3 - 1
League (Division 2)
Willie Tocher (12)
Bisset Harrier (16)
Tommy Ward (33)
Ian Hawkshaw (26)
1 John Richie
2 Jim Petrie
3 John Goodall
4 Charlie Dunn
5 Willie Tocher
6 Norman Archibald
7 Tommy Ward
8 Bisset Harrier
9 Les Sneddon
10 Ian Burns
11 Eddie O'Donnell
Dick Madden 1
Malcolm Henderson 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Paul McMillan 5
Dougie Hay 6
Eddie Rutherford 7
Eddie Moore 8
Gerry O'Brien 9
Ian Hawkshaw 10
John McGunnigle 11
Ernie Collumbine 12
Ernie Collumbine for Eddie Moore
R Crawford (Referee)
Clydebank keeper Dick Madden will want to forget this one. He boobed twice in the first half... then put up the shutters for a brilliant display after the interval to save the Bankies from a real hammering in this their opening League match of the season.
The Bankies young team which included five players aged 17, played attractive football at Glebe Park but found the experience of the home team too much.
The Kilbowie men were shocked after only 12 minutes. Keeper Madden misjudged a free kick from the half way line from Tocher. The stopper seemed to take his eye off the ball and it flew over his shoulder and into the net.
Four minutes later, the found themselves two behind. Brechin inside right Harrier ran on to a long pass from Petrie and cleverly lofted the ball over Madden.
Clydebank fought back and pulled a goal back from the penalty spot. Bankies new recruit from Ayr United. Ian Hawkshaw put the ball away via the inside of the post.
But unfortunately for Madden - and the Bankies - the big keeper slipped up for a second time when he was too slow in getting down for a shot from Ward.
Rutherford should have pulled one back before the interval but he shot wide in front of an open goal.
Collumbine substituted for Eddie Moore and was immediately warned for a foul on Brechin left half Archibald. Hawkshaw was later booked but in a bright spot for the Bankies in the second half was Madden's magnificent display in goal.
The home side actually played better football in the second period in which they failed to score but just could not get past the Bankies keeper. They were dangerous in flashes particularly through the bursts of outside left O'Donnell who had one fine shot well saved by Madden.
Best for Bankies were Hay and Hawkshaw and belatedly Madden.
|1968-69||All Time||All Time|
|Dick Madden (GK)||24||1||-||3||-||28||-||12||-||40||-|
|Ernie Collumbine (sub)||29||1||-||3||2||66||-||17||2||83||2|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|21st August 1968|
|Ayr Utd||3-0||Alloa Athletic|
|East Fife||0-0||Queen's Park|
|Forfar Ath||1-1||Hamilton Accies|
|Queen of South||1-0||Berwick Rangers|
|6.||Queen of South||1||1||0||0||+1||2|