Clydebank 4
Stranraer 0
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
4 - 0
 Stranraer

League (Division 2)
Saturday, February 25th, 1967
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 909
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Frank Russell (17)
Tony Moy (23)
Graham Small (54)
Tony Moy (63)
None.

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Sandy MacLachlan
2 Graham Small
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 John McGill
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Jim Gray
8 Eddie Jenkins
9 Frank Russell
10 Tony Moy
11 Willie McCallum
Davie Thomson 1
Jimmy Shanks 2
Jackie McQueen 3
Stan King 4
Jim Ferguson 5
David Logan 6
John Frye 7
Jimmy McMillan 8
Bobby Jeffrey 9
Frank Coulston 10
Jim Campbell 11

Bench
12 Archie Rankin
John Cooper 12

Substitutions
Archie Rankin for Ernie Collumbine (72)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

T Kellock (Referee)




Match Report


This was Clydebank's best win of the season and one of their easiest. Stranraer had no answer to Clydebank's fast and skilful play and their main fault lay in defence where their keeper had a nightmare time, being the direct cause of two of the goals.

Bankies played as a team and everything just seemed to click for once. Hero of the day was Tony Moy who netted two for the homesters.

New man Jimmy Gray, signed from Pollok Juniors on Tuesday night after the Stirling Albion friendly match. He has a promising match but was well marked by ex-ES Clydebank McQueen now playing left back for Stranraer.

Bankies were fielding an ex-Stranraer player, big John McGill, the homesters fine centre half, used to be on the visitors books .

Clydebank were on the goal trail after only 17 minutes when wee Frank Russell put them one ahead from close range shot from a Tony Moy header.

Six minutes later Tony scored one himself from a beautiful Gray cross which gave keeper Thomson no chance.

The only half decent effort at goal from Stranraer was when inside right McMillan tried a shot which had keeper MacLachlan stretching all the way to clear in the closing minutes of the first half.

Keeper Thomson will want to forget the second half of this game because this is when he virtually gave away the other two goals.

The first bad mistake came in 54 minutes when Bankies right back Graham Small tried a shot from 25 yards and was completely surprised to see the ball hit the keepers hands the strike the post before going into the net. Graham was flabbergasted and the Stranraer defence must have been hopping.

Tony Moy was the next man to easily beat the keeper. He hit the ball towards goal in the 63rd minute, and then on following it up, found the ball at his feet once again because the keeper could not hold his shot. All Tony had to do was slip the ball past the unfortunate Thomson.

That was that! Bankies had nothing more to fear from the demoralised visitors. They were on easy street!

One disturbing note about the game however, was when Ernie Collumbine, Bankies powerful sweeper up, had to go off with a knee injury in the 72nd minute. He was replaced by Archie Rankin.



Squad Statistics (as at February 25th, 1967)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 19 - 2 - 21 -
Davie Mitchell 1732 - 193
John McGill 25 - 71502
Graham Small 2817 - 453
Ernie Collumbine 28 - 5 - 33 -
Jim Gray 1 - 0 - 1 -
Frank Russell 19112 - 2111
Willie McCallum 27171342
Tommy McGhee 2846 - 435
Eddie Jenkins 28 - 5 - 431
Tony Moy 2417524933
Archie Rankin (sub) 9 - 4 - 32 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
25th February 1967
Arbroath2-1Queen's Park
Brechin City2-1Berwick Rangers
Clydebank4-0Stranraer
East Stirlingshire0-0Montrose
Hamilton Accies3-0East Fife
Morton6-0Alloa Athletic
Queen of South2-3Dumbarton
Raith Rovers2-1Albion Rovers
Stenhousemuir1-1Cowdenbeath
Third Lanark6-2Forfar Ath

League Table (as at February 25th, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 28 25 2 1 +70 52
2. Raith Rovers 27 20 2 5 +33 42
3. Arbroath 27 18 4 5 +31 40
4. East Fife 28 16 3 9 +9 35
5. Queen of South 28 13 7 8 +18 33
6. Hamilton Accies 28 13 7 8 +15 33
7. Albion Rovers 30 14 4 12 +3 32
8. Queen's Park 27 11 8 8 +15 30
9. Stranraer 29 11 6 12 -5 28
10. Cowdenbeath 28 11 5 12 +11 27
11. Berwick Rangers 27 11 5 11 +6 27
12. Third Lanark 29 10 6 13 -7 26
13. Montrose 28 9 6 13 -14 24
14. Alloa Athletic 28 10 2 16 -18 22
15. Dumbarton 29 7 7 15 -17 21
16. Forfar Ath 27 9 2 16 -23 20
17. Clydebank 29 6 7 16 -29 19
18. Brechin City 27 7 4 16 -20 18
19. Stenhousemuir 28 5 7 16 -40 17
20. East Stirlingshire 28 3 8 17 -38 14