Clydebank 2
Cowdenbeath 3
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
2 - 3
 Cowdenbeath

League (Division 2)
Saturday, March 25th, 1967
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 500
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Walter Gerrard (32)
Tony Moy (36)
David Donaldson (8)
Tom Clark (60)
(Junior) (85)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Archie Robertson

Starting Eleven
1 Sandy MacLachlan
2 Graham Small
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 John McGill
6 Tommy McGhee
7 John Cummings
8 Eddie Jenkins
9 Walter Gerrard
10 Tony Moy
11 Frank Russell
John Fyfe 1
Andy Rolland 2
Henry Mowbray 3
Jim Taylor 4
Andy Kinnell 5
Mike Clinton 6
Tom Clark 7
Jim Burns 8
Willie Bostock 9
(Junior) 10
David Donaldson 11

Bench
12 Archie Rankin
Roger Sugden 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A Crawley (Referee)




Match Report


Bankies should have won this game but they let victory slip through their hands by slack play in the second half when they were leading by two goals to one.

Cowdenbeath were always dangerous and payed the same type of football as Bankies - the 4-2-4 formation.

Both teams played good football at times but to be fair to them the mud did not help much and by the end of the match they all looked like coalmen.

In the opening minutes of the game, Bankies who were playing with the wind behind them, almost went ahead through Tony Moy who shot just scraped the post.

It was the visitors who opened the scoring in the 8th minute when left back Mowbray crossed the ball, after a fine run up the wing, to see Donaldson score with a magnificent flying header.

This rocked Bankies slightly and it was some time before the could settle down and the visitors now piled on the pressure.

Five minutes before the match started Bankies signed Walter Gerard of Berwick Rangers. Walter who played as centre, is an ex- ES Clydebank player. Walter finished off a Moy move in 32 minutes when he helped the ball into the net with the keeper well beaten.

Bankies took strength from this and four minutes later Tony Moy scored one himself from a Russell cross.

A second half switch by Cowdenbeath paid off. A junior trialist playing at inside left was switched to the middle and began to create a great deal of trouble in the Bankies goal area.

With 60 minutes gone, Cowdenbeath equalised in a similar manner to their first goal. This time right back Rolland started an attacking move on the right wing, crossed the ball over and Clark was there to meet it with his head.

Try as they did, Bankies could not gain the upper hand again mainly through bad passing and the resolute defensive role of the visitors.

The visitors broke out of their defensive cocoon with five minutes to go and after forcing a corner Junior was on the spot to push the ball past keeper MacLachlan.



Squad Statistics (as at March 25th, 1967)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 24 - 2 - 26 -
Davie Mitchell 2232 - 243
John McGill 30 - 71552
John Cummings 10253155
Graham Small 3317 - 503
Ernie Collumbine 31 - 5 - 36 -
Tommy McGhee 3246 - 475
Eddie Jenkins 33 - 5 - 481
Frank Russell 24132 - 2613
Tony Moy 2820525336
Walter Gerrard 110 - 11







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
25th March 1967
Alloa Athletic4-3Forfar Ath
Arbroath1-0Stenhousemuir
Berwick Rangers2-1Albion Rovers
Clydebank2-3Cowdenbeath
Hamilton Accies3-1East Stirlingshire
Montrose2-0Queen of South
Morton4-0Dumbarton
Raith Rovers4-0Queen's Park
Stranraer2-1Brechin City
Third Lanark3-2East Fife

League Table (as at March 25th, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 31 28 2 1 +79 58
2. Raith Rovers 31 23 2 6 +40 48
3. Arbroath 31 21 5 5 +36 47
4. East Fife 32 17 4 11 +8 38
5. Hamilton Accies 31 15 7 9 +17 37
6. Queen of South 31 14 8 9 +17 36
7. Cowdenbeath 33 14 6 13 +12 34
8. Queen's Park 31 12 9 10 +11 33
9. Stranraer 33 13 7 13 -3 33
10. Berwick Rangers 31 13 6 12 +5 32
11. Albion Rovers 33 14 4 15 -2 32
12. Third Lanark 32 11 6 15 -9 28
13. Alloa Athletic 32 12 4 16 -15 28
14. Montrose 32 10 7 15 -15 27
15. Dumbarton 33 9 8 16 -17 26
16. Forfar Ath 31 10 2 19 -26 22
17. Clydebank 34 7 8 19 -31 22
18. Brechin City 31 8 5 18 -23 21
19. Stenhousemuir 31 5 8 18 -43 18
20. East Stirlingshire 32 3 10 19 -41 16