Cowdenbeath 1
Clydebank 0
Scottish Cup (1st Preliminary Round)


Cowdenbeath 

1 - 0

Clydebank

Scottish Cup (1st Preliminary Round)
Saturday, December 14th, 1968
Central Park. Att. 398
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Willie Bostock (62) None.

Team Managers
Andy Matthew Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Alan Wylie
2 Bobby Thomson
3 Denis Jack
4 Jim Moore
5 Andy Kinnell
6 Tommy Neilson
7 Bobby Morrison
8 Jim Taylor
9 Doug Moran
10 Willie Bostock
11 Roger Sugden
Dick Madden 1
Paul McMillan 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
John McGunnigle 11

Bench
12 Billy McLaughlan Bobby Love 12

Substitutions
None. Bobby Love for Alan Munro

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. Dennis Ruddy (90)

Match Officials

R Henderson (Referee)



Match Report


Willie Bostock's well-taken second-half goal booked Cowdenbeath's passage into the next round of the Scottish Cup, and the Bankies misery was compounded by a late red card for defender Dennis Ruddy.

The first half was a tense affair with both sides creating chances. Clydebank, spurred on by the energetic Hawkshaw, came closest to breaking the deadlock just before the break. A powerful shot from McMillan looked destined for the net, but a magnificent one-handed save from Wylie in the Cowdenbeath goal kept the scores level.

The second half belonged to Cowdenbeath. They emerged from the tunnel with renewed purpose and took the lead through Bostock's well-placed header. This sparked a flurry of attacking play from the home side, with Bostock and Sugden causing all sorts of problems for the Clydebank defence.

Despite falling behind, the Bankies refused to surrender. They pushed hard for an equaliser in the closing stages, with McGunnigle unleashing a fierce drive that forced another top save from Wylie. However, their quest for a replay was hampered by a late red card for Ruddy, who was dismissed for a reckless foul.

Cowdenbeath held on for a narrow victory, with Bostock's goal making all the difference, but Clydebank can be proud of their battling performance, especially in the first half.

Match report written by and adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at December 14th, 1968)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 16 - 7 - 59 -
Paul McMillan 2 - 5171
Davie Mitchell 11 - 6 - 904
Dennis Ruddy 11 - 7 - 22 -
Jim Fallon 13 - 3 - 16 -
Ian Hawkshaw 179722411
Dougie Hay 14 - 5 - 331
Gerry O'Brien 14 - 7 - 24 -
Alan Munro 1473 - 177
Jackie Woods 5 - 1 - 6 -
John McGunnigle 2 - 7191
Bobby Love (sub) 811 - 91







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
14th December 1968
Berwick Rangers0-0Albion Rovers
Dumbarton1-1East Fife
Hamilton Accies0-0East Stirlingshire
Stirling Albion5-1Stenhousemuir
Stranraer0-2Motherwell

League Table (as at December 14th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Motherwell 16 14 1 1 +45 29
2. Stirling Albion 17 13 1 3 +20 27
3. Albion Rovers 17 11 4 2 +8 26
4. Forfar Ath 16 11 2 3 +21 24
5. East Stirlingshire 17 10 2 5 +23 22
6. East Fife 17 9 4 4 +10 22
7. Ayr Utd 16 9 3 4 +17 21
8. Queen of South 17 8 4 5 +15 20
9. Stranraer 16 6 4 6 +2 16
10. Queen's Park 17 6 3 8 -7 15
11. Berwick Rangers 18 5 5 8 -9 15
12. Montrose 18 6 1 11 -14 13
13. Hamilton Accies 18 4 4 10 -13 12
14. Dumbarton 18 5 2 11 -15 12
15. Cowdenbeath 17 4 4 9 -15 12
16. Brechin City 16 5 1 10 -8 11
17. Clydebank 17 2 7 8 -17 11
18. Alloa Athletic 17 3 2 12 -16 8
19. Stenhousemuir 17 2 2 13 -47 6