4 - 0
League (Division 2)
Eddie Hunter (32)
Malcolm McKay (65)
Eddie Hunter (73)
Millar Hay (77)
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
|12 Peter Buchanan||
Pat Henderson 12
|Peter Buchanan -> Malcolm McKay (74)||
Pat Henderson for Frank McAleer (67)
RD Henderson (Referee)
Football feast on ice should be the headline for this game as conditions were more suited to skating than football.
The Clydebank side was shifted about a bit. Eddie Moore was on the right half and Devlin played at centre forward in place of Moore.
In the opening stages things looked promising for Clydebank, despite the snow on top of a tricky surface. Clydebank were giving as good as they got, as a shot from Moy went over the bar after ten minutes.
However, Queens, as the scoreline suggests were clear winners but it took them quite a long time to confirm their superiority.
They began to dominate play with Emery making swift, incisive bursts down the right wing, laying on chance after chance for his team mates, who kept making a hash of their shots.
Eventually, In the 32nd minute, Queens Park went into the lead. MacKay got the ball on the left wing and sent it into the middle through Madden's legs. Hunter, centre forward, slammed the ball home from three yards.
After this Clydebank were badly shaken.
In the 65th minute Queens Park added their second goal when Mackay scored a brilliant diving header from a Hay free kick and the game was all but over.
After this Clydebank brought on Pat Henderson in place of McAleer, but this did not do much good.
Moore got booked for retaliation; he was coming clear of the Clydebank defence when the chap shadowing him ran up and tried to tackle from behind. Moore back heeled the chap.
The third goal came in the 73rd minute. After a goalmouth scramble Hunter shoved the ball over the line and into the net. Right after this MacKay was taken off and Buchanan was put on in his place. Buchanan was later booked for having a go at Madden.
Clydebank were now playing very badly but Paterson was playing his best game ever.
Four minutes after the third goal inside right Hay scored number four from 18 yards out. The shot hit the inside of the post and rebounded into the back of the net, leaving Madden looking kind of flat footed.
Clydebank's only decent second half shot came from McGhee but the keeper managed to put it past the post for a corner.
Arthur Paterson, though, had a very good game, his passing was excellent and he proved to be the best of the forwards. When the others seemed to have given up he was still pushing on.
News from the Pavilion
Frank McAleer is back on the injured list after suffering a recurrence of his knee injury in the Queens Park game.
Eddie Moore who played at wing half is another injury victim along with Tommy McGhee.
That's around seven players on the injured list and the Steedman's are rather perturbed at the run of bad luck this season injury wise. They have still not been able to field the team they would like. However, Eddie Rutherford and Jim Fleming should make their comebacks against Arbroath.
Douglas Hay made a promising debut for Scotland's youth team at full back in their 5-0 win over England at Walsall. Alan Munro was on the bench but was an unused sub.
|1967-68||All Time||All Time|
|Dick Madden (GK)||23||21||-||9||-||21||-||9||-||30||-|
|Pat Henderson (sub)||28||4||-||0||-||4||-||0||-||4||-|
|League results since Clydebank FC's last match|
|3rd February 1968|
|East Stirlingshire||0-0||Brechin City|
|Forfar Ath||2-1||Albion Rovers|
|Queen of South||3-5||Cowdenbeath|
|St Mirren||6-1||Alloa Athletic|
|6.||Queen of South||24||12||3||9||+13||27|