Stenhousemuir 2
Clydebank 1
League (Division 2)


Stenhousemuir 

2 - 1

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, April 13th, 1968
Ochilview Park. Att. 251
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Barry McGuckin (pen 21)
Barry McGuckin (72)
Tony Moy (29)

Team Managers
Jimmy Weir Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Willie Swann
2 Alex Yates
3 Frank Cassells
4 Jim Richardson
5 Jim Ferguson
6 Joe Kinross
7 George Duncan
8 Newman
9 Barry McGuckin
10 Jimmy McGregor
11 Gordon McAllister
Ian Porter 1
Malcolm Henderson 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Dennis Ruddy 5
Dougie Hay 6
Eddie Rutherford 7
Stan King 8
Eddie Moore 9
Tony Moy 10
Tommy McGhee 11

Bench
12 Frank Donnachie John Baxter 12

Substitutions
None. John Baxter for Malcolm Henderson (40)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

E Pringle (Referee)





Match Report


Clydebank's aggressive approach at Stenhousemuir wasn't enough to secure victory, as they fell to a 2-1 defeat. Despite dominating spells, the Bankies were wasteful in front of goal, ultimately punished by a clinical Stenhousemuir side.

Clydebank fielded trialist goalkeeper Ian Porter from Cambuslang Rangers. The visitors started brightly and created a few early chances, but it was Stenhousemuir who took the lead from the penalty spot in the 21st minute. Ernie Collumbine's unnecessary handball gifted the Warriors a chance, which McGuckin converted with ease.

Clydebank responded well and drew level just eight minutes later. Tony Moy's shot took a fortuitous deflection off a defender, leaving Stenhousemuir goalkeeper Swann helpless. Defender Henderson was forced off injured just before half-time, replaced by Baxter.

The second half saw Clydebank continue their attacking intent, but they lacked the cutting edge to truly trouble the Stenhousemuir defence. Baxter, lively after coming on, provided a good opportunity for Moy, but his hurried shot was comfortably saved by Swann.

Stenhousemuir, on the other hand, were clinical on the counter-attack. With 20 minutes remaining, McGuckin played a delightful pass to Duncan, who squandered the chance. However, McGuckin made amends moments later, finishing off another swift breakaway to secure the win for the Warriors.

Match report written by Adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at April 13th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Ian Porter (GK) 1 - 0 - 1 -
Malcolm Henderson 21 - 3 - 24 -
Davie Mitchell 35 - 9 - 723
Ernie Collumbine 29 - 9 - 78 -
Dennis Ruddy 4 - 0 - 4 -
Stan King 3438 - 423
Dougie Hay 1310 - 131
Tommy McGhee 2618 - 856
Eddie Rutherford 15 - 1 - 16 -
Eddie Moore 308833811
Tony Moy 3422859967
John Baxter (sub) 26391354







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
13th April 1968
Dumbarton3-0Alloa Athletic
East Stirlingshire1-2Arbroath
Forfar Ath1-1Berwick Rangers
Hamilton Accies0-4Ayr Utd
Montrose1-1Queen of South
Queen's Park3-0East Fife
St Mirren2-2Albion Rovers
Stenhousemuir2-1Clydebank
Stranraer1-0Brechin City

League Table (as at April 13th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 31 24 6 1 +61 54
2. Arbroath 33 22 4 7 +50 48
3. Queen's Park 33 19 7 7 +28 45
4. East Fife 33 19 6 8 +22 44
5. Queen of South 34 16 6 12 +19 38
6. Ayr Utd 30 15 5 10 +17 35
7. Albion Rovers 32 13 8 11 +8 34
8. Forfar Ath 31 13 8 10 -1 34
9. Clydebank 35 13 7 15 -11 33
10. Dumbarton 32 11 9 12 -8 31
11. Montrose 33 10 10 13 -4 30
12. Hamilton Accies 34 12 6 16 -11 30
13. Cowdenbeath 32 10 8 14 -4 28
14. Brechin City 33 7 12 14 -17 26
15. Berwick Rangers 31 11 3 17 -17 25
16. East Stirlingshire 32 8 8 16 -14 24
17. Alloa Athletic 32 9 6 17 -29 24
18. Stenhousemuir 32 6 5 21 -51 17
19. Stranraer 33 6 4 23 -38 16