Stranraer 1
Clydebank 0
League Cup (Group 9)


Stranraer 

1 - 0

Clydebank

League Cup (Group 9)
Saturday, August 27th, 1966
Stair Park. Att. 934
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Tommy Halliday (79) None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Davie Thomson
2 David Brown
3 Jackie McQueen
4 John Cooper
5 Jim Ferguson
6 Stan King
7 Joe McMurdo
8 John Hanlon
9 Tommy Halliday
10 David Logan
11 Billy Gourlay
Ronnie Wilson 1
Graham Small 2
Donald McDonald 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
John McGill 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Ian Russell 7
Eddie Jenkins 8
John Cummings 9
Tony Moy 10
Willie McCallum 11

Bench
12 Jimmy Shanks Alex Stewart 12

Substitutions
None. Alex Stewart for Donald McDonald (80)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J Stewart (Referee)
JP Tainsh & H Holmes (Assistants)



Match Report


Despite a warm welcome from both the Stranraer match programme and the crowd of 1,100, Clydebank left Stair Park empty-handed after a disappointing 1-0 defeat.

Clydebank, looking their smartest yet this season, opted for a 4-2-4 formation, unfortunately mirrored by Stranraer. This tactical choice resulted in a stalemate, with neither side effectively utilising the system to create clear opportunities.

The first half offered a glimmer of hope for Clydebank. Their left wing, with McCallum and Moy in impressive partnership, looked most dangerous. Playing a traditional style with McCallum staying wide, they created several chances. Moy's flying header from a McCallum pass nearly broke the deadlock, but it grazed the post. Stranraer only threatened once, with King's powerful shot well-handled by Clydebank goalkeeper Wilson.

The second half saw another near miss for Clydebank. A McCallum cross found Collumbine, who cleverly headed the ball downwards. Although Thomson, the Stranraer goalkeeper, was beaten, Brown managed to head the ball out, colliding with the post in the process.

The game finally came alive in the 67th minute when McMurdo struck the foot of the upright for Stranraer. Shortly after, King created space and tested Wilson twice before finding Halliday unmarked. Halliday coolly lobbed the ball over the Clydebank defence for the only goal of the match.

Arguably, both sides could have been awarded penalty kicks in the first half, for handballs by Gourlay (Stranraer) and Collumbine (Clydebank). This could have potentially changed the game's character. As it stands, the match was a lacklustre display, with only Clydebank's left wing showing any real attacking threat.

Despite strong performances from McDonald (until his injury), McGill, and McGhee, a draw would have been a fairer result, as neither team deserved to win this uninspiring encounter.

Match report written by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at August 27th, 1966)


1966-67 All Time
League Cups All
Ronnie Wilson (GK) 1 - 4 - 18 -
Graham Small 1 - 4 - 152
Donald McDonald 1 - 4 - 5 -
Ernie Collumbine 1 - 2 - 3 -
John McGill 0 - 4 - 221
John Cummings 1 - 4252
Tommy McGhee 1 - 3 - 131
Ian Russell 0 - 2 - 2 -
Eddie Jenkins 1 - 2 - 131
Willie McCallum 1 - 4151
Tony Moy 1 - 2 - 2314
Alex Stewart (sub) 1 - 4 - 7 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
None.

League Table (as at August 27th, 1966)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Morton 1 1 0 0 +3 2
2. Arbroath 1 1 0 0 +3 2
3. Stranraer 1 1 0 0 +3 2
4. East Fife 1 1 0 0 +1 2
5. Third Lanark 1 1 0 0 +1 2
6. Alloa Athletic 1 1 0 0 +1 2
7. Albion Rovers 1 1 0 0 +1 2
8. Forfar Ath 1 1 0 0 +1 2
9. Berwick Rangers 1 0 1 0 0 1
10. Montrose 1 0 1 0 0 1
11. Queen of South 1 0 1 0 0 1
12. Raith Rovers 1 0 1 0 0 1
13. Brechin City 1 0 0 1 -1 0
14. Hamilton Accies 1 0 0 1 -1 0
15. Cowdenbeath 1 0 0 1 -1 0
16. Dumbarton 1 0 0 1 -1 0
17. Queen's Park 1 0 0 1 -1 0
18. Stenhousemuir 1 0 0 1 -3 0
19. Clydebank 1 0 0 1 -3 0
20. East Stirlingshire 1 0 0 1 -3 0