Queen of South 1
Clydebank 0
Scottish Cup (2nd Preliminary Round 2nd Replay)


Queen of South 

1 - 0

Clydebank

Scottish Cup (2nd Preliminary Round 2nd Replay)
Thursday, January 18th, 1968
Firhill. Att. 3,100
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Jim Kerr (23) None.

Team Managers
Jackie Husband Jack Steedman

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

Bench
12 Bobby Carroll Eddie Jenkins 12

Substitutions
Bobby Carroll -> Iain McChesney (78) Eddie Jenkins for Ayrton Inacio (45)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J Kelly (Referee)





Match Report


Queen of the South extinguished Clydebank's Scottish Cup dream with a scorching 20-yard strike from left-half Jim Kerr in the 24th minute of last night's second replay at Firhill. The Dumfries side, now set to face Stirling Albion in the first round proper, thoroughly deserved their victory.

Queens dominated the encounter with their attacking, direct style of play, something Clydebank simply couldn't counter. It's almost unbelievable that it took a staggering 300 minutes across three matches to separate these two determined teams.

Kerr was the undisputed star of the show. Not only did he score the all-important goal, but he nearly added two more with his relentless service to the buoyant Queens attackers. Their movement caused constant problems for the Clydebank defence.

Kenny Dick orchestrated the midfield for Queens, his intelligent distribution creating numerous opportunities for the powerful McChesney and Lex Law. This dominance forced Clydebank's defence, particularly Ernie Collumbine, Eddie Moore, and Tommy McGhee, to work tirelessly to stay in the game.

Disappointingly, Clydebank's attack lacked the fire and drive displayed in the previous encounter. They struggled to link up effectively and were hesitant to pull the trigger even when presented with shooting opportunities.

Even Tony Moy, the two-goal hero from Wednesday's replay, was off his game. His attempt from the penalty spot in the 11th minute was woefully mishit, slamming against the bar due to his rushed approach.

There were moments of fight from some Clydebank forwards, particularly Arthur Paterson who shifted to centre forward after the substitution of Eddie Jenkins for Ayrton Inacio at halftime. However, it wasn't enough. Two brilliant saves by goalkeeper Allan Ball, surely catching the eye of Celtic's watching Jock Stein, and a missed chance by Paterson himself sealed Clydebank's fate.

Their cup run may be over, but the spirited performances throughout this saga will surely be remembered by the Clydebank faithful.



Squad Statistics (as at January 18th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 18 - 9 - 27 -
Ernie Collumbine 18 - 9 - 67 -
Stan King 1918 - 271
Davie Mitchell 20 - 9 - 573
Malcolm Henderson 6 - 3 - 9 -
John Baxter 18391274
Tommy McGhee 1718 - 766
Tony Moy 2015858560
Eddie Moore 16583248
Arthur Paterson 5361114
Ayrton Inacio 2 - 1 - 3 -
Eddie Jenkins (sub) 10 - 5 - 661







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
None.

League Table (as at January 18th, 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