Peterhead 3 - 1 Queen's Park

Saturday 11th May 2013
D Cox (4, 10)
R McAllister (64)
L Shankland (87)

David Cox scored twice as Peterhead eased into the final of the Second Division play-offs with a 3-1 victory against Queens Park - 4-1 on aggregate.

Cox opened the scoring in the fourth minute when he neatly converted Rory McAllister's pull-back from the right.

The same pair combined for Peterhead's second shortly afterwards, only this time McAllister crossed from the left with Cox driving the ball into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

The home side added a third just after the hour when David Anderson brought down Graeme Sharp and Cox's free-kick was nodded home by McAllister.

Peterhead were reduced to 10 men when Ryan Strachan was shown a straight red card for violent conduct, and although Lawrence Shankland pulled a goal back for Queens Park with a well-taken volley, they comfortably held on to progress.

OfficialPaul Robertson
Attendance954
VenueBalmoor Stadium
Kick Off
Peterhead 0 - 0 Queen's Park
0:31
Offside flag raised against Anthony Quinn
0:33
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
1:07
Foul on Rory McAllister
1:19
Free Kick taken by David Cox
1:42
Cross from David Cox
1:48
Save made by Neil Parry
2:17
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot
2:46
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
3:49
Shot taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right six yard line
3:49
Peterhead 1 - 0 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by David Cox with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
5:53
Foul on Bryan Gilfillan
6:42
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
9:04
Shot taken by David Cox with his right foot from the centre penalty area
9:04
Peterhead 2 - 0 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by David Cox with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
16:54
Foul on Bryan Gilfillan
17:04
Free Kick taken by Scott Ross
18:07
Shot taken by Bryan Gilfillan with his right foot
18:22
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
21:04
Foul on Ian Watt
21:15
BOOKING: Dean Cowie of Peterhead given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
21:54
Free Kick taken by Blair Spittal
23:04
Foul on Rory McAllister
23:12
Free Kick taken by Rory McAllister
23:45
Cross from David Cox
24:00
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
27:16
Foul on Rory McAllister
27:19
Free Kick taken by Rory McAllister
27:47
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot
27:56
Save made by Neil Parry
28:34
Foul on Bryan Gilfillan
28:40
BOOKING: Ian Watt of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
29:24
Free Kick taken by David Cox from the left wing
29:40
Cross from David Cox
29:44
Clearance by Lawrence Shankland
29:46
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
30:38
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
30:45
Foul on Anthony Quinn
30:51
Free Kick taken by David Anderson
31:03
Foul on Aidan Connolly
31:06
BOOKING: Andrew Rodgers of Peterhead given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
31:32
Free Kick taken by Andrew Robertson from the left wing
32:26
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the left byline
32:49
Clearance by Anthony Quinn
32:53
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
35:26
Corner taken by Aidan Connolly with his right foot from the right byline
35:56
Clearance by Rory McAllister
39:20
Foul on David Anderson
39:29
Free Kick taken by James Brough
42:03
Shot taken by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot
42:16
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
45:00+0:22
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
45:00+1:02
Clearance by Anthony Quinn
Half Time
Peterhead 2 - 0 Queen's Park
45:01
Substitution for Queen's Park: Anthony McParland on for Giuseppe Capuano
Second Half Started
Peterhead 2 - 0 Queen's Park
49:55
Foul on David Cox
50:03
BOOKING: Anthony Quinn of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
50:30
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
50:58
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
51:26
Clearance by Anthony Quinn
55:19
Foul on James Brough
55:47
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
57:07
Foul on Sean Burns
57:14
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
57:45
Cross from Anthony McParland
57:48
Clearance by James Redman
58:18
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
58:39
Clearance by Anthony Quinn
58:47
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
60:07
Corner taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the right byline
61:23
Foul on David Cox
61:49
Free Kick taken by Scott Ross
62:16
Foul on Graeme Sharp
62:20
BOOKING: David Anderson of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
62:43
Free Kick taken by David Cox from the right wing
63:19
Cross from David Cox
63:23
Shot taken by Rory McAllister from the left penalty area
63:23
Peterhead 3 - 0 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Rory McAllister from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
65:32
Substitution for Peterhead: Ryan Strachan on for Dean Cowie
74:20
Foul on Sean Burns
74:29
Free Kick taken by Blair Spittal
74:35
Substitution for Queen's Park: Jamie Longworth on for Anthony Quinn
79:48
DISMISSAL: Ryan Strachan of Peterhead sent off for violent conduct
80:07
BOOKING: Andrew Robertson of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
83:14
Foul on David Anderson
83:20
Free Kick taken by David Anderson
86:52
Shot taken by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot from the right six yard line
86:52
Peterhead 3 - 1 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot from the right six yard line to the top right of the goal.
88:35
Foul on Jamie Longworth
88:44
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
89:08
Shot taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot
89:15
Clearance by Ross Smith
90:00+0:18
Corner taken by Andrew Robertson using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
90:00+1:19
BOOKING: Rory McAllister of Peterhead given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+1:36
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
Full Time
Peterhead 3 - 1 Queen's Park
Result
Peterhead 3 - 1 Queen's Park

Peterhead

vs

Queen's Park

3
Goals
1
3
Assists
1
6
Shots
3
4
On Target
2
2
Off Target
1
4
Crosses
1
5
Corners
3
15
Throw Ins
5
0
Saves
2
3
Clearances
5
1
Goal Kicks
6
10
Free Kicks
10
0
Offside
1
3
Yellow Cards
4
1
Red Cards
0

Peterhead

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Graeme Smith
04.Scott Ross
05.Ross Smith
10.Bryan Gilfillan
02.Graeme Sharp
03.Steven Noble
06.Dean Cowie (22+0: Unsporting behaviour) 66+0' Tactical
07.David Cox
08.James Redman
09.Rory McAllister (90+2: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Andrew Rodgers (32+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

21.Paul Jarvie
12.Ryan Strachan (80+0: Violent Conduct) 66+0' Tactical
15.Conner McGlinchey
14.Ryan McCann
16.Jake Fitzgerald

Queen's Park

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Neil Parry
03.Andrew Robertson (81+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Paul Gallacher
05.James Brough
06.Giuseppe Capuano 45+0' Tactical
08.David Anderson (63+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Anthony Quinn (51+0: Unsporting behaviour) 75+0' Tactical
11.Aidan Connolly
02.Blair Spittal
07.Ian Watt (29+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Lawrence Shankland

Substitutes

20.Blair Lochhead
12.Michael Keenan
14.Anthony McParland 45+0' Tactical
15.Jamie Longworth 75+0' Tactical
16.Sean Burns

McAllister in fitness battle

Peterhead's top goalscorer Rory McAllister is struggling to be fit for the second leg of his side's Irn-Bru Scottish Second Division play-off semi-final against Queen's Park.

McAllister sustained a leg knock as the Blue Toon won 1-0 at Hampden Park in the first leg.

Andy Rodgers, who came on as a substitute and scored the winning goal, will start if McAllister does not make it, while Dean Cowie is expected to recover from a dead-leg.

Callum MacDonald and Davie Ross, who have both had knee surgery, and Martin Bavidge (hamstring) are out.

Manager Jim McInally said: "This tie is pretty finely poised, but our late goal means that Queen's Park have to attack, which will see an exciting game.

"That is fine with us as we have a strong defence and a pretty decent attack as well."

Queen's Park will be without centre-back Ricky Little due to a broken bone in his foot.

Fellow defender Peter Bradley is struggling to make it due to a hamstring problem as the Spiders look to end a run of nine play-off games without a win.

Queen's Park head north determined to shrug off the first-leg defeat due to an injury-time penalty.

Head coach Gardner Speirs said: "Our plans have not changed that much as we had always viewed this as a 180-minute contest where we had to score to progress.

"We score now we force extra time so not much is getting altered.

"We travelled to Balmoor back in February and won 2-0. It goes without saying a repeat of that would be a very good day's work indeed."

Shots

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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