Clydebank 1
Queen's Park 0
Scottish Cup (2nd Preliminary Round)


Clydebank
1 - 0
 Queen's Park

Scottish Cup (2nd Preliminary Round)
Wednesday, December 24th, 1969
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,500
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tommy McGhee (78)
None.

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Match Committee

Starting Eleven
1 Mike McDonald
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Danny Gray
4 Dennis Ruddy
5 Jim Fallon
6 Dougie Hay
7 Gerry O'Brien
8 Bobby Love
9 Tommy McGhee
10 Alan Munro
11 Jimmy Caskie
Michael Hewitt 1
Thomas Barr 2
Alexander Sheridan 3
John McLaughlin 4
William Neil 5
Ian Robertson 6
Malcolm Mackay 7
Matthew Struthers 8
Ian Whitehead 9
Patrick Hamill 10
Ian Hume 11

Bench
12 Paul McMillan
Ian Campbell 12

Substitutions
None. Ian Campbell -> Malcolm Mackay (73)

Cautions
Dennis Ruddy
Tommy McGhee (44)
Bobby Love (50)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

E Thomson (Referee)




Match Report


Clydebank, with eight teenagers in their team, thoroughly deserved their victory over Queen's Park in last night's Scottish Cup second preliminary round tie at New Kilbowie Park. The Dunbartonshire side would have won by a wider marg?n but for the brilliance of Mike Hewitt in the Queen's Park goal.

Clydebank were streets ahead of Queen's on the ing where O'Brien and Caskie were outstanding. Their speed, ball control and trickery were real highlights. Ruddy and Fallon operated a twin pivotal role to perfection. They certainly took the sting out of the Queen's Park attack. Three Clydebank players were booked-McGhee, Love and Ruddy--but it was a typical cup-tie.

Apart from Hewitt, Queen's Park were splendidly served in the rear by Barr, Sheridan and Neil. The service which wing halves Robertson and McLaughlin supplied to their attack should have been reflected in goals but the forward line was devoid of the lethal touch. The late substitution of Ian Campbell for Malcolm Mackay did not make any difference.

Yet Queens were the cleverer team in the early stages. Hume was at fault when Hamill left him with only McDonald to beat. He lashed the ball wide.

McDonald deserved the ovation he got from the crowd for a brilliant save in leaping to touch over a Whitehead header after Mackay had swung the ball into the middle. When Clydebank hit back Hewitt did splendidly to get his hands to a flashing header from Hay following a Caskie corner. A minute from the interval McGhee was booked for & foul on Neil.

Shortly after the change of ends Love was next to have his name taken for tripping Hamill. Clydebank, urged on by the crowd, threw everything at the Hampden rear lines, Hewitt again took Queen's Park out of a tight spot by grabbing a McGhee header in the nick of time.

Ruddy became the third Clydebank player to go down in the referee's notebook for pulling the feet from Hume.

Campbell substituted for Mackay in the Queen's Park attack in the 73rd minute. Five minutes later Clydebank got the goal that won the match. A corner kick taken by Caskie dropped to Hay. The left half's shot hit a post and Tommy McGhee was in position to catch the rebound and score with a powerful shot.



Squad Statistics (as at December 24th, 1969)


1969-70 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 12 - 3 - 16 -
Davie Mitchell 16 - 8 - 1334
Dennis Ruddy 19 - 4 - 63 -
Danny Gray 18 - 8 - 34 -
Jim Fallon 14 - 82574
Tommy McGhee 1468211620
Dougie Hay 1418 - 722
Bobby Love 18 - 7 - 501
Gerry O'Brien 1928 - 694
Jimmy Caskie 1910837026
Alan Munro 187855827







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
20th December 1969
Arbroath0-1Stirling Albion
Falkirk2-1Stenhousemuir

League Table (as at December 24th, 1969)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cowdenbeath 19 12 5 2 +22 29
2. Falkirk 18 13 2 3 +28 28
3. Arbroath 20 12 2 6 +24 26
4. Alloa Athletic 19 12 2 5 +17 26
5. Stirling Albion 20 9 8 3 +17 26
6. Queen of South 19 11 4 4 +11 26
7. Berwick Rangers 18 10 3 5 +19 23
8. Dumbarton 19 9 4 6 +8 22
9. East Fife 20 9 2 9 +1 20
10. Brechin City 17 7 3 7 -5 17
11. Montrose 19 6 4 9 -4 16
12. Clydebank 19 6 4 9 -13 16
13. Queen's Park 20 6 3 11 -13 15
14. Albion Rovers 20 5 4 11 -14 14
15. Forfar Ath 20 6 1 13 -17 13
16. Stranraer 19 5 2 12 -13 12
17. East Stirlingshire 17 4 4 9 -15 12
18. Hamilton Accies 19 4 4 11 -16 12
19. Stenhousemuir 20 3 3 14 -37 9