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


Clydebank were warmly received in the official programme at Stair Park on Saturday and received a hearty reception from the crowd of eleven hundred.

They were the most stylish team seen at Stair Park this season. Regrettably, they adopted the four-two-four system, and, even more unfortunately, Stranraer followed suit.

Neither side effectively executed the system. Their primary achievement was preventing the opposing forward lines from reaching the goalkeeper, resulting in an almost complete stalemate.

Early on, it became evident that all the danger would emanate from the Clydebank left wing. McCallum and Moy formed a great understanding, adhering to the orthodox style with McCallum staying on the wing. Moy thrived on McCallum's passes, but the other three forwards, or at least two of them, failed to capitalise on the opportunities created by that duo.

Moy came closest to scoring, executing a flying header from a McCallum pass that grazed the foot of the upright.

In the first half, the only other notable incident was a powerful shot from King, which Wilson valiantly tipped over the bar.

In the second half, Collumbine directed a header down from a McCallum cross. Thomson was beaten, and a goal seemed inevitable until Brown headed away, colliding with the post simultaneously.

The decisive goal was struck after 79 minutes when McMurdo struck the foot of the upright, and King, after breaking through the defensive wall and testing Wilson twice, passed to Halliday. Halliday calmly lobbed the ball over the heads of all the defenders into the net.

Had the referee awarded a penalty to each side in the first half when Gourlay handled in the box and when Collumbine brought Hanlon down, the game might have sparked to life. As it was, it remained a lacklustre display in the sun.

Apart from the left wing, Clydebank received commendable service from McDonald, who retired from the game due to injury ten minutes from the end, with Alex Stewart stepping in, as well as from McGill and McGhee.

All in all, a draw would have been a more fitting outcome, as neither team deserved to win in such a lackadaisical performance.

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 -
Ernie Collumbine 1 - 2 - 3 -
Donald McDonald 1 - 4 - 5 -
John McGill 0 - 4 - 221
John Cummings 1 - 4252
Graham Small 1 - 4 - 152
Willie McCallum 1 - 4151
Tommy McGhee 1 - 3 - 131
Eddie Jenkins 1 - 2 - 131
Ian Russell 0 - 2 - 2 -
Tony Moy 1 - 2 - 2314
Alex Stewart (sub) 1 - 4 - 7 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC'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