Third Lanark 1
Clydebank 0
League (Division 2)


Third Lanark 

1 - 0

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, April 15th, 1967
Cathkin Park. Att. 297
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
John Kinnaird (67) None.

Team Managers
Bobby Shearer Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Tommy Coates
2 Tony Connell
3 Colin Baillie
4 Hugh Stewart
5 Alan McKay
6 Gordon McEwan
7 Hugh Rundell
8 Drew Busby
9 Hugh McLaughlin
10 John Kinnaird
11 Ian Henderson
Sandy MacLachlan 1
Graham Small 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Frank McAleer 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Jim Gray 7
John McGill 8
Frank Russell 9
Tony Moy 10
Willie McCallum 11

Bench
12 Don May Walter Gerrard 12

Substitutions
None. Walter Gerrard for Tommy McGhee (42)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

N Watson (Referee)





Match Report


Thirds deservedly clinched the win, dominating most of the play, with only stellar goalkeeping preventing a wider goal margin. Clydebank struggled to assert themselves offensively, heavily relying on Russell and Moy. However, with Russell not at his best, their attack failed to ignite.

Thirds began the game with vigour, as outside right Rundell unleashed a point-blank drive, which MacLachlan adeptly saved. Shortly after, Thirds' centre unleashed a 25-yarder, narrowly sailing over the bar.

Keeper Coates exhibited skill by diverting a Moy header around the post. The winning goal, a straightforward affair, arrived twenty minutes into the second half. A Henderson corner found its way to the far post, where outside right Rundell squared the ball for Kinnaird to tap it home.

Despite valiant efforts by McLaughlin and Busby, Thirds failed to extend their lead. Bankies received commendable performances from McLaughlin and the Junior trialist at centre-half, while Connell and Busby shone for Thirds.

During the match, Tommy McGhee sustained an injury and was substituted by Walter Gerard.



Squad Statistics (as at April 15th, 1967)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Sandy MacLachlan (GK) 27 - 2 - 29 -
Graham Small 3617 - 533
Davie Mitchell 2532 - 273
Ernie Collumbine 34 - 5 - 39 -
Frank McAleer 1 - 0 - 1 -
John McGill 31 - 71562
Tommy McGhee 3546 - 505
Jim Gray 7 - 0 - 7 -
Frank Russell 27142 - 2914
Willie McCallum 33371404
Tony Moy 3123525639
Walter Gerrard (sub) 210 - 21







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
11th April 1967
Berwick Rangers6-0Forfar Ath
Dumbarton4-0Queen's Park
12th April 1967
Alloa Athletic3-2East Fife
Arbroath3-0East Stirlingshire
Raith Rovers1-1Stenhousemuir
13th April 1967
Queen's Park2-1Berwick Rangers
15th April 1967
Cowdenbeath2-2Brechin City
Hamilton Accies1-0Queen of South
Montrose2-0Morton
Stranraer0-2Albion Rovers
Third Lanark1-0Clydebank

League Table (as at April 15th, 1967)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 34 30 2 2 +83 62
2. Arbroath 34 23 6 5 +40 52
3. Raith Rovers 33 24 3 6 +41 51
4. Hamilton Accies 34 18 7 9 +23 43
5. East Fife 35 18 4 13 +8 40
6. Queen of South 34 15 8 11 +16 38
7. Queen's Park 35 14 10 11 +11 38
8. Cowdenbeath 36 15 7 14 +12 37
9. Albion Rovers 36 16 5 15 +3 37
10. Berwick Rangers 34 14 6 14 +8 34
11. Stranraer 36 13 7 16 -11 33
12. Third Lanark 35 13 6 16 -7 32
13. Dumbarton 36 11 9 16 -11 31
14. Montrose 35 12 7 16 -13 31
15. Alloa Athletic 35 13 4 18 -20 30
16. Clydebank 37 8 8 21 -32 24
17. Brechin City 34 8 6 20 -27 22
18. Forfar Ath 34 10 2 22 -35 22
19. Stenhousemuir 34 6 9 19 -42 21
20. East Stirlingshire 35 4 10 21 -47 18