Clydebank 3
Raith Rovers 2
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
3 - 2
 Raith Rovers

League (Division 2)
Tuesday, January 3rd, 1967
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 2,683
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tony Moy (15)
Tony Moy (82)
Joe Rankin (87)
Jock Richardson (33)
Gordon Wallace (56)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
George Farm

Starting Eleven
1 Sandy MacLachlan
2 Graham Small
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 John McGill
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Joe Rankin
8 Eddie Jenkins
9 Frank Russell
10 Tony Moy
11 Willie McCallum
Bobby Reid 1
Bobby Stein 2
Alex Gray 3
Willie McLean 4
Bobby Evans 5
Ian Porterfield 6
Alan Miller 7
Jock Richardson 8
Gordon Wallace 9
Pat Gardner 10
John McDonald 11

Bench
12 John Wark
Ian Lister 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J Mullen (Referee)




Match Report


Seven games unbeaten! This marks a proud milestone for Bankies, undoubtedly making this victory the highlight of the season so far.

Clydebank, languishing near the bottom of the table, pulled off a sensational upset yesterday afternoon at New Kilbowie Park, defeating promotion hopefuls Raith Rovers 3-2 in a thrilling encounter.

The underdogs displayed a clinical finishing display that belied their lowly position. They took the lead in the 14th minute through a well-worked move. Russell flicked on a pass to Moy, who unleashed a powerful shot that rocketed into the far corner of the net, leaving Raith Rovers' goalkeeper with no chance.

Raith Rovers responded well, gradually taking control of the game as half-time approached. Their pressure paid off in the 33rd minute when McDonald found space down the left and whipped in a dangerous cross. MacLachlan, the Clydebank goalkeeper, misjudged the delivery, allowing Richardson to head home the equaliser. Raith continued to push for the lead but let themselves down with wayward finishing in the closing stages of the first half.

The second half began with a stroke of misfortune for Clydebank. In the 58th minute, MacLachlan's attempted clearance rebounded off Raith Rovers' Wallace and agonisingly rolled into the net. This setback, however, seemed to galvanise the home side. Inspired by their supporters, Clydebank launched a stirring comeback.

With eight minutes remaining, Columbine delivered a pinpoint cross that found Moy in the box. The striker expertly met the ball with a first-time shot that deceived Raith Rovers' goalkeeper Reid, who was caught out by the bounce.

The drama wasn't over yet! Four minutes later, the New Kilbowie Park crowd erupted in jubilation. Russell displayed incredible skill, weaving past three Raith Rovers defenders before finding Rankin with a clever pass. Rankin composed himself before firing an unstoppable shot past Reid to secure a dramatic victory for Clydebank.

The final whistle sparked jubilant scenes as young supporters invaded the pitch to celebrate their team's incredible performance. While disappointed with the result, Raith Rovers could take solace in the healthy crowd of 5,000 that witnessed this pulsating encounter.



Squad Statistics (as at January 3rd, 1967)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 12 - 1 - 13 -
Graham Small 21 - 6 - 372
Davie Mitchell 1031 - 113
Ernie Collumbine 21 - 4 - 25 -
John McGill 18 - 61422
Tommy McGhee 2145 - 355
Eddie Jenkins 22 - 4 - 361
Frank Russell 1281 - 138
Willie McCallum 20161262
Joe Rankin 9242256
Tony Moy 1814424230







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
3rd January 1967
Arbroath3-0Montrose
Brechin City2-1Forfar Ath
Clydebank3-2Raith Rovers
Cowdenbeath0-1Berwick Rangers
East Fife2-1Dumbarton
East Stirlingshire1-2Morton
Hamilton Accies4-3Alloa Athletic
Stenhousemuir0-0Albion Rovers
Stranraer2-1Queen's Park

League Table (as at January 3rd, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 23 20 2 1 +59 42
2. Raith Rovers 21 15 2 4 +18 32
3. East Fife 23 15 1 7 +13 31
4. Arbroath 21 13 4 4 +22 30
5. Queen of South 22 11 6 5 +16 28
6. Albion Rovers 23 12 4 7 +11 28
7. Hamilton Accies 23 10 5 8 +9 25
8. Queen's Park 22 9 6 7 +14 24
9. Stranraer 23 8 6 9 -4 22
10. Alloa Athletic 23 10 2 11 -4 22
11. Berwick Rangers 22 8 4 10 +1 20
12. Third Lanark 22 7 6 9 -5 20
13. Cowdenbeath 22 8 2 12 +3 18
14. Montrose 21 7 4 10 -12 18
15. Dumbarton 23 5 7 11 -6 17
16. Forfar Ath 22 7 2 13 -20 16
17. Stenhousemuir 22 5 5 12 -32 15
18. Brechin City 22 5 4 13 -17 14
19. Clydebank 22 4 6 12 -28 14
20. East Stirlingshire 22 1 6 15 -38 8