Clydebank 5
East Stirlingshire 5
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
5 - 5
 East Stirlingshire

League (Division 2)
Saturday, April 20th, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 381
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tony Moy (6)
Jim Fleming (14)
Tony Moy (20)
Jim Fleming (31)
Davie Mitchell (48)
Willie Scullion (7)
John Donnachie (28)
John Donnachie (41)
Willie Scullion (81)
John Donnachie (85)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Ian Crawford

Starting Eleven
1 Ian Porter
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Joe Gallacher
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Eddie Moore
6 Stan King
7 Tommy McGhee
8 Dougie Hay
9 Jim Fleming
10 Tony Moy
11 John Baxter
Trialist 1
Jim Anderson 2
Billy Hulston 3
John Mitchell 4
Gordon Simpson 5
Tommy Borland 6
Frank Harper 7
Arthur Hamill 8
John Donnachie 9
Brian Moore 10
Willie Scullion 11

Bench
12 Frank McAleer
Tommy Craig 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J Kelly (Referee)




Match Report


A ten-goal thriller unfolded at Kilbowie Park as Clydebank and East Stirlingshire played out a pulsating 5-5 draw. The game was a chaotic affair, with both defences struggling to cope with the attacking verve on display.

There was a last-minute scramble to even field a Clydebank team, with John Baxter, a departing player on a free transfer, arriving just before kick-off. Despite the uncertainty, the Bankies started brightly, with Fleming forcing the East Stirlingshire trialist goalkeeper into an early save.

The deadlock was broken after five minutes when Tony Moy converted from via a Simpson deflection. However, East Stirlingshire responded swiftly through ex-Clydebank player Arthur Hamill. This set the tone for the first half, with goals flowing freely.

Jim Fleming restored Clydebank's lead with a neat finish from a Moy pass, before Moy himself extended their advantage to 3-1. The visitors, however, had a weapon in the form of striker Donachie. He bagged the first goal of an excellent hat-trick in the 28th minute to reduce the deficit capitalising on shaky defending from Clydebank's trialist goalkeeper Porter. Fleming netted his second just after the half hour for the Bankies fourth, but Donnachie kept the Shire in contenton as the sides entered the pavilion at half-time with the hosts in the lead by four goals to three.


The second half started with a bang, as Clydebank's ever-reliable Davie Mitchell netted his side's fifth. However, East Stirlingshire refused to roll over. Their junior trialist winger pulled one back in the 75th minute, before Donachie capitalised on another Porter error to equalise ten minutes from time.

Clydebank should have secured the victory, but their late lapse in concentration allowed East Stirlingshire back into the game. The visitors even threatened a dramatic winner, but ultimately a draw was a fair reflection of a wide-open encounter.



Squad Statistics (as at April 20th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Ian Porter (GK) 2 - 0 - 2 -
Joe Gallacher 2 - 0 - 2 -
Davie Mitchell 3619 - 734
Ernie Collumbine 30 - 9 - 79 -
Stan King 3538 - 433
Dougie Hay 1410 - 141
Tommy McGhee 2718 - 866
John Baxter 27391364
Tony Moy 35248510069
Eddie Moore 318833911
Jim Fleming 2410522912







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
16th April 1968
Stenhousemuir1-1Albion Rovers
17th April 1968
Alloa Athletic4-1Stranraer
Ayr Utd4-0Montrose
Cowdenbeath4-3East Stirlingshire
Dumbarton0-0Berwick Rangers
Forfar Ath1-1East Fife
St Mirren1-1Arbroath
20th April 1968
Albion Rovers6-0Stenhousemuir
Alloa Athletic0-2Hamilton Accies
Arbroath2-0Ayr Utd
Berwick Rangers2-1Dumbarton
Brechin City1-2East Fife
Clydebank5-5East Stirlingshire
Cowdenbeath4-2Montrose
Queen of South1-3Queen's Park
St Mirren7-0Forfar Ath

League Table (as at April 20th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 33 25 7 1 +68 57
2. Arbroath 35 23 5 7 +52 51
3. Queen's Park 34 20 7 7 +30 47
4. East Fife 35 20 7 8 +23 47
5. Queen of South 35 16 6 13 +17 38
6. Ayr Utd 32 16 5 11 +19 37
7. Albion Rovers 34 14 9 11 +14 37
8. Forfar Ath 33 13 9 11 -8 35
9. Clydebank 36 13 8 15 -11 34
10. Cowdenbeath 34 12 8 14 -1 32
11. Dumbarton 34 11 10 13 -9 32
12. Hamilton Accies 35 13 6 16 -9 32
13. Montrose 35 10 10 15 -10 30
14. Berwick Rangers 33 12 4 17 -16 28
15. Brechin City 34 7 12 15 -18 26
16. Alloa Athletic 34 10 6 18 -28 26
17. East Stirlingshire 34 8 9 17 -15 25
18. Stenhousemuir 34 6 6 22 -57 18
19. Stranraer 34 6 4 24 -41 16