Stenhousemuir 4
Clydebank 4
League (Division 2)


Stenhousemuir 

4 - 4

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, December 24th, 1966
Ochilview Park. Att. 247
2:15 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Gordon McAllister (33)
Davie Mitchell (og 63)
Bobby Black (76)
Bobby Black (82)
Davie Mitchell (7)
Willie McCallum (19)
Frank Russell (65)
Frank Russell (70)

Team Managers
Jimmy Weir Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Samson
2 Frank Cassells
3 Ian Rae
4 Jim Richardson
5 Hugh Dackers
6 Dick Lowrie
7 George Ramsey
8 Jimmy McGregor
9 Maurice Elliott
10 Bobby Black
11 Gordon McAllister
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 Martin Russell John Wark 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J Stewart (Referee)





Match Report


It was a double delight at Ochilview on Saturday as three players each netted twice in this eight-goal spectacle, played amidst harsh winter conditions. Despite holding a two-goal lead twice, Clydebank found themselves pegged back on both occasions.

The Bankies adapted better to the challenging conditions and duly earned their early advantage. Mitchell and McCallum found the net for Clydebank, but their lead was halved by half-time courtesy of McAllister's strike. Stenhousemuir fought back after the break, levelling the scoreline when Bankies' Davie Mitchell inadvertently scored an own goal.

Frank Russell showcased his prowess with two well-taken goals to restore the Bankies' lead, yet their advantage was short-lived. Stenhousemuir's inside forward, Black, mirrored Russell's feat, pulling the Warriors back into contention with a brace of his own. With no further goals, a draw seemed the fairest outcome.

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How the other side saw it:
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Stenhousemuir salvaged a point with two late goals in a match that teetered on the brink of abandonment due to harsh weather conditions. The game unfolded on an unforgiving surface, compounded by a heavy snowstorm during the first half, making quality football a rare commodity.

Despite the challenging conditions, fans were treated to an exhilarating encounter featuring eight goals and a spirited fightback from the Warriors. Mitchell opened the scoring for Clydebank with a well-placed shot in the seventh minute, followed by McCallum doubling their lead twelve minutes later. McGregor then capitalised on a blocked effort from Black to narrow the deficit just past the half-hour mark.

After the interval, Stenhousemuir swiftly settled into the game, deservedly equalising through an own goal by Mitchell. However, their joy was short-lived as Russell seized on a defensive error to restore Clydebank's lead. Russell extended the lead further before Black initiated Stenhousemuir's comeback with two quick goals, the latter assisted by McAllister's header.

In the dying moments, both sides pressed for a winner, but the match ultimately ended in a well-deserved draw. Samson and Rae shone in defence amidst the challenging conditions, while the three inside forwards showcased their resilience in securing a valuable point.



Squad Statistics (as at December 24th, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 9 - 1 - 10 -
Davie Mitchell 721 - 82
John McGill 15 - 61392
Graham Small 18 - 6 - 342
Ernie Collumbine 18 - 4 - 22 -
Frank Russell 961 - 106
Willie McCallum 17161232
Tommy McGhee 1845 - 325
Eddie Jenkins 19 - 4 - 331
Joe Rankin 6 - 42224
Tony Moy 1510423926







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC'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
24th December 1966
Albion Rovers5-1East Fife
Arbroath0-0Morton
Cowdenbeath3-1Forfar Ath
Dumbarton1-2Alloa Athletic
East Stirlingshire2-2Queen of South
Montrose1-1Queen's Park
Raith Rovers3-1Hamilton Accies
Stenhousemuir4-4Clydebank
Stranraer2-4Berwick Rangers
Third Lanark1-1Brechin City

League Table (as at December 24th, 1966)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 19 17 2 0 +53 36
2. Raith Rovers 18 14 2 2 +20 30
3. East Fife 20 14 0 6 +13 28
4. Arbroath 18 10 4 4 +16 24
5. Queen of South 20 9 6 5 +13 24
6. Hamilton Accies 20 9 5 6 +10 23
7. Albion Rovers 20 10 3 7 +8 23
8. Queen's Park 19 8 6 5 +15 22
9. Third Lanark 19 7 6 6 +4 20
10. Stranraer 20 7 5 8 -4 19
11. Alloa Athletic 20 9 1 10 -5 19
12. Cowdenbeath 19 7 2 10 +4 16
13. Montrose 18 6 4 8 -8 16
14. Dumbarton 20 4 6 10 -6 14
15. Berwick Rangers 19 5 4 10 -7 14
16. Forfar Ath 19 6 2 11 -20 14
17. Stenhousemuir 19 5 4 10 -24 14
18. Brechin City 19 4 4 11 -15 12
19. Clydebank 19 2 5 12 -31 9
20. East Stirlingshire 19 1 5 13 -36 7