Stranraer 2
Clydebank 2
League (Division 2)


Stranraer 

2 - 2

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, October 29th, 1966
Stair Park. Att. 791
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Bobby Jeffrey (55)
David Logan (65)
Tony Moy (4)
Tony Moy (71)

Team Managers
Unknown. Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Davie Thomson
2 David Brown
3 Jackie McQueen
4 Stan King
5 Jim Ferguson
6 David Logan
7 Alex McIntyre
8 John Hanlon
9 Joe McMurdo
10 Bobby Jeffrey
11 John Frye
Sandy MacLachlan 1
Graham Small 2
Donald McDonald 3
Eddie Jenkins 4
John McGill 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Ernie Collumbine 7
Frank Russell 8
Davie Mitchell 9
Tony Moy 10
Alex Stewart 11

Bench
12 Jimmy McMillan Willie McCallum 12

Substitutions
Jimmy McMillan -> JohnFrye (80) None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

AJ Crawley (Referee)
AK Hamilton & JC Mitchell (Assistants)



Match Report


Clydebank earned praise for their impressive defensive performance, which nearly secured them their first victory. They took the lead in the fourth minute when Moy nodded in a corner from Stewart. Throughout the game, they were buoyed by the inspiration of John McGill, a former Stranraer wing half, who played a vital role.

Their attacking formation, a four-two-four setup, seemed well-suited to the conditions, but it also played into the hands of Stranraer's robust wing halves, who proved adept at thwarting their advances. However, whenever McGill was bypassed, McLachlan made numerous outstanding saves to keep Clydebank in contention.

It wasn't until almost an hour into the game that Clydebank conceded their first goal. McDonald failed to deal with McMurdo's high cross, which Hanlon headed powerfully towards goal. Although McLachlan managed to parry the effort, Jeffrey pounced on the rebound to score from close range.

Clydebank suffered another setback ten minutes later, as Logan rose above Small and Jenkins to head home, leaving McDonald and McLachlan helpless.

Despite these setbacks, Clydebank rallied in the closing stages of the game. The wing halves pushed forward, allowing Moy and Stewart more freedom to dictate play. The equaliser was well-deserved, with Stewart again instrumental, forcing a corner that led to Moy's headed effort, which Thomson failed to handle, resulting in the ball trickling over the line.

There was controversy as Clydebank felt they should have been awarded a penalty when Thomson failed to gather a long-range back pass and appeared to impede Mitchell just on the edge of the box.

Clydebank's left wing, had they started as strongly as they finished and provided more support to centre forward Mitchell, could have secured a victory. However, their rigid adherence to a 4-2-4 formation may have cost them a point, or at least limited their chances.

McGill's influence was immense, with McLachlan also making crucial contributions in goal. While the full backs showed solidity, there was a need for the wing halves to assert themselves more in possession.



Squad Statistics (as at October 29th, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 3 - 0 - 3 -
Graham Small 11 - 5 - 262
Donald McDonald 10 - 5 - 15 -
John McGill 9 - 51322
Ernie Collumbine 11 - 3 - 14 -
Davie Mitchell 310 - 31
Eddie Jenkins 12 - 3 - 251
Tommy McGhee 1244 - 255
Frank Russell 2 - 0 - 2 -
Tony Moy 86313121
Alex Stewart 6 - 4 - 12 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
29th October 1966
Albion Rovers1-1Raith Rovers
Alloa Athletic0-1Morton
Berwick Rangers3-0Brechin City
Cowdenbeath7-0Stenhousemuir
Dumbarton1-1Queen of South
East Fife2-1Hamilton Accies
Forfar Ath5-3Third Lanark
Montrose2-2East Stirlingshire
Stranraer2-2Clydebank

League Table (as at October 29th, 1966)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 11 10 1 0 +31 21
2. Raith Rovers 11 8 2 1 +16 18
3. East Fife 12 9 0 3 +10 18
4. Hamilton Accies 12 8 1 3 +12 17
5. Arbroath 11 7 2 2 +14 16
6. Queen's Park 11 6 3 2 +18 15
7. Stranraer 12 6 3 3 +5 15
8. Albion Rovers 12 6 2 4 +5 14
9. Queen of South 12 4 5 3 +8 13
10. Third Lanark 12 5 2 5 +2 12
11. Montrose 10 4 3 3 +4 11
12. Alloa Athletic 12 5 1 6 -3 11
13. Berwick Rangers 12 3 4 5 -1 10
14. Forfar Ath 12 4 2 6 -17 10
15. Brechin City 11 3 2 6 -12 8
16. Dumbarton 12 2 3 7 -6 7
17. Cowdenbeath 11 2 1 8 -6 5
18. Stenhousemuir 12 2 1 9 -27 5
19. Clydebank 12 0 3 9 -26 3
20. East Stirlingshire 12 0 3 9 -27 3