East Fife 1
Clydebank 1
League (Division 2)


East Fife 

1 - 1

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, March 15th, 1969
Bayview Park. Att. 904
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Jim Kinsella (5) Alan Munro (9)

Team Managers
JImmy Bonthrone Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Dave Gorman
2 Doug Soutar
3 David Clarke
4 Bobby Waddell
5 Alan Guild
6 Alex Rae
7 Brian Smyth
8 George Dewar
9 Newman
10 Jim Kinsella
11 Andy Waddell
Dick Madden 1
Paul McMillan 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Gerry O'Brien 7
Bobby Love 8
Ian Hawkshaw 9
Alan Munro 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 Peter McQuade Graeme Brockett 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
Alex Rae (76) Dougie Hay (76)

Match Officials

J Callaghan (Referee)
RA Gall & J Maule (Assistants)



Match Report


Despite the persistent drizzle, the encounter between East Fife and Clydebank was anything but damp. While both sides lacked a touch of finesse, they made up for it with an abundance of honest effort and flashes of skill.

East Fife wasted no time in grabbing the lead. Within five minutes, a Rae shot took a deflection off a defender, landing perfectly for Kinsella who unleashed a beautiful first-time strike from 18 yards out.

Clydebank's response was swift and decisive. Just four minutes later, Mitchell's shot forced a desperate save from Gorman, who could only parry it onto the post. The rebound fell kindly to Munro, who prodded home the equaliser.

Both goalkeepers were kept on their toes throughout the match, with Madden pulling off some spectacular saves for the visitors.

The second half took a sour turn in the 76th minute when a clash between Rae and Hay resulted in a red card for both players.

Despite the sending off, the Clydebank defence held firm, with O'Brien and Hawkshaw particularly impressive up front. East Fife also had their fair share of standouts, with Gorman, Guild, Rae (before his dismissal), and Kinsella performing well.

Ultimately, a draw felt like a fair result. Leaving Methil with a point was a decent outcome for both teams, highlighting Clydebank's improvement since their last visit to the ground, which was a much more ill-tempered affair with five bookings and three red cards, all for Clydebank players.

Match report written by and adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at March 15th, 1969)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 27 - 7 - 70 -
Paul McMillan 12351174
Davie Mitchell 22 - 6 - 1014
Dennis Ruddy 21 - 7 - 32 -
Jim Fallon 2423 - 272
Ian Hawkshaw 2710723412
Dougie Hay 25 - 5 - 441
Bobby Love 1611 - 171
Gerry O'Brien 2417 - 341
Alan Munro 22143 - 2514
Jimmy Caskie 2683 - 359







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
12th March 1969
Queen's Park2-1Brechin City
15th March 1969
Albion Rovers2-1Stirling Albion
Alloa Athletic2-0East Stirlingshire
Ayr Utd3-0Stranraer
Berwick Rangers2-4Stenhousemuir
Dumbarton0-3Cowdenbeath
East Fife1-1Clydebank
Motherwell4-1Montrose

League Table (as at March 15th, 1969)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Motherwell 27 23 2 2 +69 48
2. Stirling Albion 29 20 4 5 +32 44
3. Ayr Utd 26 18 4 4 +46 40
4. Albion Rovers 28 17 5 6 +11 39
5. Queen of South 27 16 5 6 +29 37
6. East Fife 28 14 6 8 +18 34
7. Forfar Ath 26 15 3 8 +19 33
8. East Stirlingshire 26 13 3 10 +16 29
9. Stranraer 27 11 7 9 +7 29
10. Queen's Park 30 12 5 13 -6 29
11. Montrose 28 10 3 15 -22 23
12. Clydebank 28 5 12 11 -9 22
13. Dumbarton 30 9 4 17 -22 22
14. Cowdenbeath 27 8 4 15 -20 20
15. Berwick Rangers 29 6 6 17 -26 18
16. Alloa Athletic 30 5 6 19 -34 16
17. Brechin City 25 6 3 16 -20 15
18. Hamilton Accies 28 5 5 18 -36 15
19. Stenhousemuir 27 4 5 18 -52 13