Queen's Park 4
Clydebank 0
League (Division 2)


Queen's Park 

4 - 0

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, February 3rd, 1968
Hampden Park. Att. 1,263
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Eddie Hunter (32)
Malcolm McKay (65)
Eddie Hunter (73)
Millar Hay (77)
None.

Team Managers
Match Committee Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Gordon Wilson
2 Tommy Barr
3 Bernard Quinn
4 Niall Hopper
5 Bill Neil
6 John McLaughlin
7 Colin Emery
8 Millar Hay
9 Eddie Hunter
10 Ian Campbell
11 Malcolm MacKay
Dick Madden 1
Malcolm Henderson 2
Davie Mitchell 3
Eddie Moore 4
Frank McAleer 5
Tommy McGhee 6
Arthur Paterson 7
Stan King 8
Jim Devlin 9
Tony Moy 10
John Baxter 11

Bench
12 Peter Buchanan Pat Henderson 12

Substitutions
Peter Buchanan -> Malcolm McKay (74) Pat Henderson for Frank McAleer (67)

Cautions
Peter Buchanan Eddie Moore

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

RD Henderson (Referee)
HM Orr & J Proctor (Assistants)



Match Report


A blizzard transformed Clydebank's home clash with Queens Park into a skating rink, making fluid football an impossible dream. Despite a promising start, the Bankies were ultimately outplayed and succumbed to a 4-0 defeat.

Clydebank manager Jack Steedman was forced to shuffle his pack, with Eddie Moore filling in at right-half and Devlin replacing Moore upfront. The makeshift line-up showed early promise, with Tony Moy firing a shot over the bar in the opening ten minutes.

However, Queens Park gradually asserted their dominance. Their right-winger, Emery, was a constant thorn in the side of the Clydebank defence, creating numerous opportunities that his teammates spurned.

The deadlock was finally broken on the half-hour mark. A loose ball on the left found MacKay, whose cross somehow squirmed through goalkeeper Madden's legs. The unmarked Hunter gleefully slammed the ball home from close range, leaving Clydebank shellshocked.

The second half mirrored the first, with Queens Park dictating play. A well-taken free kick from Hay in the 65th minute found the head of Mackay, who produced a stunning diving header to send the ball beyond Madden's despairing reach.

With the game effectively over, Steedman brought on Pat Henderson for McAleer in a desperate attempt to change the tide, but it proved futile. Moore, frustrated by a rash tackle from behind, retaliated and earned a yellow card, summing up a frustrating afternoon for the Bankies.

Queens Park added a third in the 73rd minute when a goalmouth scramble resulted in Hunter bundling the ball over the line. Shortly after, Buchanan replaced the impressive MacKay, but not before picking up a booking for a verbal altercation with Madden.

Clydebank's performance nosedived after the third goal, with only Arthur Paterson showing any real fight. His excellent passing and tireless work ethic stood out amidst a dispirited display.

Queens Park further extended their lead in the 77th minute with a fortunate deflection. A shot from Hay took a wicked bounce, leaving the Bankies goalkeeper helpless as the ball squirmed into the net. This marked the fourth and final goal of the match.

Clydebank's only other decent chance of the second half fell to McGhee, but his effort was well saved.

Despite the scoreline, Paterson's performance offered a glimmer of hope for the dejected Clydebank fans. His determination and composure were a welcome sight on an otherwise forgettable afternoon.

News from the Pavilion:

- Frank McAleer's injury woes continue after a recurrence of his knee problem in the Queens Park game.
- Eddie Moore and Tommy McGhee join the growing list of injured players.
- With seven players side-lined, the Steedman management team is frustrated by the season's injury crisis. They are yet to field their preferred starting eleven.
- However, there is good news on the horizon with Eddie Rutherford and Jim Fleming expected to return for the match against Arbroath.
- Youngster Douglas Hay impressed on his debut for Scotland's youth team, playing at full back in their 5-0 win over England. Alan Munro was an unused substitute.

Match report written by Adapted by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at February 3rd, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 21 - 9 - 30 -
Malcolm Henderson 9 - 3 - 12 -
Davie Mitchell 23 - 9 - 603
Frank McAleer 1716 - 241
Stan King 2218 - 301
Tommy McGhee 2018 - 796
John Baxter 21391304
Eddie Moore 197832710
Arthur Paterson 7361134
Jim Devlin 1 - 0 - 1 -
Tony Moy 2315858860
Pat Henderson (sub) 4 - 0 - 4 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
3rd February 1968
East Fife2-1Stranraer
East Stirlingshire0-0Brechin City
Forfar Ath2-1Albion Rovers
Hamilton Accies1-0Arbroath
Montrose3-0Berwick Rangers
Queen of South3-5Cowdenbeath
Queen's Park4-0Clydebank
St Mirren6-1Alloa Athletic
Stenhousemuir1-5Ayr Utd

League Table (as at February 3rd, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 24 19 4 1 +50 42
2. Arbroath 23 15 3 5 +34 33
3. East Fife 24 14 5 5 +13 33
4. Queen's Park 23 11 6 6 +15 28
5. Ayr Utd 21 12 3 6 +19 27
6. Queen of South 24 12 3 9 +13 27
7. Hamilton Accies 26 11 5 10 0 27
8. Cowdenbeath 25 9 7 9 +4 25
9. Clydebank 23 10 4 9 +3 24
10. Dumbarton 24 9 6 9 -4 24
11. Montrose 24 8 7 9 -1 23
12. Albion Rovers 23 8 6 9 +5 22
13. Forfar Ath 22 7 6 9 -9 20
14. Alloa Athletic 23 7 5 11 -22 19
15. Berwick Rangers 21 8 1 12 -16 17
16. East Stirlingshire 22 5 6 11 -6 16
17. Brechin City 22 4 7 11 -20 15
18. Stranraer 23 3 3 17 -32 9
19. Stenhousemuir 23 3 3 17 -46 9