East Stirlingshire 0
Clydebank 2
League (Division 2)


East Stirlingshire 

0 - 2

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, December 23rd, 1967
Firs Park. Att. 372
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Tony Moy (40)
Jim Fleming (50)

Team Managers
Ian Crawford Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Alex Davie
2 Brian Miller
3 Billy Hulston
4 Bobby Ross
5 Tommy Craig
6 Tommy Anderson
7 Jim Gillespie
8 Arthur Hamill
9 Tommy Borland
10 John Mitchell
11 Bobby Jones
Dick Madden 1
Malcolm Henderson 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Eddie Moore 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Eddie Jenkins 7
Stan King 8
Jim Fleming 9
Tony Moy 10
John Baxter 11

Bench
12 Jim Anderson Arthur Paterson 12

Substitutions
Jim Anderson -> Bobby Jones (71) None.

Cautions
None. Stan King (41)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

E Pringle (Referee)



Match Report


Clydebank secured a vital victory against East Stirlingshire thanks to two well-taken headers, both coming from needless fouls conceded by the home side.

Tony Moy opened the scoring in the 40th minute. John Baxter delivered a perfectly flighted free kick into the penalty area, where Moy rose above the East Stirlingshire defence to nod the ball past goalkeeper Alex Davie.

Five minutes into the second half, Clydebank doubled their lead through another headed goal. This time, Fleming met Baxter's well-placed free kick and his header found the net via a slight touch from Davie.

Clydebank were the more dangerous team throughout the match, with Moy and Fleming leading the attack. Hamill and Mitchell were East Stirlingshire's standout performers.

The only yellow card of the match went to Clydebank's King for a foul on Hulston in the 41st minute. East Stirlingshire's Jones was forced off injured in the 71st minute, with Jim Anderson replacing him.

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How the other side saw it
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East Stirlingshire remain winless against Clydebank since the teams split from their E.S. Clydebank merger. Tony Moy, remembered by home fans for his hat-trick in Clydebank's earlier 5-1 victory at Firs Park, proved to be a thorn in their side once again.

Both Clydebank goals stemmed from avoidable free kicks. East Stirlingshire's smaller defenders were no match for the visitors' tall forwards, who capitalised on John Baxter's floated deliveries.

Despite enjoying more possession in the first half, East Stirlingshire conceded the opening goal against the run of play. Ross's unnecessary foul allowed Baxter to send in a dangerous free kick, which Moy converted with a powerful header.

East Stirlingshire had chances to equalise, with Mitchell twice going close and Jones hitting the woodwork with a corner. However, Clydebank goalkeeper Madden pulled off a spectacular save to deny Brian Miller's effort.

The second half started poorly for the home side as Miller conceded another free kick with a foul on Moy. Baxter's delivery caused further problems, and although Jenkins' initial header was on target, Fleming flicked it on with his head to beat Davie.

East Stirlingshire struggled to recover from this setback, although they continued to fight. Arthur Hamill, Billy Hulston, and John Mitchell put in tireless performances for the home team.

For Clydebank, consistent goalkeeping from Madden, the experience of Ernie Collumbine, and of course, the ever-dangerous Tony Moy were key factors in securing the victory. The match itself remained clean, with only one booking throughout.

Match report written by Adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at December 23rd, 1967)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 15 - 6 - 21 -
Malcolm Henderson 3 - 0 - 3 -
Davie Mitchell 17 - 6 - 513
Ernie Collumbine 15 - 6 - 61 -
Stan King 1615 - 211
Tommy McGhee 1415 - 706
Eddie Jenkins 10 - 3 - 641
John Baxter 1536 - 213
Eddie Moore 13553188
Jim Fleming 11532147
Tony Moy 1712527954







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
23rd December 1967
Ayr Utd3-1Arbroath
East Fife3-0Brechin City
East Stirlingshire0-2Clydebank
Forfar Ath0-5St Mirren
Hamilton Accies0-0Alloa Athletic
Montrose2-1Cowdenbeath
Queen's Park3-0Queen of South

League Table (as at December 23rd, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 19 14 4 1 +37 32
2. Arbroath 18 13 2 3 +36 28
3. Ayr Utd 16 10 3 3 +20 23
4. East Fife 17 10 3 4 +7 23
5. Queen of South 19 9 3 7 +9 21
6. Hamilton Accies 19 7 5 7 -1 19
7. Queen's Park 17 6 6 5 +7 18
8. Cowdenbeath 19 6 6 7 +1 18
9. Albion Rovers 17 6 5 6 +7 17
10. Clydebank 17 7 3 7 +4 17
11. Montrose 18 6 5 7 -3 17
12. Dumbarton 17 6 5 6 -7 17
13. Alloa Athletic 18 6 4 8 -13 16
14. East Stirlingshire 17 4 5 8 -6 13
15. Berwick Rangers 16 6 1 9 -11 13
16. Forfar Ath 17 4 5 8 -14 13
17. Brechin City 17 4 4 9 -14 12
18. Stranraer 17 3 3 11 -22 9
19. Stenhousemuir 17 2 2 13 -37 6