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


Nobody paid much attention to the drizzle. The excitement saw to that. The teams were not over-endowed with finesse, but there were bags of honest endeavour, plus a fair measure of skilful play.

The home side went ahead in five minutes when a Rae shot broke off a defender to Kinsella, who first-timed a beauty from 18 yards.

Bankies levelled four minutes later when Gorman could only touch a Mitchell effort on to the post, and Munro prodded home from the rebound.

Both keepers had to be right on their toes all the time and Madden had some tremendous saves.

The second half was marred by an incident in the 76th minute between Rae and Hay which ended with both being sent off.

Bankies defenders played well and O'Brien and Hawkshaw took the honours up front. Gorman, Guild, Rae, and Kinsella were tops for East Fife.

Any team leaving Methil with a point would be happy enough and the disappointment in the result underlines the improvement in the side.

The sending off was distressing, it was an improvement on the Bankies last memorable visit to the Fife ground when five players were booked and three (all of Clydebank) were given early baths.



Squad Statistics (as at March 15th, 1969)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 27 - 7 - 70 -
Davie Mitchell 22 - 6 - 1014
Jim Fallon 2423 - 272
Ian Hawkshaw 2710723412
Paul McMillan 11351164
Dennis Ruddy 21 - 7 - 32 -
Dougie Hay 25 - 5 - 441
Bobby Love 1611 - 171
Alan Munro 22143 - 2514
Gerry O'Brien 2417 - 341
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