Berwick Rangers 1
Clydebank 1
League (Division 2)


Berwick Rangers 

1 - 1

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, October 15th, 1966
Shielfield Park. Att. 587
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Jimmy Veitch (22) Tommy McGhee (75)

Team Managers
Ian Spence Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Ian Tait
2 Russell Craig
3 Gordon Haig
4 Jim Kilgannon
5 Doug Coutts
6 Billy Boyce
7 Tommy Lumsden
8 Sammy Reid
9 Tom McLaren
10 Jimmy Veitch
11 Kenny Dowds
Sandy MacLachlan 1
John Wark 2
Donald McDonald 3
Eddie Jenkins 4
John McGill 5
Davie Mitchell 6
Ernie Collumbine 7
Billy Horn 8
Tony Moy 9
Tommy McGhee 10
Willie McCallum 11

Bench
12 Ian Riddell Archie Rankin 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

RH Davidson (Referee)
A Grant & RA Keggie (Assistants)



Match Report


Clydebank, the only team in Britain without a point prior to Saturday's match, came close to snatching a remarkable victory against Berwick. The final score finished 1-1, with Clydebank's late surge leaving a sense of missed opportunity.

The visitors found inspiration in their equaliser, scored by McGhee with a powerful 20-yard shot that left Berwick goalkeeper Tait with no chance.

Berwick squandered several opportunities in the first half, despite lively play from newcomer Sammy Reid. McLaren was particularly unlucky, seeing two good efforts saved.

The home side did take the lead in the 22nd minute through Dowds, following a save from Veitch. However, Clydebank displayed commendable team spirit and never gave up, eventually earning a deserved equaliser in the second half.

From that point onwards, the game hung in the balance, with both sides pushing for a winner. Clydebank, playing with greater confidence, looked more likely to snatch the victory. Only Tait and Coutts managed to salvage any credit for a disappointing Berwick performance.

The draw will undoubtedly boost morale for Clydebank after a dismal start to the season. New signings, goalkeeper Sandy McLachlan and left-half Davie Mitchell, made their debuts and contributed positively to the team's performance, offering hope for a brighter future.



Squad Statistics (as at October 15th, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 1 - 0 - 1 -
John Wark 7 - 0 - 27 -
Donald McDonald 8 - 5 - 13 -
John McGill 7 - 51302
Davie Mitchell 1 - 0 - 1 -
Ernie Collumbine 9 - 3 - 12 -
Eddie Jenkins 10 - 3 - 231
Tommy McGhee 1034 - 234
Willie McCallum 10 - 51151
Billy Horn 3 - 0 - 174
Tony Moy 63312918







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
15th October 1966
Albion Rovers4-2Brechin City
Alloa Athletic1-0Third Lanark
Berwick Rangers1-1Clydebank
Cowdenbeath2-1Stranraer
Dumbarton4-1East Stirlingshire
East Fife0-1Arbroath
Forfar Ath1-5Raith Rovers
Montrose0-2Hamilton Accies
Queen of South2-5Morton
Queen's Park4-1Stenhousemuir

League Table (as at October 15th, 1966)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 9 8 1 0 +29 17
2. Raith Rovers 9 7 1 1 +14 15
3. Hamilton Accies 10 7 1 2 +12 15
4. Queen's Park 10 6 2 2 +18 14
5. Arbroath 10 6 2 2 +13 14
6. East Fife 10 7 0 3 +8 14
7. Albion Rovers 10 6 1 3 +6 13
8. Stranraer 10 5 2 3 +4 12
9. Queen of South 10 4 3 3 +8 11
10. Alloa Athletic 10 5 1 4 0 11
11. Montrose 8 4 2 2 +7 10
12. Third Lanark 10 4 2 4 +1 10
13. Berwick Rangers 10 2 4 4 -3 8
14. Brechin City 9 3 1 5 -9 7
15. Dumbarton 10 2 2 6 -5 6
16. Forfar Ath 10 2 2 6 -21 6
17. Stenhousemuir 10 2 1 7 -19 5
18. Cowdenbeath 9 1 1 7 -12 3
19. East Stirlingshire 10 0 2 8 -25 2
20. Clydebank 10 0 1 9 -26 1