Several disorderly scenes were witnessed at Clydebank yesterday afternoon during the third replay of the Scottish Junior first round tie between Clydebank Juniors and Yoker.
During the first half of the game it was early apparent that feeling was running high between certain of the players. The interval was almost due before any real disturbance occurred.
Chalmers, the Clydebank custodian, then had dispute with one of the opposing forwards, and Kelly, the Yoker inside right, interfered in the matter, and was sent to the pavilion after a fistical bout with Chalmers.
A section of the 3200 crowd then invaded the field, and attempted to strike the referee (Mr Kennedy, Bellshill), and so ugly was the affair that the official stoppes the game and retired to the pavilion until the field was cleared.
A small party of Yoker supporters, however, appeared to consider that Chalmers should have been ordered to leave the field with Kelly, and subjected the custodian to a severe barracking during the second half.
After Robertson had given Clydebank the lead, and Muir had equalised for Yoker, the spectators again invaded the field and attacked the referee in a determined fashion. He had to race the full length of the field to escape his assailants, and players and club officials ultimately had to surround him and ward off the blows made at him. The field was again cleared, and game proceeded once more, but the referee refused to allow extra time to be played and closed the game when the ninety minutes had expired.
The crowd left the ground quite quiet's after the referee's decision that no time would be played. He was escorted to the station.
The disturbance Clydebank on Saturday last was fully investigated, and was decided to fine Yoker Athletic £30, Clydebank Juniors £20, while Kelly, of Yoker Athletic, who was ordered off, was sus pended till December 1, and Biggins (Yoker) and Chalmers (Clydebank Juniors) were severely censured.