Clydebank 0
Morton 1
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
0 - 1
 Morton

League (Division 2)
Saturday, January 14th, 1967
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 4,609
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Joe Harper (75)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Hal Stewart

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
Erik Sorenson 1
John Boyd 2
Jim Kennedy 3
Borge Thorup 4
Hugh Strachan 5
Billy Gray 6
Joe Harper 7
Benny Arentoft 8
Joe Mason 9
Per Bartram 10
Morris Stevenson 11

Bench
12 John Wark
John Loughlan 12

Substitutions
John Wark for Sandy MacLachlan (73)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

JW Paterson (Referee)




Match Report


If Morton are feeling shaky this morning, it's hardly surprising. Humble Clydebank gave them quite a scare with a remarkable display of determination.

The standout hero for Clydebank was Sandy MacLachlan. For 70 intense minutes, the resilient goalkeeper handled everything Morton's forwards threw at him with aplomb.

In fact, he exited the field without letting a single goal slip past him. However, with 20 minutes remaining, MacLachlan collided with Moy and had to be helped off the pitch due to mild concussion.

Within five minutes of Small taking over in goal and Wark stepping in at right back, disaster struck the valiant Bankies once more.

From the edge of the box, Joe Harper delivered the decisive blow with a blistering shot into the far corner of the net.

At the onset of the match, it seemed like it would follow the expected script when Joe Mason threatened three times in as many minutes. However, Clydebank's wingers soon began exploiting gaps in Morton's defence, maintaining the pressure until the 70th minute.

It was somewhat unfortunate for Clydebank to lose their goalkeeper towards the end of the game. Had MacLachlan remained on the field, the Bankies might have held the visitors to a draw or even managed to score a goal of their own.



Squad Statistics (as at January 14th, 1967)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 13 - 2 - 15 -
Davie Mitchell 1132 - 133
John McGill 19 - 71442
Graham Small 22 - 7 - 392
Ernie Collumbine 22 - 5 - 27 -
Frank Russell 1382 - 158
Willie McCallum 21171282
Tommy McGhee 2246 - 375
Eddie Jenkins 23 - 5 - 381
Joe Rankin 10252276
Tony Moy 1914524430
John Wark (sub) 10 - 1 - 31 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
14th January 1967
Arbroath3-0Alloa Athletic
Brechin City1-5Queen of South
Clydebank0-1Morton
Cowdenbeath6-1Dumbarton
East Fife1-1Queen's Park
East Stirlingshire2-0Albion Rovers
Hamilton Accies1-1Berwick Rangers
Stenhousemuir0-5Forfar Ath
Stranraer4-1Montrose
Third Lanark1-6Raith Rovers

League Table (as at January 14th, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 24 21 2 1 +60 44
2. Raith Rovers 22 16 2 4 +23 34
3. Arbroath 22 14 4 4 +25 32
4. East Fife 24 15 2 7 +13 32
5. Queen of South 23 12 6 5 +20 30
6. Albion Rovers 24 12 4 8 +9 28
7. Hamilton Accies 24 10 6 8 +9 26
8. Queen's Park 23 9 7 7 +14 25
9. Stranraer 24 9 6 9 -1 24
10. Alloa Athletic 24 10 2 12 -7 22
11. Berwick Rangers 23 8 5 10 +1 21
12. Cowdenbeath 23 9 2 12 +8 20
13. Third Lanark 23 7 6 10 -10 20
14. Forfar Ath 23 8 2 13 -15 18
15. Montrose 22 7 4 11 -15 18
16. Dumbarton 24 5 7 12 -11 17
17. Stenhousemuir 23 5 5 13 -37 15
18. Brechin City 23 5 4 14 -21 14
19. Clydebank 23 4 6 13 -29 14
20. East Stirlingshire 23 2 6 15 -36 10