East Fife Res 3
Clydebank 1
League (Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series)


East Fife Res 

3 - 1

Clydebank

League (Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series)
Saturday, January 29th, 1966
Bayview Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Smart (27)
Christie (36)
Cunningham
Andy O'Brien (44)

Team Managers
Jimmy Bonthrone Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Billy McGann
2 Eric Brodie
3 Gordon Hamilton
4 Hamish Watt
5 Ian Gilchrist
6 Frank Donnelly
7 Willie Rutherford
8 Alex Cunningham
9 George Christie
10 Ken Smart
11 Graham Rainey
Ronnie Wilson 1
Graham Small 2
Tom Holloran 3
Eddie Jenkins 4
John McGill 5
Archie Rankin 6
Alan McLeish 7
Tony Moy 8
Tom Connelly 9
Joe Rankin 10
Andy O'Brien 11

Match Officials

JC Greenlees (Referee)





Match Report


Both teams were well matched but it was East Fife who just had the edge in this fast moving game. Unfortunately second half play was marred by the ordering off of Clydebank's centre-forward, Connelly, following an incident with full-back Hamilton.

With both teams pressing hard it was East Fife who were first to strike gold. In the 27th minute Donnelly flicked the ball to Smart who neatly whipped it homewards.

Although they came close on a number of occasions, Clydebank could not find the East Fife net and nine minutes later the homesters struck again when Christie collected a rebound from Cunningham and gave Wilson no chance.

Then one minute before the interval O'Brien netted the visitors only counter.

Centre Connelly was sent off in the second half after apparently fouling full back Hamilton while the ball was in the other half of the field. Up until then Connelly, along with Moy, had been the danger men in the Clydebank attack.

The final goal of the game was a well deserved one by Cunningham who had kept keeper Wilson at full strength with his many good shots. Cunningham received the ball from Christie and rocketed it home.



Squad Statistics (as at January 29th, 1966)


1965-66 All Time
League Cups All
Ronnie Wilson (GK) 7 - 0 - 7 -
Graham Small 3 - 0 - 3 -
Archie Rankin 10 - 1 - 11 -
Tom Holloran 10 - 1 - 11 -
John McGill 9 - 1 - 10 -
Alan McLeish 1241 - 134
Andy O'Brien 1151 - 125
Eddie Jenkins 310 - 31
Tom Connelly 320 - 32
Tony Moy 1141 - 124
Joe Rankin 710 - 71