Queen's Park 6 - 0 Elgin City

Saturday 14th January 2012
M McBride (35)
J Longworth (53, 67, 71, 78)
C Smith (80)

Longworth bags four

Jamie Longworth scored four as Queen's Park hammered Elgin 6-0 to cement their place in the Scottish Third Division play-off places.

A superb Martin McBride free-kick gave the hosts the lead 10 minutes before half-time.

Longworth scored his first after 53 minutes when his right-footed strike found the top corner and the striker netted his eighth of the season with a header 14 minutes later.

He completed his hat-trick soon after with a crisp effort from the edge of the box.

A powerful drive found its way past Alexander Clark in the away goal with 12 minutes remaining as he added his fourth and Queen's Park's fifth.

Craig Smith's firmly planted header rounded off a profitable afternoon for Gardner Speirs' side who are now in touching distance with Annan Athletic with a game in hand.

OfficialBarry Cook
Attendance344
VenueHampden Park
Kick Off
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Elgin City
1:51
Offside flag raised against Craig Smith
1:53
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark from the right wing
4:49
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
5:24
Clearance by Alexander Clark
6:00
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
8:06
Foul on Stuart Leslie
8:42
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
8:56
BOOKING: James Brough of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
9:36
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
10:13
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth from the centre penalty area
10:35
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
14:33
Cross from David Murray
14:38
Clearance by David Niven
15:52
Foul on Jamie Longworth
16:02
Free Kick taken by Martin McBride from the left wing
16:45
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
17:14
Offside flag raised against Stuart Leslie
17:16
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry from the right wing
19:43
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
20:15
Clearance by James Brough
20:48
Cross from Paul McMullan
20:58
Corner taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
21:17
Save made by Neil Parry
22:31
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
27:07
Shot taken by Martin McBride with his right foot
27:20
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
29:30
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
33:48
Foul on Ian Watt
34:00
Free Kick taken by Martin McBride
34:37
Shot taken by Martin McBride with his right foot
34:37
Queen's Park 1 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Martin McBride with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
37:25
Foul on Jamie Longworth
37:36
Free Kick taken by Martin McBride
39:08
Offside flag raised against Craig Smith
39:09
Free Kick taken by Mark Durnan
42:21
Corner taken by Martin McBride using his left foot from the left byline
42:57
Save made by Alexander Clark
Half Time
Queen's Park 1 - 0 Elgin City
Second Half Started
Queen's Park 1 - 0 Elgin City
45:05
Substitution for Queen's Park: Sean Burns on for David Murray
49:44
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
50:13
Save made by Neil Parry
51:27
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth with his right foot from the left wing
51:44
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
52:14
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth with his right foot from the right penalty area
52:14
Queen's Park 2 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Jamie Longworth with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top right of the goal.
55:38
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
56:12
Clearance by Alexander Clark
57:45
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
58:24
Foul on Stuart Leslie
58:34
Free Kick taken by David Niven
59:36
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
61:35
Substitution for Elgin City: Jason Crooks on for Graeme Beveridge
62:06
Foul on Ian Watt
62:19
Free Kick taken by Paul McGinn
62:57
BOOKING: Ian Watt of Queen's Park given yellow card for persistent infringement
64:25
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
66:52
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth from the right penalty area
66:52
Queen's Park 3 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Jamie Longworth from the right penalty area to the top left of the goal.
70:09
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth with his right foot from the right penalty area
70:09
Queen's Park 4 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Jamie Longworth with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
71:19
Substitution for Elgin City: Ross O'Donoghue on for Paul McMullan
76:16
Substitution for Queen's Park: Owen Ronald on for Ian Watt
77:23
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth with his right foot from the centre penalty area
77:23
Queen's Park 5 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Jamie Longworth with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
79:17
Shot taken by Craig Smith from the left penalty area
79:17
Queen's Park 6 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Craig Smith from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
81:37
Substitution for Queen's Park: Michael Daly on for Jamie Longworth
83:15
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
83:46
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
85:13
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
85:38
Clearance by Paul McGinn
86:24
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the right byline
86:55
Clearance by Alexander Clark
87:10
Substitution for Elgin City: Grant Innes on for Mark Nicolson
88:26
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
89:31
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+0:33
Clearance by Alexander Clark
90:00+0:37
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
90:00+0:47
Clearance by Neil Parry
Full Time
Queen's Park 6 - 0 Elgin City

Queen's Park

vs

Elgin City

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

Queen's Park

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Neil Parry
02.Richard Little
03.James Brough (9+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Daryll Meggatt
05.Martin McBride
06.Paul McGinn
07.David Anderson
08.Jamie Longworth 82+0' Tactical
09.Ian Watt (63+0: Persistent infringement) 77+0' Tactical
10.Craig Smith
11.David Murray 45+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Adam Strain
13.Paul Gallacher
14.Owen Ronald 77+0' Tactical
15.Michael Daly 82+0' Tactical
16.Sean Burns 45+0' Tactical

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alexander Clark
02.David Niven
03.Mark Durnan
04.Jamie Duff
05.Paul McMullan 72+0' Tactical
06.Archie MacPhee
07.Archibald MacPhee
08.Mark Nicolson 88+0' Tactical
09.Daniel Moore
10.Stuart Leslie
11.Craig Gunn

Substitutes

12.Graeme Beveridge 62+0' Tactical
13.Graeme Beveridge
14.John Calder
15.Barry Wilson
16.Ross O'Donoghue 72+0' Tactical
17.Grant Innes 88+0' Tactical
18.Jason Crooks 62+0' Tactical

Striker Smith doubtful for Spiders

Queen's Park striker Craig Smith is a doubt for the Scottish Third Division clash with Elgin.

Smith picked up a groin injury at training on Thursday night and may not be fit enough to feature for the hosts.

Meanwhile, long-term injury victims Tony Quinn, Michael O'Hara, Giuseppe Capuano and Steven Baillie miss out again as they have not had enough match practice following their return to fitness.

The Spiders` head coach Gardner Speirs has warned his men that Elgin will be out for revenge after the Hampden side knocked them out of the Scottish Cup.

Speirs said: "Elgin will be keen to make up for that one and move above us in the table. They have dangerous strikers and they have added a couple of new players this week so we need to be at our best to win."

Elgin will include new signings Mark Durnan and Paul McMullan in their matchday squad on Saturday.

The Borough Briggs men welcome back goalkeeper Zander Clark after suspension, but they will be missing Paul Kaczan and Steven Edwards through knocks while midfielder Blair Lawrie is unavailable due to work commitments.

Manager Ross Jack said: "We started really badly in the Scottish Cup replay and gave ourselves a mountain to climb after going two goals down.

"We got our promotion push going again last week with a win over East Stirling and intend to keep it going with a win at Hampden that would make some amends for our November defeat."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Alloa Athletic 19 9 39
2 Down Stranraer 20 23 38
3 Annan Athletic 19 7 34
4 Queen's Park 18 11 31
5 Up Berwick Rangers 19 3 25
6 Down Elgin City 17 -1 25
7 Clyde 19 -2 21
8 Montrose 19 -9 21
9 Peterhead 18 -7 16
10 East Stirlingshire 20 -34 9

Updated 14/01/2012 at 16:59

 

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