Clydebank 2
Queen of South 4
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
2 - 4
 Queen of South

League (Division 2)
Wednesday, March 20th, 1968
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 577
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Jim Fleming (75)
Jim Fleming (87)
Kenny Dick (15)
Iain McChesney (19)
Peter Mitchell (65)
Kenny Dick(73)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Maurice Dunne
2 Malcolm Henderson
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Ernie Collumbine
5 Dennis Ruddy
6 Dougie Hay
7 Eddie Rutherford
8 Stan King
9 Eddie Moore
10 Tony Moy
11 Jimmy Caskie
Allan Ball 1
Colin Baillie 2
Jim Kerr 3
Newman 4
George Siddle 5
Billy Collings 6
Carroll 7
Mike Jackson 8
Kenny Dick 9
Iain McChesney 10
Peter Mitchell 11

Bench
12 Jim Fleming
None.

Substitutions
Jim Fleming for Eddie Moore (45)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W Elliott (Referee)




Match Report


This was absolutely cruel to watch! Bankies produced what must surely be their worst form all season and the 500 or so fans who turned out were not long in expressing their dissent.

It was a case of miss after miss for the first quarter of an hour, even although the Queens defence looked somewhat shaky.

Bankies supplied the pressure right from the start and Moore should have put them ahead in five minutes but he shot weakly into keeper Ball's hands.

Dick put the visitors ahead in 15 minutes with a shot from the right while Ruddy stood by meekly and let him.

This was the start of the big slide, as the homesters scrimped and scraped about. It was a game of slipshod passing, poor finishing and bad shooting when they did manage to get near the visitors goal.

McChesney put Queens two up in 19 minutes in a carbon copy of his sides first goal. The home defence just stood like dummies.

Eddie Moore missed another notable chance in 33 minutes when his shot went bye from close range. Soon afterwards Eddie took a bad knock on the foot in the Queen's penalty box and did not re-appear after the interval. He was replaced by reserve centre Jim Fleming.

After all out effort by Queen's in the first half one expected a slackening from them which would at least have given the Bankies a chance.

But Queen's did the reverse and went all out to increase their two goal advantage . It did not take them long either. They took full advantage of the fact the Bankies defence seemed to be having an "open day" and so added another two goals to their list.

Left winger Mitchell crashed home a rebound after keeper a rebound off keeper Dunne in 65 minutes to strengthen his team's position and it was followed by Dick's second eight minutes later.

The crowd were really giving Clydebank the bird and many of their number left for home.

Surprise, surprise! The homesters seemed to respond the barracking and 15 minutes from the end they actually began to fight back. Nut they had lest it just a little too late.

Jim Fleming, roving on the right picked up a Tony Moy pass and to everyone's astonishment, crashed it home off the post from about 30 yards, with keeper Allan Ball absolutely nowhere.

The whole team seemed to buck up and Queen's goalmouth was suddenly under siege. Fleming notched up another goal when he scored with a snapshot on receipt of a Tony Moy "scraped" pass.

They bombarded the Queen's goal one minute later and were unlucky not to get, at least, one more goal.



Squad Statistics (as at March 20th, 1968)


1967-68 All Time
League Cups All
Maurice Dunne (GK) 1 - 0 - 1 -
Stan King 2938 - 373
Davie Mitchell 30 - 9 - 673
Dennis Ruddy 2 - 0 - 2 -
Malcolm Henderson 16 - 3 - 19 -
Ernie Collumbine 24 - 9 - 73 -
Dougie Hay 810 - 81
Tony Moy 2917859462
Eddie Rutherford 10 - 1 - 11 -
Eddie Moore 267833410
Jimmy Caskie 610 - 61
Jim Fleming (sub) 20752259







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
20th March 1968
Clydebank2-4Queen of South
Queen's Park2-1Arbroath

League Table (as at March 20th, 1968)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. St Mirren 28 23 4 1 +59 50
2. Arbroath 27 17 4 6 +38 38
3. Queen's Park 29 15 7 7 +20 37
4. East Fife 27 15 5 7 +10 35
5. Ayr Utd 25 14 4 7 +20 32
6. Queen of South 29 14 4 11 +14 32
7. Hamilton Accies 30 12 6 12 -2 30
8. Clydebank 30 12 6 12 -4 30
9. Forfar Ath 26 11 6 9 -2 28
10. Dumbarton 28 10 8 10 -5 28
11. Albion Rovers 28 10 7 11 +2 27
12. Montrose 29 10 7 12 0 27
13. Cowdenbeath 29 10 7 12 -1 27
14. Alloa Athletic 28 9 5 14 -22 23
15. Brechin City 28 6 10 12 -19 22
16. East Stirlingshire 27 6 8 13 -7 20
17. Berwick Rangers 26 9 2 15 -16 20
18. Stenhousemuir 28 4 5 19 -48 13
19. Stranraer 28 4 3 21 -37 11