Stranraer 3 - 1 Queen's Park

Wednesday 9th May 2012
S Winter (17, 68)
C Malcolm (22)
A Quinn (48)

Winter leaves Queens Park cold

Sean Winter scored a brace as Stranraer beat Queens Park 3-1 in the first-leg of their play-off semi-final.

The hosts took the lead after 17 minutes, Winter with a neat finish from the edge of the penalty area after good work by Craig Malcolm.

And Malcolm doubled the advantage five minutes later with a low drive from 18 yards. The visitors were visibly shocked by the quickfire double and struggled to regain their momentum.

Anthony Quinn had their best chance to pull a goal back just before the interval but failed to direct his header inside the penalty area.

The away side reduced the deficit three minutes after the restart, Quinn this time managing to guide his header past David Mitchell from Ian Watt's cross.

But Winter restored the two-goal cushion with his second and the Blues' third with a smart volley inside the area in the 68th minute.

OfficialBobby Madden
Attendance481
VenueStair Park
Kick Off
Stranraer 0 - 0 Queen's Park
0:29
Foul on Paul Gallacher
0:34
Free Kick taken by James Brough
0:54
Shot taken by Anthony Quinn using his left foot
1:04
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
2:25
Foul on Jamie Longworth
2:34
Free Kick taken by James Brough
5:35
Shot taken by Ian Watt with his right foot
5:53
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
6:11
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
6:31
Clearance by Anthony Quinn
7:53
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
7:59
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
9:23
Foul on Ryan Borris
9:39
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
10:56
Foul on Stephen Stirling
11:06
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown
11:19
Foul on Paul Gallacher
11:23
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
13:22
Foul on Scott Taggart
13:29
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken from the right wing
14:24
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
14:42
Clearance by Paul Gallacher
14:54
Cross from Christopher Aitken
15:02
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
16:13
Shot taken by Sean Winter with his right foot from the right penalty area
16:13
Stranraer 1 - 0 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Sean Winter with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
17:37
Cross from Sean Winter
17:39
Shot taken by Martin Grehan with his right foot from the left penalty area
17:48
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
18:57
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
19:38
Foul on Paul Gallacher
19:51
BOOKING: Scott Taggart of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
19:55
Free Kick taken by Ian Watt from the right wing
20:25
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
20:25
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
21:52
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm using his left foot from the left penalty area
21:52
Stranraer 2 - 0 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Craig Malcolm using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
23:34
Foul on David Mitchell
23:46
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
24:06
Foul on Ian Watt
24:12
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
24:17
Shot taken by Richard Little with his right foot
24:50
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
27:23
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
27:55
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
28:20
Clearance by Jamie Longworth
28:41
Foul on Jamie Longworth
28:57
BOOKING: Ryan Borris of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
29:06
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
31:23
Offside flag raised against Martin Grehan
31:24
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
32:02
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
34:49
Foul on Daryll Meggatt
34:53
Free Kick taken by Sean Burns from the left wing
35:13
Cross from Sean Burns
35:14
Save made by David Mitchell
37:19
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline
37:48
Clearance by Paul Gallacher
38:24
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
38:49
Clearance by Jamie Longworth
40:13
Corner taken by Sean Burns using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
40:48
Shot taken by Anthony Quinn from the left penalty area
41:00
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
42:00
Corner taken by Ian Watt with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
42:15
Save made by David Mitchell
42:52
Corner taken by Ian Watt with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
45:00+0:40
Foul on Christopher Aitken
45:00+0:56
BOOKING: Paul McGinn of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:00+1:01
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken from the left wing
45:00+1:24
Shot taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left wing
45:00+1:28
Save made by Neil Parry
Half Time
Stranraer 2 - 0 Queen's Park
45:01
Substitution for Stranraer: Grant Gallagher on for Ryan Borris
45:01
Substitution for Queen's Park: Owen Ronald on for Sean Burns
Second Half Started
Stranraer 2 - 0 Queen's Park
45:49
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
46:59
Corner taken by Ian Watt with his right foot from the left byline
47:18
Shot taken by Anthony Quinn from the left six yard line
47:18
Stranraer 2 - 1 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Anthony Quinn from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
49:47
Offside flag raised against Sean Winter
49:48
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
50:56
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
52:05
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
52:12
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
53:07
Foul on Sean Winter
53:23
Free Kick taken by Scott Taggart
53:53
Foul on Craig Malcolm
53:56
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
54:04
Shot taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot
54:16
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
54:32
Clearance by Anthony Quinn
54:41
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
56:19
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth using his left foot
56:27
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
61:10
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the left penalty area
61:14
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
62:18
Save made by Neil Parry
62:22
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
62:26
Foul on James Brough
62:30
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
63:33
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
64:02
Clearance by Daryll Meggatt
64:05
Shot taken by Grant Gallagher using his left foot
64:19
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
67:38
Shot taken by Sean Winter with his right foot from the right penalty area
67:38
Stranraer 3 - 1 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Sean Winter with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
68:49
Foul on Jamie Longworth
68:55
Free Kick taken by Richard Little from the right wing
69:05
Substitution for Stranraer: Michael Moore on for Martin Grehan
70:46
Foul on Sean Winter
70:49
Free Kick taken by Scott Taggart
72:58
Foul on James Brough
73:02
Free Kick taken by Giuseppe Capuano
73:46
Foul on Christopher Aitken
73:52
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
74:16
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
74:30
Substitution for Queen's Park: Craig Smith on for Ian Watt
75:04
Shot taken by Michael Moore from the centre penalty area
75:11
Save made by Neil Parry
75:15
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
75:34
Shot taken by Frank McKeown from the centre penalty area
75:43
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
76:30
BOOKING: Sean Winter of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
81:11
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
81:28
Foul on James Brough
81:32
Free Kick taken by James Brough
82:31
Foul on James Brough
82:33
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
83:20
Foul on Daryll Meggatt
83:25
Free Kick taken by Daryll Meggatt from the left wing
86:06
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
87:05
Corner taken by Paul Gallacher with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
87:13
Substitution for Queen's Park: Michael Daly on for Owen Ronald
87:58
Clearance by Christopher Aitken
88:00
BOOKING: James Brough of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:46
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
90:00+0:14
Foul on Michael Moore
90:00+0:18
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
90:00+0:44
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
90:00+0:52
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
90:00+1:36
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
90:00+2:37
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+2:52
Clearance by Craig Smith
90:00+3:00
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
90:00+3:23
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
Full Time
Stranraer 3 - 1 Queen's Park
Result
Stranraer 3 - 1 Queen's Park

Stranraer

vs

Queen's Park

3
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
13
Shots
6
6
On Target
1
7
Off Target
5
2
Crosses
1
14
Corners
5
29
Throw Ins
27
2
Saves
3
1
Clearances
8
12
Goal Kicks
10
10
Free Kicks
16
3
Offside
0
3
Yellow Cards
2

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Mitchell
02.Scott Taggart (20+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.David MacGregor
05.Frank McKeown
03.Steven Noble
06.Christopher Aitken
07.Sean Winter (77+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Stephen Stirling
16.Ryan Borris (29+0: Unsporting behaviour) 45+0' Tactical
09.Craig Malcolm
10.Martin Grehan 70+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Ryan Marshall
11.Grant Gallagher 45+0' Tactical
15.Zakaria Belkouche
12.Michael Moore 70+0' Tactical
14.Stuart McColm

Queen's Park

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Neil Parry
02.James Brough (88+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Richard Little
04.Daryll Meggatt
05.Giuseppe Capuano
06.Paul Gallacher
07.Paul McGinn (45+1: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Anthony Quinn
09.Ian Watt 75+0' Tactical
10.Jamie Longworth
11.Sean Burns 45+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Peter Bradley
13.Adam Strain
14.Owen Ronald 45+0' Tactical 88+0' Injury
15.Michael Daly 88+0' Injury
16.Craig Smith 75+0' Tactical

Trio back to boost Blues

Stranraer welcome back Frank McKeown, Ryan Borris and Stephen Stirling as they host Queens Park in the first leg of the Scottish Second Division play-off semi-finals.

The trio's timely return means that Blues manager Keith Knox has a full squad to pick from as the two Third Division sides face off at Stair Park.

Stranraer may have lost their last five league games but Knox is paying scant regard to the poor run, saying: "We rested some players with the play-offs in mind so that statistic is fairly meaningless now.

"There is very little between Queens Park and ourselves and I am sure this tie will not be settled in this first meeting.

"I am hoping that we have a lead to defend going into what we will treat as a cup final at Hampden on Saturday."

Queens Park have injury concerns in midfield.

David Anderson remains out with a hamstring problem and Martin McBride is unavailable due to work commitments.

Neil Parry, James Brough, Ricky Little, Jamie Longworth and Tony Quinn all return to contention after missing out against Elgin on Saturday, with Spiders head coach Gardner Speirs not allowing himself to be fooled by the Blues' poor end to the league season.

Speirs said: "They have lost their last five games but I am sure they have had one eye on the play-offs all along so I am not getting taken in by that.

"We have held the upper hand this season but all the games have been close and I expect this one to be exactly the same."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 36 39 71
2 Arbroath 36 25 63
3 Dumbarton 36 0 58
4 Airdrieonians 36 8 52
5 Stenhousemuir 36 5 51
6 East Fife 36 -2 48
7 Up Forfar Athletic 36 -13 42
8 Down Brechin City 36 -15 41
9 Albion Rovers 36 -23 37
10 Stirling Albion 36 -24 34

Updated 5/05/2012 at 17:10

 

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