Albion Rovers 0
Clydebank 2
League (Division 2)


Albion Rovers 

0 - 2

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, January 21st, 1967
Cliftonhill. Att. 482
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Joe Rankin (69)
Frank Russell (80)

Team Managers
Jackie Stewart Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 Bill McMurray
3 Jimmy Cunningham
4 Tommy Anderson
5 Benny Fagan
6 John Murray
7 Mike Murphy
8 Willie Callaghan
9 Andy Murphy
10 Joe Gallacher
11 Eddie Rutherford
Sandy MacLachlan 1
Graham Small 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
John McGill 5
Tommy McGhee 6
John Cummings 7
Eddie Jenkins 8
Frank Russell 9
Joe Rankin 10
Willie McCallum 11

Bench
12 Alex Wilson Donald McDonald 12

Substitutions
None. Donald McDonald for John Cummings (78)

Cautions
None. Frank Russell (35)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

E Thomson (Referee)





Match Report


Clydebank has climbed two spots in the league standings after securing their first away victory against Rovers on Saturday.

Despite a somewhat shaky start, the Bankies gradually found their rhythm. However, it wasn't until the second half that they truly took control, dominating the game from then on.

The breakthrough arrived in the 69th minute when Joe Rankin capitalized on A. Cummings' effort, slotting the ball past the grounded keeper Madden.

Initially, Rovers appeared strong and had some promising spells, but they faltered as the match progressed. Although Andy Murphy found the net after 37 minutes, the goal was disallowed due to an earlier infringement. Clydebank's Russell received a booking shortly after.

Rovers' inside right Callaghan must have been frustrated as he continuously tested keeper Sandy MacLachlan, who pulled off several remarkable saves reminiscent of his performance in the previous week's game against Morton.

Clydebank could have increased their lead further if not for some wayward finishing from their forwards. Little Frank Russell sealed the victory with a second goal in the 80th minute, weaving past two defenders before firing home from a tight angle.

Despite the comfortable win, Clydebank felt the absence of goal-scoring threat Tony Moy. Additionally, John Cummings, absent from the team for a while, was substituted due to a leg injury, making way for Donnie McDonald.

Looking ahead, Clydebank face Montrose in their next game. With approximately 12 games remaining in the league, they have a chance to secure a mid-table finish in their inaugural senior football season.

The team's overall performance has shown significant improvement in recent matches, suggesting a brighter season ahead. Eddie Jenkins, in particular, has stood out as the most improved player, evolving into a formidable and intelligent presence in the centre-half position.



Squad Statistics (as at January 21st, 1967)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 14 - 2 - 16 -
Graham Small 23 - 7 - 402
Davie Mitchell 1232 - 143
Ernie Collumbine 23 - 5 - 28 -
John McGill 20 - 71452
John Cummings 7153124
Tommy McGhee 2346 - 385
Eddie Jenkins 24 - 5 - 391
Frank Russell 1492 - 169
Willie McCallum 22171292
Joe Rankin 11352287
Donald McDonald (sub) 13 - 5 - 18 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
21st January 1967
Albion Rovers0-2Clydebank
Berwick Rangers2-0Third Lanark
Cowdenbeath2-2East Fife
Dumbarton1-3Hamilton Accies
Forfar Ath3-4Stranraer
Montrose1-0Stenhousemuir
Queen of South2-3Arbroath
Queen's Park1-1East Stirlingshire
Raith Rovers0-1Morton

League Table (as at January 21st, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 25 22 2 1 +61 46
2. Arbroath 23 15 4 4 +26 34
3. Raith Rovers 23 16 2 5 +22 34
4. East Fife 25 15 3 7 +13 33
5. Queen of South 24 12 6 6 +19 30
6. Hamilton Accies 25 11 6 8 +11 28
7. Albion Rovers 25 12 4 9 +7 28
8. Queen's Park 24 9 8 7 +14 26
9. Stranraer 25 10 6 9 0 26
10. Berwick Rangers 24 9 5 10 +3 23
11. Alloa Athletic 24 10 2 12 -7 22
12. Cowdenbeath 24 9 3 12 +8 21
13. Third Lanark 24 7 6 11 -12 20
14. Montrose 23 8 4 11 -14 20
15. Forfar Ath 24 8 2 14 -16 18
16. Dumbarton 25 5 7 13 -13 17
17. Clydebank 24 5 6 13 -27 16
18. Stenhousemuir 24 5 5 14 -38 15
19. Brechin City 23 5 4 14 -21 14
20. East Stirlingshire 24 2 7 15 -36 11