Rothes 1
Clydebank 2
Scottish Cup (1st Preliminary Round)


Rothes 

1 - 2

Clydebank

Scottish Cup (1st Preliminary Round)
Saturday, December 17th, 1966
MacKessack Park. Att. 500
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Charlie Todd (48) Joe Rankin (59)
Tony Moy (pen.) (82)

Team Managers
Unknown. Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Thompson
2 Gallagher
3 Rough
4 Shirreffs
5 McLean
6 Cormie
7 Hay
8 Todd
9 Ally McRae
10 Robb
11 Colin Middler
Sandy MacLachlan 1
Graham Small 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
John McGill 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Joe Rankin 7
Eddie Jenkins 8
Frank Russell 9
Tony Moy 10
Willie McCallum 11

Bench
12 Scott John Wark 12

Substitutions
Scott -> Gallagher John Wark for Graham Small

Cautions
None. Joe Rankin

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

RAS Crockett (Referee)





Match Report


No Glory for the gallant triers of McKessack Park, but the Highland League boys at least deserved another bite at the cherry.

Two poor sides served up a disappointing display marred by a lot of wild kicking and scrappy play. Rothes aim was to hold out to the interval, and this they did, thanks to some atrocious finishing by the visiting attack and sterling work by the Rothes rearguard.

The Bankies had won the toss and took a strong wind advantage. They forced their first corner which was scrambled clear. Rothes were finding it difficult to make progress against the wind and were confined to their own half in the opening stages.

A quick pass by centre forward Russell beat the home defence and went to winger Rankin whose shot struck the side net. Clydebank were piling on the pressure but not using the strong wind to their advantage, and their keeper did not have a ball to handle in the first quarter of an hour.

The Rothes defence was fighting gamely but was being helped by the poor finishing of the Clydebank forwards. There was a near miss for Clydebank when Russell just failed to edge the ball home at the upright and then a timely intervention by Gallagher after Rankin had dribbled past keeper Thompson saved a certain counter for the Bankies.

The longer Rothes held out the better the chances of getting on top and they were making a plucky job of a difficult task. Rothes fans roared for a penalty when Middler appeared to be brought down going through, but the referee waved play on.

Clydebank had still to find the finishing touch and clever lead up work repeatedly broke down at goalmouth. Just on the half time whistle Colin Middler just failed to get his head to a high Hay Cross.

Rothes took the lead three minutes after the restart. McKessack Park went wild when big Ally McRae beat Collumbine out on the bye-line and crossed a lovely ball for Charlie Todd to head home. It was a well taken effort.

Minutes later Gallagher was assisted off with blood streaming from a head injury and Scott went on as substitute.

Thompson who had been a hero for Rothes in the first half brought off a great save when Jenkins forced his way through to fire in from close range.

But Clydebank were showing up better against the wind than Rothes had done in the first half and they equalised in 59 minutes when Rankin hit the ball into the rood of the net from a Moy cross. The winger was booked shortly afterwards following a tussle Comrie.

Exchanges became extremely tough with players going down all over the place, and eventually Small had to be taken off with a leg injury, Wark coming on in his place.

With eight minutes to go Clydebank got a penalty when Moy was brought down by McLean. The inside man took the kick himself and made no mistake.

Clydebank were just worth their win on their second half showing. Frank Russell, although he did not get his name on the scoresheet, was the most active of the forwards.



Squad Statistics (as at December 17th, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 8 - 1 - 9 -
Davie Mitchell 611 - 71
John McGill 14 - 61382
Graham Small 17 - 6 - 332
Ernie Collumbine 17 - 4 - 21 -
Eddie Jenkins 18 - 4 - 321
Frank Russell 841 - 94
Willie McCallum 16 - 61221
Tommy McGhee 1745 - 315
Tony Moy 1410423826
Joe Rankin 5 - 42214
John Wark (sub) 9 - 1 - 30 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
17th December 1966
Albion Rovers1-1Stranraer
Brechin City1-2Cowdenbeath
East Fife1-0Alloa Athletic
Morton7-0Montrose
Queen of South4-2Hamilton Accies
Queen's Park1-1Dumbarton

League Table (as at December 17th, 1966)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 18 17 1 0 +53 35
2. Raith Rovers 17 13 2 2 +18 28
3. East Fife 19 14 0 5 +17 28
4. Arbroath 17 10 3 4 +16 23
5. Queen of South 19 9 5 5 +13 23
6. Hamilton Accies 19 9 5 5 +12 23
7. Queen's Park 18 8 5 5 +15 21
8. Albion Rovers 19 9 3 7 +4 21
9. Third Lanark 18 7 5 6 +4 19
10. Stranraer 19 7 5 7 -2 19
11. Alloa Athletic 19 8 1 10 -6 17
12. Montrose 17 6 3 8 -8 15
13. Cowdenbeath 18 6 2 10 +2 14
14. Dumbarton 19 4 6 9 -5 14
15. Forfar Ath 18 6 2 10 -18 14
16. Stenhousemuir 18 5 3 10 -24 13
17. Berwick Rangers 18 4 4 10 -9 12
18. Brechin City 18 4 3 11 -15 11
19. Clydebank 18 2 4 12 -31 8
20. East Stirlingshire 18 1 4 13 -36 6