Morton 6
Clydebank 0
League (Division 2)


Morton 

6 - 0

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, October 1st, 1966
Cappielow. Att. 3,173
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Walter Borthwick (3)
Walter Borthwick (24)
Walter Borthwck (25)
Joe Mason (34)
Billy Grey (39)
Joe Harper (65)
None.

Team Managers
Hal Stewart Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
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

Bench
12 John Madsen John Wark 12

Substitutions
John Madsen -> Tommy Ewing John Wark for Tommy McGhee

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

W Anderson (Referee)
RP Kennedy & J Rodger (Assistants)



Match Report


Don't be deceived by the scoreline; the Bankies' performance wasn't as dismal as the numbers suggest. Unfortunately, they encountered Morton at the peak of their invincibility. However, it's a day Clydebank won't easily forget. To start, their bus broke down, forcing the players to reach the pitch in an open van—an unpleasant experience, especially on a wet day.

Only three minutes after the delayed start (awaiting the Bankies' team arrival), Borthwick struck for Morton. He added another goal in the 24th minute and completed his hat-trick on the 25th.

Amidst this, McDonald, the Bankies' left-back, nearly startled Morton with a powerful free-kick from the edge of the box. His shot curled towards the goal, and Collumbine narrowly missed connecting.

Sorenson, Morton's goalkeeper, had to intervene, smothering the ball as Collumbine raced in for a pass from Cummings. Despite Morton's relentless pressure, Clydebank held their ground impressively in midfield, with right-half Jenkins deserving credit for a spirited performance.

McGhee, at left-half, also made an impact, and his injury in the second half was a blow just when they showed signs of overcoming their first-half difficulties. Jenkins provided Cummings with a well-placed pass, but the centre’s shot was punched out by Sorenson.

In the 34th minute, Morton's top scorer, Mason, headed in a cross from Boyd, the attack-minded right-back. Gray, at right back, secured Morton's fifth goal in the 39th minute, while Harper, the 17-year-old right-winger, netted the sixth.

Bankies, despite the 6-0 scoreline, displayed potential in the making. Their second-half performance limited Morton to just one goal, scored by Harper in the 65th minute. This suggests that their defence is not as weak as the scoreline implies. However, a glaring need for a proficient goal-getter is evident. Several forwards tend to pass the ball or shoot instinctively rather than with planned accuracy.

Goalkeeper Wilson deserves recognition; he made numerous clever saves, preventing a more substantial defeat for the Bankies. After the game, Jack Steedman remarked, "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."



Squad Statistics (as at October 1st, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Ronnie Wilson (GK) 7 - 5 - 25 -
Ernie Collumbine 8 - 3 - 11 -
John Cummings 5 - 53103
Graham Small 8 - 5 - 232
Donald McDonald 7 - 5 - 12 -
John McGill 5 - 51282
Eddie Jenkins 8 - 3 - 211
Tommy McGhee 814 - 212
Willie McCallum 8 - 51131
Alex Stewart 4 - 4 - 10 -
Billy Horn 2 - 0 - 164
John Wark (sub) 5 - 0 - 25 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
28th September 1966
Morton4-1Brechin City
1st October 1966
Albion Rovers5-1East Stirlingshire
Alloa Athletic3-3Arbroath
Berwick Rangers0-1Hamilton Accies
Dumbarton2-2Cowdenbeath
Forfar Ath2-2Stenhousemuir
Montrose0-0Stranraer
Morton6-0Clydebank
Queen of South6-0Brechin City
Queen's Park4-1East Fife
Raith Rovers4-1Third Lanark

League Table (as at October 1st, 1966)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Raith Rovers 7 6 1 0 +11 13
2. East Fife 8 6 0 2 +8 12
3. Morton 6 5 1 0 +17 11
4. Queen's Park 8 5 1 2 +15 11
5. Queen of South 8 4 3 1 +12 11
6. Hamilton Accies 8 5 1 2 +8 11
7. Arbroath 8 4 2 2 +11 10
8. Stranraer 8 4 2 2 +3 10
9. Albion Rovers 8 4 1 3 +2 9
10. Alloa Athletic 8 4 1 3 +2 9
11. Montrose 6 3 2 1 +7 8
12. Third Lanark 8 3 2 3 -1 8
13. Berwick Rangers 8 2 3 3 0 7
14. Forfar Ath 8 2 2 4 -15 6
15. Stenhousemuir 7 2 1 4 -6 5
16. Brechin City 7 2 1 4 -10 5
17. Dumbarton 8 1 2 5 -6 4
18. Cowdenbeath 7 0 1 6 -12 1
19. East Stirlingshire 8 0 1 7 -22 1
20. Clydebank 8 0 0 8 -24 0