Clydebank 5
Montrose 3

5 - 3

Saturday, January 15th, 1966
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,100
3:00 PM Kick-off

Tony Moy 
Tom Connelly (15)
Tom Connelly (37)
Tony Moy (pen.) (38)
Eddie Jenkins (85)
Jimmy Kemp (25)
Derek Sim (77)
Jimmy Kemp (80)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
Ronnie Wilson
Graham Small
John Wark
Eddie Jenkins
John McGill
Archie Rankin
Alan McLeish
Tony Moy
Tom Connelly
Joe Rankin
Tommy McGhee
Roy Jamieson 1
Ronnie Cross 2
Billy McMillan 3
Junior 4
MacEwan 5
Derek Sim 6
Ally Riddle 7
Jimmy Kemp 8
Murray McMillan 9
Maurice Elliott 10
Gordon Wallace 11

Match Officials

J Hamilton (Referee)

Match Report

Clydebank, who have been giving top performances in challenge contests this season. clinched yet another victory at Kilbowie Park when they met Second Division Montrose.

Since the outset of the season Bankies have played six friendly matches, all on home ground, and have the fine record of winning four of them and losing only two.

Some of the players in both teams were well prepared for the hard and icy conditions of the pitch by wearing basketball boots, but at times even they did not give a satisfactory grip and many promising manoeuvres went abegging.

It was Montrose who looked as if they might well open the scoring especially on one attempt by Elliott. With only the keeper t beat a goal seemed inevitable, but to the appreciation of the crowd Wilson anticipated Elliott's angular shot and brilliantly saved.

However, inthe 15th minute, the home team went ahead when a high cross gave Connelly his chance to head homewards. Minutes later Joe Rankin almost clinched a similar goal but he nodded the ball straight into keeper Jamieson's arms.

Montrose showed determination and deservedly equalised in the 25th minute. Inside right Kemp was the scorer when he slammed home after he pounced on a bad defence clearance in Bankies goal area.

Then Clydebank got right on top and started an everlasting pounding on the visitors goal - and the pressure paid off as the forwards netted two goals inside three minutes.

Connelly neatly chose his opportunity and scored his second from close in, and Moy in the 38th minute was bang on target for the third from the penalty spot. Clydebank were awarded the spot kick after inside right Moy was fouled in the box.

Clydebank again took over control at the restart. Several efforts by the inside trio were extremely close and it was with one of these perilous raids that they managed to increase their lead.

Moy again was the scorer. Although his shot was low and an easy save for Jamieson the ball damagingly struck a defender's boot and resulted in it ricocheting into the rear of the net.

Bot Montrose regathered their strength and got into gear and cleverly scored two goals in three minutes. Sim scored the first in the 77th minute from close range giving Wilson no chance whatsoever.

No. 2 netted three minutes later by inside right Kemp was placed into the net on his second attempt after he collected a rebound off the crossbar.

But Clydebank were still not finished and five minutes before the final whistle their fifth goal was plunged home.

It was Eddie Jenkins, who returned at right half after a leg injury, who can take full credit. His solo run cleverly ended in a 30yard drive into the net.

Footnote - Clydebank will shortly apply for membership into the Second Division and if they are accepted by the League at the second application they will be one of the most colourful looking teams in the senior game next season.

Their bright new strip has a continental touch...scarlet jersey with the difference that it has a white diagonal band across the chest and a plain back so that the numbers can stand out. It will certainly look very smart.

Squad Statistics (as at January 15th, 1966)

1965-66 All Time
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