Clydebank 3
Kirk Rob Roy 0

3 - 0
 Kirk Rob Roy

Saturday, August 26th, 1967
New Kilbowie Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ernie Collumbine 
Frank Russell 
Tony Moy (81)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
Sandy MacLachlan
John Boyd
Davie Mitchell
Ernie Collumbine
Frank McAleer
John Baxter
Harry Rutherford
Eddie Jenkins
Ayrton Inacio
Frank Russell
Arthur Paterson
Conlon 1
McArthur 2
Scott 3
McPhail 4
Sinclair 5
Chamber 6
Paterson 7
Fitzgerald 8
McCance 9
McGarvey 10
Chalmers 11

Tommy McGhee
Tony Moy
Cleland 12
Newman 14

Tommy McGhee for John Boyd
Tony Moy for Harry Rutherford
Newman -> McGarvey
Cleland -> Conlon

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

H McGunnigle (Referee)

Match Report

Brazilian trialist Ayrton Inacio made a positive impact on fans at New Kilbowie, prompting manager Jack Steedman to begin transfer negotiations with Inacio's club, Stade de Paris. The striker, formerly on trial with Celtic, is valued at £1,000.

Inacio, deployed as a centre-forward, didn't find the net himself but caused constant problems for the Rabs defence with his tireless work ethic and skilful touches. With a good supply line, Inacio looks like a dangerous prospect for Bankies.

A modest crowd witnessed a low-key first half. The Rabs displayed a solid defence, while their forwards threatened on a few occasions. Bankies' experience and fitness shone through in the second half as they gradually took control.

A substitution was made midway through the first half when John Boyd suffered a leg injury, and replaced by McGhee. Moy came on for Rutherford later in the game. The Rabs brought on McGarvey for Newman.

The second half saw Bankies pile on the pressure. Inacio came close with a spectacular overhead kick from distance, forcing a great save from Conlon.

The deadlock was broken by Bankies' Player of the Year, Ernie Collumbine. The powerful sweeper picked up the ball in midfield, charged towards goal, and smashed the ball past the advancing keeper.

Conlon was injured in the collision and was forced off the pitch. Right-back McArthur replaced him in goal, with Cleland coming on at right-back.

The stand-in goalkeeper, McArthur, immediately conceded a free kick for taking too many steps with the ball in his hands. This new and unpopular rule, limiting goalkeepers to four steps, should be reviewed and the number increased to six or eight.

Minutes later, Russell doubled the lead after receiving a pass from McAleer and firing the ball into the net.

Scott made a crucial goal-line clearance to deny Inacio after a fine attacking move involving Russell and Inacio.

Inacio continued to be unlucky, missing several chances despite playing intelligently and finding space well. He showed a good understanding with Russell and Jenkins in the second half.

The Brazilian was largely isolated in the first half and forced to drop deep to collect the ball. However, his intelligent play always saw him find space to operate. He impressed with his willingness and ability to shoot from any angle and with great power. It will take a top-quality goalkeeper to stop him.

Tony Moy added a third goal in the 81st minute.

Making their Bankies debuts were goalkeeper Sandy MacLachlan and winger Arthur Paterson, both leaving positive impressions.

Match report written by Adapted by Stuart McBay

Squad Statistics (as at August 26th, 1967)

1967-68 All Time
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Recent Results

League results since Clydebank's last match

League Table (as at August 26th, 1967)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. East Stirlingshire 1 1 0 0 +5 2
2. Berwick Rangers 1 1 0 0 +4 2
3. St Mirren 1 1 0 0 +4 2
4. Hamilton Accies 1 1 0 0 +3 2
5. Ayr Utd 1 1 0 0 +2 2
6. East Fife 1 1 0 0 +2 2
7. Montrose 1 1 0 0 +1 2
8. Queen of South 1 1 0 0 +1 2
9. Queen's Park 1 0 0 1 -1 0
10. Albion Rovers 1 0 0 1 -1 0
11. Clydebank 1 0 0 1 -2 0
12. Forfar Ath 1 0 0 1 -2 0
13. Stranraer 1 0 0 1 -3 0
14. Alloa Athletic 1 0 0 1 -4 0
15. Dumbarton 1 0 0 1 -4 0
16. Stenhousemuir 1 0 0 1 -5 0