Clydebank 2
Berwick Rangers 4
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
2 - 4
 Berwick Rangers

League (Division 2)
Saturday, February 4th, 1967
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 3,466
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tony Moy (28)
Frank Russell (65)
George Christie (17)
Sammy Reid (24)
Sammy Reid (37 pen)
Kenny Dowds (69)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Jock Wallace

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
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

Bench
12 John Cummings
Ian Rodgers 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
Willie McCallum (43)
Russell Craig (43)
Match Officials

D Small (Referee)




Match Report


Distinguished guests at Kilbowie Park were Berwick Rangers, fresh off their stunning victory against Glasgow Rangers in the Scottish Cup last week. The buzz surrounding that match drew a massive crowd to Kilbowie, and the visitors showcased an impressive performance.

Their midfield displayed remarkable accuracy in passing, yet one couldn't shake the feeling of disbelief that this team had defeated the mighty Rangers (*** The reverence shown to the old firm in 1960s newspapers is rather nauseating***). Granted, they triumphed over Clydebank, but with all respect, one cannot equate Bankies with Glasgow Rangers.

In the initial ten minutes of the game, Clydebank relentlessly attacked the Berwick defence in pursuit of an early goal. However, Berwick seized the lead in the 17th minute when Christie found the net from a Dowds cross.

The cup hero, young Sammy Reid, playing inside-right, netted Berwick's second and third goals. His first came in the 24th minute, calmly slotting in an Ainslie pass. The third goal stemmed from a penalty after Craig was fouled inside the box by Bankies' Graham Small.

Clydebank's goal in the first half was a thing of beauty. Tony Moy capitalised on a pass from Russell, who skilfully manoeuvered past Berwick's entire defence.

Young Clydebank supporters flooded the pitch to celebrate with Tony and little Frank, causing a brief delay before order was restored. Clydebank boasts one of the most passionate fan bases in the entire Second Division. One enthusiastic supporter even brings along his bugle to lead the chants, and it was evident on Saturday that he's certainly improving. Keep it up, lad!

Trailing 3-1 at half-time, Clydebank mounted a spirited comeback, leaving Berwick reeling. Both teams were reduced to ten men as McCallum for Bankies and Craig for Berwick were sent off just before half-time for an altercation.

With relentless pressure, Clydebank found the back of the net in the 65th minute through Frank Russell. Russell received the ball from Joe Rankin on the right, took his time, and unleashed a powerful shot that left keeper Neill with no chance.

The Clydebank supporters erupted in joy, but their excitement was short-lived as Berwick's left winger Ainslie capitalized on a Dowds cross that keeper Sandy MacLachlan failed to hold just three minutes later.

Despite missing several opportunities, mainly due to poor passing, Clydebank's performance did not disgrace them, as they never relented against the giant killers from just south of the border.

Clydebank remains on equal footing in the league with county rivals Dumbarton, who suffered a heavy defeat against bottom club East Stirlingshire.



Squad Statistics (as at February 4th, 1967)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 16 - 2 - 18 -
Graham Small 25 - 7 - 422
Davie Mitchell 1432 - 163
Ernie Collumbine 25 - 5 - 30 -
John McGill 22 - 71472
Tommy McGhee 2546 - 405
Eddie Jenkins 25 - 5 - 401
Frank Russell 16102 - 1810
Willie McCallum 24171312
Joe Rankin 13452308
Tony Moy 2115524631







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
4th February 1967
Arbroath2-0East Fife
Brechin City2-3Albion Rovers
Clydebank2-4Berwick Rangers
East Stirlingshire4-0Dumbarton
Hamilton Accies2-1Montrose
Morton3-1Queen of South
Raith Rovers5-1Forfar Ath
Stenhousemuir1-2Queen's Park
Stranraer2-3Cowdenbeath
Third Lanark3-0Alloa Athletic

League Table (as at February 4th, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 26 23 2 1 +63 48
2. Arbroath 24 16 4 4 +28 36
3. Raith Rovers 24 17 2 5 +26 36
4. East Fife 26 15 3 8 +11 33
5. Albion Rovers 27 14 4 9 +9 32
6. Queen of South 25 12 6 7 +17 30
7. Hamilton Accies 26 12 6 8 +12 30
8. Queen's Park 25 10 8 7 +15 28
9. Stranraer 26 10 6 10 -1 26
10. Berwick Rangers 25 10 5 10 +5 25
11. Cowdenbeath 25 10 3 12 +9 23
12. Third Lanark 26 8 6 12 -10 22
13. Alloa Athletic 25 10 2 13 -10 22
14. Montrose 25 8 5 12 -15 21
15. Forfar Ath 25 8 2 15 -20 18
16. Dumbarton 26 5 7 14 -17 17
17. Clydebank 26 5 7 14 -29 17
18. Stenhousemuir 25 5 5 15 -39 15
19. Brechin City 24 5 4 15 -22 14
20. East Stirlingshire 25 3 7 15 -32 13