Cowdenbeath 3
Clydebank 3
League (Division 2)


Cowdenbeath 

3 - 3

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Wednesday, September 11th, 1968
Central Park. Att. 359
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Willie Bostock (58)
Willie Bostock (65)
Brian Taylor (71)
Alan Munro (3)
Alan Munro (23)
Ian Hawkshaw (50)

Team Managers
Andy Matthew Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Trialist
2 Bobby Thomson
3 Billy McLauchlan
4 Jim Moore
5 Andy Kinnell
6 Tommy Neilson
7 Roger Sugden
8 Jim Taylor
9 Brian Taylor
10 Willie Bostock
11 Charlie Connachan
Dick Madden 1
Graeme Brockett 2
Jim Fallon 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Dennis Ruddy 5
Dougie Hay 6
Eddie Rutherford 7
Gerry O'Brien 8
Alan Munro 9
Ian Hawkshaw 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
None. Player tbc 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials



Match Report


A dream start for Clydebank turned into a nervy finish as they surrendered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Cowdenbeath.

The Bankies got off to a flying start in the third minute. A shot from centre-forward Alan Munro found the net after a fumble by the on-trial Cowdenbeath goalkeeper.

Munro doubled Clydebank's lead 20 minutes later with a clever lob over the advancing goalkeeper. The visitors were in dreamland, controlling the game and frustrating the Cowdenbeath attack.

Bostock, the lone bright spark in the Cowdenbeath attack, tested keeper Madden with a powerful drive that was brilliantly saved. Just before halftime, he rattled the upright with another fierce shot, leaving the Cowdenbeath faithful yearning for a lifeline.

The second half began in similar fashion, with Clydebank extending their lead in the 50th minute. A hesitant Cowdenbeath defence allowed inside-left Ian Hawkshaw to nip in and slot the ball home, seemingly putting the game beyond doubt.

However, the complexion of the match changed dramatically in the following 13 minutes. Bostock pulled a goal back for Cowdenbeath in the 58th minute, reigniting hope for the home side. Seven minutes later, Cowdenbeath centre-half Taylor piled on the pressure with a goal that made it 3-2.

The comeback was complete in the 71st minute when Bostock pounced on a pass from Jim Taylor to level the score at 3-3. The equaliser sent shivers down the spines of the Clydebank players, who had seemingly thrown away a comfortable lead.

Both sides pushed for a winner in the closing stages, but the final whistle blew on a pulsating match that ebbed and flowed throughout. A draw was a fair reflection of a game that showcased attacking flair and defensive frailties in equal measure..

Match report written by and adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at September 11th, 1968)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 4 - 6 - 46 -
Graeme Brockett 3 - 1 - 4 -
Jim Fallon 3 - 2 - 5 -
Ernie Collumbine 4 - 52882
Dennis Ruddy 4 - 6 - 14 -
Ian Hawkshaw 4262104
Dougie Hay 4 - 4 - 221
Eddie Rutherford 4 - 4 - 24 -
Gerry O'Brien 4 - 6 - 13 -
Alan Munro 322 - 52
Jimmy Caskie 3 - 3 - 121







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
11th September 1968
Alloa Athletic1-0Berwick Rangers
Cowdenbeath3-3Clydebank
East Stirlingshire6-0Stenhousemuir
Montrose1-3Albion Rovers
Queen of South3-1Queen's Park

League Table (as at September 11th, 1968)


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