4 - 4
League (Division 2)
Eddie Hunter (11)
Malcolm MacKay (44)
Bobby Morrison (75)
Ian Currie (10)
Alan Munro (43)
Ian Currie (45)
Alan Munro (55)
1 John Taylor
2 Jim Hastie
3 Willie Currie
4 Peter Dawson
5 Eddie Hunter
6 Gerry Colgan
7 Alfie Stamp
8 Ian Campbell
9 Malcolm MacKay
10 Ricky Malloy
11 Bobby Morrison
Mike McDonald 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Danny Gray 3
Norrie Hall 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Ian Currie 7
Bobby Love 8
Jim McPaul 9
Alan Munro 10
Player tbc 11
|12 Willie Whyte||
Dennis Ruddy 12
|Willie White -> Ricky Malloy||
Dennis Ruddy for Dougie Hay (75)
In one of the most action packed and drama-filled Second division games seen at Hampden for many a long time, the Spiders pulled back Clydebank's two-goal second-half lead and equalised a minute from time through their substitute, White.
The Bankies goal-heroes were Alan Munro and Ian Currie with two goals apiece. Currie's second goal in particular nearly brought the house down.
Another Clydebank lad earned hero-status. But this time he was in a Queen's Park shirt! Alfie Stamp, the Parkhall boy who wears the number seven Queen's shirt, was undoubtedly the home side's star man.
His 6ft. 7in, frame teased and tormented the Clydebank defence no end of times. He laid on two goals and with a bit of luck might have scored a couple himself. His distribution of the ball was a delight to watch.
Although mostly on the defensive for the early part of the game, it was Clydebank who opened the scoring when Currie stabbed home a Danny Gray shot which goalkeeper Taylor could not hold.
A minute later is was eeksypeeksy when centre-half Hunter headed home from close range, following a corner on the left.
Clydebank should have had a penalty in the 26th minute when a Queen's Park man handled the ball in the box from a Dougie Hay header.
Three goals in the two minutes before the interval had the fans roaring. The first fell to Munro who took a lovely through pass from Hay to send a left-foot shot past the goalkeeper.
The Clydebank cheers had hardly died down when it was the turn of the Queens fans to applaud their side: A faulty pass-back from Gray was picked up by Stamp who took the ball past McDonald before sliding it to MacKay who stabbed the ball over the line.
Seconds before the whistle Clydebank's lead was restored. Munro took on and beat right-back Hastie before cutting the ball across to the edge of the penalty box where Currie was waiting to crash a great first-time right-foot drive into the net.
A lobbed shot from the Newman at outside left was stopped on the line by a defender and a shot from McPaul was deflected inches past the post before Munro increased the Bankies' lead.
McPaul crossed the ball into the middle and while the entire home defence stood fiat-footed, Munro was left with the easiest of chances, standing on his tip-toes to head-flick the ball past Taylor.
Some intelligent play from Stamp almost earned himself a goal. His first shot was blocked by McDonald's foot but his second effort was a finely judged lob to the far post which must only have been a fraction from the post.
Minutes after Queens brought on White for Malloy, Munro missed a great chance to increase the Bankies' lead. He played a neat one-two with McPaul but skied his resultant shot from just inside the box.
A cracking shot on the drop from Dougie Hay on the six-yard line would have taken the net had it gone in but unfortunately it was just too high-although well-intentioned.
A tremendous pass through the middle from Stamp gave outside-left Morrison the opening to hit Queens third goal from the right wing. Almost immediately Clydebank brought on Dennis Ruddy for the limping Dougie Hay.
With a minute of time left to play showing on my watch, left-back Currie of Queen's Park flighted what looked like a harmless cross into the box. But from nowhere White popped up to head the ball past the outstretched arms of McDonald.
In the dying seconds of the game Ruddy had a great chance to score the winner but from about seven yards out he incredibly blasted the ball over the bar with the goalkeeper grovelling in the box.
|1971-72||All Time||All Time|
|Mike McDonald (GK)||21||34||-||13||-||94||-||29||-||123||-|
|Dennis Ruddy (sub)||22||23||-||8||-||126||1||31||-||157||1|
|League results since Clydebank FC's last match|
|17th April 1972|
|St Mirren||2-0||Forfar Ath|
|18th April 1972|
|East Stirlingshire||1-4||Hamilton Accies|
|Queen of South||0-1||Stirling Albion|
|6.||Queen of South||33||17||8||8||+22||42|