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Queen of South
Queen of South
League (Division 2)
Jimmy Caskie (5)
Tommy McGhee (68)
Paul McMillan (80)
Lex Law (20)
Mike Jackson (61)
Jim Welsh (73)
1 Dick Madden
2 Paul McMillan
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Dennis Ruddy
5 Jim Fallon
6 Dougie Hay
7 Ian Hawkshaw
8 Bobby Love
9 Tommy McGhee
10 Alan Munro
11 Jimmy Caskie
Allan Ball 1
Matt Watson 2
Mike Barker 3
Mike Jackson 4
Jim Kerr 5
Billy Collings 6
Ian Henderson 7
Jim Welsh 8
Billy Faulds 9
Lex Law 10
Peter Mitchell 11
12 Gerry O'Brien
||Iain McChesney 12|
Gerry O'Brien for Jim Fallon (78)
||Iain McChesney -> Jim Welsh (75)|
A Webster (Referee)
What has come over Bankies? For months on end supporters are fed with utter trash then, all of-a-sudden, the team bursts into life to provide some of the most entertaining football in the Second Division.
This is exactly what has happened at Kilbowie over the past three weeks. Clydebank have hit top form and there appears to be no looking back.
Spectacular is the only word which can be used to describe the game at Kilbowie Park against Queen of the South on Saturday. From the beginning, the game erupted into fast, end-to-end play, which kept both defences on their toes.,
Clydebank went into an early lead only to lose it, then go one down. They came back strongly and repeated the procedure yet again before the match ended.
Bankies gained the advantage in the fifth minute. Jimmy Caskie, the "Wee Wizard” at outside-left, ran on to an Ian Hawkshaw cross, which slipped across the goalmouth and rebounded from 'keeper Ball to hammer it into the back of the net.
Queen of the South hit back hard but, try as they did, could not dampen the determined and explosive spirit of Clydebank.
The first equaliser came only 15 minutes after Caskie's goal.
Queen's inside-left, Lex Law, surprised everyone by shooting from 25 yards. The ball rocketed towards the Clydebank goal, and Dick Madden made a brave attempt to save. He got his fingers to the ball, only to see it bounce over his body, into the net.
Retaliating, big Alan Munro proved to be a veritable pain in the neck to 'keeper Ball. Alan's determination meant that Ball was kept on his toes throughout the match. It is greatly in his favour that the score for Clydebank was not higher than it eventually turned out to be.
Queens went into the attack from the start of the second half and before long had gained the upper hand, pinning Clydebank into defence.
A series of corners around the 60th minute made things look dangerous for Clydebank, illustrating the shakiness of a rather slow defence.
Right-half Jackson, reputed to be Queen's top man, put his team into the lead in the 61st minute. Lex Law took a free-kick which laid the Clydebank defence wide open. Jackson moved on to the ball and blasted it home from 30 yards.
Trying desperately, Bankies tried to push their way out of defence, no mean task against such a team as Queens.
After a further seven minutes of lively play Tommy McGhee brought Clydebank back on to even terms.
Ian Hawkshaw took the ball down the right wing and crossed it in from the byeline. On the ball, so to speak, McGhee snapped up the shot and sent it home.
As if there had not already been a fair amount of excitement, Queens went into the lead yet again in the 73rd minute when inside-right Welsh landed a cracker of a shot from a right-wing Henderson pass.
A few minutes later Welsh was taken off and substitute McChesney was brought on in his place. Just after this, Fallon at centre-half for Clydebank fell heavily in a tackle and had to be carried off the field. Substitute Gerry O'Brien was brought on in his place.
The big surprise of the match came with the final goal in the 80th minute. Bankies right-back McMillan, an ex-Chelsea player, had moved upfield for a previous corner. Ian Hawkshaw crossed the ball in from the right wing and McMillan, moving like a streak of greased lightning, shot it past 'keeper Ball into the back of the net.
No one could possibly have asked for anything but the result at this match. A draw was perfect.
Bankies had lost nothing of their fervour, displayed at the previous week's Forfar game.
They were up against a far more determined team than Forfar and the result turned out just right.
|1968-69||All Time||All Time|
|Dick Madden (GK)||24||21||-||7||-||48||-||16||-||64||-|
|Gerry O'Brien (sub)||19||18||1||7||-||21||1||7||-||28||1|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|11th January 1969|
|Ayr Utd||2-0||Berwick Rangers|
|Brechin City||1-3||Alloa Athletic|
|Clydebank||3-3||Queen of South|
|East Fife||5-0||Hamilton Accies|
|Stirling Albion||2-1||Forfar Ath|
|6.||Queen of South||22||11||5||6||+19||27|