Clydebank 3
East Stirlingshire 0
League Cup (Group 9)

3 - 0
 East Stirlingshire

League Cup (Group 9)
Saturday, August 13th, 1966
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 2,060
3:00 PM Kick-off

Willie McCallum (7)
Joe Rankin (33)
John Simpson (o.g.) (52)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Laurence Binnie

Starting Eleven
1 Ronnie Wilson
2 Graham Small
3 Ernie Collumbine
4 Archie Rankin
5 Donald McDonald
6 John McGill
7 Joe Rankin
8 Tommy McGhee
9 Willie McCallum
10 John Cummings
11 Alex Stewart
Alex Davie 1
Brian Miller 2
John Simpson 3
Billy Hulston 4
Tommy Craig 5
Willie Laird 6
Walter Carlyle 7
Pat Watters 8
Jackie Stewart 9
Dick Pollock 10
Tommy Reynolds 11

12 Billy Wallace
Joe Connelly 12

None. Joe Connelly -> Pat Watters (80)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J Kelly (Referee)

Match Report

Clydebank's 4-2-4 system really proved to be too much for this weak East Stirling side and Bankies thoroughly deserved this good win.

Several Clydebank town councillors were at the game, including Provost Malcolm Turner and ex-Provost Donald Paterson.

Even though the weather was nasty a good crowd of 1500 were present to see Clydebank play their first senior game since the break with East Stirling two seasons ago.

Top men for Clydebank were undoubtedly Willie McCallum and Joe Rankin. Keeper Ronnie Wilson was also on top form although he never had much to worry him.

At the start of the game Bankies were slightly unsettled in their new 4-2-4 role but as the game progressed one could see that it certainly was effective, although it is yet to be tested against some of the top Second Division Clubs.

There were always six men in defence whenever the visitors went into attack.

The first goal came early in the match when McCallum netted from about 25 yards with a screaming shot that had keeper Davie beaten all the way.

McCallum showed some fine touches in this game and was always a source of worry to the Shire defence. He wore the No 9 jersey but always played on the wing or moved forward from defence setting up fine attacks.

Joe Rankin scored Bankies second goal after 33 minutes when he deposed right back Millar and slammed the ball into the net from 20 yards.

In an exciting tussle on the Shire goal-line left back John Simpson put the ball into his own after seven minutes of the second half. This followed an attacking move by Alex Stewart and Willie McCallum, the Bankies forwards.

Bankies did not have to use their substitute Billy Wallace, however Shire's Joe Connolly had to come on in place of inside right Pat Watters in the 80th minute when the latter had to leave the field with a leg injury.

Well, this win will certainly give the new boys confidence, not to mention the fans, but with a long and hard season before them it would be better not to count any chickens.

Squad Statistics (as at August 13th, 1966)

1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Ronnie Wilson (GK) 0 - 1 - 2 -
Graham Small 0 - 1 - 2 -
Archie Rankin 0 - 1 - 3 -
John McGill 0 - 1 - 3 -
John Cummings 0 - 1 - 1 -
Ernie Collumbine 0 - 1 - 1 -
Donald McDonald 0 - 1 - 1 -
Willie McCallum 0 - 1111
Tommy McGhee 0 - 1 - 2 -
Joe Rankin 0 - 1121
Alex Stewart 0 - 1 - 1 -

Recent Results

League results since Clydebank's last match

League Table (as at August 13th, 1966)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.