Queen of South 2
Clydebank 2
Scottish Cup (2nd Preliminary Round)


Queen of South 

2 - 2

Clydebank

Scottish Cup (2nd Preliminary Round)
Saturday, January 6th, 1968
Palmerston Park. Att. 2,676
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Mike Jackson (34)
Lex Law (86)
John Baxter (44)
Tony Moy (78)

Team Managers
Jack Husband Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Allan Ball
2 Colin Baillie
3 Mike Barker
4 Billy Collings
5 Jim Kerr
6 Iain McChesney
7 Jimmy Davison
8 Mike Jackson
9 Bobby Carroll
10 Lex Law
11 John Daley
Dick Madden 1
Malcolm Henderson 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Ernie Collumbine 4
Eddie Moore 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Arthur Paterson 7
Stan King 8
Jim Fleming 9
Tony Moy 10
John Baxter 11

Bench
12 George Siddle Eddie Jenkins 12

Substitutions
George Siddle -> John Daley (79) Eddie Jenkins for Tommy McGhee (70)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

JM Kelly (Referee)



Match Report


Queen of the South must have needed a change of underwear after this nail-biting encounter. With only four minutes remaining, the home side were left rueing their missed chances after the Bankies snatched a dramatic equaliser.

Local supporters, confident of a victory against the "Kilbowie Terrors," were quickly forced to adjust their expectations. Queen of the South, boasting a formidable home record, seemed poised to punish the underdogs. To the relief of the 100 or so travelling Bankies fans, their team refused to play the role of the sacrificial lamb.

The home side started with a flurry, with two menacing efforts by inside left Lex Law testing the reflexes of Dick Madden and the Clydebank defence. However, the Bankies weathered the early storm and began to exert pressure of their own. This tactic paid dividends in the 20th minute when a Baxter header from a Moy cross created a scoring opportunity for Arthur Paterson, but his header sailed just wide.

The first half continued in a similar vein, with both sides creating chances but failing to convert. Just before the break, however, disaster struck for the Bankies. A McChesney free kick found Mike Jackson, a former Clyde and Celtic player, unmarked in the box. Davie Mitchell hesitated, expecting an offside call that never came, and Jackson duly punished the lapse in concentration, firing the ball past the helpless Madden.

Queen of the South fans were jubilant, dreaming of a repeat of their previous five-goal drubbing of the Bankies. However, they underestimated the fighting spirit of the Clydebank team. A dropped header by keeper Allan Ball almost gifted Bankies the equaliser in the 38th minute, and Tommy McGhee cam close just before half-time.

Then came the moment that sent the Bankies faithful into a frenzy. Just seconds before the whistle blew, Arthur Paterson whipped the ball across the goal. Jim Fleming and Tony Moy missed it, but the onrushing John Baxter arrived like a freight train to smash the ball into the net, leaving keeper Ball with no chance. It was a dramatic end to a pulsating first half.

The second half was a display of attacking football from both sides, though Queens of the South squandered a multitude of chances. Lex Law, the only decent Queen of the South forward was particularly wasteful, blasting a golden opportunity past the post in the 50th minute.

Substitute Eddie Jenkins replaced Tommy McGhee in the 70th minute after the latter picked up a knock. And wouldn't you know it, the ever-reliable Tony Moy found himself on the scoresheet once again. Battling his way through a crowded penalty area, he unleashed a powerful shot past Ball to put the Bankies in the lead.

Panic ensued for the home side, who threw on substitute George Siddle. Their desperate attempts paid off in the 86th minute when Lex Law, who had worked tirelessly throughout the match, finally found the net. A pinpoint cross from Jimmy Davison found the head of the "wee man," who directed the ball into the back of the net.

The remaining four minutes were a tense affair. Surprisingly, it was the Bankies who threatened the most, with Tony Moy inadvertently blocking a certain goal from Stan King in the dying moments.

In the end, a thrilling 2-2 draw was a fair reflection of the game. While Queen of the South might feel they should have won, the Bankies will be delighted to take the tie back to Kilbowie for a replay.

Match report written by Adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at January 6th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 17 - 7 - 24 -
Malcolm Henderson 5 - 1 - 6 -
Davie Mitchell 19 - 7 - 543
Ernie Collumbine 17 - 7 - 64 -
Stan King 1816 - 241
Tommy McGhee 1616 - 736
John Baxter 17371244
Eddie Moore 15563218
Arthur Paterson 534194
Jim Fleming 13542177
Tony Moy 1915638258
Eddie Jenkins (sub) 10 - 4 - 651







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
6th January 1968
East Fife1-0Albion Rovers
Hamilton Accies2-1Cowdenbeath
Stranraer1-3Dumbarton

League Table (as at January 6th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 22 17 4 1 +43 38
2. Arbroath 21 14 3 4 +34 31
3. Queen of South 22 12 3 7 +16 27
4. East Fife 21 11 5 5 +7 27
5. Ayr Utd 19 10 3 6 +12 23
6. Hamilton Accies 23 9 5 9 0 23
7. Queen's Park 19 8 6 5 +10 22
8. Albion Rovers 20 8 5 7 +9 21
9. Clydebank 19 9 3 7 +7 21
10. Cowdenbeath 23 7 7 9 0 21
11. Dumbarton 21 7 6 8 -8 20
12. Montrose 21 6 7 8 -5 19
13. Alloa Athletic 21 7 5 9 -13 19
14. Berwick Rangers 19 8 1 10 -12 17
15. Forfar Ath 20 5 6 9 -11 16
16. East Stirlingshire 20 5 5 10 -5 15
17. Brechin City 20 4 6 10 -16 14
18. Stranraer 21 3 3 15 -30 9
19. Stenhousemuir 20 3 3 14 -38 9