Dumbarton 3
Clydebank 3
League (Division 2)


Dumbarton 

3 - 3

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Wednesday, January 1st, 1969
Boghead Park. Att. 1,558
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Allan Watson (14)
Roy McCormack (47)
Ian Boyd (57)
Jimmy Caskie (44)
Jimmy Caskie (48)
Gerry O'Brien (76)

Team Managers
Jackie Stewart Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 David Anderson
2 Bill McMurray
3 George Muir
4 Len Campbell
5 John McGhee
6 Johnny Graham
7 Trialist
8 Ian Boyd
9 Roy McCormack
10 Allan Watson
11 Michael Wynne
Dick Madden 1
Ernie Collumbine 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Gerry O'Brien 7
Ian Hawkshaw 8
Tommy McGhee 9
Jackie Woods 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 George Easton Paul McMillan 12

Substitutions
George Easton -> Michael Wynne Paul McMillan for Unknown

Cautions
Roy McCormack (65) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

JM Kelly (Referee)
AC McKnight & D Henderson (Assistants)



Match Report


A boisterous Boghead crowd, shaking off the excesses of New Year's Eve, witnessed a six-goal thriller in the annual Ne'er Day derby between Clydebank and Dumbarton.

Young Jimmy Caskie was the star of the show for the Bankies, scoring a brace and creating another. A relentless force throughout, he never gave the Dumbarton defence a moment's rest.

Dumbarton, buoyed by their home advantage, took the initiative early on. Inside-left Watson opened the scoring in the 14th minute, his powerful shot taking a wicked deflection off a Clydebank defender to leave a helpless Dick Madden stranded in goal.

Clydebank battled back and were rewarded on the stroke of half-time with a neat finish from Caskie.

Disaster struck for the Bankies early in the second half when Madden was forced off the field with a facial injury. Moments later, former Clydebank player Roy McCormack, now Dumbarton's top scorer, put the Sons back in front. He flicked a Watson pass expertly into the top corner.

Ernie Collumbine refused to let the Bankies' spirit dwindle. He stormed past the Dumbarton defence and set up Caskie for his second goal, a close-range blast that left the goalkeeper with no chance.

The game exploded into an end-to-end battle, with both sides desperate for the win. Dumbarton regained the lead nine minutes after Caskie's equaliser, with inside-right Boyd finding the net. Shortly before this, McCormack was shown a yellow card for a foul on Madden.

The final act of this dramatic derby belonged to Caskie once again. He tore down the left wing, leaving the Dumbarton defence in tatters, before squaring the ball for Gerry O'Brien to smash home a dramatic 15-yard equaliser in the 76th minute.

The spoils were shared in a pulsating encounter, but young Caskie's performance ensured the Bankies faithful left Boghead with their heads held high.

Match report written by and adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at January 1st, 1969)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 18 - 7 - 61 -
Ernie Collumbine 19 - 521032
Davie Mitchell 13 - 6 - 924
Dennis Ruddy 13 - 7 - 24 -
Jim Fallon 15 - 3 - 18 -
Ian Hawkshaw 199722611
Dougie Hay 16 - 5 - 351
Tommy McGhee 3 - 0 - 896
Gerry O'Brien 1617 - 261
Jackie Woods 7 - 1 - 8 -
Jimmy Caskie 1743 - 265
Paul McMillan (sub) 3 - 5181







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
1st January 1969
Albion Rovers5-0Hamilton Accies
Alloa Athletic4-4Stenhousemuir
Berwick Rangers3-0East Stirlingshire
Dumbarton3-3Clydebank
Motherwell3-1Forfar Ath
Queen of South0-2Stranraer
Queen's Park0-2Stirling Albion

League Table (as at January 1st, 1969)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Motherwell 19 16 2 1 +51 34
2. Stirling Albion 20 16 1 3 +25 33
3. Albion Rovers 20 13 4 3 +13 30
4. Ayr Utd 18 11 3 4 +25 25
5. Forfar Ath 17 11 2 4 +19 24
6. East Fife 19 10 4 5 +12 24
7. Queen of South 19 9 4 6 +16 22
8. East Stirlingshire 20 10 2 8 +15 22
9. Stranraer 19 8 4 7 +4 20
10. Queen's Park 20 8 3 9 -5 19
11. Berwick Rangers 20 6 5 9 -8 17
12. Montrose 19 7 1 11 -13 15
13. Cowdenbeath 19 5 4 10 -14 14
14. Dumbarton 21 5 4 12 -17 14
15. Hamilton Accies 20 5 4 11 -17 14
16. Clydebank 19 2 8 9 -19 12
17. Brechin City 17 5 1 11 -13 11
18. Alloa Athletic 20 3 3 14 -24 9
19. Stenhousemuir 20 2 3 15 -50 7