Clydebank 4
Jordanhill TC 1
League (Combined Reserve League - 1st Series)


Clydebank
4 - 1
 Jordanhill TC

League (Combined Reserve League - 1st Series)
Saturday, August 21st, 1965
New Kilbowie Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Andy O'Brien (34)
Andy O'Brien (35)
Alan McLeish (76)
Bill Munro (80)
John Wark (og 75)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Brown
2 Tom Holloran
3 John Wark
4 Tony Moy
5 John McGill
6 Player tbc
7 Alan McLeish
8 Bill Munro
9 John Bustard
10 Billy Horn
11 Andy O'Brien
Gordon Will 1
S. McCormack 2
Derek Oates 3
Tom Martin 4
D. Whiteford 5
J. Park 6
A. McMenemy 7
W. Cowie 8
Frank Coulston 9
Jack Knight 10
John Johnston 11

Match Officials

WJ McLean (Referee)




Match Report


It was obvious that Clydebank had everything their own way in this match and with little effort confidently collected their first two points of the season.

Clydebank who fielded the same forward line that brought them defeat in their previous match at Methil, displayed some very interesting football and never gave the large crowd a dull moment.

The defence, led by the tall and sturdy centre half McGill, did their job very well only giving the crowd one opportunity to complain, when the away team scored.

Among the defenders were two ex-St Mirren players, right half Moy and Keeper Brown, who had little to do especially in the first half.

Jordanhill were mostly on the receiving end but with plenty of determination they occasionally conjured a move, only to be quickly dissolved by Bankies defence. But Jordanhill can thank keeper Will for his superb performance of goalkeeping, which prevented Bankies easily doubling their score.

With Bankies taking full control from literally the first kick, endless attempts by the forwards inevitably finished in the arms of Will... especially during the first thirty minutes. Nothing it seemed could pass him.

But left winger Andy O'Brien soon disproved this in a two minute spell of glory when he cleverly scored twice. Both goals were engineered and netted by himself, the Jordanhill defence were left stunned by the small winger's speed and ball control. His goals were scored in the 36th and 37th minute giving Clydebank a comfortable half time lead.

The second half had a spectacular finish with a sudden five minute goal blitz in which three goals were scored.

The first, by the struggling Jordanhill team, was a bit of a freak. It was an own goal which defected from left back Wark.

The next two were scored by McLeish and Munro in the 76th and 80th minutes respectively, giving Clydebank a convincing victory.

For the final ten minutes of the match Bankies began pounding their opponents goalmouth, but shots from all directions were expertly saved by Will, appreciation justly awarded by some 400 enthusiastic supporters.

Clydebank's next game is against Airdrie at Kilbowie Park and most of their reserve team has been in and out of the first eleven last season. This should be a very real test for Clydebank.

Yet another signing was made this week. It is John McGill who was in Stirling Albion's promotion team last year at inside forward. Johnny has been signed mainly as a centre half in which position he played against Jordanhill.

In the Second Division of the Scottish League there is one idle team without a game every Saturday and arrangements are being made to have these teams visit Kilbowie where possible.



Squad Statistics (as at August 21st, 1965)


1965-66 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Brown (GK) 2 - 0 - 2 -
Player tbc 1 - 0 - 1 -
John Wark 2 - 0 - 2 -
John McGill 2 - 0 - 2 -
Tom Holloran 2 - 0 - 2 -
Bill Munro 210 - 21
Alan McLeish 210 - 21
Andy O'Brien 220 - 22
Billy Horn 2 - 0 - 2 -
John Bustard 2 - 0 - 2 -
Tony Moy 1 - 0 - 1 -