Dumbarton 2
Clydebank 0
Scottish Cup (2nd Preliminary Round)


Dumbarton 

2 - 0

Clydebank

Scottish Cup (2nd Preliminary Round)
Saturday, January 7th, 1967
Boghead Park. Att. 4,958
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Roy McCormack (17)
Hugh McMahon (35)
None.

Team Managers
Willie Toner Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Andy Crawford
2 Tommy Govan
3 Andy Jardine
4 Jim Lynas
5 Ronnie Curran
6 Hugh Harra
7 Ian Rodger
8 Drew Nelson
9 Roy McCormack
10 Hugh McMahon
11 Harry Kirk
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 Mike McGowan John Wark 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
Hugh Harra (53) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

B Padden (Referee)





Match Report


Clydebank kicked off this Scottish Cup match with a flurry of attacks. Rankin, Moy, and McCallum all unleashed powerful shots, but goalkeeper Crawford stood firm, making some impressive saves. One particular moment stood out when he deflected Moy's eight-yard attempt and then swiftly grabbed the spinning ball before it could cross the line.

After weathering Clydebank's early storm, Dumbarton gradually found their rhythm and began to assert themselves in the game, vying with Bankies for the crucial opening goal.

It was Sons who broke the deadlock, capitalising on a defensive lapse from McMahon as centre forward McCormack deftly nudged the ball past the goalkeeper. The towering Dumbarton striker, acquired from Yoker Athletic, made no mistake in converting the chance.

This setback seemed to dampen Clydebank's spirits, and they soon conceded another goal. A lofted cross from Rodger found its way just under the crossbar, with McMahon rising highest to head it home.

The playing conditions were treacherous, with the ground appearing deceptively decent but proving to be extremely slippery. It felt like the players would have been better off wearing ice skates.

Clydebank emerged for the second half with renewed determination, launching a sustained offensive. However, Dumbarton's defence held firm, with Harra's overly aggressive challenge earning him a booking during this period.

Despite their efforts, Clydebank's forwards found themselves consistently thwarted by Sons' resolute defence. Only on the left wing did Bankies show signs of promise, with Moy and McCallum coming agonisingly close to finding the net on numerous occasions.

The match provided plenty of entertainment, with the sizable crowd of nearly 5,000 showing appreciation for both teams' efforts.

Eddie Jenkins, wearing the number 8 shirt for Bankies, showcased some exquisite skills, often initiating promising attacking moves. However, his endeavours were consistently nullified by Dumbarton's solid defensive display. Jenkins' tireless work rate saw him covering ground across the pitch, often coming to the aid of the Bankies' defence.

Despite the disappointment of exiting the cup, Clydebank must now turn their attention to the league and focus on climbing out of the bottom position.



Squad Statistics (as at January 7th, 1967)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 12 - 2 - 14 -
Graham Small 21 - 7 - 382
Davie Mitchell 1032 - 123
Ernie Collumbine 21 - 5 - 26 -
John McGill 18 - 71432
Tommy McGhee 2146 - 365
Eddie Jenkins 22 - 5 - 371
Frank Russell 1282 - 148
Willie McCallum 20171272
Joe Rankin 9252266
Tony Moy 1814524330







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
None.

League Table (as at January 7th, 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