Clydebank 3
East Stirlingshire 1
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
3 - 1
 East Stirlingshire

League (Division 2)
Saturday, December 10th, 1966
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,070
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Frank Russell (12)
Frank Russell (81)
Tony Moy (82)
Joe Connelly (88)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Laurence Binnie

Starting Eleven
1 Sandy MacLachlan
2 Graham Small
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Archie Rankin
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Joe Rankin
8 Eddie Jenkins
9 Frank Russell
10 Tony Moy
11 Willie McCallum
Alex Davie 1
Brian Miller 2
Billy Hulston 3
Bobby Ross 4
Tommy Craig 5
Tommy Reynolds 6
Arthur Hamill 7
Pat Watters 8
Joe Connelly 9
Alex MacDonald 10
Bobby Jones 11

Bench
12 John Wark
Walter Carlyle 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W Anderson (Referee)




Match Report


East Stirling came to Kilbowie on Saturday looking for revenge for their last defeat at the hands of the Bankies when the score was also 3-1 but thanks to little Frank Russell Bankies clever centre forward they were denied this revenge.

Bankies opened strongly and after only 12 minutes Russellnetted a rocket shot from 15 yards, a shot which almost burst the net.

Everything looked favourable for Bankies and they kept up the pressure for a good half hour. They were however unable to increase their score at that point so they were content to relax and let Shire come into the game a little.

By the second half Shire were making all the play and it looked rather doubtful as to whether Clydebank could hold on to that slim lead; but hold on they did.

All doubt was cleared up in the last ten minutes when first of all Russell scored a brilliant goal in 81 minutes when he took on most of the Shire defence to crash the ball past the helpless keeper.

This was followed one minute later by another great goal from Tony Moy who collecting a ball on the left sent in a strong shot which had the keeper beaten all the way.

Bankies were now in complete control but Shire centre Connelly brought one back in the closing minutes when he scored from a Hamill cross just ten yards from the Bankies goal line.

Both teams gave of their best in this hard fought tussle and although the first half was marred with petty fouls, on the whole play in the second half was clean and fair.

Shore fielded four former players who played for the former ES Clydebank team. They were full back Miller, Half back Craig, and forwards Hamill and Jones.

This win put the Bankies a full two points ahead of East Stirling at the bottom of the league table.

Bankies have a long haul ahead of them next week for they play Highland League side Rothes in the Scottish Cup Preliminary Round.

The team leaves Clydebank on Friday in a fleet of six cars to journey up there. They will stop overnight in Grantown-on-Spey then make their way to Rothes. On the way back they will `again stop over at Grantown then travel back to Clydebank on Sunday. The cars will travel in convoy.



Squad Statistics (as at December 10th, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 8 - 0 - 8 -
Davie Mitchell 610 - 61
Archie Rankin 8 - 4 - 31 -
Graham Small 17 - 5 - 322
Ernie Collumbine 17 - 3 - 20 -
Frank Russell 840 - 84
Willie McCallum 16 - 51211
Tommy McGhee 1744 - 305
Eddie Jenkins 18 - 3 - 311
Joe Rankin 5 - 31203
Tony Moy 1410313725







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
10th December 1966
Alloa Athletic0-2Queen's Park
Arbroath5-1Raith Rovers
Berwick Rangers0-1Dumbarton
Clydebank3-1East Stirlingshire
Cowdenbeath3-0Queen of South
East Fife2-4Forfar Ath
Hamilton Accies0-0Brechin City
Montrose1-2Albion Rovers
Stranraer1-3Morton
Third Lanark3-1Stenhousemuir

League Table (as at December 10th, 1966)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 17 16 1 0 +46 33
2. Raith Rovers 17 13 2 2 +18 28
3. East Fife 18 13 0 5 +16 26
4. Arbroath 17 10 3 4 +16 23
5. Hamilton Accies 18 9 5 4 +14 23
6. Queen of South 18 8 5 5 +11 21
7. Queen's Park 17 8 4 5 +15 20
8. Albion Rovers 18 9 2 7 +4 20
9. Third Lanark 18 7 5 6 +4 19
10. Stranraer 18 7 4 7 -2 18
11. Alloa Athletic 18 8 1 9 -5 17
12. Montrose 16 6 3 7 -1 15
13. Forfar Ath 18 6 2 10 -18 14
14. Dumbarton 18 4 5 9 -5 13
15. Stenhousemuir 18 5 3 10 -24 13
16. Cowdenbeath 17 5 2 10 +1 12
17. Berwick Rangers 18 4 4 10 -9 12
18. Brechin City 17 4 3 10 -14 11
19. Clydebank 18 2 4 12 -31 8
20. East Stirlingshire 18 1 4 13 -36 6