1 - 3
1 - 3
League (Division 2)
Tommy McGhee (55)
Millar Hay (16)
Ian Campbell (36)
Austin Reilly (80)
1 Dick Madden
2 Ernie Collumbine
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Dennis Ruddy
5 Jim Fallon
6 Dougie Hay
7 Gerry O'Brien
8 Ian Hawkshaw
9 Tommy McGhee
10 Jackie Woods
11 Jimmy Caskie
John Taylor 1
Tommy Barr 2
Charlie Gilmour 3
Niall Hopper 4
Bill Neil 5
Alex Sheridan 6
Millar Hay 7
Bobby Murray 8
Malcolm MacKay 9
Austin Reilly 10
Ian Campbell 11
12 Paul McMillan
||Eddie Hunter 12|
Paul McMillan for Ernie Collumbine (5)
R Greenlees (Referee)
Inaccurate passing and lack of co-ordination on the field lost this match for Clydebank last Thursday afternoon.
Although Clydebank gained by far the most chances to score, Queen's Park made more use of what chances they had and eventually came out on top.
Things looked bleak for 'Bankies at the beginning of the match when Ernie Collumbine had to be taken off with a leg injury. Although Ernie appears to be getting a little slower these days, he has the experience which is necessary to hold the young Clydebank team together. This experience was sadly missed.
Despite this setback, Clydebank started an all-out offensive on the Queens Park goal. Excellent use was made of the left wing, Ian Hawkshaw and Jimmy Caskie making a great pair; but when it came to the actual shot, something always went wrong.
A lovely move by Hawkshaw and Caskie in the ninth minute nearly put Bankies in the lead. Hawkshaw took the ball from a Caskie pass on the half-way line. He ran up the wing with the ball then tried to cross it into goal, but his shot went high.
Three minutes later, left back Mitchell of Clydebank surprised everyone when he appeared out of nowhere on the left wing and blasted a very low shot through the Queen's Park defence from 15 yards out. 'Keeper Taylor dropped and managed to save the ball.
Number one came for Queens Park in the 16th minute. This goal surprised the visitors as much as it did Clydebank.
Tagging on to a break, from the Queen's Park area, outside left Campbell followed the ball up the field. Faced with a wall of defenders, he tried to send in a high shot. The ball struck the bar and bounced down almost on to the line. Madden tried desperately to reach it, but outside right Hay was faster and the ball ended up in the net.
Clydebank hit back hard, but innumerable shots from Caskie, Hawkshaw and Tommy McGhee, failed to make their mark.
Wonderman, Campbell of Queen's Park made his mark again in the 36th minute by pulling his team even further ahead. He ran right through the Clydebank defence then sent a ten yarder streaming past Dick Madden into the net.
Only one minute from half time, Dick Madden prevented Clydebank from sliding even further down the scale when he made a spectacular save from a very strong Hopper seven yard shot.
'Bankies reopened the second half with renewed strength. Only ten minutes after the whistle, Hawkshaw passed out to Tommy McGhee on the left wing. McGhee sped down the wing then blasted the ball past 'keeper Taylor from seven yards.
With a chance to equalise even nearer at hand, Clydebank put everything they had into the game. Realising the danger, Queen's Park tightened up on defence and eventually started to send out feelers on the wings, thus making higher their chances of attack.
This strong play had its effect upon the Clydebank youngsters, and it was at this point that Ernie Collumbine was most missed.
Queen's Park were awarded a direct free kick just outside the Clydebank penalty area in the 72nd minute after Fallon handled the ball
Fortunately for Clydebank, inside right Murray of Queen's Park, who took the kick sent the ball on the same course as the Q.E.2 followed when leaving Clydebank.
The game was finished for Clydebank in the 80th minute. Queen's Park inside left Reilly made contact with a Campbell cross and knocked the ball into the net from close in.
This was not a great game for Clydebank. They tried hard but faced with the experience of the Queen's Park team, failed to give their best. This was especially noticeable when opposing players went in for a hard ball. The Queen's players invariably won.
|1968-69||All Time||All Time|
|Dick Madden (GK)||24||19||-||7||-||46||-||16||-||62||-|
|Paul McMillan (sub)||18||3||-||5||1||3||-||5||1||8||1|
|League results since Clydebank FC's last match|
|2nd January 1969|
|East Fife||4-1||Berwick Rangers|
|Forfar Ath||4-1||Albion Rovers|
|Stenhousemuir||3-4||Queen of South|
|7.||Queen of South||20||10||4||6||+17||24|