Clydebank 2
Brechin City 2
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
2 - 2
 Brechin City

League (Division 2)
Saturday, March 9th, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 959
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Stan King (16)
Stan King (68)
Alan Garland (73)
Charlie Dunn (87)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
John Gilmartin

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 Malcolm Henderson
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Eddie Moore
6 Dougie Hay
7 Eddie Rutherford
8 Stan King
9 Jim Fleming
10 Tony Moy
11 Jimmy Caskie
John Ritchie 1
Bisset Harrier 2
Harry Smith 3
Charlie Dunn 4
Willie Tocher 5
Norman Archibald 6
Eddie O'Donnell 7
John Cooper 8
Les Sneddon 9
Frank Sandeman 10
Alan Garland 11

Bench
12 Tommy McGhee
Ian Burns 12

Substitutions
None. Ian Burns -> John Cooper (66)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

B Padden (Referee)




Match Report


Clydebank squandered a golden opportunity to climb to sixth in the league table after letting a two-goal lead slip against Brechin City at Kilbowie Park.

Brechin started brightly, nearly snatching the lead inside the first minute when Tocher's fierce free-kick rattled off the post. The visitors continued to press, but Clydebank gradually asserted themselves. Moore created a chance for King, but his low shot was comfortably collected by Ritchie in the Brechin goal.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 16th minute. King's powerful shot found the bottom corner, squeezing past Ritchie's despairing hand despite getting a touch. Buoyed by the goal, Clydebank piled on the pressure. Rutherford unleashed a thunderous drive that cannoned off the crossbar, leaving Ritchie grasping at thin air.

Caskie forced another save from Ritchie, and Smith heroically cleared off the line from the resulting corner to deny Clydebank a clear goal-scoring opportunity. Brechin responded with a flurry of their own, with Cooper heading narrowly over and Dunn forcing Madden into a diving save from a free-kick. Just before half-time, Moy's header was brilliantly tipped over the bar by Ritchie, keeping Brechin within touching distance.

The second half began with another scare for Brechin. A miscommunication between Ritchie and his defence allowed Caskie a free shot on goal, but Smith, despite getting injured in the process, managed to clear off the line. Hay squandered a good chance for Clydebank, firing over from a promising position. Brechin remained under siege, with Smith twice blocking goal-bound efforts and Rutherford sending a shot sailing over the bar after outpacing the Brechin defence.

A rare Brechin attack saw Garland's effort skim the bar, offering a brief glimpse of hope for the visitors. However, Clydebank doubled their lead just two minutes later with a stunning 30-yard free-kick from King. The home side looked to be coasting towards victory, but Brechin refused to surrender.

Garland pulled a goal back in the 73rd minute, expertly side-stepping Mitchell before unleashing a fine strike. This sparked a Brechin revival, and their relentless pressure exposed Clydebank's defensive frailties. Dunn capitalised on this in the 87th minute, rifling home a deserved equaliser to leave the Bankies heartbroken and their chance of climbing the table in tatters.



Squad Statistics (as at March 9th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 26 - 9 - 35 -
Malcolm Henderson 14 - 3 - 17 -
Ernie Collumbine 22 - 9 - 71 -
Stan King 2738 - 353
Davie Mitchell 28 - 9 - 653
Dougie Hay 610 - 61
Eddie Rutherford 8 - 1 - 9 -
Jim Fleming 18552237
Jimmy Caskie 410 - 41
Tony Moy 2817859362
Eddie Moore 247833210







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
9th March 1968
Albion Rovers1-1Arbroath
Ayr Utd1-3Queen's Park
Clydebank2-2Brechin City
Cowdenbeath1-0Alloa Athletic
East Stirlingshire2-2Queen of South
Forfar Ath3-2Hamilton Accies
Montrose1-3Dumbarton
Stenhousemuir2-3East Fife
Stranraer0-3Berwick Rangers

League Table (as at March 9th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 27 22 4 1 +56 48
2. Arbroath 25 16 4 5 +38 36
3. East Fife 27 15 5 7 +10 35
4. Queen's Park 27 13 7 7 +16 33
5. Ayr Utd 25 14 4 7 +20 32
6. Queen of South 27 13 4 10 +13 30
7. Clydebank 28 12 6 10 +1 30
8. Hamilton Accies 29 11 6 12 -3 28
9. Dumbarton 28 10 8 10 -5 28
10. Cowdenbeath 28 10 7 11 +2 27
11. Forfar Ath 25 10 6 9 -3 26
12. Albion Rovers 27 9 7 11 +1 25
13. Montrose 28 9 7 12 -3 25
14. Brechin City 27 6 10 11 -17 22
15. Alloa Athletic 27 8 5 14 -24 21
16. East Stirlingshire 26 6 8 12 -6 20
17. Berwick Rangers 25 9 2 14 -15 20
18. Stenhousemuir 27 4 5 18 -45 13
19. Stranraer 27 4 3 20 -36 11