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Scottish Cup (3rd Round Replay)
John McCormack (90)
1 Derek Atkins
2 Robert McSkimming
3 Bobby Dickson
4 Billy Wylie
5 Alistair Bowie
6 Jim McAloon
7 Derek Wood
8 Brian Reynolds
9 Ian Ballantyne
10 Jimmy Sinclair
11 Doug Wilkie
Jim Gallacher 1
Norrie Hall 2
Gregor Abel 3
Jim Fallon 4
Billy Fanning 5
Davie Houston 6
Frank McDougall 7
John McCormack 8
Blair Millar 9
Doug Brown 10
Gerry Colgan 11
12 Alan Horn
14 Ray Edgar
John Ross 12
Gerry McLauchlan 14
John Ross for Gerry Colgan
K Stewart (Referee)
It took a fluke goal in the third minute of injury time to destroy the strongest ever "Spider's" web at Hampden on Monday night.
That gossamer woven by a 16 year old schoolboy goalkeeper called Atkins who on his home debut from the amateurs, played with all the assurance and ability of Shilton.
Even the most hardened Bankies fans felt more than a hint of sorrow for him when he was finally beaten.
With most of the 800 or so hardy souls making for the exits, Clydebank were awarded a free kick in the middle of the park, 45 yards from gaol.
Doug Brown mishit the ball hard along the skidpan surface, Blair Millar did the splits with all the grace of Olga Korbut (the ball skating between his legs) and there was John McCormack to divert it past "King Spider" Atkins.
It was hard on Queens Park who had played well above their standard, but in all honesty Clydebank deservedly took the final honours.
Blair Millar had fired in two cracking first half headers, the first of which flew over the bar and the other brilliantly stopped by Atkins.
And Bankies had forced six corners in quick succession midway through the second half, and several goalbound efforts were madly scrambled off the Queens line.
It wasn't a night for fancy football, but in Jim Fallon Clydebank had, by a mile, the most elegant outfielder on the park. The surface was bone hard, the ball bounced awkwardly, but he played with enough controlled skill and awareness to suggest that he could play a blinder in bare feet on a bed of nails.
Queens had a lively citizen in striker Ballantyne who produced all three of their "on target" shots... he'll go far. They also had a hard, rugged midfielder called McAloon. One Clydebank fan obviously pleased with his little rhyme about McAloon being a balloon...it's far from the truth.
|1978-79||All Time||All Time|
|Jim Gallacher (GK)||27||18||-||4||-||168||-||53||-||221||-|
|John Ross (sub)||18||4||-||1||-||4||-||1||-||5||-|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|30th December 1978|
|Hamilton Accies||2-1||St Johnstone|
|Queen of South||0-1||Ayr Utd|
|20th January 1979|
|Raith Rovers||3-0||Queen of South|
|3rd February 1979|
|Hamilton Accies||3-1||Ayr Utd|
|10th February 1979|
|Ayr Utd||2-0||Stirling Albion|
|11.||Queen of South||23||7||4||12||-20||18|