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


Clydebank
2 - 2
(AET)
 Queen of South

Scottish Cup (2nd Preliminary Round Replay)
Wednesday, January 17th, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 4,500
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tony Moy (24)
Tony Moy (80)
Iain McChesney (6)
Bobby Carroll (83)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Jackie Husband

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

Bench
12 Arthur Paterson
Bobby Carroll 12

Substitutions
Arthur Paterson for Jim Fleming (88)
Bobby Carroll -> Peter Mitchell (68)

Cautions
Arthur Paterson (99)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J Kelly (Referee)




Match Report


210 minutes of pulsating football still couldn't separate Clydebank and Queen of the South in the Scottish Cup second Preliminary round. With a place against Stirling Albion in the first round proper hanging in the balance, the two sides will battle it out for a third time at Firhill tonight.

The previous two encounters, a 2-2 draw in Dumfries and a thrilling replay at Kilbowie Park with the same scoreline, offered a glimpse of what to expect tonight: a classic cup tie brimming with drama and unrelenting effort.

Last night's replay wasn't for the faint of heart. It was a full-blooded affair, devoid of intricate play but packed with heart-stopping moments. All four goals were scored in regulation time, with the additional 30 minutes proving an anti-climax as exhausted players struggled to maintain the frenetic pace.

Clydebank, particularly impressive in the first half with their direct attacking approach and strong midfield-forward connection, squandered several opportunities to win the tie. They recovered from an early shock when Ian McChesney put Queens ahead with a swerving shot, but a determined response saw them level the score in the 25th minute. Centre-half Eddie Moore initiated a dazzling run from midfield, evading three defenders before setting up Tony Moy for a powerful finish.

Harry Rutherford tormented the Queens defence with his pace and skill on the right wing, forcing outstanding saves from goalkeeper Allan Ball. However, a tactical shift in the second half saw Clydebank neglect Rutherford's attacking threat.

The 80th minute witnessed a stroke of fortune for Clydebank. A long-range effort from Rutherford looked destined to sail wide, but Queens defender Willie Collings inadvertently deflected the ball into the path of Moy, who gratefully slotted it home to put the Bankies ahead.

Just when victory seemed secured, Queens refused to surrender. Inspired performances from Jimmy Davison, Lex Law, and Jim Kerr kept them in the fight. With seven minutes remaining, substitute Bobby Carroll capitalized on a spilled save by Clydebank goalkeeper Dick Madden to snatch a dramatic equalizer.

The only blemish on an otherwise fiercely contested match came in extra time when Arthur Paterson, a late substitute for Clydebank, received a yellow card for a foul on Mike Barker.

Tonight's encounter at neutral Firhill promises another chapter in this captivating cup tie saga. Who will finally break the deadlock and secure a place in the first round proper?

Match report written by Adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at January 17th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 18 - 8 - 26 -
Malcolm Henderson 6 - 2 - 8 -
Davie Mitchell 20 - 8 - 563
Ernie Collumbine 18 - 8 - 66 -
Stan King 1917 - 261
Tommy McGhee 1717 - 756
John Baxter 18381264
Eddie Moore 16573238
Eddie Rutherford 3 - 1 - 4 -
Jim Fleming 14552197
Tony Moy 2015758460
Arthur Paterson (sub) 5351104







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
None.

League Table (as at January 17th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 22 17 4 1 +43 38
2. Arbroath 21 14 3 4 +34 31
3. East Fife 22 12 5 5 +8 29
4. Queen of South 22 12 3 7 +16 27
5. Hamilton Accies 24 10 5 9 +1 25
6. Ayr Utd 19 10 3 6 +12 23
7. Queen's Park 19 8 6 5 +10 22
8. Albion Rovers 21 8 6 7 +9 22
9. Clydebank 20 9 4 7 +7 22
10. Cowdenbeath 23 7 7 9 0 21
11. Dumbarton 22 7 6 9 -9 20
12. Montrose 21 6 7 8 -5 19
13. Alloa Athletic 21 7 5 9 -13 19
14. Berwick Rangers 20 8 1 11 -13 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