Clydebank 2
Dumbarton 1
League (Division 2)

2 - 1

League (Division 2)
Monday, January 1st, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,084
3:00 PM Kick-off

Tony Moy (49)
Tony Moy (65)
Alex Moffat (50)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Ian Spence

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 Malcolm Henderson
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Eddie Moore
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Pat Henderson
8 Stan King
9 Jim Fleming
10 Tony Moy
11 John Baxter
Jim Meikle 1
Joe Davin 2
Don May 3
Bobby Johnstone 4
John McGhee 5
Jim Lynas 6
Ian Henderson 7
Roy McCormack 8
John McGoldrick 9
Alex Moffat 10
Allan Watson 11

12 Eddie Jenkins
Billy Wilkinson 12

None. Billy Wilkinson -> Don May (30)

John Baxter
Jim Lynas (12)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

T Kellock (Referee)

Match Report

It was definitely a Happy New Year for Bankies fans on Monday as they saw their team beat the "auld enemy" in a game bristling with excitement and power packed play.

Right for the word go both side went into action. Bankies kicked off and were immediately having a go at the Dumbarton goal. A Tommy McGhee shot came too close for comfort in 9 minutes and keeper Meikleham was stretched to put it for a corner.

The homesters maintained this pressure for some time and Lynas for Dumbarton had his name taken for a rough tackle on Bankies centre Jim Fleming in the 12th minute.

Dumbarton's Ian Henderson nearly opened the scoring in 20 minutes but keeper Madden blocked his shot. This was followed up ten minutes later when Alan Watson was left open on the wing but Australian right back Malcolm Henderson got Bankies out of it by deposing the wee winger.

Tragedy struck the Sons, who were just getting into the swing, in 30 minutes when Donald May, their left back was carried off with a broken arm after colliding with Bankies left winger, John Baxter.

Manager Ian Spence ran onto the park with Clydebank's physiotherapist Morris Friel, and it was some time before they could get a stretcher for the injured full back. He was later taken to hospital, Substitute Wilkinson came on in May's place.

This put more determination into the heart of the Sons men and they came close five minutes later when Madden pushed a rocket shot from McCormack over the bar.

In the 48th minute Jim Fleming ran onto a Moy pass and could have score easily but he shot the ball straight at the keeper.

Tony Moy showed him how to do it one minute later when he crashed the ball home from 25 yards on the left after running onto a Baxter pass.

Dumbarton were anything but out of it! Straight from the whistle the forward line made an all out assault on the Bankies defence and McGoldrick slipped the ball to inside-man Moffat who scored to put the clubs back on level terms again.

Shortly after this Bankies John Baxter was booked for a foul on Henderson.

Now it was all action with the crowd of some 4000 roaring encouragement to their respective teams.

One of the flukiest goals I have ever seen gave the Bankies the points 20 minutes after the interval.

Tony Moy sent in a low and very slow twisting shot towards goal. He even turned his back for he thought keeper Meikleham would make mince meat out of it but it twisted out of the unfortunate keepers hands and went into the net.

The crowd and Tony Moy went wild with delight and the Sons supporters hid their faces in their hands!

Dumbarton did not give up after this; they kept on battering away at the Bankies defence but Eddie Moore, Ernie Collumbine, and Co were in first class form and frankly I think they won the game for Bankies.

Sons centre forward John McGoldrick who has scored so many goals for his side must feel like kicking himself. There he was with no one but the keeper to beat in the 79th minute, but no, he completely miskicked and the ball was cleared to safety.

He followed this up with a better effort one minute later, but his shot went over the bar. Dumbarton continued this hard pressure almost to the whistle and in one attack all Dumbarton players except a few backs, were in Bankies territory round the goalmouth and centre half Eddie Moore got a knock on the head in a desperate measure to clear one shot.

Considering the condition of Kilbowie - Snow, ice and puddles - both teams put up a fine show although play was a bit rough at times but some of the hard tackling could have been attributed to the slippy conditions.

Some Dumbarton fans were saying as they left that a draw would have been a fairer result and whilst admitting that this was not one of Bankies best performances I think they deserved to win.

Pat Henderson who was playing on the right wing for Bankies is just newly signed and is a former Arbroath player just returning to form after injury.

Squad Statistics (as at January 1st, 1968)

1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 16 - 6 - 22 -
Malcolm Henderson 4 - 0 - 4 -
Ernie Collumbine 16 - 6 - 62 -
Stan King 1715 - 221
Davie Mitchell 18 - 6 - 523
John Baxter 1636 - 223
Tommy McGhee 1515 - 716
Tony Moy 1814528056
Eddie Moore 14553198
Pat Henderson 1 - 0 - 1 -
Jim Fleming 12532157

Recent Results

League results since Clydebank's last match
30th December 1967
Albion Rovers3-1Brechin City
Alloa Athletic0-2Arbroath
Berwick Rangers1-0Ayr Utd
Dumbarton0-2Queen's Park
Forfar Ath0-1Stenhousemuir
Montrose3-5Hamilton Accies
Queen of South2-1East Fife
St Mirren1-0East Stirlingshire
1st January 1968
Arbroath0-4Forfar Ath
Ayr Utd0-3St Mirren
Brechin City0-0Montrose
East Fife3-3Cowdenbeath
East Stirlingshire4-0Berwick Rangers
Hamilton Accies1-2Albion Rovers
Stenhousemuir1-1Alloa Athletic
Stranraer2-4Queen of South

League Table (as at January 1st, 1968)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 21 16 4 1 +41 36
2. Arbroath 20 14 2 4 +34 30
3. Queen of South 21 11 3 7 +12 25
4. East Fife 19 10 4 5 +6 24
5. Ayr Utd 18 10 3 5 +16 23
6. Albion Rovers 19 8 5 6 +10 21
7. Cowdenbeath 21 7 7 7 +3 21
8. Hamilton Accies 21 8 5 8 0 21
9. Queen's Park 18 7 6 5 +9 20
10. Clydebank 18 8 3 7 +5 19
11. Montrose 20 6 6 8 -5 18
12. Dumbarton 19 6 5 8 -10 17
13. Alloa Athletic 20 6 5 9 -15 17
14. East Stirlingshire 19 5 5 9 -3 15
15. Forfar Ath 19 5 5 9 -11 15
16. Berwick Rangers 18 7 1 10 -14 15
17. Brechin City 19 4 5 10 -16 13
18. Stranraer 19 3 3 13 -26 9
19. Stenhousemuir 19 3 3 13 -36 9