Brechin City 3
Clydebank 1
League Cup (Group 9)


Brechin City 

3 - 1

Clydebank

League Cup (Group 9)
Saturday, August 20th, 1966
Glebe Park. Att. 605
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Ian Burns (62)
Alex Anderson (63)
Les Sneddon (88)
John Cummings (30)

Team Managers
John Gilmartin Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Sandy Henderson
2 Tom McLevy
3 Alec Stewart
4 Ian Burns
5 Willie Tocher
6 Charlie Dunn
7 Alex Anderson
8 Les Sneddon
9 George Tulloch
10 Derek Irvin
11 Jim Halliday
Ronnie Wilson 1
Graham Small 2
John McGill 3
Archie Rankin 4
Donald McDonald 5
Eddie Jenkins 6
Joe Rankin 7
Willie McCallum 8
Tony Moy 9
John Cummings 10
Alex Stewart 11

Bench
12 Bissett Harrier Tommy McGhee 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J Paterson (Referee)





Match Report


A crowd of nearly 1,000, the largest in many seasons, gathered at Glebe Park to witness an entertaining encounter between Brechin City and Clydebank in the League Cup competition.

Brechin made a solitary alteration from the team that had secured victories in their preceding two games with scores of 4-0. Ian Burns, formerly of Aberdeen, took the place of Harrier at right-half.

The home team attacked from the start, yet struggled to penetrate Bankies' resilient 4-2-4 system. When they did manage to breach the defence, they were met by the superb form of keeper Wilson.

In possession, the Bankies looked threatening, particularly with Moy providing crafty leadership. It was Moy who caught the Brechin defence off guard, shocking the home fans, as he delivered the ball to Cummings, who skilfully struck it past the advancing Henderson.

Just before the interval, Wilson rescued the visitors with a miraculous save from a close-range shot by Tulloch.

The second half proved more exhilarating than the first, marked by thrilling end-to-end play. Wilson remained the busier goalkeeper and made several excellent saves before succumbing to a brilliant right-footed drive from Burns.

Hardly had the home fans ceased cheering when Anderson unleashed a 20-yarder, propelling their team into the lead.

The two quick goals spurred on the Brechin side, but the Bankies did not capitulate. They exerted considerable effort to secure an equalizer.

Despite their endeavours, Brechin sealed the victory in the dying minutes, as Sneddon finished a splendid move by the home team.

Standouts for Clydebank were Wilson and Moy. This proved to be an enthralling game, keeping the fans in suspense throughout. Clydebank boasts a formidable team and, with further match practice, will undoubtedly be a force to contend with.

Match report written by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at August 20th, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Ronnie Wilson (GK) 0 - 3 - 16 -
John McGill 0 - 3 - 211
Donald McDonald 0 - 3 - 3 -
Graham Small 0 - 3 - 132
Archie Rankin 0 - 3 - 22 -
John Cummings 0 - 3232
Eddie Jenkins 0 - 1 - 111
Willie McCallum 0 - 3131
Joe Rankin 0 - 31153
Tony Moy 0 - 1 - 2114
Alex Stewart 0 - 3 - 5 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
None.

League Table (as at August 20th, 1966)


Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.