Albion Rovers 0
Clydebank 2
League (Division 2)


Albion Rovers 

0 - 2

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, January 21st, 1967
Cliftonhill. Att. 482
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Joe Rankin (69)
Frank Russell (80)

Team Managers
Jackie Stewart Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
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

Bench
12 Alex Wilson Donald McDonald 12

Substitutions
None. Donald McDonald for John Cummings (78)

Cautions
None. Frank Russell (35)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

E Thomson (Referee)





Match Report


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.



Squad Statistics (as at January 21st, 1967)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 14 - 2 - 16 -
John Cummings 7153124
Graham Small 23 - 7 - 402
Ernie Collumbine 23 - 5 - 28 -
Davie Mitchell 1232 - 143
John McGill 20 - 71452
Frank Russell 1492 - 169
Willie McCallum 22171292
Tommy McGhee 2346 - 385
Eddie Jenkins 24 - 5 - 391
Joe Rankin 11352287
Donald McDonald (sub) 13 - 5 - 18 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
21st January 1967
Albion Rovers0-2Clydebank
Berwick Rangers2-0Third Lanark
Cowdenbeath2-2East Fife
Dumbarton1-3Hamilton Accies
Forfar Ath3-4Stranraer
Montrose1-0Stenhousemuir
Queen of South2-3Arbroath
Queen's Park1-1East Stirlingshire
Raith Rovers0-1Morton

League Table (as at January 21st, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 25 22 2 1 +61 46
2. Arbroath 23 15 4 4 +26 34
3. Raith Rovers 23 16 2 5 +22 34
4. East Fife 25 15 3 7 +13 33
5. Queen of South 24 12 6 6 +19 30
6. Hamilton Accies 25 11 6 8 +11 28
7. Albion Rovers 25 12 4 9 +7 28
8. Queen's Park 24 9 8 7 +14 26
9. Stranraer 25 10 6 9 0 26
10. Berwick Rangers 24 9 5 10 +3 23
11. Alloa Athletic 24 10 2 12 -7 22
12. Cowdenbeath 24 9 3 12 +8 21
13. Third Lanark 24 7 6 11 -12 20
14. Montrose 23 8 4 11 -14 20
15. Forfar Ath 24 8 2 14 -16 18
16. Dumbarton 25 5 7 13 -13 17
17. Clydebank 24 5 6 13 -27 16
18. Stenhousemuir 24 5 5 14 -38 15
19. Brechin City 23 5 4 14 -21 14
20. East Stirlingshire 24 2 7 15 -36 11