Queen's Park 0 - 1 Peterhead

Wednesday 8th May 2013
A Rodgers (pen 90+4)

Rodgers wins it at death

Peterhead snatched a 1-0 win in their Second Division play-off semi-final at Queen's Park thanks to Andrew Rodgers' injury-time penalty.

It looked as if they would be denied despite dominating, until Rodgers struck with the last kick of the game from the spot.

The visitors, who finished second 24 points behind champions Rangers, started the strongest and only a double save from Neil Parry kept Queen's Park on level terms.

He denied Rory McAllister on both occasions, first from inside the six-yard box and then from 12 yards.

Both sides found it difficult to create clear-cut chances but it was the Blue Toon who again came closest midway through the second half when Rodgers' lobbed effort skimmed the top of the bar.

Parry made another save, this time denying David Cox, but he could not keep out Rodgers' penalty at the death after he had been fouled by Blair Spittal.

OfficialJohn McKendrick
Attendance651
VenueHampden Park
Kick Off
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Peterhead
0:51
Foul on Bryan Gilfillan
0:59
Free Kick taken by Scott Ross
2:44
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
4:08
Foul on Aidan Connolly
4:12
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
12:10
Offside flag raised against Jamie Longworth
12:12
Free Kick taken by Scott Ross
15:39
Foul on David Anderson
15:49
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
16:12
Shot taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot
16:50
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
20:22
Foul on Michael Keenan
20:29
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
21:05
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot from the right penalty area
21:13
Save made by Neil Parry
21:32
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot from the centre penalty area
21:42
Save made by Neil Parry
23:04
Shot taken by Sean Burns with his right foot
23:10
Save made by Graeme Smith
24:53
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
25:40
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
26:09
Clearance by Michael Keenan
27:13
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
30:57
Foul on Graeme Sharp
31:00
Free Kick taken by Scott Ross
31:52
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth from the centre penalty area
32:07
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
33:36
Foul on Aidan Connolly
33:39
Free Kick taken by Blair Spittal
33:41
BOOKING: Bryan Gilfillan of Peterhead given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
38:11
Corner taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
38:42
Clearance by Andrew Robertson
39:43
Foul on Aidan Connolly
39:48
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland from the right wing
40:32
Shot taken by Blair Spittal using his left foot
40:45
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
42:39
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
43:31
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot
43:43
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
44:09
Shot taken by David Anderson with his right foot
44:30
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
45:00+0:32
Foul on Michael Keenan
45:00+0:37
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland from the right wing
45:00+0:55
Cross from Anthony McParland
45:00+0:58
Clearance by Ross Smith
Half Time
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Peterhead
Second Half Started
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Peterhead
46:23
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
49:58
Cross from Bryan Gilfillan
50:02
Block taken by Andrew Robertson
50:05
Corner taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
50:41
Save made by Neil Parry
51:56
Shot taken by Sean Burns with his right foot
52:02
Save made by Graeme Smith
53:29
Corner taken by Blair Spittal with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
53:50
Clearance by Scott Ross
55:31
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the left byline
55:52
Clearance by Michael Keenan
56:15
Foul on Aidan Connolly
56:20
Free Kick taken by Andrew Robertson
56:35
Foul on Andrew Robertson
56:38
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland from the left wing
57:06
Cross from Anthony McParland
57:09
Clearance by James Redman
60:22
Substitution for Peterhead: Andrew Rodgers on for Rory McAllister
61:56
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
61:59
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan
62:42
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers using his left foot
62:57
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
64:46
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the left byline
65:21
Save made by Neil Parry
71:58
Shot taken by James Redman with his right foot
72:06
Save made by David Anderson
72:30
Substitution for Peterhead: Ryan McCann on for Ryan Strachan
72:58
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
74:57
Substitution for Queen's Park: Anthony Quinn on for Michael Keenan
75:40
Shot taken by David Cox from the left penalty area
75:48
Save made by Neil Parry
77:22
Cross from Blair Spittal
77:26
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
80:49
Substitution for Queen's Park: Lawrence Shankland on for Sean Burns
81:34
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
85:09
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
89:45
Offside flag raised against Ryan McCann
89:46
Free Kick taken by Andrew Robertson
90:00+0:36
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
90:00+1:17
Foul on David Cox
90:00+1:21
Free Kick taken by Steven Noble
90:00+1:57
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
90:00+3:01
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Andrew Rodgers and scored with his right foot to the top left
90:00+3:01
Queen's Park 0 - 1 Peterhead
GOAL scored by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the penalty spot to the top left of the goal.
90:00+3:36
BOOKING: Neil Parry of Queen's Park given yellow card for dissent
Full Time
Queen's Park 0 - 1 Peterhead

Queen's Park

vs

Peterhead

0
Goals
1
6
Shots
6
2
On Target
4
4
Off Target
2
3
Crosses
1
1
Corners
6
12
Throw Ins
7
6
Saves
2
3
Clearances
3
7
Goal Kicks
8
1
Blocks
0
9
Free Kicks
5
1
Offside
1
0
Penalties
1
1
Yellow Cards
1

Queen's Park

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Neil Parry (90+4: Dissent)
02.Blair Spittal
03.Andrew Robertson
04.Paul Gallacher
05.James Brough
06.Anthony McParland
07.Aidan Connolly
08.David Anderson
09.Michael Keenan 75+0' Tactical
10.Jamie Longworth
11.Sean Burns 81+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Blair Lochhead
12.Scott Gibson
14.Giuseppe Capuano
15.Anthony Quinn 75+0' Tactical
16.Lawrence Shankland 81+0' Tactical

Peterhead

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Graeme Smith
02.Graeme Sharp
03.Steven Noble
04.Scott Ross
05.Ross Smith
06.Dean Cowie
07.David Cox
08.James Redman
11.Ryan Strachan 73+0' Tactical
09.Rory McAllister 61+0' Tactical
10.Bryan Gilfillan (34+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

20.Paul Jarvie
15.Conner McGlinchey
16.Jake Fitzgerald
12.Andrew Rodgers 61+0' Tactical
14.Ryan McCann 73+0' Tactical

Spittal back after beating illness

Queen's Park welcome back Blair Spittal to their squad to face Peterhead after illness and he is joined by suspension-free Giuseppe Capuano.

They will be joined by Neil Parry, Andrew Robertson, David Anderson and Jamie Longworth who were rested on Saturday as the Spiders lost 3-0 to the Blue Toon in their final league match of the season.

Head coach Gardner Speirs said: "Peterhead put in a really powerful performance at the weekend and we did not defend as well as we can. Hopefully the players we have available now will allow us to turn those two things around."

The Hampden side have not won in eight play-off ties over the last four years, and Speirs said: "We cannot do anything about that. All we can do is look to beat Peterhead."

Peterhead welcome back top goalscorer Rory McAllister from suspension as they visit Queen's Park just four days after clinching second spot over their hosts with a 3-0 win.

Manager Jim McInally is sweating on the fitness of three players with Stephen Noble (ankle), David Cox (knee) and Andy Rodgers (ankle) all facing fitness tests.

Definitely out for the Blue Toon are Callum MacDonald and Davie Ross after knee surgery and Martin Bavidge who has a hamstring problem.

McInally said: "We have ended the season really strongly with eight wins in a row for the loss of one goal.

"I cannot ask for any better form than that. However, I do not see us winning by a 3-0 scoreline again this time and this tie will need to be settled at Balmoor on Saturday."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 36 69 92
2 Alloa Athletic 36 27 67
3 Brechin City 36 13 61
4 Up Forfar Athletic 36 -7 54
5 Down Arbroath 36 -10 52
6 Stenhousemuir 36 0 49
7 Ayr United 36 -12 41
8 Stranraer 36 -28 37
9 East Fife 36 -15 32
10 Albion Rovers 36 -37 24

Updated 4/05/2013 at 16:57

 

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