Clydebank 0
Montrose 2
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
0 - 2
 Montrose

League (Division 2)
Saturday, January 20th, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,147
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Jimmy Kemp (3)
Ian Dickson (58)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Norman Christie

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 Malcolm Henderson
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Tommy McGhee
5 Eddie Moore
6 John Baxter
7 Eddie Jenkins
8 Stan King
9 Pat Henderson
10 Tony Moy
11 Jimmy Caskie
Hamish McAlpine 1
Roy Strathdee 2
Billy McMillan 3
Ken Craig 4
George Munro 5
Brian Halkett 6
Billy Harris 7
Jimmy Rooney 8
Jimmy Kemp 9
Bruce Martin 10
Ian McGowan 11

Bench
12 Arthur Paterson
Ian Dickson 12

Substitutions
Arthur Paterson for Eddie Jenkins (65)
Ian Dickson -> Jimmy Kemp (11)

Cautions
None. George Munro

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R Crawford (Referee)




Match Report


A woeful display from Clydebank saw them slump to a disappointing defeat at the hands of Montrose. The visitors, by no means a world-beater themselves, capitalised on a string of Clydebank errors to claim a comfortable victory.

One can only speculate if the Bankies' tough Scottish Cup run against Queen of the South took its toll. Whatever the reason, their attacking play was woefully disjointed, with numerous missed opportunities. The lone bright spark was 17-year-old Jimmy Caskie, son of the former Everton and Rangers player. Young Caskie displayed exceptional ball control and passing, a clear talent for the future.

Clydebank's defence also looked shaky, sorely missing the influence of veteran Ernie Collumbine. John Baxter, deputising at left-half, put in a valiant effort, but the backline lacked cohesion overall. Eddie Moore's tendency to wander out of position and Malcolm Henderson's apparent lack of fitness further hampered the defence.

The first 20 minutes were a nightmare for Clydebank. They were completely outplayed, with Montrose taking the lead within three minutes through a defensive lapse by Henderson. The visitors continued to exploit the space afforded to their attacking trio of Dickson, Rooney, and Harris.

The closest Clydebank came to scoring in the first half was through a series of near misses. Davie Mitchell rattled the upright with a powerful shot, and Tony Moy nearly connected with a flying header. However, these glimpses of hope faded as the half progressed.

The second half saw a similar pattern emerge. Bankies came close again through Stan King, but Montrose capitalised on another defensive error in the 58th minute, with Dickson doubling the lead.

Despite the introduction of Arthur Paterson for Eddie Jenkins in the 65th minute, Clydebank couldn't find a way back into the game. Montrose continued to threaten, with Baxter making a crucial last-ditch clearance to deny a certain goal.

Pat Henderson had a golden opportunity midway through the second half, but his shot lacked power and was comfortably saved by the young Montrose goalkeeper McAlpine.

The match ended with a yellow card for Montrose's Munro for a cynical foul on Pat Henderson.

Following the defeat, manager Jack Steedman emphasised his determination to keep hold of the promising young talent, Jimmy Caskie. Steedman also lamented the team's injury crisis, with nearly half the squad unavailable for selection. The upcoming fixture against Stenhousemuir could see some youth players get a chance to impress, with Douglas Hay and Alan Munro potentially featuring after their selection for the Scottish Youth side trials.

This defeat will be a bitter pill to swallow for Clydebank fans, who will be hoping for a vast improvement when the team takes the field again.



Squad Statistics (as at January 20th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 19 - 9 - 28 -
Davie Mitchell 21 - 9 - 583
Malcolm Henderson 7 - 3 - 10 -
Stan King 2018 - 281
Eddie Jenkins 11 - 5 - 671
Tommy McGhee 1818 - 776
John Baxter 19391284
Eddie Moore 17583258
Pat Henderson 2 - 0 - 2 -
Jimmy Caskie 1 - 0 - 1 -
Tony Moy 2115858660
Arthur Paterson (sub) 6361124







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
20th January 1968
Arbroath1-0Queen of South
Ayr Utd5-2Albion Rovers
Brechin City0-4Dumbarton
Clydebank0-2Montrose
East Fife4-0Alloa Athletic
East Stirlingshire2-3Queen's Park
Hamilton Accies1-3St Mirren
Stenhousemuir1-3Cowdenbeath
Stranraer1-2Forfar Ath

League Table (as at January 20th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 23 18 4 1 +45 40
2. Arbroath 22 15 3 4 +35 33
3. East Fife 23 13 5 5 +12 31
4. Queen of South 23 12 3 8 +15 27
5. Ayr Utd 20 11 3 6 +15 25
6. Hamilton Accies 25 10 5 10 -1 25
7. Queen's Park 20 9 6 5 +11 24
8. Cowdenbeath 24 8 7 9 +2 23
9. Albion Rovers 22 8 6 8 +6 22
10. Clydebank 21 9 4 8 +5 22
11. Dumbarton 23 8 6 9 -5 22
12. Montrose 22 7 7 8 -3 21
13. Alloa Athletic 22 7 5 10 -17 19
14. Forfar Ath 21 6 6 9 -10 18
15. Berwick Rangers 20 8 1 11 -13 17
16. East Stirlingshire 21 5 5 11 -6 15
17. Brechin City 21 4 6 11 -20 14
18. Stranraer 22 3 3 16 -31 9
19. Stenhousemuir 21 3 3 15 -40 9