Clydebank 1
Queen's Park 3
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
1 - 3
 Queen's Park

League (Division 2)
Thursday, January 2nd, 1969
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,214
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tommy McGhee (55)
Millar Hay (16)
Ian Campbell (36)
Austin Reilly (80)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Match Committee

Starting Eleven
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

Bench
12 Paul McMillan
Eddie Hunter 12

Substitutions
Paul McMillan for Ernie Collumbine (5)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R Greenlees (Referee)




Match Report


Inaccurate passing and a lack of co-ordination on the field cost Clydebank dearly in their match last Thursday. Despite creating the majority of scoring opportunities, Clydebank were unable to convert, while Queen's Park made the most of their fewer chances and emerged victorious.

The match began ominously for the 'Bankies when Ernie Collumbine was forced off with a leg injury. Though Collumbine's pace may be waning, his experience is crucial in anchoring the young Clydebank side. His absence was keenly felt.

Undeterred by this early setback, Clydebank launched a relentless assault on the Queen's Park goal. The left wing partnership of Ian Hawkshaw and Jimmy Caskie was particularly effective, yet when it came to finishing, something invariably went awry.

A splendid move by Hawkshaw and Caskie in the ninth minute almost put Clydebank ahead. Hawkshaw received a pass from Caskie at the halfway line, sprinted up the wing, and attempted to cross into goal, but his shot soared over the bar.

Three minutes later, Clydebank's left back Mitchell shocked everyone by emerging on the left wing and unleashing a low shot from 15 yards. Queen's Park 'keeper Taylor dropped and managed to save the ball.

Queen's Park netted their first goal in the 16th minute, much to the surprise of both the visitors and Clydebank. Following a break from the Queen's Park area, outside left Campbell chased the ball upfield. Confronted by a wall of defenders, he launched a high shot that struck the bar and bounced down near the line. Madden scrambled to reach it, but outside right Hay was quicker, and the ball ended up in the net.

Clydebank retaliated vigorously, but numerous attempts from Caskie, Hawkshaw, and Tommy McGhee failed to find their target.

Queen's Park's Campbell struck again in the 36th minute, extending his team's lead. He charged through the Clydebank defence and fired a ten-yard shot past Dick Madden into the net.

Just one minute before half-time, Dick Madden made a spectacular save from a powerful seven-yard shot by Hopper, preventing Clydebank from falling further behind.

Clydebank began the second half with renewed vigour. Ten minutes after the restart, Hawkshaw passed to Tommy McGhee on the left wing. McGhee sped down the flank and blasted the ball past 'keeper Taylor from seven yards.

Sensing an equaliser, Clydebank threw everything into the game. Recognising the danger, Queen's Park tightened their defence and began probing the wings, enhancing their attacking prospects.

This robust play took its toll on the young Clydebank side, highlighting the absence of Collumbine.

In the 72nd minute, Queen's Park were awarded a direct free kick just outside the Clydebank penalty area after Fallon handled the ball. Fortunately for Clydebank, Queen's Park's inside right Murray sent the ball wildly off course.

Clydebank's fate was sealed in the 80th minute when Queen's Park's inside left Reilly connected with a Campbell cross and knocked the ball into the net from close range.

It was not a great game for Clydebank. Despite their efforts, they were unable to match the experience of the Queen's Park team, particularly in contested situations, where Queen's Park players consistently came out on top.

Match report written by Adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at January 2nd, 1969)


1968-69 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 19 - 7 - 62 -
Ernie Collumbine 20 - 521042
Davie Mitchell 14 - 6 - 934
Dennis Ruddy 14 - 7 - 25 -
Jim Fallon 16 - 3 - 19 -
Ian Hawkshaw 209722711
Dougie Hay 17 - 5 - 361
Tommy McGhee 410 - 907
Gerry O'Brien 1717 - 271
Jackie Woods 8 - 1 - 9 -
Jimmy Caskie 1843 - 275
Paul McMillan (sub) 4 - 5191







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
2nd January 1969
Ayr Utd4-0Montrose
Clydebank1-3Queen's Park
East Fife4-1Berwick Rangers
East Stirlingshire1-0Cowdenbeath
Forfar Ath4-1Albion Rovers
Hamilton Accies0-1Motherwell
Stenhousemuir3-4Queen of South
Stirling Albion3-0Dumbarton
Stranraer1-1Alloa Athletic

League Table (as at January 2nd, 1969)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Motherwell 20 17 2 1 +52 36
2. Stirling Albion 21 17 1 3 +28 35
3. Albion Rovers 21 13 4 4 +10 30
4. Ayr Utd 19 12 3 4 +29 27
5. Forfar Ath 18 12 2 4 +22 26
6. East Fife 20 11 4 5 +15 26
7. Queen of South 20 10 4 6 +17 24
8. East Stirlingshire 21 11 2 8 +16 24
9. Stranraer 20 8 5 7 +4 21
10. Queen's Park 21 9 3 9 -3 21
11. Berwick Rangers 21 6 5 10 -11 17
12. Montrose 20 7 1 12 -17 15
13. Cowdenbeath 20 5 4 11 -15 14
14. Hamilton Accies 21 5 4 12 -18 14
15. Dumbarton 22 5 4 13 -20 14
16. Clydebank 20 2 8 10 -21 12
17. Brechin City 17 5 1 11 -13 11
18. Alloa Athletic 21 3 4 14 -24 10
19. Stenhousemuir 21 2 3 16 -51 7