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

AJ Crawley (Referee)




Match Report


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

Cowdenbeath were always a threat and adopted the same style of football as Bankies - the 4-2-4 formation.

Both teams exhibited good football at times, but to be fair to them, the mud didn't offer much assistance, and by the end of the match, they all resembled coalmen.

In the early minutes of the game, Bankies, benefitting from the wind behind them, almost took the lead through Tony Moy, whose shot narrowly missed the post.

It was the visitors who broke the deadlock in the 8th minute when left-back Mowbray delivered a cross, following a fine run up the wing, allowing Donaldson to score with a splendid diving header.

This unsettled Bankies slightly, and it took some time for them to regain their composure as the visitors piled on the pressure.

Just five minutes before kick-off, Bankies secured the signature of Walter Gerard from Berwick Rangers. Walter, who played as a centre, is a former ES Clydebank player. Walter concluded a Moy move in the 32nd minute when he guided the ball into the net with the keeper well beaten.

Buoyed by this, Bankies struck again four minutes later when Tony Moy found the net from a Russell cross.

A second-half tactical switch by Cowdenbeath paid dividends. A junior trialist, positioned at inside-left, was shifted to the centre and began to pose a significant threat in the Bankies' goal area.

With 60 minutes elapsed, Cowdenbeath levelled the score in a similar fashion to their first goal. This time, right-back Rolland initiated an attacking move on the right wing, crossed the ball, and Clark met it with his head.

Despite their efforts, Bankies couldn't regain control, primarily due to poor passing and the resolute defensive display of the visitors.

Breaking out of their defensive stance with five minutes remaining, the visitors forced a corner, and Junior was on hand to slot 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 -
John Cummings 10253155
Graham Small 3317 - 503
Ernie Collumbine 31 - 5 - 36 -
Davie Mitchell 2232 - 243
John McGill 30 - 71552
Frank Russell 24132 - 2613
Tommy McGhee 3246 - 475
Eddie Jenkins 33 - 5 - 481
Walter Gerrard 110 - 11
Tony Moy 2820525336







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC'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