Alloa Athletic 1
Clydebank 1
League (Division 2)


Alloa Athletic 

1 - 1

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, March 4th, 1967
Recreation Park. Att. 673
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Jim Brennan (21) Frank Russell (87)

Team Managers
Archie MacPherson Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Adam Hodge
2 Alex Hodge
3 Bobby Gray
4 John Reddington
5 Peter Smith
6 George Brown
7 Tommy Hutchison
8 Jim Brennan
9 Jimmy Robertson
10 John Flanagan
11 Mike Marshall
Sandy MacLachlan 1
Graham Small 2
Donald McDonald 3
John McGill 4
Walter Lees 5
Davie Mitchell 6
Jim Gray 7
Eddie Jenkins 8
Bobby Slaven 9
John Smith 10
Frank Russell 11

Bench
12 David Keddie Archie Rankin 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

I Foote (Referee)





Match Report


This draw ended Alloa's run of five defeats. But honours of the day went to Clydebank's Frank Russell who had an inspired 90 minutes. In fact, the second half was something of a duel between Russell and Adam Hodge, who played the game of his life in the home goal.

Bankies certainly earned a point, though they, like Alloa, rarely served up good combined play, Smith, Brown, Marshall, Brennan, and Hodge deserve special mention for Alloa, and MacLachlan, Less, Gray, and, of course, Russell for the visitors.

Alloa started off well, and MacLachlan had two good saves. But he was beaten in 21 minutes when Brennan carried the ball downfield, beat Small, and blasted a shot low into the net.

After the interval all the pressure came from Clydebank. Hodge saved Alloa time after time, but with three minutes to go Russell finally got the equaliser.

This was a good result for the Bankies considering they were missing three regular players and man of the match Frank Russell was playing at outside left for the day. The Bankies also fielded two Junior trialists in the shape of Walter Lees and Centre forward Slaven, both of St Rochs.

The missing players for the Bankies were Tommy McGhee and Willie McCallum who were both under a seven day suspension and Ernie Collumbine who has a leg injury.



Squad Statistics (as at March 4th, 1967)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 20 - 2 - 22 -
John McGill 26 - 71512
Davie Mitchell 1832 - 203
Donald McDonald 14 - 5 - 19 -
Walter Lees 1 - 0 - 1 -
Graham Small 2917 - 463
Eddie Jenkins 29 - 5 - 441
Jim Gray 2 - 0 - 2 -
Frank Russell 20122 - 2212
John Smith 1 - 0 - 1 -
Bobby Slaven 1 - 0 - 1 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
28th February 1967
Queen's Park2-2Cowdenbeath
4th March 1967
Alloa Athletic1-1Clydebank
Berwick Rangers1-1Montrose
Brechin City1-1East Stirlingshire
Cowdenbeath0-2Arbroath
Dumbarton3-1Stenhousemuir
East Fife1-2Queen of South
Forfar Ath1-2Morton
Queen's Park1-3Hamilton Accies
Stranraer1-2Raith Rovers

League Table (as at March 4th, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 29 26 2 1 +71 54
2. Raith Rovers 28 21 2 5 +34 44
3. Arbroath 28 19 4 5 +33 42
4. Queen of South 29 14 7 8 +19 35
5. Hamilton Accies 29 14 7 8 +17 35
6. East Fife 29 16 3 10 +8 35
7. Albion Rovers 30 14 4 12 +3 32
8. Queen's Park 29 11 9 9 +13 31
9. Cowdenbeath 30 11 6 13 +9 28
10. Berwick Rangers 28 11 6 11 +6 28
11. Stranraer 30 11 6 13 -6 28
12. Third Lanark 29 10 6 13 -7 26
13. Montrose 29 9 7 13 -14 25
14. Dumbarton 30 8 7 15 -15 23
15. Alloa Athletic 29 10 3 16 -18 23
16. Forfar Ath 28 9 2 17 -24 20
17. Clydebank 30 6 8 16 -29 20
18. Brechin City 28 7 5 16 -20 19
19. Stenhousemuir 29 5 7 17 -42 17
20. East Stirlingshire 29 3 9 17 -38 15