4 - 0
4 - 0
League (Division 2)
Frank Russell (17)
Tony Moy (23)
Graham Small (54)
Tony Moy (63)
1 Sandy MacLachlan
2 Graham Small
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 John McGill
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Jim Gray
8 Eddie Jenkins
9 Frank Russell
10 Tony Moy
11 Willie McCallum
Davie Thomson 1
Jimmy Shanks 2
Jackie McQueen 3
Stan King 4
Jim Ferguson 5
David Logan 6
John Frye 7
Jimmy McMillan 8
Bobby Jeffrey 9
Frank Coulston 10
Jim Campbell 11
12 Archie Rankin
||John Cooper 12|
Archie Rankin for Ernie Collumbine (72)
T Kellock (Referee)
This was Clydebank's best win of the season and one of their easiest. Stranraer had no answer to Clydebank's fast and skilful play and their main fault lay in defence where their keeper had a nightmare time, being the direct cause of two of the goals.
Bankies played as a team and everything just seemed to click for once. Hero of the day was Tony Moy who netted two for the homesters.
New man Jimmy Gray, signed from Pollok Juniors on Tuesday night after the Stirling Albion friendly match. He has a promising match but was well marked by ex-ES Clydebank McQueen now playing left back for Stranraer.
Bankies were fielding an ex-Stranraer player, big John McGill, the homesters fine centre half, used to be on the visitors books .
Clydebank were on the goal trail after only 17 minutes when wee Frank Russell put them one ahead from close range shot from a Tony Moy header.
Six minutes later Tony scored one himself from a beautiful Gray cross which gave keeper Thomson no chance.
The only half decent effort at goal from Stranraer was when inside right McMillan tried a shot which had keeper MacLachlan stretching all the way to clear in the closing minutes of the first half.
Keeper Thomson will want to forget the second half of this game because this is when he virtually gave away the other two goals.
The first bad mistake came in 54 minutes when Bankies right back Graham Small tried a shot from 25 yards and was completely surprised to see the ball hit the keepers hands the strike the post before going into the net. Graham was flabbergasted and the Stranraer defence must have been hopping.
Tony Moy was the next man to easily beat the keeper. He hit the ball towards goal in the 63rd minute, and then on following it up, found the ball at his feet once again because the keeper could not hold his shot. All Tony had to do was slip the ball past the unfortunate Thomson.
That was that! Bankies had nothing more to fear from the demoralised visitors. They were on easy street!
One disturbing note about the game however, was when Ernie Collumbine, Bankies powerful sweeper up, had to go off with a knee injury in the 72nd minute. He was replaced by Archie Rankin.
|1966-67||All Time||All Time|
|Sandy MacLachlan (GK)||-||19||-||2||-||19||-||2||-||21||-|
|Archie Rankin (sub)||-||9||-||4||-||27||-||5||-||32||-|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|25th February 1967|
|Brechin City||2-1||Berwick Rangers|
|Hamilton Accies||3-0||East Fife|
|Queen of South||2-3||Dumbarton|
|Raith Rovers||2-1||Albion Rovers|
|Third Lanark||6-2||Forfar Ath|
|5.||Queen of South||28||13||7||8||+18||33|