Clydebank 1
East Fife Res 2
League (Combined Reserve League - 1st Series)


Clydebank
1 - 2
 East Fife Res

League (Combined Reserve League - 1st Series)
Saturday, November 6th, 1965
New Kilbowie Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Jimmy Hodgson (71)
Rutherford (53)
Watt (74)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Jimmy Bonthrone

Starting Eleven
1 Ronnie Wilson
2 Tom Holloran
3 John Wark
4 John McGill
5 Archie Rankin
6 Tony Moy
7 Alan McLeish
8 Billy Horn
9 Joe Rankin
10 Jimmy Hodgson
11 Andy O'Brien
Billy McGann 1
Jim Davidson 2
Gordon Hamilton 3
Newman 4
George Oliphant 5
Frank Donnelly 6
John McGuire 7
Willie Rutherford 8
Alex Cunningham 9
Hamish Watt 10
Graham Rainey 11

Match Officials

AF McDonald (Referee)




Match Report


Since East Fife were the first to beat Clydebank at the beginning of the season Bankies were all out for revenge, but once again the Fifers managed to out-point them.

East Fife, who are near the top of the Combined League Table, had never really any great difficulty with the locals. Although the Fifers took a while to settle, Clydebank were completely unable to take any advantage and eventually the visitors grasped the upper hand, proving to be worthy winners.

As in last week's match one of Clydebank's players was booked. This time it was right back Holloran's name that was noted in the referee's book. It happened just two minutes before the half time whistle.

The locals path to disaster was poor finishing. Their midfield play was commendable but when it came to completing their manoeuvres everything seemed to collapse.

Attempts to score were frequently made by the five forwards but they only wasted their energy. The one solitary goal was netted in the second half by Hodgson.

Unfortunately for either team's attacking force both keepers were on top form. Bankies Wilson and Fife's McGann gave some outstanding performances in goalkeeping. The large crowd of spectators were frequently showing their appreciation.

One raid by Clydebank looked a certain chance to open the scoring. A good manoeuvre engineered solely by centre Joe Rankin was powerfully driven goalwards but McGann brilliantly saved and the deflected ball was cleared by a defender.

Jut before half time one of the East Fife two trialists for East Fife, at the right half position, put the Bankies defence in a panic. His low shot from close range captured Wilson off balance and it looked a goal. But fortunately the ball rebounded off the post.

With the first half ending in a goalless draw East Fife deservedly went ahead eight minutes after the restart. A loose ball in Clydebank's goal area gave Rutherford an easy chance and without hesitation he tapped home.

Fifteen minutes later East Fife were awarded a penalty when Rutherford was fouled in the box. The spot kick was taken by Rutherford but Wilson cleverly anticipated his direction and superbly saved the low shot.

Clydebank continued to press for an equalising goal. Finally after 71 minutes their attempts proved their worth, when deservedly Hodgson scored from close in.

But to their disappointment minutes later East Fife added yet another to take the two points . Watt was the scorer.



Squad Statistics (as at November 6th, 1965)


1965-66 All Time
League Cups All
Ronnie Wilson (GK) 4 - 0 - 4 -
John Wark 9 - 1 - 10 -
Archie Rankin 7 - 1 - 8 -
Tom Holloran 9 - 1 - 10 -
John McGill 7 - 1 - 8 -
Alan McLeish 921 - 102
Andy O'Brien 941 - 104
Jimmy Hodgson 561167
Joe Rankin 410 - 41
Tony Moy 821 - 92
Billy Horn 931 - 103