1 - 3
1 - 3
League Cup (Group 6)
John McGunnigle (75)
Bobby Waddell (15)
Andy Waddell (16)
Alan Guild (64 pen)
1 Dick Madden
2 Malcolm Henderson
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Dennis Ruddy
5 Paul McMillan
6 Danny Gray
7 Eddie Rutherford
8 Ernie Collumbine
9 Gerry O'Brien
10 Ian Hawkshaw
11 Jimmy Caskie
Dave Gorman 1
Doug Soutar 2
David Clarke 3
Bobby Waddell 4
Alan Guild 5
Alex Rae 6
George Dewar 7
Danny Burke 8
Drew Nelson 9
Jim Kinsella 10
Andy Waddell 11
12 John McGunnigle
||Walter Borthwick 12|
John McGunnigle for Paul McMillan (45)
R Davidson (Referee)
The "babes" of Clydebank were demolished at Kilbowie when the "Whalloping Waddells" of East Fife smashed home two goals, within a minute of each other, just a quarter of an hour into the game.
Bobby Waddell was first to draw blood from Clydebank in the 15th minute when he made contact with a Dewar corner and blasted the ball past Dick Madden from 15 yards out. This long low shot left Madden rooted to the spot where he stood with a stunned sort of look in his eyes.
Bobby's namesake, Andy knocked Dick Madden's stunned look for six a minute later when he intercepted a futile Henderson pass back, close into the goal, and sent the ball under Madden, to chalk up number two.
These two goals were not surprising. Up until then the Clydebank defence had been very shaky looking, against a much more experienced side.
Clydebank's complete midfield was made up of 17 years olds (Ruddy, McMillan and Gray).
After the goals had been scored Clydebank seemed to fall into a dismal bottomless pit of failures and mistakes. The East Fife team made break after break, blasting shot after shot, ripping apart the home defence.
It took 15 minutes for Clydebank to pull themselves together, but in the 29th minute young Caskie made the break and picked up a pass from McMillan just outside the East Fife area. He ran in with the ball and keeper Gorman ran out to meet him. Caskie tried to lob the ball over Gorman into the net, but his shot was miscalculated and the ball went inches past the goal.
After this Clydebank took on something of the team which the supporters like to see and solo runs by most of the forwards began to make their mark on the East Fife defence.
Caskie proved his worth again in the 34th minute when he dribbled rings round centre half Guild of East Fife and cannoned in a shot that would have knocked down the walls of Jericho. Keeper Gorman saw it coming, dropped low, and made a lovely save.
Despite some magnificent attempts from both teams the score remained unchanged.
The second half opened quietly with East Fife again, gaining the advantage . One of the more marked changes in Clydebank's play from substitute McGunnigle who had been brought on in the second half, in place of McMillan.
East Fife ensures their lead in the 64th minute when Guild scored from the penalty spot. The situation arose when Gray of Clydebank tried to halt a breakaway from right back Soutar of East Fife. Gray moved in to tackle him, but it was a heavy challenge and next thing we knew Soutar was flat on his face in the box. Referee Davidson had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.
Clydebank tried hard to pull back on the score but time after time a very strong visiting defence pushed the Clydebank forwards back. One good thing about this was obvious, The East Fife forwards were tiring.
Gray nearly made amends for his big mistake in the 70th minute when he tried to hit a shot close in from a Caskie corner rebound, but the ball hit the bar and was soon cleared.
McGunnigle finally managed to score in the 75th minute when he finished off a lovely move up the right wing from Rutherford and Hawkshaw.
McGunnigle was close into the East Fife goal as the ball came over to him, he made contact, and tapped it in from the left hand corner of the goal.
The remainder of the match was played well by both teams. East Fife were tiring and Bankies had the spirit and health of youth on their side. However this did not help much; at full time East Fife were still two goals ahead.
|1968-69||All Time||All Time|
|Dick Madden (GK)||24||1||-||4||-||28||-||13||-||41||-|
|John McGunnigle (sub)||-||1||-||4||1||1||-||4||1||5||1|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|6.||Queen of South||1||1||0||0||+1||2|