McAleer 1316 - 201
John Boyd 1016 - 161
John Baxter 1136 - 173
Tommy McGhee 1115 - 676
Tony Moy 139527551
Jim Fleming 7232104
Eddie Moore 10553158







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
18th November 1967
Albion Rovers5-2Berwick Rangers
Ayr Utd3-0Dumbarton
Brechin City1-1Alloa Athletic
Clydebank0-2St Mirren
Cowdenbeath1-3Queen's Park
East Stirlingshire1-4Hamilton Accies
Forfar Ath0-3Queen of South
Stenhousemuir3-1Montrose
Stranraer1-5Arbroath

League Table (as at November 18th, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 14 9 4 1 +18 22
2. Arbroath 13 9 2 2 +24 20
3. Queen of South 15 8 2 5 +10 18
4. East Fife 12 8 1 3 +5 17
5. Albion Rovers 14 6 4 4 +10 16
6. Ayr Utd 12 6 3 3 +11 15
7. Dumbarton 14 5 5 4 -4 15
8. Cowdenbeath 14 4 5 5 +1 13
9. Hamilton Accies 14 5 3 6 -2 13
10. Alloa Athletic 14 5 3 6 -10 13
11. East Stirlingshire 13 4 4 5 +1 12
12. Clydebank 13 5 2 6 -1 12
13. Forfar Ath 14 4 4 6 -8 12
14. Queen's Park 12 3 5 4 +3 11
15. Montrose 13 4 3 6 -4 11
16. Brechin City 13 4 3 6 -6 11
17. Berwick Rangers 13 5 1 7 -8 11
18. Stranraer 14 3 2 9 -17 8
19. Stenhousemuir 15 2 2 11 -23 6