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


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.



Squad Statistics (as at February 3rd, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Dick Madden (GK) 21 - 9 - 30 -
Davie Mitchell 23 - 9 - 603
Frank McAleer 1716 - 241
Malcolm Henderson 9 - 3 - 12 -
Stan King 2218 - 301
John Baxter 21391304
Tommy McGhee 2018 - 786
Arthur Paterson 7361134
Jim Devlin 1 - 0 - 1 -
Eddie Moore 197832710
Tony Moy 2315858556
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