Clydebank 3
Queen of South 3
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
3 - 3
 Queen of South

League (Division 2)
Saturday, October 22nd, 1966
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,394
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tony Moy (45)
Davie Mitchell (53)
Tommy McGhee (85)
Bill Redhead (57)
Graham Small (62 og)
Alan Smith(63)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Jackie Husband

Starting Eleven
1 Sandy MacLachlan
2 Graham Small
3 Donald McDonald
4 Eddie Jenkins
5 John McGill
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Ernie Collumbine
8 Frank Russell
9 Davie Mitchell
10 Tony Moy
11 Willie McCallum
Allan Ball 1
Bill Redhead 2
Ray Kerr 3
Billy Collings 4
Jim Kerr 5
Iain McChesney 6
Jimmy Davison 7
Alan Smith 8
Jackie Law 9
Alex Millar 10
Ron Simpson 11

Bench
12 John Wark
Lex Law 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

AD Fleming (Referee)




Match Report


Opinion had it that Queens would easily beat the Bankies but it was very nearly the other way round. Bankies started off confidently and managed to get two good goals and should have kept that lead but a few defensive blunders followed and their initiative was lost.

Conditions underfoot hampered the players considerably as some of the shooting showed and if the park had been dry there is no reason to doubt that more goals would have been scored.

Clydebank may still be without their first league win, but what an afternoon of thrills they and Queens provided. Up until 10 minutes after the restart, things were fairly calm with the Bankies seemingly coasting to a to goal victory. Then bang - three goals in a six minute spell for the Dumfries side upset the applecart.

The goals themselves were of the simple variety. First, Redhead casually stroked a Davidson corner into the net, then Smith Forced the ball home following a goalmouth scramble. Finally, when right back Small turned the ball into his own net, it looked all over for Clydebank.

Their early class, for which Frank Russell was principally responsible had vanished. Still, in that early period, Moy had put the ahead when he took a great Russell pass round Ball and into the net. Then, early in the second half, Mitchell made it two with a glorious diving header.

Following Queens onslaught, it took Clydebank until the last 10 minutes to regain their composure. The climax came with McGhee crashing home a 20 yard free kick to restore equality once again.

New man Frank Russell, just signed from Vale of Leven, certainly proved his worth and will be a real asset to the Bankies. Once he and Willie McCallum formed a partnership Queens found it hard to pin them both down. Davie Mitchell, playing centre, also was a continuous threat to the visitors goal and he worked well with Tony Moy.

Tommy McGhee scored a cracking goal to allow the Bankies a share of the points. This is the second time Tommy has acted as saviour for Bankies. He scored the equaliser against Berwick two weeks ago.

All in all one should be satisfied by the progress of the Bankies and we might even see them well up the table by the end of the season if their performances continue to improve.

Clydebank moved off the bottom of the table just managing to squeeze above East Stirlingshire on goal average.



Squad Statistics (as at October 22nd, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 2 - 0 - 2 -
Donald McDonald 9 - 5 - 14 -
John McGill 8 - 51312
Ernie Collumbine 10 - 3 - 13 -
Davie Mitchell 210 - 21
Graham Small 10 - 5 - 252
Tommy McGhee 1144 - 245
Frank Russell 1 - 0 - 1 -
Willie McCallum 11 - 51161
Eddie Jenkins 11 - 3 - 241
Tony Moy 74313019







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
22nd October 1966
Arbroath1-0Berwick Rangers
Brechin City3-3Queen's Park
Clydebank3-3Queen of South
East Stirlingshire2-4Forfar Ath
Hamilton Accies1-0Cowdenbeath
Morton2-1Albion Rovers
Raith Rovers3-1Alloa Athletic
Stenhousemuir2-3East Fife
Stranraer2-1Dumbarton
Third Lanark7-4Montrose

League Table (as at October 22nd, 1966)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 10 9 1 0 +30 19
2. Raith Rovers 10 8 1 1 +16 17
3. Hamilton Accies 11 8 1 2 +13 17
4. Arbroath 11 7 2 2 +14 16
5. East Fife 11 8 0 3 +9 16
6. Queen's Park 11 6 3 2 +18 15
7. Stranraer 11 6 2 3 +5 14
8. Albion Rovers 11 6 1 4 +5 13
9. Queen of South 11 4 4 3 +8 12
10. Third Lanark 11 5 2 4 +4 12
11. Alloa Athletic 11 5 1 5 -2 11
12. Montrose 9 4 2 3 +4 10
13. Berwick Rangers 11 2 4 5 -4 8
14. Brechin City 10 3 2 5 -9 8
15. Forfar Ath 11 3 2 6 -19 8
16. Dumbarton 11 2 2 7 -6 6
17. Stenhousemuir 11 2 1 8 -20 5
18. Cowdenbeath 10 1 1 8 -13 3
19. Clydebank 11 0 2 9 -26 2
20. East Stirlingshire 11 0 2 9 -27 2