Brechin City 3
Clydebank 1
League (Division 2)


Brechin City 

3 - 1

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, March 18th, 1967
Glebe Park. Att. 222
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Ian Burns (13)
John Thomson (37)
Brian Begg (77)
Jim Riddle (o.g.) (39)

Team Managers
John Gilmartin Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Sandy Henderson
2 Bisset Harrier
3 Jim Riddle
4 George Tulloch
5 Willie Tocher
6 Charlie Dunn
7 Derek Irvin
8 Ian Burns
9 Brian Begg
10 Frank Sandeman
11 John Thomson
Sandy MacLachlan 1
Graham Small 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
John McGill 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Jim Gray 7
Eddie Jenkins 8
Frank Russell 9
Tony Moy 10
Willie McCallum 11

Bench
12 Alex Anderson Archie Rankin 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. Tommy McGhee

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

AD Fleming (Referee)



Match Report


Clydebank's recent streak of good form came to an abrupt halt on Saturday as lowly Brechin City secured a comfortable victory with a more straightforward style of play. While Bankies performed decently overall, the only threatening figure in their attack was Tony Moy.

Early on, a shot from the burly centre forced keeper Henderson to tip the ball onto the crossbar, and Riddle cleared the danger.

In the first half, Brechin created numerous opportunities orchestrated by Burns and Tulloch, the standout players of the match. Burns netted a superb goal in the 13th minute, flicking home a cross from Tulloch.

Clydebank struggled to assert themselves during this period. Only Collumbine remained resolute, but even he couldn't prevent Thomson from slotting home a chip from Begg.

The solitary goal for Bankies came from an own goal by left-back Riddle, who inadvertently directed the ball past his goalkeeper from 30 yards.

Just before halftime, Clydebank had a chance to level the score when Russell broke through and struck the crossbar from 18 yards.

Brechin's third goal was somewhat fortuitous. Irvin delivered a cross to Burns, but the midfielder missed the ball, causing Begg, who was running in, to stumble over it and inadvertently drag it into the net with him.

Towards the end of the game, McGhee was booked for retaliating against Burns.



Squad Statistics (as at March 18th, 1967)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 22 - 2 - 24 -
Graham Small 3117 - 483
Davie Mitchell 2032 - 223
Ernie Collumbine 29 - 5 - 34 -
John McGill 28 - 71532
Tommy McGhee 3046 - 455
Jim Gray 4 - 0 - 4 -
Eddie Jenkins 31 - 5 - 461
Frank Russell 22132 - 2413
Willie McCallum 29271363
Tony Moy 2618525134







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
18th March 1967
Alloa Athletic1-1Queen of South
Berwick Rangers2-0Raith Rovers
Brechin City3-1Clydebank
Cowdenbeath2-1Third Lanark
Dumbarton2-0Montrose
East Fife0-0East Stirlingshire
Forfar Ath4-2Albion Rovers
Hamilton Accies0-2Arbroath
Stranraer2-2Stenhousemuir

League Table (as at March 18th, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 30 27 2 1 +75 56
2. Raith Rovers 30 22 2 6 +36 46
3. Arbroath 30 20 5 5 +35 45
4. East Fife 31 17 4 10 +9 38
5. Queen of South 30 14 8 8 +19 36
6. Hamilton Accies 30 14 7 9 +15 35
7. Cowdenbeath 32 13 6 13 +11 32
8. Albion Rovers 32 14 4 14 -1 32
9. Queen's Park 29 11 9 9 +13 31
10. Stranraer 32 12 7 13 -4 31
11. Berwick Rangers 30 12 6 12 +4 30
12. Third Lanark 31 10 6 15 -10 26
13. Dumbarton 32 9 8 15 -13 26
14. Alloa Athletic 31 11 4 16 -16 26
15. Montrose 31 9 7 15 -17 25
16. Forfar Ath 30 10 2 18 -25 22
17. Clydebank 32 7 8 17 -28 22
18. Brechin City 30 8 5 17 -22 21
19. Stenhousemuir 30 5 8 17 -42 18
20. East Stirlingshire 31 3 10 18 -39 16