Forfar Ath 4
Clydebank 1
League (Division 2)


Forfar Ath 

4 - 1

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, November 12th, 1966
Station Park. Att. 477
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Jackie Thoms (62)
Ian Matthew (67)
Jackie Thoms (73)
Dennis Kennedy (86)
Tony Moy (pen.) (30)

Team Managers
Doug Newlands Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Norman Ritchie
2 Alistair Currie
3 Gordon Malcolm
4 Jim Knox
5 John Fyfe
6 George Potter
7 Derek Sim
8 Jackie Thoms
9 Dennis Kennedy
10 Ian Matthew
11 Tommy Mackle
Ronnie Wilson 1
Graham Small 2
Donald McDonald 3
Eddie Jenkins 4
Archie Rankin 5
John McGill 6
Ernie Collumbine 7
Frank Russell 8
Joe Rankin 9
Tony Moy 10
Alex Stewart 11

Bench
12 Bobby Buchan John Wark 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J Patterson (Referee)





Match Report


Bankies crashed to another defeat on Saturday at Station Park. A four goal blitz in the second half staggered Bankies and though they tried their best they were unable to hold the home side.

Sandy McLachlan, the regular keeper was taken ill on the team bus and Ron Wilson had to deputise. Worse still, Tommy McGhee failed a late fitness test on his injured shoulder and to compound matters Davie Mitchell's car broke down on the way to the ground. There was one bit of good news as Joe Rankin returned after nearly three months out.

Forfar should have gone ahead early on when Mackie shot straight at the keeper when he only had him to beat. Keeper Wilson was being kept busy and had a brilliant save from Thomas.

After half an hour Collumbine was brought down by Potter in the box. Tony Moy scored from the spot. It was rather tough on Forfar to be behind but Clydebank had been improving throughout the first half.

Moy should have had number two when he missed a low ball two yards out from the Forfar line.

Forfar attacked on the resumption and several great saves by Wilson prevented an equaliser. Forfar were on top and only several last minute clearances saved the visitors.

The Forfar attack was like floodwater Pounding against a dam wall. Clydebank's defence looked as if it would hold but when the first crack appeared, it crumpled completely.

in 62 minutes Forfar finally made the breakthrough when Matthews shot low through a ruck of players. The same player scored five minutes later in a goalmouth scramble. Thoms and Kennedy added two further goals.

Clydebank were still in it until those two late goals and their makeshift defence deserve great credit for fighting until the bitter end.



Squad Statistics (as at November 12th, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Ronnie Wilson (GK) 9 - 5 - 27 -
Donald McDonald 12 - 5 - 17 -
Archie Rankin 7 - 4 - 30 -
Ernie Collumbine 13 - 3 - 16 -
Graham Small 13 - 5 - 282
John McGill 11 - 51342
Eddie Jenkins 14 - 3 - 271
Frank Russell 4 - 0 - 4 -
Tony Moy 107313322
Joe Rankin 1 - 31163
Alex Stewart 8 - 4 - 14 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
12th November 1966
Alloa Athletic1-4Albion Rovers
Berwick Rangers1-4Morton
Brechin City1-2Raith Rovers
Cowdenbeath3-1East Stirlingshire
Dumbarton1-1Arbroath
East Fife3-1Montrose
Forfar Ath4-1Clydebank
Hamilton Accies0-0Stenhousemuir
Queen's Park3-4Queen of South
Stranraer2-2Third Lanark

League Table (as at November 12th, 1966)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 13 12 1 0 +37 25
2. Raith Rovers 13 10 2 1 +18 22
3. East Fife 14 11 0 3 +13 22
4. Arbroath 13 8 3 2 +15 19
5. Hamilton Accies 14 8 3 3 +12 19
6. Queen's Park 13 6 4 3 +17 16
7. Albion Rovers 14 7 2 5 +6 16
8. Stranraer 14 6 4 4 +4 16
9. Queen of South 14 5 5 4 +8 15
10. Third Lanark 14 6 3 5 +4 15
11. Montrose 12 5 3 4 +3 13
12. Alloa Athletic 14 6 1 7 -4 13
13. Forfar Ath 14 5 2 7 -17 12
14. Berwick Rangers 14 3 4 7 -5 10
15. Dumbarton 14 2 5 7 -6 9
16. Brechin City 13 3 2 8 -15 8
17. Cowdenbeath 13 3 1 9 -5 7
18. Stenhousemuir 14 2 3 9 -27 7
19. East Stirlingshire 14 1 3 10 -27 5
20. Clydebank 14 0 3 11 -31 3