Clydebank 3
Albion Rovers 0
Friendly


Clydebank
3 - 0
 Albion Rovers

Friendly
Saturday, January 8th, 1966
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tony Moy (pen.) (40)
Tony Moy (50)
Tony Moy (52)
None.

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Ronnie Wilson
Graham Small
John Wark
Joe Rankin
John McGill
Archie Rankin
Alan McLeish
Billy Horn
Tom Connelly
Tony Moy
Tommy McGhee
Dick Madden 1
David Brown 2
John McTurk 3
Doug Johnson 4
John Cooper 5
Alex Wilson 6
Bobby McCallum 7
Tony Green 8
Jimmy Harrower 9
John Dillon 10
Murphy 11

Match Officials

J Stewart (Referee)




Match Report


A spectacular hat trick by inside left Tony Moy had Albion Rovers completely floored in this challenge match at Kilbowie Park.

Tony's final two goals - both scored inside two minutes just after the interval - were the sure winners which inevitably clinched the contest for the Clydebank team. The preparation leading up to these two goals can only be described in football language as "sheer poetry."

Clydebank were without their sharp inside right Eddie Jenkins (a recent signing from Maryhill Harp), who has a leg injury, but instead fielded the well known livewire Billy Horn.

Combined Reserve League winners, Clydebank gave an outstanding performance in their first match of the New Year and had the Second Division promotion chasers Albion Rovers very worried throughout the contest. Albion Rovers are fifth top with 24 points from 20 games and six points behind the league toppers Arbroath.

Throughout the opening half it seemed that both teams were evenly matched although on many occasions it was thanks to keeper Wilson that they were not a few goals down with Albion's perilous raids.

Two of Albion's inside trio, Green and Dillon, were frequently giving Wilson a hard time of it but his brilliant saves withstood the pace and he was always greatly applauded by the large crowd of well over 1000 supporters.

However, with constructive play Bankies were given the first promising break when Tony Moy was brought down in the penalty box. The kick taken by Tony Moy was confidently placed into the back of the net. This goal netted in the 40th minute put the home side in comfortable position at the half time whistle.

Rovers had two team changes at the restart. Junior replaced Madden in goal and Joe Reilly took over Johnstone's position at right half.

Although Rovers were determined to set the pace Bankies gave a quick and thorough reply. For inside seven minutes Moy took a sudden goal fever and netted twice completely spread eagling Albion's defence.

The first came in the 50th minute due to a defence blunder. A pass from right winger McLeish was lobbed goalwards. It was covered by Albion's goalkeeper but one of the defenders attempted to clear the dangerously bouncing ball but fumbled. It was then that Moy stepped in, beating Brown and tapping the ball home.

The second came two minutes later from close range. Outside left McGhee gave Moy his opportunity with a long pass upfield. Moy collected and calmly beat Junior, placing the ball just over the line.

From then Albion's endurance crumpled. Attempt after attempt proved this as their efforts were very poor. Shots by the full forward line either wildly flew by the post or over the crossbar.



Squad Statistics (as at January 8th, 1966)


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