Clydebank 1
East Fife 4
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
1 - 4
 East Fife

League (Division 2)
Saturday, November 23rd, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 702
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Bobby Love (6)
Bobby Waddell (54)
Alan Guild (pen 57)
Bobby Waddell (80)
Bobby Waddell (89)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Jimmy Bonthrone

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 Malcolm Henderson
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Jim Fallon
6 Tommy McGhee
7 Gerry O'Brien
8 Bobby Love
9 Dougie Hay
10 Ian Hawkshaw
11 Jimmy Caskie
Dave Gorman 1
Doug Soutar 2
Walter Borthwick 3
David Clarke 4
Alan Guild 5
Alex Rae 6
Bertie Miller 7
Danny Burke 8
Bobby Waddell 9
Jim Kinsella 10
Andy Waddell 11

Bench
12 Alan Munro
Peter McQuade 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W Mullan (Referee)




Match Report


Never before have I seen such an extraordinary display of refereeing at Kilbowie as we had against East Fife. On at least two occasions the referee did not take action which seemed appropriate when things went wrong. One of his decisions may have cost Clydebank a goal.

That was when, in the 57th minute, centre half Fallon passed back to Dick Madden in goal. Unfortunately the ball failed to reach Madden and Bobby Waddell came in for a shot.

The goal was lying wide open and keeper Madden had to take drastic measures to prevent a goal; he caught Waddell’s ankle as he ran past.

Of course, ref WJ Mullan awarded a penalty. Before the kick was taken keeper Madden pointed out to the referee that his right arm had been injured during the foul.

Despite this the referee ordered the penalty to be taken. Centre half Guild took the kick, and needless to say put it into the net past Dick Madden’s bad side.

Only after all this did the referee call on trainer Maurice Friel of Clydebank to attend to Madden’s injured arm.

The other incident happened near the end of the game. Hay of Clydebank, and Rae of the visitors had been niggling one another for some time and at one point came very near to blows, following a short argument. The referee failed to take action or even to speak to the players.

True to form over the past few months, Bankies played a marvellous first half in this match then dropped away to nothing in the second half.

Clydebank opened the scoring only six minutes from the start. The goal came from inside-right Love who collected a brilliant cross from the right wing , ten yards out, and sent the ball high into the East Fife net.

Both teams were finding it difficult down the north side of the pitch where heavy rain had caused an ankle deep puddle.

The Steedman’s may have been wiser to equip their outside men with aqualungs instead of football boots.

This part of the pitch was avoided like the plague and when the ball did land there, it gave a satisfying “thunk” and stopped dead, as did the players.

Clydebank held on to their lead throughout the first half and were actually walloping the East Fife team. Shots from Caskie, Mitchell, Hawkshaw and Hay might easily have increased the home lead, had it not been for East Fife’s keeper, Gorman.

As far as the Clydebank team is concerned, the second half is hardly worth mentioning. They were not a patch on the way they came out for the first half.

East Fife’s equaliser came in the 54th minute when right half Borthwick passed in to Bobby Waddell, at centre, who sent the ball under Dick Madden.

Three minutes later East Fife went into the lead with controversial penalty previously mentioned.

After this it was all East Fife. The Clydebank players seemed to have lost all inclination to play for a win as a result the visitors ran rings round them.

Goal no. 3 was also Bobby Waddell’s hat-trick. Again this was a somewhat controversial goal. Inside-right Burke of East Fife took the ball through the Clydebank defence and looked offside just as Bobby Waddell ran onto the ball.

Waddell then ran past keeper Madden to score. If he was not offside he must have been very near it.

Bankies had no fight let in them and when East Fife scored yet again in the closing minute of the match, it came as no surprise. Again Bobby Waddell was the man behind the goal when he hammered home a Miller, right wing pass, from close in.



Squad Statistics (as at November 23rd, 1968)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 14 - 6 - 56 -
Ian Hawkshaw 159622111
Davie Mitchell 9 - 5 - 874
Jim Fallon 11 - 2 - 13 -
Malcolm Henderson 4 - 5 - 33 -
Ernie Collumbine 15 - 52992
Dougie Hay 12 - 4 - 301
Tommy McGhee 2 - 0 - 886
Bobby Love 810 - 81
Gerry O'Brien 13 - 6 - 22 -
Jimmy Caskie 1323 - 223







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
23rd November 1968
Brechin City0-3Forfar Ath
Clydebank1-4East Fife
Cowdenbeath3-1Dumbarton
East Stirlingshire5-1Alloa Athletic
Hamilton Accies0-2Queen's Park
Montrose0-2Motherwell
Stenhousemuir1-3Berwick Rangers
Stirling Albion1-1Albion Rovers
Stranraer0-2Ayr Utd

League Table (as at November 23rd, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Motherwell 13 12 0 1 +41 24
2. Albion Rovers 15 10 3 2 +6 23
3. Stirling Albion 14 10 1 3 +13 21
4. Forfar Ath 14 9 2 3 +17 20
5. East Stirlingshire 14 9 1 4 +25 19
6. Queen of South 15 8 3 4 +16 19
7. East Fife 14 8 3 3 +8 19
8. Ayr Utd 14 7 3 4 +11 17
9. Stranraer 13 6 3 4 +6 15
10. Queen's Park 15 6 2 7 -4 14
11. Berwick Rangers 16 5 3 8 -9 13
12. Montrose 16 6 1 9 -10 13
13. Hamilton Accies 15 4 3 8 -11 11
14. Clydebank 15 2 6 7 -15 10
15. Brechin City 14 4 1 9 -9 9
16. Cowdenbeath 15 3 3 9 -16 9
17. Alloa Athletic 15 3 2 10 -12 8
18. Dumbarton 15 3 1 11 -19 7
19. Stenhousemuir 14 2 1 11 -38 5