0 - 2
League (Division 2)
Joe Rankin (69)
Frank Russell (80)
1 Dick Madden
2 Bill McMurray
3 Jimmy Cunningham
4 Tommy Anderson
5 Benny Fagan
6 John Murray
7 Mike Murphy
8 Willie Callaghan
9 Andy Murphy
10 Joe Gallacher
11 Eddie Rutherford
Sandy MacLachlan 1
Graham Small 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
John McGill 5
Tommy McGhee 6
John Cummings 7
Eddie Jenkins 8
Frank Russell 9
Joe Rankin 10
Willie McCallum 11
|12 Alex Wilson||
Donald McDonald 12
Donald McDonald for John Cummings (78)
Frank Russell (35)
E Thomson (Referee)
Clydebank have now jumped up two places in the league following this their first awat win against Rovers on Saturday.
After a rather sticky start Bankies soon began to settle in. They did not take command however until the second half and then it was one way traffic.
A goal had to come and it did in the 69th minute when Joe Rankin rushed in to finish off A Cummings effort with keeper Madden spread-eagled on the ground unable to raise a defence.
Rovers, who had started off quite well and looked the stronger team, just fell away. They did have the ball in the net after 37 minutes through Andy Murphy, but the goal was disallowed as the ball had been over the line before Anderson passed to the centre. Russell, of Clydebank, was booked shortly after this.
I think the most disgusted man on the field must have been Rovers inside right Callaghan, who threw everything keeper Sandy MacLachlan's way only to see the Bankie bring off some truly marvellous saves . Sandy was in brilliant form, a carbon copy of the performance he gave in the Morton game one week before. Luckily this time he was not carried off.
Bankies could have scored more that two goals had it not been for some poor finishing by several forwards.
Little Frank Russell scored Bankies second and final goal in the 80th minute when he beat two backs on the right wing and crashed the ball into the net from an acute angle.
Although Bankies won comfortably they missed goal-grabber Tony Moy.
John Cummings missing from the team for some time left the field 12 minutes from time with a leg injury and was replaced by substitute Donnie McDonald.
Bankies next game is away to Montrose and with 12 games or so to play in the league might have a chance of ending up in the middle of the table in this their first season in senior football.
The overall performance of the team has greatly improved over recent games and I think they are paving their way to a better season next year.
Most improved man over the season, although they have all improved has been centre-cum-half-back Eddie Jenkins who is developing into a very powerful and clever player.
|1966-67||All Time||All Time|
|Sandy MacLachlan (GK)||-||14||-||2||-||14||-||2||-||16||-|
|Donald McDonald (sub)||-||13||-||5||-||13||-||5||-||18||-|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|21st January 1967|
|Berwick Rangers||2-0||Third Lanark|
|Queen of South||2-3||Arbroath|
|Queen's Park||1-1||East Stirlingshire|
|5.||Queen of South||24||12||6||6||+19||30|