East Fife 6
Clydebank 0
League (Division 2)


East Fife 

6 - 0

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Wednesday, April 10th, 1968
Bayview Park. Att. 1,368
6:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Alex Rae (15)
Alan Guild (pen 28)
George Dewar (46)
George Dewar (56)
Jim Kinsella (65)
Andy Waddell (70)
None.

Team Managers
Jimmy Bonthrone Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Dave Gorman
2 Doug Soutar
3 Henry McLeish
4 Bobby Waddell
5 Alan Guild
6 Drew Nelson
7 Bertie Miller
8 Alex Rae
9 George Dewar
10 Jim Kinsella
11 Andy Waddell
Bobby Hodge 1
Malcolm Henderson 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Dennis Ruddy 5
Dougie Hay 6
Eddie Rutherford 7
Stan King 8
Jim Fleming 9
Tony Moy 10
Tommy McGhee 11

Bench
12 Walter Borthwick John Baxter 12

Substitutions
None. John Baxter for Bobby Hodge (47)

Cautions
Henry McLeish (66) Stan King (40)
Tony Moy (45)
Jim Fleming (56)
Dennis Ruddy (80)

Red Cards
None. Tony Moy (45)
Stan King (45)
Dennis Ruddy (85)

Match Officials

JRP Gordon (Referee)





Match Report


Referee Gordon of Newport must have wished he'd brought a bigger notebook to Bayview last week, as a tempestuous encounter between East Fife and Clydebank saw three players red-carded and two more booked, all crammed into a chaotic ninety minutes.

Six goals were also scored, but they were almost secondary to the drama that unfolded. The visitors, Clydebank, ended the game with a mere eight men on the field, their numbers dwindling thanks to a series of controversial decisions.

The first flashpoint came in injury time of the first half. Clydebank's inside right, King, already booked for a foul, was shown a red card for a challenge on Bert Miller. This decision sparked outrage from Moy, who promptly joined King in the stands for dissent.

With Clydebank already down two men, the second half became an exercise in damage limitation. East Fife, initially leading 2-0 thanks to goals from Rae and Guild, took full advantage.

A goalkeeping error gifted them a third within two minutes of the restart, and substitute Baxter, brought on due to the original keeper's injury, could do little to stem the tide. Goals from Dewar, Waddell (twice), and a deflected free kick saw the score balloon to 6-0.

Fleming and McLeish were also booked during this period, with the referee seemingly on edge. The final act of the drama saw Ruddy, already booked, red-carded for a second yellow after a foul on McLeish.

Despite the numerical disparity, Clydebank battled on, even forcing a disallowed goal in the closing stages. However, the damage was done, and East Fife secured a remarkable 6-0 victory, a scoreline mirrored in their previous match.

This was a game that will be remembered not for its quality, but for its sheer madness.

Match report written by Adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at April 10th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Bobby Hodge (GK) 1 - 0 - 1 -
Malcolm Henderson 20 - 3 - 23 -
Davie Mitchell 34 - 9 - 713
Ernie Collumbine 28 - 9 - 77 -
Dennis Ruddy 3 - 0 - 3 -
Stan King 3338 - 413
Dougie Hay 1210 - 121
Tommy McGhee 2518 - 846
Eddie Rutherford 14 - 1 - 15 -
Jim Fleming 238522810
Tony Moy 3321859866
John Baxter (sub) 25391344







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
10th April 1968
Albion Rovers3-1Dumbarton
Arbroath1-0Berwick Rangers
Brechin City5-1Ayr Utd
East Fife6-0Clydebank
East Stirlingshire2-1Forfar Ath
Montrose0-0St Mirren

League Table (as at April 10th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 30 24 5 1 +61 53
2. Arbroath 32 21 4 7 +49 46
3. East Fife 32 19 6 7 +25 44
4. Queen's Park 32 18 7 7 +25 43
5. Queen of South 33 16 5 12 +19 37
6. Ayr Utd 29 14 5 10 +13 33
7. Albion Rovers 31 13 7 11 +8 33
8. Forfar Ath 30 13 7 10 -1 33
9. Clydebank 34 13 7 14 -10 33
10. Hamilton Accies 33 12 6 15 -7 30
11. Montrose 32 10 9 13 -4 29
12. Dumbarton 31 10 9 12 -11 29
13. Cowdenbeath 32 10 8 14 -4 28
14. Brechin City 32 7 12 13 -16 26
15. East Stirlingshire 31 8 8 15 -13 24
16. Berwick Rangers 30 11 2 17 -17 24
17. Alloa Athletic 31 9 6 16 -26 24
18. Stenhousemuir 31 5 5 21 -52 15
19. Stranraer 32 5 4 23 -39 14