Clydebank 3
Forfar Ath 0
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
3 - 0
 Forfar Ath

League (Division 2)
Saturday, March 11th, 1967
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 964
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Frank Russell (16)
Willie McCallum (23)
Tony Moy (87)
None.

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Doug Newlands

Starting Eleven
1 Sandy MacLachlan
2 Graham Small
3 John Wark
4 Davie Mitchell
5 John McGill
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Jim Gray
8 Eddie Jenkins
9 Frank Russell
10 Tony Moy
11 Willie McCallum
Norman Ritchie 1
John McKenzie 2
Gordon Malcolm 3
Newman 4
Jim Walker 5
George Potter 6
Ian Wyles 7
Jim Knox 8
Dennis Kennedy 9
Junior 10
Ian Matthew 11

Bench
12 Archie Rankin
Alistair Carrie 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A Webster (Referee)




Match Report


A bit of razzle dazzle and a spectacular goal from 20 yards sent Bankies on the winning trail against a smart compact Forfar side, whose only hindrance was the fact that they did not have a decent striker.

The game opened in driving sleet and rain, but the opening goal was accompanied by Clydebank's opening goal.

The fireworks came from Bankies powerful wee centre Frank Russell in the 16th minute and it took the wind out of Forfar's sails. Up until then they had been in command playing a fast, clever game of football mostly in midfield. Russell outwitted two defenders to crash the ball home from 20 yards

The first goal made all the difference to Bankies and soon they began to take control, despite the fact that in the first half they were facing a strong wind which made us all chitter even although we were all well wrapped up.

The poor players only had football strips, so they must have felt pretty chilly themselves.

Back to the game however! Tony Moy could have made it two in 21 minutes when he was faced with an open goal but his shot struck the bar and was eventually cleared by a defender.

Two minutes later Willie McCallum netted a lucky goal when his cross struck right back McKenzie and went high into the net much to the disgust of keeper Ritchie.

Forfar came out in the second half and began playing more forceful game but at no time was the home defence ever in any real danger.

A long searching pass through the middle by Tommy McGhee for Tony Moy in the 87th minute and after a clever dummy, Tony slammed the ball past keeper Ritchie for Bankies final goal of the match.

Bankies certainly deserved this fine win and it puts them in a better position in the league, just two points behind Dumbarton with an equal amount of games played.

With seven games remaining it will be interesting to see whether Clydebank can pull themselves even further up the table from their present position of fifth bottom.

The last six teams in the second division have to play in the preliminary round of the Scottish Cup next season and it would be of advantage to Bankies if they could avoid this and go in for a straightforward draw with all the other clubs in Scotland.

We must not forget however that Bankies have done extremely well this season, considering they were lying bottom of the table with zero points after nine games. All credit to the team whose play has improved greatly, and a support that has stuck by them.



Squad Statistics (as at March 11th, 1967)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 21 - 2 - 23 -
John McGill 27 - 71512
Graham Small 3017 - 463
Davie Mitchell 1932 - 213
John Wark 11 - 1 - 29 -
Jim Gray 3 - 0 - 3 -
Frank Russell 21132 - 2313
Willie McCallum 28271353
Tommy McGhee 2946 - 435
Eddie Jenkins 30 - 5 - 431
Tony Moy 2518524730







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
11th March 1967
Albion Rovers0-2Alloa Athletic
Arbroath1-1Dumbarton
Clydebank3-0Forfar Ath
East Stirlingshire2-3Cowdenbeath
Montrose1-2East Fife
Morton4-0Berwick Rangers
Raith Rovers5-1Brechin City
Third Lanark1-3Stranraer

League Table (as at March 11th, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 30 27 2 1 +75 56
2. Raith Rovers 29 22 2 5 +38 46
3. Arbroath 29 19 5 5 +33 43
4. East Fife 30 17 3 10 +9 37
5. Queen of South 29 14 7 8 +19 35
6. Hamilton Accies 29 14 7 8 +17 35
7. Albion Rovers 31 14 4 13 +1 32
8. Queen's Park 29 11 9 9 +13 31
9. Cowdenbeath 31 12 6 13 +10 30
10. Stranraer 31 12 6 13 -4 30
11. Berwick Rangers 29 11 6 12 +2 28
12. Third Lanark 30 10 6 14 -9 26
13. Montrose 30 9 7 14 -15 25
14. Alloa Athletic 30 11 3 16 -16 25
15. Dumbarton 31 8 8 15 -15 24
16. Clydebank 31 7 8 16 -26 22
17. Forfar Ath 29 9 2 18 -27 20
18. Brechin City 29 7 5 17 -24 19
19. Stenhousemuir 29 5 7 17 -42 17
20. East Stirlingshire 30 3 9 18 -39 15