John Wark Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: John Wark
  • Position: Left Back
  • Signed: June 16th, 1966
  • First Manager: Jack Steedman
  • Career Totals: 32 appearances
  • Also Played For: Ayr United


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1966-67 9 (3) 0 0 0 25.0% 8.3% 66.7%
1965-66 20 0 0 0 60.0% 10.0% 30.0%
Totals: 29 (3) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 11/03/67 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H) 3 - 0
 26/11/66 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 0 - 4
 19/11/66 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (H) 4 - 2
 15/10/66 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A) 1 - 1
 08/10/66 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H) 3 - 5

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 11/03/67 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  3 - 0
 14/01/67 Division 2 vs. Morton (H)  0 - 1
 17/12/66 1st Preliminary Round vs. Rothes (A)  2 - 1
 26/11/66 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 4
 19/11/66 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (H)  4 - 2
 15/10/66 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 08/10/66 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  3 - 5
 01/10/66 Division 2 vs. Morton (A)  0 - 6
 24/09/66 Division 2 vs. Montrose (H)  0 - 4
 21/09/66 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 3
 17/09/66 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 3
 14/09/66 Division 2 vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 3
 30/04/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. Rangers 'B' (H)  4 - 1
 23/04/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. Airdrie Res (H)  2 - 2
 01/04/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. Queen's Park Strolle (H)  3 - 2
 19/03/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. Jordanhill TC (H)  2 - 1
 12/03/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. QotS Reserves (H)  5 - 1
 05/03/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. Queen's Park Strolle (A)  1 - 1
 26/02/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. East Fife Res (H)  2 - 5
 12/02/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. Celtic 'B' (H)  0 - 4
 25/12/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. Rangers 'B' (A)  5 - 1
 13/11/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. QotS Reserves (A)  2 - 0
 06/11/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. East Fife Res (H)  1 - 2
 23/10/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. Queen's Park Strolle (H)  4 - 3
 16/10/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. Rangers 'B' (H)  3 - 1
 09/10/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. Jordanhill TC (A)  6 - 1
 26/09/65 vs. Gala Fairydean (A)  1 - 9
 18/09/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. QotS Reserves (H)  4 - 0
 04/09/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. Queen's Park Strolle (A)  4 - 2
 28/08/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. Airdrie Res (H)  1 - 2
 21/08/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. Jordanhill TC (H)  4 - 1
 14/08/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. East Fife Res (A)  0 - 1


Biography

Johnny Wark was a left back who played for Clydebank in the Scottish Combined Reserve League in season 1965/66. He struggled to adapt to life in the Scottish League Division 2 and his Clydebank career was all but finished after a 4-0 defeat at Cowdenbeath on 26 November 1966. However there was still a bit of a tale to tell regarding Johnny Wark.

Clydebank who had struggled in the league all season had hit a bit form after that defeat at Cowdenbeath, and went undefeated through December and started January 1967 with an away 2-2 draw in the derby with Dumbarton. The next day they had a thrilling 3-2 win over a Raith Rovers side laying second in the league at Kilbowie. Next up in the league the runaway leaders Morton arrived at Kilbowie with a young sharpshooter called Joe Harper and a craggy old right back John Boyd in their side. Clydebank had been thrashed earlier that season 6-0 at Cappielow, however this time Clydebank gave Morton a real run for their money. Johnny Wark who had been out in the cold since November with only the odd substitute appearance was once more on the bench. With just twenty minutes to go and the score still 0-0, the Clydebank goalie Sandy McLaughlan was injured in a collision in the area, as he was being treated at the side of the pitch (there was no substitute goalkeeper on the bench in these days), Graham Small our right back took over in goal. Less than two minutes later a high cross from Harper sailed into the net over the deputy goalie, as Clydebank had taken a gamble in playing with ten men in the hope that Sandy could return to action, the gamble did not pay off, they lost a goal and they also lost their goalie, concussion ruled McLaughlan out for the rest of the match and Johnny Wark came on as a substitute. A battling Clydebank side came out with all the credit but lost 1-0.

Johnny Wark once more disappeared and was not seen again until a final appearance on 11 March 1967 at Kilbowie in a 3-0 win over Forfar. Johnny by this time had decided to emigrate to Canada and in a nice touch Clydebank appointed him as captain for the day.

Debut

August 14th, 1965
East Fife Reserves 1 - 0 Clydebank

League (Combined Reserve League - 1st Series)


Timeline


  • First Team Debut

    East Fife Res 1 - 0 Clydebank
    League (Combined Reserve League - 1st Series)

    Clydebank's brand new senior team gave their first opponents of the season a very hard and brisk 90 minutes. Bankies downfall was caused by the forwards inability to place the ball in the net.


  • Signed For Clydebank


  • Last Appearance

    Clydebank 3 - 0 Forfar Ath
    League (Division 2)

    A bit of razzle dazzle and a spectacular goal from 20 yards sent Bankies on the winning trail against a smart compact Forfar side, whose only hindrance was the fact that they did not have a decent str


  • Left the Club