Harry Rutherford Player Profile

Player Details

Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1967-68 9 2 0 0 44.4% 11.1% 44.4%
Totals: 9 (0) 2

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 28/10/67 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A) 1 - 1
 21/10/67 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H) 2 - 3
 14/10/67 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H) 2 - 0
 07/10/67 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A) 2 - 3
 23/09/67 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A) 0 - 5

 Recent First Team Goals
 21/10/67 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H) 2 - 3
 14/10/67 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H) 2 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 21/10/67 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 3
 14/10/67 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 28/10/67 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 21/10/67 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 3
 14/10/67 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 0
 07/10/67 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 3
 23/09/67 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A)  0 - 5
 16/09/67 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 0
 09/09/67 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (A)  4 - 5
 19/08/67 Group 9 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 1
 12/08/67 Group 9 vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 0


Harry Rutherford had a short but eventful Clydebank career. He joined Clydebank from Ayr United at a time when Clydebank had taken a liking to ex Ayr United players as Eddie Moore and Arthur Paterson had come to Kilbowie from the Somerset Park team. In all probability Harry Rutherford’s debut was played out in a 2-2 closed door work out at Kilbowie on 31 July 1967 against Partick Thistle.

Harry was a winger who played on the right, his “official” debut came on Friday 4 August 1967 and again it was a 2-2 draw but this time against Tommy Docherty’s Chelsea, before a crowd given as 7,000. It was quite an introduction and Harry lasted an hour before being substituted by Tony Moy. He played in the famous derby game at Boghead on 9 September 1967 when The Bankies went down 5-4 to Dumbarton in a game that could have ended anyscore each, with defences definitely not on top.

Clydebank were then thrashed 5-0 by Queen of the South at Palmerston later that month, all the goals coming in just over half an hour in the first half, Harry Rutherford was once more substituted and replaced by John Baxter. The next game saw Clydebank visiting Montrose at Links Park. Keeper Dick Madden was injured in the first couple of minutes and lasted 20 minutes before going off with a shoulder injury, Arthur Paterson came on as substitute and Harry Rutherford took over in goal. Incredibly Clydebank went into a two goal lead, but Montrose pulled a goal back just before half time and two further second half goals saw them come out 3-2 winners.

Harry was to score his first goal for Clydebank in a 2-0 home win against Queens Park. He must have got a taste for it as he followed up in the next match in a 3-2 defeat at Kilbowie against Arbroath in which Mr Goals, Tony Moy missed a penalty. Harry Rutherford played his last game for Clydebank in a 1-1 draw away at Berwick at the end of October 1967.

Harry Rutherford was only 24 when he played for Clydebank but looked considerably older. He was a lean man, he was not an outstanding winger, he was workmanlike and a good crosser of the ball.

Harry Rutherford had previously played for Alloa and scored for them against Hibs at Easter Road in a League Cup tie, unfortunately Hibs ran out 11-2 winners, a record defeat for Alloa.


August 12th, 1967
Clydebank 2 - 0 Brechin City

League Cup (Group 9)