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


A Smart second half goal by Willie Bostock was Cowdenbeath's passport into the next round of the Scottish Cup. And a thrilling tie it was, spoiled only by the last minute ordering off of Clydebank's Ruddy for a bad foul.

The opening play provided near things at both ends. But towards the interval, Clydebank, inspired by Hawkshaw, were more impressive in attack and only a brilliant one-handed save by Wylie prevented McMillan from scoring.

After the interval Cowden took command. After Bostock had headed them in front they launched attack after attack, with Bostock and Sugden the chief danger men.

The Bankies never gave in and near the finish McGunnigle almost equalised with a great drive. But Wylie brought off another excellent save.



Squad Statistics (as at December 14th, 1968)


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







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC'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