0 - 2
0 - 2
League (Division 2)
Jimmy Kemp (3)
Ian Dickson (58)
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
12 Arthur Paterson
||Ian Dickson 12|
Arthur Paterson for Eddie Jenkins (65)
||Ian Dickson -> Jimmy Kemp (15)|
R Crawford (Referee)
Dreary stuff from a poor Bankies side who made the opposition look good with some really bad football. Perhaps Bankies tough midweek programme in the Scottish Cup replays with Queen of the South had a lot to do with this performance but I'm sure the fans expected more.
The forwards just had no clue and missed a good few chances. The only decent man up front was 17 year old Jimmy Caskie, whose father used to play for Everton, St Johnstone, Rangers and Hibs.
The wee fellow was a real trier and came close in several occasions. His ball control was superb and his passing and crosses could not be criticised. He has the makings of a good 'un.
Bankies were also shaky in defence and missed the influence of "Auld Heid" Ernie Collumbine. John Baxter moved back to left half and played very well in that position and saved Bankies bacon once or twice.
Eddie Moore and Co were a bit shaky and Eddie himself tended to rove too much. Malcolm Henderson did not look very fit and Davie Mitchell had some trouble with Montrose's substitute, Dickson who played on the right wing.
For the first twenty minutes or so Bankies were not in this game at all and were obviously struggling.
Montrose opened their score on exactly three minutes when Malcolm Henderson let centre forward Kemp get round him. The centre ran up the left and slammed the ball past Madden with the greatest of ease.
About 12 minutes later the centre was off the field with a pulled muscle in his leg. Dickson came on in his place.
The Montrose forwards were given a lot of freedom to move about and taking fullest advantage of this were Dickson, inside right Rooney and right winger Harris who was playing at centre.
The best effort that Bankies could produce as far as goal chances went came from left back Davie Mitchell in 34 minutes. Davie cracked a great shot which struck the upright and rebounded to Jenkins. Eddie slashed the ball over the goalmouth again and Tony Moy was just inches short of scoring with a flying header.
This seemed to put a bit more fire into Bankies forwards but try as they did they could not get that all important equaliser before half time and most of their chances went abegging.
The visitors kept plugging away at the Bankies defence and were finding quite a few holes in it!
After the interval Bankies came close again when Stan King shot inches past.
Montrose scored in 58 minutes when Dickson beat two men on the right to slam the ball past a helpless Madden who was going the wrong way.
In the 65th minute Bankies substituted Arthur Paterson for Eddie Jenkins.
The visitors kept up strong pressure right up to the last line which Baxter cleared off the line with Madden hopelessly beaten.
Pat Henderson, playing at centre for Bankies broke through the Montrose curtain of defence midway through the second half and was going well but his shot was a weak one and young McAlpine in goal for Montrose saved easily.
Near the end centre half Munro for Montrose had his name taken for fouling Pat Henderson from behind.
Jack Steedman emphasised after the game that they would not be letting young Caskie go to another club. With half of the pool of players are on the list, Steedman said its absolutely incredible the number of injuries which have struck the team this season.
Out of commission are Malcolm Henderson, Ernie Collumbine, Ayrton Inacio, Tommy McGhee, Eddie Jenkins, Jim Fleming, Frank McAleer, Stan King and Ruddy and Devlin, two of the youth players. Out of that list, McAleer has the best chance of facing Stenhousemuir. There is a chance that some of the youth players may be given an opportunity.
Tow of the young players, Douglas Hay, a schoolboy and Clydebank Strollers player Alan Munro were selected for for the final trial of the Scottish Youth side and both stand a good chance of being selected.
|1967-68||All Time||All Time|
|Dick Madden (GK)||23||19||-||9||-||19||-||9||-||28||-|
|Arthur Paterson (sub)||-||6||3||6||1||6||3||6||1||12||4|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|20th January 1968|
|Arbroath||1-0||Queen of South|
|Ayr Utd||5-2||Albion Rovers|
|East Fife||4-0||Alloa Athletic|
|East Stirlingshire||2-3||Queen's Park|
|Hamilton Accies||1-3||St Mirren|
|4.||Queen of South||23||12||3||8||+15||27|