Clydebank 1
Cowdenbeath 1
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
1 - 1
 Cowdenbeath

League (Division 2)
Wednesday, September 18th, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 694
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Jimmy Caskie (15)
Bobby Thomson (89)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 Graeme Brockett
3 Jim Fallon
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Dennis Ruddy
6 Dougie Hay
7 Eddie Rutherford
8 Gerry O'Brien
9 Alan Munro
10 Ian Hawkshaw
11 Jimmy Caskie
Alan Wylie 1
Billy McLauchain 2
Denis Jack 3
Bobby Thomson 4
Andy Kinnell 5
Jim Moore 6
Willie Bostock 7
Tom Clark 8
Jim Taylor 9
Tommy Neilson 10
Bobby Morrison 11

Bench
12 Jackie Woods
None.

Substitutions
Jackie Woods for Graeme Brockett (84)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials




Match Report


Clydebank looked set to snatch all three points thanks to a Caskie opener, but a dramatic last-minute equaliser from Cowdenbeath left them with a share of the spoils.

The home side started brightly, and their attacking intent paid dividends in the 15th minute. Caskie, the Clydebank left-winger, met a Rutherford cross with a first-time thump that sent the ball thundering into the net.

Clydebank continued to press, with Munro and Hawkshaw combining to create another chance for Caskie ten minutes later. However, Cowdenbeath goalkeeper Wylie managed to get a hand to the shot and keep it out.

Caskie remained a thorn in the Cowdenbeath defence, and he was brought down by Kinnell for a clear foul just after the half-hour mark.

Clydebank were dealt a blow six minutes from time when right-back Brockett picked up an injury and was forced off, replaced by debutant Jackie Woods.

Just when the Bankies faithful thought they had secured the win, disaster struck in the final minute. Cowdenbeath were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box. Right-half Thomson stepped up and whipped in a looping ball that evaded the Clydebank defence and sailed into the net.

The late equaliser left a bitter taste in the mouth for Clydebank, who had played well throughout the match. Caskie's performance was particularly impressive, and he was unlucky not to add to his goal tally. Ultimately, a lapse in concentration at the death cost them the victory.

Match report written by and adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at September 18th, 1968)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 6 - 6 - 48 -
Graeme Brockett 5 - 1 - 6 -
Jim Fallon 5 - 2 - 7 -
Ernie Collumbine 6 - 52902
Dennis Ruddy 6 - 6 - 16 -
Ian Hawkshaw 6462126
Dougie Hay 6 - 4 - 241
Eddie Rutherford 6 - 4 - 26 -
Gerry O'Brien 6 - 6 - 15 -
Alan Munro 542 - 74
Jimmy Caskie 513 - 142
Jackie Woods (sub) 1 - 0 - 1 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
18th September 1968
Albion Rovers5-4Montrose
Berwick Rangers3-2Alloa Athletic
Brechin City0-2Hamilton Accies
Clydebank1-1Cowdenbeath
East Fife1-1Dumbarton
Motherwell4-1Ayr Utd
Queen's Park0-4Queen of South
Stenhousemuir0-2East Stirlingshire
Stirling Albion3-2Stranraer

League Table (as at September 18th, 1968)


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