Queen of South 1
Clydebank 1
League (Division 2)


Queen of South 

1 - 1

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, September 28th, 1968
Palmerston Park. Att. 1,934
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Lex Law (27) Ian Hawkshaw (4)

Team Managers
Board of Directors Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Allan Ball
2 Matt Watson
3 Hugh McLean
4 Mike Jackson
5 Jim Kerr
6 Mike Barker
7 George Lindsay
8 Iain McChesney
9 Tommy Brown
10 Lex Law
11 Peter Mitchell
Dick Madden 1
Graeme Brockett 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Dennis Ruddy 5
Dougie Hay 6
Gerry O'Brien 7
Bobby Love 8
Alan Munro 9
Ian Hawkshaw 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 Billy Collings Jim Fallon 12

Substitutions
Billy Collings -> Iain McChesney None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

S Anderson (Referee)



Match Report


A frustrating afternoon for Queen of the South as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Clydebank, marking the third stalemate between the two sides this season.

Queen's Park dominated the first half, controlling possession but failing to convert their dominance into goals. Their lack of a clinical striker was again exposed, with newcomer George Brown from Tow Law failing to make a significant impact.

The second half saw a shift in momentum. Clydebank emerged with renewed attacking intent, with forwards Hawkshaw and Caskie causing problems for the Queen's Park defence and keeping goalkeeper Ball on his toes.

A much brighter performance came from Clydebank debutant Bobby Love, who arrived from Pollok Juniors. He played a key role in the build-up to their goal, combining well with Caskie to set up Hawkshaw for a close-range finish.

Queen's Park responded with a moment of brilliance from Law. His dipping shot from distance deceived the Clydebank goalkeeper Madden, bringing the scores level.

The home side pressed for a winner but were met by a resolute Clydebank defence, marshalled by the impressive Ruddy. Despite Jackson's continued threat, Queen's Park were unable to find a breakthrough.

The result leaves both sides with mixed emotions. Queen's Park will rue their missed opportunities in the first half, while Clydebank can take heart from their strong second-half performance and the valuable contribution of their new signing, Bobby Love.

Match report written by and adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at September 28th, 1968)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 8 - 6 - 50 -
Graeme Brockett 7 - 1 - 8 -
Davie Mitchell 2 - 5 - 804
Ernie Collumbine 8 - 52922
Dennis Ruddy 8 - 6 - 18 -
Ian Hawkshaw 8662148
Dougie Hay 8 - 4 - 261
Bobby Love 1 - 0 - 1 -
Gerry O'Brien 8 - 6 - 17 -
Alan Munro 742 - 94
Jimmy Caskie 713 - 162







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
28th September 1968
Alloa Athletic2-0Brechin City
Berwick Rangers1-1Ayr Utd
Cowdenbeath0-2Albion Rovers
Dumbarton1-3Stranraer
Forfar Ath3-2Stirling Albion
Hamilton Accies0-1East Fife
Montrose3-0Stenhousemuir
Queen of South1-1Clydebank
Queen's Park1-2Motherwell

League Table (as at September 28th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Queen of South 8 5 2 1 +11 12
2. Albion Rovers 7 6 0 1 +4 12
3. East Stirlingshire 6 5 1 0 +17 11
4. Motherwell 6 5 0 1 +16 10
5. Stirling Albion 6 5 0 1 +7 10
6. East Fife 7 3 3 1 +2 9
7. Forfar Ath 6 3 2 1 +3 8
8. Stranraer 6 3 1 2 +4 7
9. Montrose 8 3 1 4 0 7
10. Clydebank 8 1 5 2 -1 7
11. Ayr Utd 6 3 1 2 -1 7
12. Alloa Athletic 8 2 2 4 -4 6
13. Berwick Rangers 8 2 2 4 -5 6
14. Brechin City 6 2 1 3 -4 5
15. Hamilton Accies 7 1 2 4 -4 4
16. Cowdenbeath 8 1 2 5 -6 4
17. Dumbarton 7 1 1 5 -9 3
18. Queen's Park 8 1 1 6 -10 3
19. Stenhousemuir 6 0 1 5 -20 1