3 - 0
3 - 0
League (Division 2)
Frank Russell (16)
Willie McCallum (23)
Tony Moy (87)
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
Jim Walker 5
George Potter 6
Ian Wyles 7
Jim Knox 8
Dennis Kennedy 9
Ian Matthew 11
12 Archie Rankin
||Alistair Carrie 12|
A Webster (Referee)
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.
|1966-67||All Time||All Time|
|Sandy MacLachlan (GK)||-||21||-||2||-||21||-||2||-||23||-|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|11th March 1967|
|Albion Rovers||0-2||Alloa Athletic|
|Raith Rovers||5-1||Brechin City|
|5.||Queen of South||29||14||7||8||+19||35|