The expectations formed locally of the new Leaguers from Clydebank were fully realised on Saturday, when they qualified over the Glens, and that at Southcroft, too, by one goal to nothing. As in former years, considerable doubt existed up to the last minute regarding the personnel of the respective sides, the consequence being a rather late start.
When Wallace, an acquisition from Perthshire, opened for the ground team, there would be over 2000 present, and more still crowding in. Right from the start play was of the fastest and most determined nature, first, Allan being called upon to defend his charge, and then at the opposite end Bell had several opportunities of showing his worth. For a time, then, although Playing up a slight incline the Clydebank boys completely monopolised play, and only the grand defence put up by Allan and his backs kept the scoring down. As time wore on the Glens settled down to their accustomed game, and then the spectators were treated to a display of pretty, if ineffective, combined play. Brown and Blackwood, however, were in splendid form at back for the Juniors, and it was seldom indeed that Bell in goal was seriously troubled.
Up till half-time the hot pace set was fully maintained, but the interval was called with the game still a pointless draw. Brown restarted for the visitors, who, so far, had, given every satisfaction to their numerous following, and - had now what little advantage the drop in the field gave them. When hard pressed Craig was forced to tip back to Allan, the keeper sending clear of the threatened danger.
Back again came the villagers and only magnificent custodianship by the Glen's keeper, for which he earned a vigorous round of cheering, kept the eager Juniors out. Visions of a goalless draw began to be formed, and many of the spectators had begun to wend their way homewards - or otherwise - when a great shout greeted the first League goal of the season at Southcroft. But to the general regret of the home following, it was against their favourites that the point counted, Ralston having the honour and satisfaction of gaining the Clydebank their first brace of points.