Clydebank 3
Rangers 'B' 1
League (Combined Reserve League - 1st Series)


Clydebank
3 - 1
 Rangers 'B'

League (Combined Reserve League - 1st Series)
Saturday, October 16th, 1965
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,400
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tony Moy 
Jimmy Hodgson (17)
Tony Moy (80)
Paterson (39)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Ronnie Wilson
2 Tom Holloran
3 John Wark
4 Bill Munro
5 Archie Rankin
6 Tony Moy
7 Alan McLeish
8 Billy Horn
9 Jimmy Hodgson
10 Joe Rankin
11 Andy O'Brien
Eadie 1
Stewart 2
Smith 3
Donnelly 4
Sutherland 5
McCartney 6
Paul 7
Jardine 8
Paterson 9
Semple 10
McLardy 11

Match Officials

W McLean (Referee)




Match Report


Clydebank's expectation to be Combined Reserve League champions is already high, after yet another convincing victory, this time against Rangers 3rd.

Bankies, who are the newest contenders in the league, have been giving their local supporters plenty of excitement since the commencement of the season and are present top of the table.

With home team being slow in settling in, they were automatically forced on the defensive during the opening minutes. But their sturdy defence, led by Archie Rankin, confidently managed to prevent the Gers from placing the ball into the net.

It was on their first dangerous attack the Clydebank surprisingly took the lead. It was in the 17th minute when a neat flick through from the right wing by Horn, gave Hodgson his opportunity and he made no mistake in scoring.

Shortly after, it seemed that Rangers might clinch the equalising goal when Paterson shot goalwards during a mic up on Clydebank's goalmouth. But thankfully, Bankies left back Wark headed off the line.

Rangers again put on the pressure and it looked as if Clydebank were quite content to keep on guard for it was only on a few occasions that they displayed attacking enthusiasm.

Then after countless raids, Rangers were finally rewarded for their efforts, only six minutes before the half time whistle. Centre forward Paterson was the goal scorer when he took a long pass from full back Stewart.

Paterson's shot left keeper Wilson lying on the ground, helplessly watching the ball roll by him into the side of the net.

The restart brought superficial injuries to three Rangers players in ten minutes. All three, McLardy, keeper Eadie and Sutherland were all brought down by vicious tackling by the Bankies forwards.

There was no doubt that Ronnie Wilson was the star of the match. He played his part well and he pulled off some remarkable saves which must have stunned Rangers stamina.

Both teams fought for the winning goal but strength was soon shown by Bankies when it was they who went ahead.

It was a completely unexpected goal, especially in Moy's case. For his drooping shot from some 35 yards looked like an easy catch for keeper Eadie. But to the large crowd's amazement the ball slithered through his hands and fell into the back of the net.

In the 80th minute Moy netted his second and scored his team's third when he slammed home from close quarters giving Eadie no chance of saving.



Squad Statistics (as at October 16th, 1965)


1965-66 All Time
League Cups All
Ronnie Wilson (GK) 2 - 0 - 2 -
Archie Rankin 5 - 1 - 6 -
Tom Holloran 7 - 1 - 8 -
John Wark 7 - 1 - 8 -
Bill Munro 610 - 61
Alan McLeish 721 - 82
Andy O'Brien 731 - 83
Jimmy Hodgson 341145
Tony Moy 621 - 72
Billy Horn 721 - 82
Joe Rankin 210 - 21