Clydebank 3
Queen's Park 3
Scottish Cup (3rd Round)


Clydebank
3 - 3
 Queen's Park

Scottish Cup (3rd Round)
Wednesday, January 31st, 1979
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,500
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Doug Brown (2)
Frank McDougall (7)
Blair Millar (37)
Derek Wood (44)
Jim McAloon (80)
Ian Ballantyne (86)

Team Managers
Bill Munro
Joe Gilroy

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Jim Fallon
3 Gregor Abel
4 Billy Fanning
5 John McCormack
6 Jimmy Given
7 Frank McDougall
8 Davie Houston
9 Blair Millar
10 Doug Brown
11 Gerry Colgan
Derek Atkins 1
Robert McSkimming 2
Bobby Dickson 3
Billy Wylie 4
Alistair Bowie 5
Jim McAloon 6
Derek Wood 7
Brian Reynolds 8
Ian Ballantyne 9
Jimmy Sinclair 10
Doug Wilkie 11

Bench
12 Tony Gervaise
14 John Ross
Ray Edgar 12
Alan Horn 14

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. Jim McAloon

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

K Stewart (Referee)




Match Report


An incredible fightback by a team of amateurs with a professional outlook shocked a complacent and big-headed Clydebank side at Kilbowie on Wednesday night.

And now the sides will have to do battle all over again, probably on Thursday at Hampden Park.

Overall it must have been Bankies most depressing performance of the season especially in defence.

Yet with little over half an hour gone they looked to be heading for the fourth round with a huge goals tally to their credit.

Doug Brown gave them a flying start with a goal in the second minute - and what a cracker it was.

Blair Millar slipped the ball to McDougall on the 18 yard line, and the blond striker fed Brown. And from then on you couldn't have planned things better on a table soccer pitch.

Brown shoved the ball wide on the right to the overlapping Jim Fallon and his dipping cross was knocked back from McDougall to Brown and he fired home from 12 yards.

Clydebank increased their lead just five minutes later.

Millar glance a header wide to Davie Houston. He pivoted and chipped the ball back across the goalmouth and McDougall nodded in a the corner.

It was all Clydebank and only one breakaway effort from Ballantyne kept Gallacher employed.

Doug Brown had the ball in the net again, but the keeper had been fouled. Then in 37 minutes Blair Millar strode into the action when he headed home at the near post following a Colgan corner.

But that Clydebank finished as a positive force and from then until full tie Queen's stole all the glory.

They gave ample notice of their intentions just a minute before the interval when hesitancy in the home defence enabled Wood to beat Gallacher with a love shot from 15 yards.

Any second half attacks Bankies mustered were efficiently dealt with by Atkins in the Queens goal.

Bill Munro replaced Jim Fallon, playing out of position a t right back, with Tony Gervaise... and that could well have been the turning point.

Seconds later McAloon was left all alone in the left on the box, and he sent a screamer past Gallacher on the blind side.

This was the stuff of which cup ties are made of and a couple of minutes from time Ballantyne was the toast of the Hampden fans as he slammed the ball past Gallacher for a well deserved equaliser.



Squad Statistics (as at January 31st, 1979)


1978-79 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 18 - 3 - 220 -
Gregor Abel 21 - 5 - 2853
John McCormack 216527214
Jim Fallon 2014 - 47328
Gerry Colgan 1924 - 534
Billy Fanning 1815 - 1501
Jimmy Given 2125 - 262
Davie Houston 2025 - 727
Doug Brown 10131132
Frank McDougall 2111522613
Blair Millar 2117533822







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
30th December 1978
Hamilton Accies2-1St Johnstone
Queen of South0-1Ayr Utd
20th January 1979
Arbroath0-0Stirling Albion
Kilmarnock4-1Montrose
Raith Rovers3-0Queen of South

League Table (as at January 31st, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Dundee 22 12 6 4 +17 30
2. Kilmarnock 23 10 8 5 +22 28
3. Clydebank 21 13 2 6 +12 28
4. Ayr Utd 22 12 3 7 +12 27
5. Hamilton Accies 23 10 6 7 0 26
6. Clyde 22 10 5 7 +7 25
7. Dumbarton 20 7 8 5 +7 22
8. Raith Rovers 22 8 5 9 +3 21
9. Stirling Albion 22 7 5 10 -14 19
10. Airdrie 21 6 6 9 -1 18
11. Queen of South 23 7 4 12 -20 18
12. St Johnstone 21 3 9 9 -9 15
13. Montrose 22 4 7 11 -17 15
14. Arbroath 22 4 6 12 -19 14