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 (15)

Cautions
None. George Munro

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R Crawford (Referee)




Match Report


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.



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 - 651
Tommy McGhee 1818 - 766
John Baxter 19391284
Tony Moy 2115858356
Eddie Moore 17583258
Pat Henderson 2 - 0 - 2 -
Jimmy Caskie 1 - 0 - 1 -
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