Stranraer 1
Clydebank 0
League Cup (Group 9)


Stranraer 

1 - 0

Clydebank

League Cup (Group 9)
Saturday, August 27th, 1966
Stair Park. Att. 934
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Tommy Halliday (79) None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Davie Thomson
2 David Brown
3 Jackie McQueen
4 John Cooper
5 Jim Ferguson
6 Stan King
7 Joe McMurdo
8 John Hanlon
9 Tommy Halliday
10 David Logan
11 Billy Gourlay
Ronnie Wilson 1
Graham Small 2
Donald McDonald 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
John McGill 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Ian Russell 7
Eddie Jenkins 8
John Cummings 9
Tony Moy 10
Willie McCallum 11

Bench
12 Jimmy Shanks Alex Stewart 12

Substitutions
None. Alex Stewart for Donald McDonald (80)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J Stewart (Referee)
JP Tainsh & H Holmes (Assistants)



Match Report


Clydebank received a warm welcome in the official programme at Stair Park on Saturday and a fine reception from the crowd of eleven hundred.

They were the smartest looking side seen at Stair Park this season. Unfortunately they adopted the four-two-four system and, more unfortunately Stranraer followed suit.

Neither side was capable of carrying it out. All they managed was to keep the other forward line from getting near the goalkeeper. Result was almost complete stalemate.

Early on, it was apparent all the danger would come from the Clydebank left wing. McCallum and Moy knitted in well as a partnership and it was noteworthy they played the orthodox style and McCallum kept on the wing. He revelled in Moy's passes but the other three forwards, at least two forwards, failed to profit by the chances that pair set up.

Indeed it was Moy who came closest to scoring. He had a flying header from a pass by McCallum which grazed the foot of the upright.

And that was all there was in the first half except a piledriver from King which Wilson manfully tipped over the bar.

In the second half Collumbine got his head to a McCallum cross and cleverly headed the ball down. Thomson was beaten and a goal looked certain when Brown headed out, colliding with the post at the same time.

McMurdo struck the foot of the upright, then King forced his way through the defensive wall and after testing Wilson twice she passed to Halliday who coolly lobbed the ball over the heads of all the defenders into the net.

Has the referee awarded each side a penalty in the first half when Gourlay handled in the box and when Collumbine brought Hanlon down, the game might have came alive; as it was, it was a drab display in the sun.

The left wing apart, Clydebank had good service from McDonald who went off injured ten minutes from the end, Alex Stewart substituting, and from McGill and McGhee.

All over a draw would have been a more fitting result for neither team deserved to win such a lackadaisical display.



Squad Statistics (as at August 27th, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Ronnie Wilson (GK) 1 - 4 - 6 -
Donald McDonald 1 - 4 - 5 -
John McGill 0 - 4 - 6 -
John Cummings 1 - 4252
Graham Small 1 - 4 - 6 -
Ernie Collumbine 1 - 2 - 3 -
Tommy McGhee 1 - 3 - 5 -
Eddie Jenkins 1 - 2 - 41
Ian Russell 0 - 2 - 2 -
Willie McCallum 1 - 4151
Tony Moy 1 - 2 - 51
Alex Stewart (sub) 1 - 4 - 5 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
None.

League Table (as at August 27th, 1966)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 1 1 0 0 +3 2
2. Arbroath 1 1 0 0 +3 2
3. Stranraer 1 1 0 0 +3 2
4. East Fife 1 1 0 0 +1 2
5. Third Lanark 1 1 0 0 +1 2
6. Alloa Athletic 1 1 0 0 +1 2
7. Albion Rovers 1 1 0 0 +1 2
8. Forfar Ath 1 1 0 0 +1 2
9. Berwick Rangers 1 0 1 0 0 1
10. Montrose 1 0 1 0 0 1
11. Queen of South 1 0 1 0 0 1
12. Raith Rovers 1 0 1 0 0 1
13. Brechin City 1 0 0 1 -1 0
14. Hamilton Accies 1 0 0 1 -1 0
15. Cowdenbeath 1 0 0 1 -1 0
16. Dumbarton 1 0 0 1 -1 0
17. Queen's Park 1 0 0 1 -1 0
18. Stenhousemuir 1 0 0 1 -3 0
19. Clydebank 1 0 0 1 -3 0
20. East Stirlingshire 1 0 0 1 -3 0