Clydebank 4
Brechin City 2
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
4 - 2
 Brechin City

League (Division 2)
Saturday, November 19th, 1966
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,056
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tony Moy (23)
Frank Russell (37)
Tony Moy (pen.) (76)
Frank Russell (87)
Derek Irvin (15)
Willie Tocher (47 pen)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
John Gilmartin

Starting Eleven
1 Sandy MacLachlan
2 Graham Small
3 John Wark
4 Eddie Jenkins
5 John McGill
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Ernie Collumbine
8 Frank Russell
9 Joe Rankin
10 Tony Moy
11 Willie McCallum
Sandy Henderson 1
Bisset Harrier 2
Tom McLevy 3
Charlie Dunn 4
Willie Tocher 5
Steve McIlwraith 6
Jim Halliday 7
Les Sneddon 8
Brian Begg 9
Derek Irvin 10
John Thomson 11

Bench
12 Davie Mitchell
Alec Stewart 12

Substitutions
None. Alec Stewart -> Charlie Dunn (71)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

N Watson (Referee)




Match Report


At long last, Bankies secured a victory on Saturday through a combination of confidence, teamwork, and heightened skill. Brechin, far from an easy opponent, proved formidable, making it clear they wouldn't be easily subdued. Despite trailing by a goal at halftime, they swiftly levelled the score just two minutes into the second half with a well-taken penalty.

This triumph casts Bankies in a new and more promising light, demonstrating their capacity for quality play. The hope now is for them to replicate Saturday's success more frequently, lifting themselves from the depths of the league table. Fans departed Kilbowie Park with a renewed sense of satisfaction, even chanting "Bankies! Bankies!" for the first time this season, a testament to the team's improved performance.

The upcoming away fixture against Cowdenbeath presents another challenge, as winning on opposing turf is always more demanding. While there were some flaws in Bankies' setup, such as forwards occasionally taking on too many opponents and subpar passing, these issues are expected to be addressed over time.

The return of Joe Rankin in the centre injected a newfound threat into Bankies' forward line, causing havoc for the Brechin defence. Despite conceding an early goal due to a rebound from a Thompson shot, Bankies swiftly equalized through Tony Moy, who demonstrated composure in a crowded six-yard box. Frank Russell added a second with a powerful strike from 18 yards.

Brechin levelled the score again shortly after half-time with a penalty converted by Tocher after a handball by Bankies' left back, John Wark. However, Bankies regained the lead in the 76th minute when Moy calmly dispatched another penalty following a foul on Rankin in the penalty area. Russell sealed the victory in the 87th minute with a spectacular diving header from a Moy cross.

The game's excitement continued as referee Watson was forced to leave the field in the final minutes due to an ankle injury, with a linesman stepping in to officiate. Despite some frustration with offside calls denying Bankies potential goals, it didn't significantly impact the result.

Special mention must be made of Ernie Collumbine for his outstanding performance, displaying unwavering determination and strength both defensively and in attack. His relentless effort earned him the nickname "Powerhouse Ernie," a fitting tribute to his contributions on the field.



Squad Statistics (as at November 19th, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 5 - 0 - 5 -
John Wark 8 - 0 - 28 -
John McGill 12 - 51352
Ernie Collumbine 14 - 3 - 17 -
Graham Small 14 - 5 - 292
Frank Russell 520 - 52
Willie McCallum 13 - 51181
Eddie Jenkins 15 - 3 - 281
Tommy McGhee 1444 - 275
Tony Moy 119313424
Joe Rankin 2 - 31173







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
19th November 1966
Albion Rovers1-0Forfar Ath
Arbroath3-2Hamilton Accies
Clydebank4-2Brechin City
East Stirlingshire0-4East Fife
Montrose3-1Dumbarton
Queen of South2-1Alloa Athletic
Raith Rovers4-2Berwick Rangers
Stenhousemuir3-2Stranraer
Third Lanark1-1Cowdenbeath

League Table (as at November 19th, 1966)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 13 12 1 0 +37 25
2. Raith Rovers 14 11 2 1 +20 24
3. East Fife 15 12 0 3 +17 24
4. Arbroath 14 9 3 2 +16 21
5. Hamilton Accies 15 8 3 4 +11 19
6. Albion Rovers 15 8 2 5 +7 18
7. Queen of South 15 6 5 4 +9 17
8. Queen's Park 13 6 4 3 +17 16
9. Third Lanark 15 6 4 5 +4 16
10. Stranraer 15 6 4 5 +3 16
11. Montrose 13 6 3 4 +5 15
12. Alloa Athletic 15 6 1 8 -5 13
13. Forfar Ath 15 5 2 8 -18 12
14. Berwick Rangers 15 3 4 8 -7 10
15. Dumbarton 15 2 5 8 -8 9
16. Stenhousemuir 15 3 3 9 -26 9
17. Cowdenbeath 14 3 2 9 -5 8
18. Brechin City 14 3 2 9 -17 8
19. Clydebank 15 1 3 11 -29 5
20. East Stirlingshire 15 1 3 11 -31 5