Queen's Park 0 - 2 Stranraer

Saturday 12th May 2012
C Malcolm (12)
M Grehan (20)

Stranraer in final

Stranraer brushed aside Queens Park 2-0 in the second leg of their Second Division play-off semi-final to claim a 5-1 aggregate victory and set up a final showdown with Albion.

Leading 3-1 from Wednesday night's home first leg, Stranraer, who finished one place below the Spiders in the Third Division table, wrapped matters up thanks to first-half goals from Craig Malcolm and Martin Grehan.

Malcolm pretty much made the tie safe for the visitors in the 12th minute, converting from close range after Chris Aitken's corner had been headed goalwards by Frank McKeown.

And the tie was over just eight minutes later as Grehan's left-footed shot beat goalkeeper Neil Parry and found the bottom corner from 20 yards.

Parry denied Grehan from a similar distance shortly after the interval while David Mitchell kept out Anthony Quinn's header at the other end.

Stephen Stirling then tested Parry as the game entered the closing stages before Mitchell was called upon to keep out Quinn once again.

OfficialDavid Somers
Attendance1,188
VenueHampden Park
Kick Off
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Stranraer
0:48
Foul on Scott Taggart
0:52
Free Kick taken by Sean Winter from the left wing
1:08
Cross from Sean Winter
1:10
Save made by Neil Parry
2:36
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
2:56
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
3:58
Foul on Richard Little
4:01
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
7:46
Foul on Steven Noble
7:53
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken from the left wing
9:12
Foul on Stephen Stirling
9:17
Free Kick taken by Scott Taggart
11:02
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
11:24
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the left six yard line
11:24
Queen's Park 0 - 1 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the left six yard line to the top right of the goal.
12:29
Corner taken by Ian Watt with his right foot from the left byline
15:14
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth with his right foot
15:39
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
17:28
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
17:29
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
18:30
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
18:46
Save made by Neil Parry
18:56
BOOKING: David MacGregor of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
19:12
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
19:34
Shot taken by Martin Grehan using his left foot
19:34
Queen's Park 0 - 2 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Martin Grehan using his left foot to the bottom right of the goal.
21:40
Foul on David Anderson
21:44
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
21:55
Offside flag raised against Martin Grehan
21:56
Free Kick taken by James Brough
22:26
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
22:57
Foul on Martin McBride
23:03
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
23:41
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
23:44
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
25:02
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
26:43
Corner taken by Ian Watt with his right foot from the right byline
27:06
Shot taken by Richard Little from the centre penalty area
27:12
Save made by David Mitchell
28:44
BOOKING: Martin Grehan of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
29:00
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
29:46
Foul on Christopher Aitken
29:51
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
30:57
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot
31:18
Save made by Neil Parry
31:55
Foul on Grant Gallagher
32:12
BOOKING: Richard Little of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
32:23
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
33:04
Offside flag raised against Steven Noble
33:09
Free Kick taken by Martin McBride
34:03
Foul on Martin Grehan
34:09
BOOKING: David Anderson of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
34:21
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
36:43
Foul on David Murray
36:49
Free Kick taken by Peter Bradley from the left wing
37:34
Foul on Craig Malcolm
37:41
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
38:09
Shot taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot
38:16
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
39:34
Offside flag raised against Craig Smith
39:35
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
40:03
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
40:26
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
40:56
Foul on Paul McGinn
41:03
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
42:54
Foul on Martin Grehan
43:00
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
43:31
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
43:42
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
45:00+0:19
Foul on David Anderson
45:00+0:24
Free Kick taken by David Anderson
45:00+1:48
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
Half Time
Queen's Park 0 - 2 Stranraer
45:01
Substitution for Queen's Park: Daryll Meggatt on for David Murray
Second Half Started
Queen's Park 0 - 2 Stranraer
45:38
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
46:55
Shot taken by Martin Grehan with his right foot
46:57
Save made by Neil Parry
46:59
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
50:14
Foul on Martin Grehan
50:17
BOOKING: James Brough of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
50:24
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
50:52
Foul on Martin McBride
50:59
Free Kick taken by Daryll Meggatt
51:29
Offside flag raised against Grant Gallagher
51:31
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
56:45
Substitution for Stranraer: John Kane on for Sean Winter
57:10
Shot taken by David Anderson with his right foot
57:18
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
58:50
Foul on Stephen Stirling
58:56
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
60:34
Corner taken by Ian Watt with his right foot from the right byline
60:48
Clearance by Grant Gallagher
63:05
Shot taken by Anthony Quinn from the centre penalty area
63:15
Save made by David Mitchell
64:22
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth with his right foot from the centre penalty area
64:29
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
65:37
Offside flag raised against Anthony Quinn
65:38
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
65:52
Substitution for Stranraer: Michael Moore on for Martin Grehan
67:06
Foul on Steven Noble
67:12
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
67:35
Foul on James Brough
67:39
Free Kick taken by James Brough
69:13
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
70:01
Corner taken by Ian Watt with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
70:21
Clearance by Scott Taggart
70:31
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the right byline
70:51
Clearance by Michael Moore
71:04
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the right byline
73:07
Shot taken by Richard Little with his right foot
74:52
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the centre penalty area
74:58
Save made by Neil Parry
75:14
Substitution for Stranraer: Stuart McColm on for Craig Malcolm
76:22
Substitution for Queen's Park: Paul Gallacher on for David Anderson
76:38
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
79:12
Foul on Jamie Longworth
79:16
Free Kick taken by Daryll Meggatt
81:10
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
85:46
Shot taken by Anthony Quinn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
85:54
Save made by David Mitchell
85:54
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the right byline
85:58
Shot taken by Anthony Quinn from the centre penalty area
87:27
Shot taken by Anthony Quinn with his right foot
87:37
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
90:00+0:07
Foul on Michael Moore
90:00+0:11
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
90:00+0:48
Foul on Stuart McColm
90:00+0:56
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
90:00+1:19
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left penalty area
90:00+1:33
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
Full Time
Queen's Park 0 - 2 Stranraer

Queen's Park

vs

Stranraer

0
Goals
2
0
Assists
2
9
Shots
9
3
On Target
5
6
Off Target
4
0
Crosses
1
8
Corners
7
21
Throw Ins
19
5
Saves
3
0
Clearances
3
5
Goal Kicks
7
16
Free Kicks
15
2
Offside
5
3
Yellow Cards
2

Queen's Park

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Neil Parry
02.Richard Little (33+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.James Brough (51+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Peter Bradley
05.Martin McBride
06.Paul McGinn
07.David Anderson (35+0: Unsporting behaviour) 77+0' Tactical
08.Ian Watt
09.Craig Smith
10.Jamie Longworth
11.David Murray 45+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Adam Strain
13.Daryll Meggatt 45+0' Tactical
14.Paul Gallacher 77+0' Tactical
15.Anthony Quinn
16.Owen Ronald

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Mitchell
02.Scott Taggart
04.David MacGregor (19+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Frank McKeown
11.Grant Gallagher
03.Steven Noble
06.Christopher Aitken
07.Sean Winter 57+0' Injury
08.Stephen Stirling
09.Craig Malcolm 76+0' Tactical
10.Martin Grehan (29+0: Unsporting behaviour) 66+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Ryan Marshall
15.Zakaria Belkouche
16.John Kane 57+0' Injury
12.Michael Moore 66+0' Tactical
14.Stuart McColm 76+0' Tactical

McBride to put shift in with Spiders

Queens Park midfielder Martin McBride returns to face Stranraer after work commitments kept him out of the Scottish Second Division play-off semi-final first leg.

David Anderson, however, remains out of contention for the second leg due to a hamstring problem.

The Spiders were fortunate to come away from Stair Park only two goals behind following a 3-1 defeat, leaving head coach Gardner Speirs to say: "Stranraer were excellent the other night and gave us a real run-around especially in the first half.

"This tie could have been beyond us but now we are looking to make the most of the reprieve we have been given.

"We can play a lot better and we have to play a lot better but we now we can score goals at Hampden so we will go out and be positive."

Midfielder Ryan Borris provides Stranraer's only fitness concern.

The 28-year-old picked up a hamstring injury in Wednesday night's victory.

Blues assistant manager Stevie Aitken said: "We would have taken a two-goal lead before the game but we played so well that we actually missed enough chances to kill the tie off.

"Whilst we didn't do that we have given ourselves a platform to make the final but we realise that it will not be easy.

"Queens Park have good goalscorers so we have to be wary.

"There is no point in looking to see things out as we have not played like that all season and doing so would cause more problems than it would solve."

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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