Clydebank 2
Stenhousemuir 0
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
2 - 0
 Stenhousemuir

League (Division 2)
Saturday, January 27th, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 658
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Eddie Moore (60)
Eddie Moore (63)
None.

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Jimmy Weir

Starting Eleven
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
Newman 11

Bench
12 Arthur Paterson
Maurice Elliot 12

Substitutions
None. Maurice Elliot -> Frank Donnachie (64)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W Elliott (Referee)




Match Report


A clinical double from Eddie Moore propelled Clydebank to victory over Stenhousemuir at Kilbowie Park. Despite a lacklustre first half, Moore's return to the forward line proved decisive, earning the Bankies three valuable points.

The opening 45 minutes offered little to excite the crowd. Missed opportunities, particularly a glaring miss from Tony Moy, punctuated a period of mediocre play from both sides. Youngster Douglas Hay, filling in for the injured Ernie Collumbine, impressed with some neat touches on the right flank.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 60th minute by the returning hero, Eddie Moore. A pinpoint Stan King corner found Moore unmarked, and his powerful header left Stenhousemuir goalkeeper Samson with no chance.

Moore wasn't finished yet. Just three minutes later, he doubled the lead with a composed finish after side-stepping defender Jim Ferguson. John Baxter initiated the move with a well-placed pass.

Stenhousemuir responded with a substitution, but the momentum had shifted decisively in Bankies' favour. Their defence, marshalled by a solid backline, comfortably dealt with any attacking threats from the visitors.

Tony Moy had a chance to further extend the lead but somehow managed to miss from close range, sending the ball sailing over the bar.

Moore's return to his natural attacking position seems to have boosted his confidence, and his presence promises to trouble opposing defences in the weeks to come. With this win, Bankies climb to a respectable eighth position in the league table, with the potential to climb even higher with several games in hand.

News from the Clubhouse:

- Young defender Douglas Hay, who played against Stenhousemuir, earned a call-up to the Scottish Youth team facing England.
- The club is interested in signing John McGunnigle, a young player from Drumchapel who recently played against Queens Park.
- Key players Ernie Collumbine and Jim Fleming are nearing a return from injury.
- Manager Jack Steedman hinted at experimenting with different positions for Eddie Moore, including wing-half.
- Frank McAleer is back from injury, and Eddie Rutherford is the only player doubtful for the upcoming game due to a knee injury.
- To clarify a previous report, Jimmy Caskie played for Dumbreck Dynamo, not any other team.

Stenhousemuir's Perspective:

The visitors felt they were unfortunate not to snatch a point from the encounter. While acknowledging Clydebank's dominance after the first goal, they believe both goals were avoidable.

Stenhousemuir's first-half performance was a stark contrast to their previous game, with several players putting in strong showings. Defender Cassells was outstanding, while Black and Ramsay caused problems for the Clydebank defence.

A missed opportunity from Donachie, who hit the post, could have changed the course of the game. However, defensive lapses in the second half ultimately cost them dearly.



Squad Statistics (as at January 27th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 20 - 9 - 29 -
Stan King 2118 - 291
Davie Mitchell 22 - 9 - 593
Frank McAleer 1616 - 231
Malcolm Henderson 8 - 3 - 11 -
John Baxter 20391294
Dougie Hay 1 - 0 - 1 -
Tommy McGhee 1918 - 786
Tony Moy 2215858760
Pat Henderson 3 - 0 - 3 -
Eddie Moore 187832610







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
24th January 1968
Queen's Park2-3Dumbarton
27th January 1968
Clydebank2-0Stenhousemuir
Montrose2-3Queen's Park

League Table (as at January 27th, 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. Queen's Park 22 10 6 6 +11 26
6. Ayr Utd 20 11 3 6 +15 25
7. Hamilton Accies 25 10 5 10 -1 25
8. Clydebank 22 10 4 8 +7 24
9. Dumbarton 24 9 6 9 -4 24
10. Cowdenbeath 24 8 7 9 +2 23
11. Albion Rovers 22 8 6 8 +6 22
12. Montrose 23 7 7 9 -4 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 22 3 3 16 -42 9