Clydebank 2
Jordanhill TC 1
League (Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series)


Clydebank
2 - 1
 Jordanhill TC

League (Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series)
Saturday, March 19th, 1966
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 500
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Joe Rankin 
Graham Small (9)
Knight (19)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Ronnie Wilson
2 Graham Small
3 John Wark
4 Eddie Jenkins
5 John McGill
6 Archie Rankin
7 Tom Connelly
8 Tony Moy
9 Joe Rankin
10 Tommy McGhee
11 Andy O'Brien
Gordon Will 1
McKee 2
Peter Sweeney 3
Tom Martin 4
Whiteford 5
Derek Oates 6
Anderson 7
Frank Coulston 8
McIntosh 9
Jack Knight 10
Ronnie Hamilton 11

Match Officials

AF McDonald (Referee)




Match Report


Clydebank managed to retain their unbeaten record against Jordanhill College on Saturday when they had a narrow 2-1 victory at Kilbowie Park.

Clydebank had some very worrying moments with the Hills out-of-the-blue and, at times, piercing raids. But as the score shows all but one attack was quashed by Bankies stable defence.

Less can be said for the home team's forward line which at times played constructive football but they were completely out of their depth when it came to netting the ball. Opportunities which were frequently from point blank range were carelessly tossed away.

Graham Small, who has been temporarily playing at centre-forward in the club's previous two contests and convincingly showing his talents by scoring five times, was on Saturday moved back to his original position at right back.

But he still had that goal urge and in the ninth minute he put Clydebank ahead. A direct free kick gave him the opening and he plunged homewards from 25 yards.

Then the young students piled on the pressure and twice inside a couple of minutes their efforts smashed against the woodwork. But in the nineteenth minute Knight clinched the equaliser when he shot from the edge of the box, completely deceiving keeper Wilson.

But both team continually battled for the winning goal and endeavours by either side came very close. Some clever footwork by the College forwards had Bankies defence beaten on one occasion but Wilson came to the rescue and beautifully stopped a lob by centre McIntosh.

Then inside a minute Jordanhill halted a double-barrelled effort by Joe Rankin. The centre-forward's first shot was powerfully driven goalwards and a tremendous save by Will punched the ball clear... only back to Rankin's feet.

He again tried and this time had Will beaten but a lightning dash by Whiteford resulted in him heading the ball clear.

Clydebank, in the restart, had the ball in the net after only one minute when Moy nodded home, but to the disappointment of the 500 strong crowd referee McDonald gave an offside decision.

Jordanhill were mostly on the receiving end in this half but occasionally the conjured up a clever move which was quickly dissolved by Bankies sturdy defence.

Rankins winner came after the centre had missed several chances. He scored from close range tapping the ball into the right hand corner of the net.

Jordanhill kept persevering for the equalising goal but their efforts were in vain. With only thirteen minutes to go the visitors chance of level pegging was marred when right back McKee came off the field with a badly injured leg.



Squad Statistics (as at March 19th, 1966)


1965-66 All Time
League Cups All
Ronnie Wilson (GK) 10 - 0 - 10 -
John Wark 16 - 1 - 17 -
John McGill 14 - 1 - 15 -
Graham Small 720 - 72
Archie Rankin 15 - 1 - 16 -
Tommy McGhee 610 - 61
Andy O'Brien 1251 - 135
Eddie Jenkins 710 - 71
Tony Moy 1691 - 179
Tom Connelly 730 - 73
Joe Rankin 1120 - 112