Clydebank 2
Stranraer 2
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
2 - 2
 Stranraer

League (Division 2)
Saturday, November 2nd, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 461
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Ian Hawkshaw (51)
Ian Hawkshaw (56)
Jim Campbell (1)
Doug Barbour (44)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Dick Madden
2 Graeme Brockett
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Jim Fallon
6 Jackie Woods
7 Eddie Rutherford
8 Bobby Love
9 Jimmy Caskie
10 Ian Hawkshaw
11 Brian Sheerin
Sandy McLachlan 1
Jim McLardie 2
Alex Clark 3
John Heap 4
Jim Hannah 5
Tommy Leishman 6
John Taggart 7
Arthur McMillan 8
Doug Barbour 9
Jim Symington 10
Jim Campbell 11

Bench
12 Dennis Ruddy
Stan King 12

Substitutions
None. Stan King -> JohnTaggart (55)

Cautions
Bobby Love (57)
Graeme Brockett (85)
Doug Barbour (57)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A Currie (Referee)




Match Report


“Come away the Bankies.” They certainly deserve all the praise the supporters at Kilbowie can give them after a marvellous performance. Clydebank overcame tremendous odds to gain this draw. If anything, the resultant score totally underestimated the power of this team. For once at Kilbowie we saw a defence that could stand up to the best the Second Division could throw at them. As for the forward line, Ian Hawkshaw and young Brian Sheerin both played brilliantly.

The wizard of Stranraer, outside left Campbell, gave his team an early advantage when he whisked the ball off young centre forward Jimmy Caskie of Clydebank in the first minute, ran down the field solo, entice keeper Madden out of the goalmouth then deposited the ball in the back of the Clydebank net, from ten yards out.

To say the least Clydebank were stunned at this goal and things looked very bleak for them. They were up against a team which had everything against them, height, weight, and of course, experience. At half time Clydebank were two goals down, yet they still cam back.

Stranraer did not have an answer to the Clydebank combination of forwards. The visiting defence was good , but not good enough, and keeper MacLachlan saved the day.

After the first goal Clydebank came right back at the Stranraer defence in the form of Ian Hawkshaw. He took the ball down the left wing in the 10th minute then passed to Love; unfortunately Love sent the ball sky-high.

Stranraer were not without their misfortunes. Inside-left Symington must have felt a right twit in the 34th minute when he missed a sitter. Taggart of Stranraer crossed into him from the right wing. The Clydebank defence was nowhere to be seen and the ball stopped almost on the penalty spot.

Symington ran in and teed up his shot then missed the ball completely. He threw himself on the ground, prostrate, and then proceeded to hammer the living daylights out of the Kilbowie turf with his fists. Who can blame him?

Centre forward Barbour scored Stranraer’s second goal in the 44th minute. Stranraer were awarded a direct free kick just outside the Clydebank area. Heap took the kick.

He crossed to the centre of the field where Barbour was waiting just inside the box. Barbour made no mistake and sent the ball into the top left hand corner of the net.

Clydebank opened up the second half with a vengeance. They appeared determined to pull back on the Stranraer lead.

Unfortunately Stranraer lost one of their best men in the form of Taggart in the 55th minute. He was injured after tackling Mitchell inside the Clydebank area.

After a couple of minutes of side-line consultations the Stranraer trainer took Taggart to the Pavilion, aided by out knight in shining armour, Clydebank trainer Maurice Friel. Substitute King was then fielded.

Both of Clydebank’s goals may be attributed to the genius of Ian Hawkshaw. His first came in the 51st minute when he blasted home a Fallon cross from 25 yards out.

Five minutes later he did it again when Jimmy Caskie passed into him on the goal line. The ball was a high one and Hawkshaw snapped into the air to head it past the Stranraer keeper. This was Hawkshaw, as we were told he could play, at his best.

The unfortunate thing about this game was that it was marred by heavy tackling, and other deliberate fouling. Three players had their names taken. Referee Currie’s pencil was called into action just after Clydebank’s second gaol. Love of Clydebank and Barbour of the visitors were involved in a punch up on the side lines. Both paid dearly for their folly.

Five minutes from time Brockett of Clydebank was booked, presumably for shouting at the referee.



Squad Statistics (as at November 2nd, 1968)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 13 - 6 - 55 -
Graeme Brockett 11 - 1 - 12 -
Brian Sheerin 1 - 0 - 1 -
Ernie Collumbine 13 - 52972
Ian Hawkshaw 139621911
Davie Mitchell 7 - 5 - 854
Jim Fallon 9 - 2 - 11 -
Bobby Love 6 - 0 - 6 -
Jackie Woods 3 - 0 - 3 -
Eddie Rutherford 9 - 4 - 29 -
Jimmy Caskie 1223 - 213







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
2nd November 1968
Albion Rovers2-1East Stirlingshire
Alloa Athletic1-2Stirling Albion
Ayr Utd4-1Forfar Ath
Berwick Rangers0-0Hamilton Accies
Brechin City5-1Cowdenbeath
Clydebank2-2Stranraer
East Fife6-1Montrose
Queen of South4-1Dumbarton
Queen's Park2-0Stenhousemuir

League Table (as at November 2nd, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Motherwell 10 9 0 1 +29 18
2. Stirling Albion 11 9 0 2 +13 18
3. Albion Rovers 12 8 2 2 +4 18
4. Queen of South 13 7 3 3 +13 17
5. East Stirlingshire 11 7 1 3 +22 15
6. Forfar Ath 11 6 2 3 +10 14
7. Stranraer 10 5 3 2 +8 13
8. Ayr Utd 11 5 3 3 +7 13
9. East Fife 11 5 3 3 +3 13
10. Queen's Park 13 5 2 6 -5 12
11. Montrose 13 5 1 7 -7 11
12. Clydebank 13 2 6 5 -8 10
13. Brechin City 11 4 1 6 -4 9
14. Berwick Rangers 13 3 3 7 -7 9
15. Hamilton Accies 12 3 3 6 -9 9
16. Alloa Athletic 12 3 2 7 -6 8
17. Dumbarton 12 3 1 8 -12 7
18. Cowdenbeath 12 1 3 8 -15 5
19. Stenhousemuir 11 1 1 9 -36 3