2 - 4
2 - 4
League (Division 2)
Tony Moy (28)
Frank Russell (65)
George Christie (17)
Sammy Reid (24)
Sammy Reid (37 pen)
Kenny Dowds (69)
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
Andy Neil 1
Gordon Haig 2
Ian Riddell 3
Russell Craig 4
Doug Coutts 5
Jim Kilgannon 6
Tommy Lumsden 7
Sammy Reid 8
George Christie 9
Kenny Dowds 10
Alan Ainslie 11
12 John Cummings
||Ian Rodgers 12|
Willie McCallum (43)
||Russell Craig (43)|
A Small (Referee)
VIP guests at Kilbowie Park were Berwick Rangers who conquered Glasgow Rangers in the Scottish Cup last week. The interest on the back of that game brought a huge attendance to Kilbowie and the visitors put on quite an impressive display.
They were very impressive in midfield with their accurate passing but one had that slight feeling of disbelief that this team could have beaten THE big Rangers (*** The deference shown to the old firm in 1960s newspapers is quite nauseating***)
Admittedly they beat Clydebank but with all due respect one cannot class Bankies with Glasgow Rangers.
For the first ten minutes or so of the game Bankies threw everything at the Berwick defence in an effort to get a first goal.
Berwick opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Christie scored from a Dowds cross.
Cup tie hero, little Sammy Reid playing inside-right scored the Berwick second and third goals. His first came in 24 minutes when he stroked in an Ainslie pass. The third goal came from a penalty after Craig was pulled down inside the box by Bankies Graham Small.
Bankies first half goal was a beauty. Tony Moy scored from a Russell pass after the latter has taken on literally the whole of Berwick's defence.
Young Bankies supporters flooded onto the park to congratulate Tony and little Frank and it was a few minutes before order could be restored.
Bankies have one of the finest supports in the whole Second Division. One keen supporter even brings along his bugle to lead the supporters in their chanting. I noticed on Saturday that he is definitely improving. Keep it up lad!
Down three goals to one at the interval, Bankies really came storming back and soon Berwick were reeling. Both sides were only playing with ten men, as Bankies McCallum and Berwick's Craig were ordered off four minutes from the interval for having a go at each other.
Putting on this constant pressure Bankies just had to score and they did in 65 minutes through Frank Russell. Russell collected the ball off Joe Rankin over on the right; he moved forward slowly then suddenly let loose with one of his rocket type shots. The ball simply screamed into the net leaving keeper Neill with no chance.
The Clydebank supporters went wild with delight but unfortunately this was short lived for three minutes later Berwick's left winger Ainslie rushed in to meet a Dowds cross which keeper Sandy MacLachlan failed to hold.
Bankies missed a good few chances in this game mainly though bad passing but the result in no way disgraced them as they never gave up against the giant killers. from just south of the border.
Clydebank are still equal in the league to county rivals Dumbarton who suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of bottom club East Stirlingshire.
|1966-67||All Time||All Time|
|Sandy MacLachlan (GK)||-||16||-||2||-||16||-||2||-||18||-|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|4th February 1967|
|Brechin City||2-3||Albion Rovers|
|Morton||3-1||Queen of South|
|Raith Rovers||5-1||Forfar Ath|
|Third Lanark||3-0||Alloa Athletic|
|6.||Queen of South||25||12||6||7||+17||30|