2 - 0
2 - 0
League (Division 2)
Eddie Moore (60)
Eddie Moore (63)
1 Dick Madden
2 Malcolm Henderson
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Dougie Hay
5 Frank McAleer
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Pat Henderson
8 Stan King
9 Eddie Moore
10 Tony Moy
11 John Baxter
Jim Samson 1
Martin Russell 2
Frank Cassells 3
Jim Richardson 4
Jim Ferguson 5
Joe Kinross 6
George Ramsay 7
Frank Donnachie 8
Barry McGuckin 9
Bobby Black 10
12 Arthur Paterson
||Maurice Elliot 12|
|None.||Maurice Elliot -> Frank Donnachie (64)|
W Elliott (Referee)
Two goals within three minutes heralded the return to the forward line of centre-forward Eddie Moore, who for the last seven weeks has been playing at centre half while regular middle man Frank McAleer was on the injured list.
This was by no means a great performance by Bankies but goals are all that are needed to win a match so I suppose we can't grumble.
The first half was full of mediocre play and did nothing to excite the fans. Tony Moy missed an early chance, paving the way for another game of misses.
Neither outfit looked like scoring though pressure was strong from both attacks; but defences were on top form.
New boy Douglas Hay, one of Bankies youth players had a reasonably good game and showed some nice touches. He was filling in for the injured Ernie Collumbine.
Bankies were unlucky not to go ahead in 24 minutes when Moore hit the bar with a terrific shot from a King cross.
Centre Half Jim Ferguson for the visitors was doing a good job in shadowing the Bankies centre and he was getting little freedom to do any real damage in the first half.
A brilliant Moore header in 60 minutes put Bankies on the winning trail. Eddie picked his spot in the Stenhousemuir net from a Stan King corner and keeper Samson could do nothing about it except watch with the fans.
Eddie did not stop there. He went on in the 63rd minute to slam the ball past the helpless keeper after side-stepping centre half Ferguson. Again he picked his spot. This time in the left hand corner of the net. A John Baxter pass started the move.
Immediately after this goal Stenhousemuir brought on Substitute Elliott for inside right Donnachie but by this time it was too late, for Bankies were on top. The visitors attack was kept out satisfactorily by a solid home defence.
One of the biggest misses ever witnessed came from the foot of Tony Moy. A Baxter cross landed at his feet while he stood just two yards from the goal line but instead of smashing the ball home Tony lofted it about 20 feet over the bar.
The return of Eddie Moore to the front line should have a more settling effect on the side. Eddie has gained a lot of confidence through playing at centre half and we will probably see him worrying a good few centre halfs in the weeks to come.
Bankies are sitting quite nicely in the league in eighth positioned and with several league games to catch up on may find themselves in the top six by the end of the season.
News from the Pavilion
Young Douglas Hay, who was out at right half against Stenhousemuir wins a Scottish Cap as he is in the Scottish Youth team to meet England at Walsall. Douglas is still at school, St Thomas Aquinas RC School in Scotstoun. Another Bankies youth player, Alan Munro is substitute in the match.
The club have shown interest in a young player from Drumchapel who plays for Langholm Thistle. He is John McGunnigle and he was in the side who met Queens Park in the combined reserve league match on Wednesday.
On the first team front Ernie Collumbine is improving and should be fit for the Queens Park game. Jim Fleming also has a chance of making it for Hampden encounter.
Jack Steedman said he might experiment with the line up by trying Eddie Moore in a different position. One thing I did not know was that Eddie makes a good wing half for any team.
Frank McAleer has made an injury free comeback to the side and everyone is crossing their fingers this will continue. Eddie Rutherford is the only doubtful starter on Saturday as he is still recovering from the knee injury he received against Queen of the South.
A point of information for fans, contrary to opinion Jimmy Caskie played for Dumbreck Dynamo and not any other team.
|1967-68||All Time||All Time|
|Dick Madden (GK)||23||20||-||9||-||20||-||9||-||29||-|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|24th January 1968|
|27th January 1968|
|4.||Queen of South||23||12||3||8||+15||27|