Forfar Ath 2
Clydebank 1
League Cup (Group 9)

Forfar Ath 

2 - 1


League Cup (Group 9)
Wednesday, August 17th, 1966
Station Park. Att. 649
6:45 PM Kick-off

Archie Knox (14)
Ian Wyles (60)
John Cummings (12)

Team Managers
Doug Newlands Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Norman Ritchie
2 Alistair Carrie
3 Gordon Malcolm
4 Archie Knox
5 John McNell
6 John Fyfe
7 Ian Wyles
8 Bobby Buchan
9 John Park
10 George Potter
11 Tommy Mackle
Ronnie Wilson 1
Graham Small 2
John McGill 3
Archie Rankin 4
Donald McDonald 5
Willie Wallace 6
Joe Rankin 7
Tommy McGhee 8
Willie McCallum 9
John Cummings 10
Alex Stewart 11

None. Ian Russell 12

None. Ian Russell for Joe Rankin (59)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

AFJ Webster (Referee)

Match Report

No report from a Clydebank perspective

How the other side saw it

Forfar Athletic secured a well-deserved 2-1 victory over Clydebank at Station Park. The Loons dominated possession throughout the match and could have won by a more comfortable margin.

With Mathews injured, Buchan slotted into the starting line-up. The crowd built slowly throughout the game, ultimately falling short of expectations. However, a few good wins could reignite fan interest.

Playing conditions were ideal, with only a slight breeze and a setting sun to contend with. Forfar's formation remained unclear initially, but they eventually settled into a 4-3-3 against Clydebank's rigid 4-2-4. The home team sported a stylish white kit with green trousers, while Clydebank's diagonally striped red shirts earned a witty comparison to the Salvation Army from one spectator.

Forfar started brightly, creating several early chances. Potter's powerful shot from distance went just over the bar, followed by a dangerous cross that narrowly missed Park's head. Buchan also threatened with a shot that sailed over the goal.

Surprisingly, Clydebank scored on their first real attacking move. A high ball found McGill, who crossed the ball. In a scramble with McNeill, Cummings managed to get a touch and score from close range.

Forfar responded quickly, equalising through Knox who collected a cross from the left and fired a powerful shot into the net.

The remainder of the first half belonged to Forfar. Clydebank focused primarily on defence, resorting to some rough tactics at times. McDonald received a yellow card for a harsh foul on Wyles. The referee, however, maintained good control throughout the match.

Clydebank showed attacking intent for a brief period after half-time, with McCallum heading against the post from a Cummings cross. Russell then replaced the injured Joe Rankine in the 59th minute.

Just a minute later, Forfar took the lead. Mackle launched a long ball towards the far side of the penalty area, where Wyles rose above two defenders to head the ball past the goalkeeper.

This attacking combination continued to create opportunities throughout the rest of the match, with Park and Wyles coming close to adding to the scoreline.

Forfar impressed with a competent defensive line, with Malcolm and Fyfe, the two newest members, putting in strong performances. The midfield trio of Knox, Buchan, and Potter effectively patrolled the centre and transitioned into attack when opportunities arose. Mackle played well in goal, and Park caused problems for the Clydebank defence. Wyles grew into the game, becoming a threat in the air in the second half.

While Forfar showed promise, they could improve their scoring methods by utilising more low balls to break down packed defences. Clydebank displayed a solid defence and potential attackers in Cummings and McGhee. Overall, they appear to be a well-drilled team that should perform well in the Second Division.

Match report written by Stuart McBay

Squad Statistics (as at August 17th, 1966)

1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Ronnie Wilson (GK) 0 - 2 - 15 -
Graham Small 0 - 2 - 122
Archie Rankin 0 - 2 - 21 -
John Cummings 0 - 2121
John McGill 0 - 2 - 201
Donald McDonald 0 - 2 - 2 -
Willie McCallum 0 - 2121
Tommy McGhee 0 - 2 - 111
Joe Rankin 0 - 21143
Alex Stewart 0 - 2 - 4 -
Willie Wallace 0 - 1 - 1 -
Ian Russell (sub) 0 - 1 - 1 -

Recent Results

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