Clydebank 3
Albion Rovers 5
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
3 - 5
 Albion Rovers

League (Division 2)
Saturday, October 8th, 1966
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,300
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tommy McGhee (73)
John Cummings (79)
Tony Moy (81)
Kenny Jenkins (8)
Kenny Jenkins (10)
Kenny Jenkins (11)
Bill McMurray (53 pen)
Bill McMurray (71 pen)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Jackie Stewart

Starting Eleven
1 Ronnie Wilson
2 Graham Small
3 John Wark
4 Eddie Jenkins
5 Archie Rankin
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Alex Stewart
8 John McGill
9 John Cummings
10 Tony Moy
11 Willie McCallum
John Moffat 1
Bill McMurray 2
Jimmy Cunningham 3
John Dillon 4
John Jamieson 5
Joe Gallacher 6
Eddie Rutherford 7
Tony Green 8
Kenny Jenkins 9
Alex Wilson 10
Bobby McCallum 11

Bench
12 Donald McDonald
Mike Murphy 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W Syme (Referee)




Match Report


Things looked black for the Bankies until the last fifteen minutes and the fans were getting ready to go. With their down five goals to nil who would have blamed them then Tommy McGhee collected a ball in midfield round about the 75th minute and swept goalward; he let loose a thunderbolt shot which struck the opposing centre half and zoomed into the net.

The fans erupted with cheers of encouragement. Bankies now took command and two more goals through John Cummings and Tony Moy soon followed.

The latter’s goal was a beauty which keeper Moffat never saw and neither did I until the ball was in the back of the net – John Cumming sent over a flashing shot in front of the Rover goal – Tony Moy stuck out his head and that was that.

Not one fan left the park until the closing minute and no wonder. This is the Clydebank team they want to see all the time. Plenty of fight, plenty of enthusiasm. If Bankies had produced this form in some of their earlier games they might have at least shared the points.

I’m not going to offer any excuses about the way this game went earlier on, but Bankies have shown that they can do it. With a bit of patience from the fans and the knockers, they will make their impact of Scottish football.

No one expects a young inexperienced team to take the world by storm in their first season. Football is like anything else – a gradual process built up by learning from mistakes, hard graft from both players and staff, and one main ingredient – CONFIDENCE.

Playing ability of course comes into it in a large proportion but a team full of the best players in the world cannot hope to win without teamwork and this what Bankies at present striving for.

It would not be fair to leave Rovers out of this for after all they won this match. The fastest hat trick seen for a long time was produced by their young centre, Kenny Jenkins, in the following ties, 8,10 and 11 minutes. A remarkable feat! Two penalties in the second half seemed to clinch the matter.

Rover play strong fast style of football and they matched Bankies for speed and power. Their advantage lay in the fact that they chased every ball and were more powerful in the tackle. A dangerous forward line, backed by a good half-back line caused many a worry in the home defence.

They made the all too common mistake, however, of which a great many clubs are guilty. They relaxed too much when they had built up a good lead. In this game you can’t afford to take chances no matter how poor the opposition appears to be. Perhaps Rovers went away having learned their lesson on this.



Squad Statistics (as at October 8th, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Ronnie Wilson (GK) 8 - 5 - 26 -
John Cummings 6153114
Graham Small 9 - 5 - 242
John McGill 6 - 51292
John Wark 6 - 0 - 26 -
Archie Rankin 6 - 4 - 29 -
Willie McCallum 9 - 51141
Eddie Jenkins 9 - 3 - 221
Tommy McGhee 924 - 223
Tony Moy 53312818
Alex Stewart 5 - 4 - 11 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
4th October 1966
Morton9-1Stenhousemuir
8th October 1966
Arbroath2-1Queen of South
Brechin City4-1Alloa Athletic
Clydebank3-5Albion Rovers
East Fife2-1Cowdenbeath
East Stirlingshire0-0Queen's Park
Hamilton Accies4-2Dumbarton
Morton1-0Raith Rovers
Stenhousemuir1-3Montrose
Stranraer3-1Forfar Ath
Third Lanark3-0Berwick Rangers

League Table (as at October 8th, 1966)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 8 7 1 0 +26 15
2. East Fife 9 7 0 2 +9 14
3. Hamilton Accies 9 6 1 2 +10 13
4. Raith Rovers 8 6 1 1 +10 13
5. Queen's Park 9 5 2 2 +15 12
6. Arbroath 9 5 2 2 +12 12
7. Stranraer 9 5 2 2 +5 12
8. Queen of South 9 4 3 2 +11 11
9. Albion Rovers 9 5 1 3 +4 11
10. Montrose 7 4 2 1 +9 10
11. Third Lanark 9 4 2 3 +2 10
12. Alloa Athletic 9 4 1 4 -1 9
13. Berwick Rangers 9 2 3 4 -3 7
14. Brechin City 8 3 1 4 -7 7
15. Forfar Ath 9 2 2 5 -17 6
16. Stenhousemuir 9 2 1 6 -16 5
17. Dumbarton 9 1 2 6 -8 4
18. East Stirlingshire 9 0 2 7 -22 2
19. Cowdenbeath 8 0 1 7 -13 1
20. Clydebank 9 0 0 9 -26 0