6 - 0
League (Division 2)
Walter Borthwick (3)
Walter Borthwick (24)
Walter Borthwck (25)
Joe Mason (34)
Billy Grey (39)
Joe Harper (65)
1 Erik Sorensen
2 John Boyd
3 John Loughlan
4 Billy Grey
5 Hugh Strachan
6 Jim Kennedy
7 Joe Harper
8 Jack Bolton
9 Joe Mason
10 Walter Borthwick
11 Tommy Ewing
Ronnie Wilson 1
Graham Small 2
Donald McDonald 3
Eddie Jenkins 4
John McGill 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Ernie Collumbine 7
Billy Horn 8
John Cummings 9
Willie McCallum 10
Alex Stewart 11
|12 John Madsen||
John Wark 12
|John Madsen -> Tommy Ewing||
John Wark for Tommy McGhee
W Anderson (Referee)
Don’t let the scoreline mislead you. The Bankies were not all that bad. They just happened to Meet Morton in one of their most invincible moods. But it will be a day Clydebank will not easily forget. First of all, their bus broke down and the players had to be taken to the park in an open van. Not the nicest of experiences on a wet day.
Then, only three minutes after the start, which was delayed for 15 minutes pending the arrival of the Bankies team, Borthwick struck for Morton.
He got another in 24 minutes and his hat-trick on the 25th
But between times McDonald, the Bankies left back had scare Morton with a tremendous free kick from the edge of the box. His shot curled at the goal and Collumbine was only a fraction out in trying to make a connection.
Then Sorenson, the Morton keeper, had to smother the ball as Collumbine came racing in for a pass from Cummings.
Many other teams would have buckled under such persistent pressure as Morton were applying, but Clydebank impressed in midfield and right-half Jenkins could take the greatest credit for a spirited performance.
McGhee, at left-half was also impressive and it was a blow when he was injured in the second half, at a time when they were showing signs of getting over their first half blues.
Jenkins found Cummings with a neatly squared pass but the centre’s shot was punched out by Sorenson.
Then, in the 34th minute Morton’s top scorer Mason got in on the act when he headed in a cross from Boyd, a right back with an attacking urge.
Gray, at right back got Morton’s fifth in 39 minutes and Harper, the Greenock team’s 17 year old right winger got the sixth.
Bankies obviously have the material in the making. They demonstrated by their second half performance in not letting Morton net more than one goal – that by Harper in the 65th minute – that their defence is not so bad as the 6-0 scoreline might suggest. But they are patently in need of a goalgetter. Too many of their forwards pass the buck or hit the ball by instinct rather than planned accuracy.
Keeper Wilson should not be condemned. He brought off many clever saves, and, without him, the Bankies might have been more humbled.
After the game Jack Steedman said, “The fact that the bus broke down made no difference to our play. If we had come in Rolls Royces, Morton would still have beaten us.”
|1966-67||All Time||All Time|
|Ronnie Wilson (GK)||-||7||-||5||-||20||-||5||-||25||-|
|John Wark (sub)||-||5||-||0||-||24||-||1||-||25||-|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|28th September 1966|
|1st October 1966|
|Albion Rovers||5-1||East Stirlingshire|
|Berwick Rangers||0-1||Hamilton Accies|
|Queen of South||6-0||Brechin City|
|Queen's Park||4-1||East Fife|
|Raith Rovers||4-1||Third Lanark|
|5.||Queen of South||8||4||3||1||+12||11|