Stenhousemuir 0
Clydebank 0
League (Division 2)


Stenhousemuir 

0 - 0

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, December 7th, 1968
Ochilview Park. Att. 154
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jimmy Weir Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Norman Ritchie
2 John Laurie
3 Willie Smith
4 Jim Richardson
5 Jim Ferguson
6 Jimmy McGregor
7 George Duncan
8 Joe Kinross
9 Bobby Graham
10 Barry McGuckin
11 Gordon McAllister
Dick Madden 1
Ernie Collumbine 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Gerry O'Brien 7
Ian Hawkshaw 8
Alan Munro 9
Jackie Woods 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 George Ramsay Bobby Love 12

Substitutions
George Ramsay -> George Duncan (60) None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

R Davidson (Referee)



Match Report


A tight, scoreless draw at Ochilview Park left both Clydebank and Stenhousemuir with a point apiece after a game dominated by resolute defending.

While the lack of goals might disappoint some, the quality of defending on display was undeniable. Dick Madden, the Clydebank goalkeeper, pulled off a miraculous one-handed save ten minutes from time to deny a Graham header. His opposite number, Ritchie, made amends for earlier dropped balls with several impressive stops of his own.

The first half saw both teams evenly matched, with Stenhousemuir holding a slight edge after the break. However, a tireless performance by Clydebank's young forward, Hawkshaw, gradually brought them back into the game. Despite fielding four 17-year-old forwards, Hawkshaw's energy and leadership kept them a threat throughout the match.

Stenhousemuir's creative midfielder, McGregor, orchestrated many attacks, but their striking woes were evident again. The Warriors' backline, marshalled by Smith, had a particularly strong game. Smith's tackling was fierce, and his distribution echoed the legendary Alex Parker in his prime. The midfield duo of McGregor and McAllister were tireless workhorses, while the forwards had a frustrating afternoon.

Substitute Ramsay offered a spark for Stenhousemuir, providing good support for Graham, who never gave up despite a lack of service throughout the match. One pinpoint cross from Ramsay in the dying minutes looked like it might snatch the win, but Madden's acrobatic save ensured a share of the spoils.

Both teams can take heart from their defensive solidity, but Stenhousemuir must address their lack of cutting edge in attack if they are to climb the table. Clydebank, meanwhile, can be proud of the performance of their young attackers, who showed promise despite fading slightly in the later stages.

Match report written by and adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at December 7th, 1968)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 16 - 6 - 58 -
Ernie Collumbine 17 - 521012
Davie Mitchell 11 - 5 - 894
Dennis Ruddy 11 - 6 - 21 -
Jim Fallon 13 - 2 - 15 -
Ian Hawkshaw 179622311
Dougie Hay 14 - 4 - 321
Gerry O'Brien 14 - 6 - 23 -
Alan Munro 1472 - 167
Jackie Woods 5 - 0 - 5 -
Jimmy Caskie 1523 - 243







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
7th December 1968
Ayr Utd1-0Hamilton Accies
Brechin City4-1Queen's Park
Cowdenbeath1-1Berwick Rangers
Dumbarton4-1Alloa Athletic
East Stirlingshire3-0East Fife
Forfar Ath3-1Stranraer
Motherwell2-2Queen of South
Stenhousemuir0-0Clydebank
Stirling Albion2-0Montrose

League Table (as at December 7th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Motherwell 15 13 1 1 +43 27
2. Stirling Albion 16 12 1 3 +16 25
3. Albion Rovers 16 11 3 2 +8 25
4. Forfar Ath 16 11 2 3 +21 24
5. East Stirlingshire 16 10 1 5 +23 21
6. Ayr Utd 16 9 3 4 +17 21
7. East Fife 16 9 3 4 +10 21
8. Queen of South 17 8 4 5 +15 20
9. Stranraer 15 6 4 5 +4 16
10. Queen's Park 17 6 3 8 -7 15
11. Berwick Rangers 17 5 4 8 -9 14
12. Montrose 18 6 1 11 -14 13
13. Cowdenbeath 17 4 4 9 -15 12
14. Brechin City 16 5 1 10 -8 11
15. Hamilton Accies 17 4 3 10 -13 11
16. Dumbarton 17 5 1 11 -15 11
17. Clydebank 17 2 7 8 -17 11
18. Alloa Athletic 17 3 2 12 -16 8
19. Stenhousemuir 16 2 2 12 -43 6