Stranraer 2
Clydebank 2
League (Division 2)


Stranraer 

2 - 2

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, October 29th, 1966
Stair Park. Att. 791
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Bobby Jeffrey (55)
David Logan (65)
Tony Moy (4)
Tony Moy (71)

Team Managers
Unknown. Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Davie Thomson
2 David Brown
3 Jackie McQueen
4 Stan King
5 Jim Ferguson
6 David Logan
7 Alex McIntyre
8 John Hanlon
9 Joe McMurdo
10 Bobby Jeffrey
11 John Frye
Sandy MacLachlan 1
Graham Small 2
Donald McDonald 3
Eddie Jenkins 4
John McGill 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Ernie Collumbine 7
Frank Russell 8
Davie Mitchell 9
Tony Moy 10
Alex Stewart 11

Bench
12 Jimmy McMillan Willie McCallum 12

Substitutions
Jimmy McMillan -> JohnFrye (80) None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

AJ Crawley (Referee)
AK Hamilton & JC Mitchell (Assistants)



Match Report


Clydebank earned applause by their fine defensive display which almost got them their first win. They opened the scoring in four minutes through Moy who headed in a corner by Stewart, and thereafter, inspired by John McGill, former Stranraer wing half, they more than held their own.

Their four-two-four combination suited the conditions but it also suited Stranraer's two hard tackling wing halves who seldom let anything pass.

However, McLachlan, when McGill was beaten, came to the rescue with many fine saves and it was not until almost an hour had gone that Clydebank yielded their first goal.

McDonald failed to hold McMurdo whose high cross was headed fiercely goalward by Hanlon. McLachlan could only parry the effort and Jeffrey, running in, gave him no chance from close in.

Clydebank were shaken and ten minutes later a similar move saw them go into arrears. This time Logan rose above Small and Jenkins to head between McDonald and McLachlan into the net.

However, it was Clydebank who put on a spurt. They came more into the game in the closing stages than they had been before. The wing halves moved up and Moy and Stewart seemed to be able to do as they pleased.

The equaliser was well deserved. Again Stewart figured in the move, after forcing a corner he placed it so well that Moy could pick his spot. However, he mishit the header and Thomson fumbled the ball and it went trundling over the line.

Clydebank might well have been awarded a penalty when Thomson coming out for a long range pass back, failed to gather the ball and wrapped his arms around Mitchell just on the edge of the box.

Had Clydebank's left wing started as they finished and given centre forward Mitchell more support a win was on the cards. As it was the slavish adherence to a 4-2-4 system cost them a point, or at least did not give them the same chance.

McGill was immense and not overshadowed even by keeper McLachlan. The two full backs were very steady but the wing halves should have come through with the ball more often.



Squad Statistics (as at October 29th, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 3 - 0 - 3 -
Davie Mitchell 310 - 31
Graham Small 11 - 5 - 262
Donald McDonald 10 - 5 - 15 -
John McGill 9 - 51322
Ernie Collumbine 11 - 3 - 14 -
Eddie Jenkins 12 - 3 - 251
Tommy McGhee 1244 - 255
Frank Russell 2 - 0 - 2 -
Alex Stewart 6 - 4 - 12 -
Tony Moy 86313121







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
29th October 1966
Albion Rovers1-1Raith Rovers
Alloa Athletic0-1Morton
Berwick Rangers3-0Brechin City
Cowdenbeath7-0Stenhousemuir
Dumbarton1-1Queen of South
East Fife2-1Hamilton Accies
Forfar Ath5-3Third Lanark
Montrose2-2East Stirlingshire
Stranraer2-2Clydebank

League Table (as at October 29th, 1966)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 11 10 1 0 +31 21
2. Raith Rovers 11 8 2 1 +16 18
3. East Fife 12 9 0 3 +10 18
4. Hamilton Accies 12 8 1 3 +12 17
5. Arbroath 11 7 2 2 +14 16
6. Queen's Park 11 6 3 2 +18 15
7. Stranraer 12 6 3 3 +5 15
8. Albion Rovers 12 6 2 4 +5 14
9. Queen of South 12 4 5 3 +8 13
10. Third Lanark 12 5 2 5 +2 12
11. Montrose 10 4 3 3 +4 11
12. Alloa Athletic 12 5 1 6 -3 11
13. Berwick Rangers 12 3 4 5 -1 10
14. Forfar Ath 12 4 2 6 -17 10
15. Brechin City 11 3 2 6 -12 8
16. Dumbarton 12 2 3 7 -6 7
17. Cowdenbeath 11 2 1 8 -6 5
18. Stenhousemuir 12 2 1 9 -27 5
19. Clydebank 12 0 3 9 -26 3
20. East Stirlingshire 12 0 3 9 -27 3