Clydebank 0
Celtic 'B' 4
League (Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series)


Clydebank
0 - 4
 Celtic 'B'

League (Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series)
Saturday, February 12th, 1966
New Kilbowie Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Connolly (34)
Quinn (60)
Quinn (85)
Lennox (86)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Ronnie Wilson
2 Graham Small
3 John Wark
4 Joe Rankin
5 John McGill
6 Archie Rankin
7 Alan McLeish
8 Tony Moy
9 Tom Connelly
10 Billy Horn
11 Tommy McGhee
Bent Martin 1
Ian Young 2
Halpin 3
Cunningham 4
Frank McCarron 5
Davie Hay 6
Bobby Lennox 7
George Connolly 8
Quinn 9
McGowan 10
Tony Taylor 11

Match Officials

W McLay (Referee)




Match Report


This keenly fought contest at Kilbowie Park on Saturday was very hard going for Clydebank as they were up against a far more experienced side. In the opening half both teams were temporarily reduced to ten men through minor injuries.

Bankies left half had to be carried off on a stretcher with a strained right leg and shortly afterwards Celtic's inside right McGowan was assisted off the field with a head knock.

It was not surprising that Clydebank had to withstand this defeat as they had to oppose such a strong 11 man team as Celtic 3rd. Four of the visitors had had experience with first and second Celtic teams and to crown it all their young well known Danish keeper Martin has played in a European contest.

One of Clydebank's livewires in the game was the small and sturdy inside left Billy Horn who replaced Jenkins, the recent signing from Maryhill Harp, who is suffering from the flu.

Although both teams tried desperately to overcome the icy conditions of the pitch many golden opportunities in the first few minutes of the game were carelessly thrown away.

Then in the 34th minute the visitors showed the way. A fine manoeuvre by Celtic's forward line neatly gave them the opening goal when Connolly calmly plunged home a 20 yard drive.

Celtic, by now taking over complete control, frequently endeavoured to increase their narrow lead but through some excellent saves by keeper Wilson they amazingly failed to do so.

At the restart, Clydebank commenced a pounding on Celtic's goal. Constant accurate shots by the inside trio should have produced goals but Celtic's Danish goalkeeper, who was on great form, skilfully kept all the home team's efforts at bay.

Attempts by McLeish, McGhee and Moy gave Martin a difficult time although many of them either struck the bar or post and even screamed over the keeper's head.

One solo effort by Moy seemed a cert to equalise but with just the keeper to beat Moy slammed the ball straight into Martin's grasp.

In the 60th minute Celtic then pulled further ahead. It was a low cross from the visitors left winger that gave Quinn his chance and he easily nodded homewards.

Once again the home team tried feebly to convert their shots but again their opponents defence abruptly tightened up and nothing managed to pierce through.

In the last five minutes of the match a sudden burst by the visitors produced another two goals. The centre forward Quinn scored his second and his team's third from close range and one minute later Lennox netted his team's fourth and final goal.



Squad Statistics (as at February 12th, 1966)


1965-66 All Time
League Cups All
Ronnie Wilson (GK) 8 - 0 - 8 -
Graham Small 4 - 0 - 4 -
Archie Rankin 11 - 1 - 12 -
John Wark 12 - 1 - 13 -
John McGill 10 - 1 - 11 -
Tommy McGhee 2 - 0 - 2 -
Alan McLeish 1341 - 144
Tom Connelly 420 - 42
Joe Rankin 810 - 81
Tony Moy 1241 - 134
Billy Horn 1031 - 113