Clydebank 0
Forfar Ath 2

0 - 2
 Forfar Ath

Saturday, October 30th, 1965
New Kilbowie Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Archie Knox
Morrison (46)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
Ronnie Wilson
Tom Holloran
John Wark
Eddie Jenkins
Archie Rankin
John McGill
Billy Horn
Tony Moy
Tom Connelly
Joe Rankin
Andy O'Brien
Stewart 1
Alistair Carrie 2
Bob Duncan 3
Jim Young 4
John McNeill 5
Ken Brown 6
Davie Morrison 7
Marshall 8
Archie Knox 9
Newman 10
Tommy Mackle 11

Match Officials

J Elliot (Referee)

Match Report

Clydebank, who have been giving competent performances in their recent contests, took a sudden tumble on Saturday when they were defeated in a challenge match against Forfar.

Bankies in their friendly match of the season, were entirely at the mercy of the Forfar team who are at present bottom of the Second Division.

Both teams battled hard for the opening goal but because of the slippery conditions there was great difficulty in ball control and many chances were marred.

On one occasion early in the game it looked as if centre forward Connelly would score but he slipped and the ball was eventually cleared by a defender. Minutes later he did net but referee James Elliot gave an offside decision.

Although heavy rain hampered play in the first half it was during the storm that Forfar went ahead. A deflected shot by winger Morrison gave Knox an excellent chance and without hesitation he tapped home from close range.

Just on the interval Connelly had an opportunity for Bankies but his direction was well out.

Clydebank were completely stunned one minute after the restart. A low powerless kick by Morrison seemed a simple save for keeper Wilson but to the disappointment of the large crowd the greasy ball slithered from his grasp into the net.

From then on Clydebank never had their first half pep. They continually endeavoured to score but nothing seemed to in their favour and each forward feebly attempted to net.

One recent signing by Clydebank was right half Jenkins of Maryhill Harp. He gave an excellent display, this being his first match of the season with the local team. With some luck Jenkins would gave surely netted twice from his frequent attempts. Some of his shots either grazed or struck the crossbar and posts.

Clydebank persevered in hope of scoring two badly needed goals but their efforts were in vain.

Two players, Forfar's left winger Mackle and Clydebank Holloran were booked

Squad Statistics (as at October 30th, 1965)

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