Clydebank 1
Berwick Rangers 1
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
1 - 1
 Berwick Rangers

League (Division 2)
Saturday, September 21st, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,135
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Ian Hawkshaw (pen.) (5)
Bobby Jones (81)

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 John McGunnigle
8 Gerry O'Brien
9 Alan Munro
10 Ian Hawkshaw
11 Jimmy Caskie
Jock Wallace 1
Davie Paterson 2
Gordon Haig 3
Tom Logan 4
Jake Smith 5
John Keith 6
John Hamilton 7
John Brown 8
Jim Hamilton 9
Ken Bowron 10
Kenny Dowds 11

Bench
12 Danny Gray
Bobby Jones 12

Substitutions
None. Bobby Jones -> Jake Smith (42)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W Balfour (Referee)




Match Report


Clydebank started the match with a bang, earning a penalty in just the fifth minute. Alan Munro, the Clydebank centre-forward, was brought down in the penalty area, and Ian Hawkshaw stepped up coolly to slot the spot-kick into the corner of the net.

Despite the early lead, Clydebank failed to capitalise on their advantage. The Berwick defence, initially stunned by the penalty, regrouped and managed to keep the young Bankies at bay. Hawkshaw had a chance to double the lead in the 15th minute but his shot sailed wide of the post.

Clydebank continued to press forward, with Hay forcing a spectacular save from Berwick's player-manager Jock Wallace with a long-range effort in the 20th minute. However, a blow struck Berwick when their centre-forward Jim Hamilton was forced off with a knee injury midway through the first half.

The second half saw a complete transformation in Berwick. They emerged from the break with renewed vigour, unsettling the Clydebank youngsters with their attacking intent. Dick Madden, the Clydebank goalkeeper, was called into action on several occasions, denying shots from Dowds and Brown.

The pressure eventually paid off for Berwick in the 81st minute. Substitute Jones found himself unmarked in the box and tapped home the equaliser after a Hamilton pass.

The goal ignited the game, with both sides throwing caution to the wind. Chances were created at both ends, with the woodwork being rattled on a couple of occasions. Young Jimmy Caskie, playing on the left wing for Clydebank, nearly snatched a late winner with a clever lob that forced Jock Wallace into a acrobatic save.

The final whistle blew on a pulsating encounter. While Clydebank will be disappointed to have surrendered their lead, they can take credit for their spirited performance, especially in the first half. Berwick, on the other hand, will be relieved to have salvaged a point after a poor first-half showing. This match ultimately proved to be a tale of two halves, with both teams showcasing their fighting spirit.

Match report written by and adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at September 21st, 1968)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 7 - 6 - 49 -
Graeme Brockett 6 - 1 - 7 -
Jim Fallon 6 - 2 - 8 -
Ernie Collumbine 7 - 52912
Dennis Ruddy 7 - 6 - 17 -
Ian Hawkshaw 7562137
Dougie Hay 7 - 4 - 251
John McGunnigle 2 - 6181
Gerry O'Brien 7 - 6 - 16 -
Alan Munro 642 - 84
Jimmy Caskie 613 - 152







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
21st September 1968
Ayr Utd1-5Queen's Park
Brechin City1-4Albion Rovers
Clydebank1-1Berwick Rangers
East Fife1-1Queen of South
East Stirlingshire4-1Dumbarton
Forfar Ath1-1Alloa Athletic
Hamilton Accies4-4Montrose
Stenhousemuir1-6Motherwell
Stranraer0-1Cowdenbeath

League Table (as at September 21st, 1968)


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