Queen's Park 3 - 2 Stranraer

Saturday 25th February 2012
D Murray (33, 62)
O Ronald (81)
C Malcolm (24)
C Aitken (42)

Spiders struggle to success

Queens Park had to come from behind twice to earn themselves a 3-2 victory over Stranraer.

Craig Malcolm gave Stranraer the lead when he smashed the ball past Neil Parry from distance in the 24th minute.

David Murray was able to head in a equaliser for Queens Park from a David Anderson cross, but the Blues regained the lead just before half-time, thanks to a driven effort from Christopher Aitken.

Stanraer's gameplan crumbled in a matter of minutes when Murray tucked away his second goal of the match from close range, before Frank McKeown was given his marching orders for a professional foul on Craig Smith.

The dismissal proved to be costly in the 81st minute as Owen Ronald hit a sweet volley from just inside the box to hand the Spiders all three points.

OfficialAndrew Dallas
Attendance637
VenueHampden Park
Kick Off
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Stranraer
6:15
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
6:16
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
7:08
Offside flag raised against Craig Smith
7:09
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
8:41
Foul on Christopher Aitken
8:47
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
8:54
Shot taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot
9:14
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
10:31
Shot taken by Ian Watt with his right foot from the right penalty area
10:41
Save made by Ryan Marshall
11:44
Foul on Jamie Longworth
11:49
Free Kick taken by Jamie Longworth
12:48
Offside flag raised against Craig Smith
12:49
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown
15:33
Shot taken by David Murray using his left foot from the right six yard line
15:46
Block taken by David MacGregor
17:06
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
17:38
Save made by Ryan Marshall
18:50
Cross from Paul McGinn
18:53
Save made by Ryan Marshall
19:57
Shot taken by Martin McBride with his right foot
20:08
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
21:06
Cross from Martin McBride
21:58
Cross from Paul McGinn
22:00
Save made by Ryan Marshall
22:33
Shot taken by Craig Smith with his right foot from the centre penalty area
22:48
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
23:23
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot
23:23
Queen's Park 0 - 1 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Craig Malcolm with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
25:02
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
25:27
Clearance by Martin Grehan
29:01
Shot taken by Ian Watt using his left foot from the right penalty area
29:41
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
31:01
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
31:50
Foul on David Anderson
31:55
Free Kick taken by Daryll Meggatt
32:44
Cross from David Anderson
32:46
Shot taken by David Murray from the left six yard line
32:46
Queen's Park 1 - 1 Stranraer
GOAL scored by David Murray from the left six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
34:09
Cross from Scott Taggart
41:11
Shot taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot
41:11
Queen's Park 1 - 2 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Christopher Aitken with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
43:33
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
44:20
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
Half Time
Queen's Park 1 - 2 Stranraer
Second Half Started
Queen's Park 1 - 2 Stranraer
51:05
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the left byline
53:59
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
54:25
Clearance by Sean Winter
54:59
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
56:14
Shot taken by Sean Winter with his right foot
56:30
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
57:33
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
58:01
Clearance by Martin McBride
58:40
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
61:10
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot
61:27
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
61:57
Shot taken by David Murray using his left foot from the centre penalty area
61:57
Queen's Park 2 - 2 Stranraer
GOAL scored by David Murray using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
64:02
Foul on Christopher Aitken
64:07
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown
65:00
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
66:11
Shot taken by Peter Bradley using his left foot
67:00
Foul on Craig Smith
67:09
DISMISSAL: Frank McKeown of Stranraer sent off for professional foul
67:23
Free Kick taken by Martin McBride
68:00
Shot taken by Sean Winter with his right foot
70:03
Foul on Peter Bradley
70:10
BOOKING: Craig Malcolm of Stranraer given yellow card for dissent
70:14
Free Kick taken by Martin McBride from the left wing
70:44
Cross from Martin McBride
70:53
Clearance by John Kane
72:13
Cross from Ian Watt
73:55
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the right byline
74:19
Clearance by David MacGregor
75:12
Offside flag raised against Craig Smith
75:13
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
75:16
Substitution for Stranraer: Nathan Shepherd on for Scott Taggart
76:22
Corner taken by Ian Watt with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
76:33
Shot taken by Richard Little using his left foot
76:49
Save made by Ryan Marshall
77:26
Substitution for Queen's Park: Owen Ronald on for David Murray
78:09
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth with his right foot from the right penalty area
78:21
Save made by Ryan Marshall
78:27
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the right byline
78:48
Foul on Owen Ronald
78:51
Free Kick taken by Martin McBride
79:08
Cross from Martin McBride
79:21
Clearance by Nathan Shepherd
80:46
Shot taken by Owen Ronald with his right foot from the centre penalty area
80:46
Queen's Park 3 - 2 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Owen Ronald with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
83:51
Substitution for Stranraer: Stuart McColm on for John Kane
84:31
Shot taken by Martin McBride with his right foot
84:44
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
89:07
Foul on Sean Winter
89:13
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
89:17
BOOKING: David Anderson of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+1:58
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
Full Time
Queen's Park 3 - 2 Stranraer

Queen's Park

vs

Stranraer

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

Queen's Park

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Neil Parry
02.Richard Little
03.Daryll Meggatt
04.Peter Bradley
05.Martin McBride
06.Paul McGinn
07.David Anderson (90+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Jamie Longworth
09.Ian Watt
10.Craig Smith
11.David Murray 78+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Adam Strain
13.Anthony Quinn
14.Michael Daly
15.Owen Ronald 78+0' Tactical
16.Sean Burns

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

17.Ryan Marshall
02.Scott Taggart 76+0' Tactical
04.David MacGregor
05.Frank McKeown (68+0: Professional Foul)
11.Grant Gallagher
03.Steven Noble
06.Christopher Aitken
07.Sean Winter
16.John Kane 84+0' Tactical
09.Craig Malcolm (71+0: Dissent)
10.Martin Grehan

Substitutes

01.David Mitchell
13.Nathan Shepherd 76+0' Tactical
14.Michael Baxter
15.Lewis Johnstone
16.Stuart McColm 84+0' Tactical

Spiders seeking second spot

Queen's Park can close in on second spot in the Third Division if they beat Stranraer at Hampden.

However, they will need to do so without defender Jamie Brough, who is unavailable through work commitments.

Winger David Murray is struggling with an ankle injury so Peter Bradley will keep his place in the Spiders squad.

Head coach Gardner Speirs said: "This is a really big game for both sides. If we can win we know we can move into second place if we then go on to win our game in hand.

"We need to improve on our performance against Berwick in midweek but one thing I cannot complain about is the players' spirit which got us a point in that game."

Stranraer have a fully-fit squad for the trip.

The Blues are looking for a first success over Queen's this season.

Manager Keith Knox said: "This would be a great game to win as, with the emergence of Elgin, none of the four teams at the top of the table is even guaranteed a play-off place.

"There are five sides now competing for four prizes including the title, so I am looking for us to win this one and to keep the pressure on Alloa.

"It won't be easy as in my near 30 years in football I can never remember an easy game against Queen's Park as they just continue to come at you regardless of the scoreline."

Shots

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Alloa Athletic 26 15 54
2 Stranraer 26 22 46
3 Queen's Park 25 17 44
4 Up Elgin City 24 10 41
5 Down Annan Athletic 25 7 40
6 Berwick Rangers 25 -4 30
7 Peterhead 25 -9 29
8 Clyde 25 -3 25
9 Montrose 25 -21 22
10 East Stirlingshire 26 -34 17

Updated 25/02/2012 at 17:10

 

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