Clydebank 0
Montrose 4
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
0 - 4
 Montrose

League (Division 2)
Saturday, September 24th, 1966
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,222
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. George Doull (50)
George Falconer (70)
Gordon Wallace (77)
George Doull (88)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Norman Christie

Starting Eleven
1 Steve Anderson
2 John Wark
3 Donald McDonald
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Archie Rankin
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Billy Horn
8 Eddie Jenkins
9 Graham Small
10 John McGill
11 Willie McCallum
Roy Jamieson 1
Roy Strathdee 2
Bruce Martin 3
Billy McMillan 4
John Paton 5
Sandy MacNiven 6
Jimmy Kemp 7
George Munro 8
Gordon Wallace 9
George Falconer 10
George Doull 11

Bench
12 Alex Stewart
Frank Strachan 12

Substitutions
None. Frank Strachan -> John Paton (45)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

CH Hutton (Referee)




Match Report


Bankies' new Junior trialist goalkeeper, Steve Anderson from Dunipace, endured a challenging afternoon in his debut, although the blame for the goals lay more with the defence than with him.

The first half started promisingly for the home team, establishing them as the superior side. A notable moment occurred ten minutes in when John McGill narrowly missed heading a Horn cross over the bar. Despite a sustained series of attacks that kept the Montrose defence under pressure, the desired goals remained elusive.

On the brink of halftime, Bankies appealed for a penalty when centre forward Graham Small was seemingly brought down in what appeared to be the penalty box. However, referee Mr. Hutton saw it differently and awarded an indirect free kick. The outcome might have favoured Bankies had a penalty been given.

Montrose introduced substitute Frank Strachan in place of the injured half-back Paton. Strachan took to the left wing, and the left winger Doull shifted to the right. This tactical adjustment proved effective, as Doull scored within five minutes of the second half with a 20-yard shot after receiving a pass from centre Wallace.

Wallace played a key role in another Montrose goal, assisting Falconer in scoring from a Wallace header in the 70th minute. The nimble centre added to the tally seven minutes later, blasting a Strachan cross into the back of the net. Clydebank, still reeling from the effects of the second goal, attempted a rally as Collumbine, a stalwart in defence, switched places with number 10, John McGill, moving up front.

Despite these efforts, a comeback never materialised, and in the 88th minute, Montrose sealed the match with Doull securing his second and the team's fourth goal with a rocket shot from his familiar left wing, leaving the young goalkeeper with no chance.

The holiday weekend left gaps in the terracing, and only about 1250 spectators witnessed their team's seventh consecutive defeat. Despite the lack of points in league games so far, optimism persists regarding the playing ability and potential of this young team.

With time and concerted effort from both players and coaching staff to smooth out a few rough edges, Bankies will undoubtedly showcase their worth. Fans may be growing impatient, but given the team's youth, adaptation to a new style of football, and with a year or two of development, they are poised to prove their mettle.



Squad Statistics (as at September 24th, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Steve Anderson (GK) 1 - 0 - 1 -
Donald McDonald 6 - 5 - 11 -
Archie Rankin 5 - 4 - 28 -
Graham Small 7 - 5 - 222
John Wark 4 - 0 - 24 -
Ernie Collumbine 7 - 3 - 10 -
John McGill 4 - 51272
Willie McCallum 7 - 51121
Tommy McGhee 714 - 202
Eddie Jenkins 7 - 3 - 201
Billy Horn 1 - 0 - 154







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
24th September 1966
Arbroath1-1Albion Rovers
Brechin City0-0Dumbarton
Clydebank0-4Montrose
Cowdenbeath1-2Queen's Park
East Fife2-1Berwick Rangers
East Stirlingshire1-2Raith Rovers
Hamilton Accies3-0Forfar Ath
Stenhousemuir2-6Queen of South
Stranraer2-1Alloa Athletic
Third Lanark1-1Morton

League Table (as at September 24th, 1966)


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