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 touch of flair and a remarkable goal from 20 yards set Clydebank on the path to victory against a well-organised Forfar side, lacking a proficient striker.

The match kicked off amidst driving sleet and rain, coinciding with Clydebank's opening goal.

The spectacle unfolded with Bankies' dynamic forward, Frank Russell, finding the net in the 16th minute, disrupting Forfar's rhythm. Until then, Forfar had dominated with a fast, intelligent midfield play. Russell skilfully evaded two defenders to unleash a powerful strike from 20 yards.

The early goal shifted the momentum in Clydebank's favour, despite facing a formidable wind in the first half, leaving spectators shivering despite their bundled attire.

Returning to the game, Tony Moy had an opportunity to double the lead in the 21st minute, but his shot struck the crossbar and was eventually cleared by a defender.

Two minutes later, Willie McCallum benefited from fortune as his cross deflected off right back McKenzie, soaring into the net to the dismay of keeper Ritchie.

In the second half, Forfar adopted a more aggressive approach, yet the home defence remained untroubled.

A long, precise pass through the middle from Tommy McGhee found Tony Moy in the 87th minute. After a clever feint, Moy slotted the ball past keeper Ritchie to seal Clydebank's victory.

The deserving win places Clydebank in a stronger league position, just two points behind Dumbarton with an equal number of games played.

With seven games remaining, it remains to be seen if Clydebank can climb further up the table from their current fifth-bottom position.



Squad Statistics (as at March 11th, 1967)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 21 - 2 - 23 -
John Wark 11 - 1 - 32 -
John McGill 27 - 71522
Graham Small 3017 - 473
Davie Mitchell 1932 - 213
Jim Gray 3 - 0 - 3 -
Frank Russell 21132 - 2313
Willie McCallum 28271353
Tommy McGhee 2946 - 445
Eddie Jenkins 30 - 5 - 451
Tony Moy 2518525034







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC'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