Queen's Park 1 - 1 Elgin City

Saturday 15th December 2012
A Robertson (41)S Leslie (6)

Elgin claim share of spoils

Stuart Leslie opened the scoring for Elgin as they drew 1-1 with Queen's Park.

The visitors went ahead after just six minutes when striker Leslie tapped home from six yards out after good work from Paul Harkins.

Elgin nearly extended their lead in the 29th minute, but striker Daniel Moore's 30-yard effort hit the bar.

Queen's Park then turned defence into attack and pushed for an equaliser. Their goal finally came in the 41st minute when midfielder Andrew Robertson found the bottom corner of John Gibson's goal from 18 yards out to level things up going into the break.

Queen's Park came close to winning it in second-half added time, but Anthony McParland saw his long-range effort sail wide of the post.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance466
VenueHampden Park
Kick Off
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Elgin City
0:27
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
2:51
Cross from Daniel Moore
2:58
Clearance by Richard Little
3:25
Offside flag raised against Stuart Leslie
3:26
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
4:18
Foul on Aidan Connolly
4:25
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
4:45
Shot taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot
5:08
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
5:08
Queen's Park 0 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
5:40
BOOKING: Michael Keenan of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
9:09
Offside flag raised against Stuart Leslie
9:11
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
9:34
Foul on Mark Nicolson
9:38
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
12:10
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
12:36
Clearance by Richard Little
13:37
Cross from Andrew Robertson
15:50
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
18:04
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
18:58
Foul on Daniel Moore
19:01
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
21:59
Foul on Aidan Connolly
22:04
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
22:31
Cross from Andrew Robertson
22:36
Clearance by Jamie Duff
25:48
Shot taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot
26:02
Clearance by Mark Nicolson
26:11
Corner taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the left byline
26:26
Shot taken by Michael Keenan from the centre penalty area
26:49
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
28:15
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
29:32
Shot taken by Aidan Connolly with his right foot from the centre penalty area
29:53
Clearance by Craig Gunn
29:59
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
30:18
Clearance by Jamie Duff
31:24
Corner taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the left byline
32:03
Save made by John Gibson
32:12
Corner taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the left byline
32:33
Save made by John Gibson
33:00
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
33:55
Shot taken by Anthony Quinn with his right foot from the right six yard line
34:11
Save made by John Gibson
37:36
Foul on Stuart Leslie
37:41
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
38:01
Cross from Daniel Moore
38:20
Clearance by Anthony Quinn
38:53
Hand Ball taken by Sean Crighton
38:55
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
40:43
Shot taken by Andrew Robertson using his left foot from the left penalty area
40:43
Queen's Park 1 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Andrew Robertson using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
42:44
Cross from Peter Bradley
42:55
Clearance by Sean Crighton
43:50
Cross from Andrew Robertson
44:01
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
Half Time
Queen's Park 1 - 1 Elgin City
Second Half Started
Queen's Park 1 - 1 Elgin City
46:34
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
47:45
Offside flag raised against Mark Nicolson
47:51
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
49:14
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
49:40
Clearance by Michael Keenan
55:02
Offside flag raised against Peter Bradley
55:04
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
56:14
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
56:46
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
57:14
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
59:02
Shot taken by David Anderson with his right foot
59:21
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
62:20
Foul on Anthony Quinn
62:32
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
65:38
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
66:54
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
67:14
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
67:26
Clearance by Anthony Quinn
67:58
Clearance by Paul McGinn
69:15
Foul on David Anderson
69:29
BOOKING: Mark Nicolson of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
69:47
Free Kick taken by Peter Bradley
70:56
Cross from Craig Gunn
71:25
Substitution for Queen's Park: Ian Watt on for Peter Bradley
71:47
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
72:34
Cross from Ian Watt
72:42
Clearance by Brian Cameron
74:21
Cross from Paul McGinn
74:27
Clearance by Jamie Duff
74:50
Substitution for Elgin City: Graeme Beveridge on for Paul Harkins
77:12
Substitution for Queen's Park: Jamie Longworth on for Anthony Quinn
79:15
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
80:51
Cross from Aidan Connolly
81:40
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul Millar on for Dennis Wyness
82:18
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
82:26
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
82:56
Clearance by Neil Parry
85:36
Cross from Aidan Connolly
85:43
Clearance by Sean Crighton
88:21
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
89:45
Substitution for Queen's Park: Craig Smith on for David Anderson
90:00+1:57
Shot taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot
90:00+2:11
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
Full Time
Queen's Park 1 - 1 Elgin City

Queen's Park

vs

Elgin City

1
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
8
Shots
3
5
On Target
1
3
Off Target
2
8
Crosses
3
4
Corners
6
7
Throw Ins
11
0
Saves
3
7
Clearances
8
3
Goal Kicks
12
8
Free Kicks
4
1
Offside
3
0
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
1

Queen's Park

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Neil Parry
03.Peter Bradley 72+0' Tactical
04.Richard Little
05.Paul Gallacher
11.Andrew Robertson
02.Paul McGinn
06.Anthony McParland
07.Aidan Connolly
08.David Anderson 90+0' Injury
09.Anthony Quinn 78+0' Tactical
10.Michael Keenan (6+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

20.Blair Lochhead
12.Giuseppe Capuano
14.Ian Watt 72+0' Tactical
15.Jamie Longworth 78+0' Tactical
16.Craig Smith 90+0' Injury

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.John Gibson
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff
10.Mark Nicolson (70+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Paul Harkins 75+0' Tactical
08.Ross O'Donoghue
02.Dennis Wyness 82+0' Tactical
06.Brian Cameron
07.Craig Gunn
09.Stuart Leslie
11.Daniel Moore

Substitutes

20.Stewart Black
12.Paul McMullan
16.Darryl McHardy
14.Graeme Beveridge 75+0' Tactical
15.Paul Millar 82+0' Tactical

Spiders duo overcome illness

Third place Queen's Park have Jamie Brough and Jamie Longworth available for Elgin's visit to Hampden.

The duo have been cleared to play after returning from illness and will look to help the Spiders close to within a point of their opponents.

Head coach Gardner Speirs can also call on midfielder Michael Keenan, who has overcome the leg injury he picked up in last weekend's 3-2 win at Annan.

Speirs said: "Hopefully winning our last two games has given the boys back some of the confidence they had been missing when we went on a disappointing run.

"Elgin are going well and scoring goals but one of our best performances this season came against them when we won 4-0 at their place.

"A repeat of the performance from that day as well as the score-line would be a good days work."

Elgin are without captain David Niven as they look to extend their unbeaten run to eight games.

The skipper was sent off during the 2-1 victory over Clyde last weekend and serves a one-match ban, while youngsters Lewis Halford (calf) and Cieran McLean (knee) are also absent.

The Black and Whites have not lost in the league since Queen's Park recorded a 4-0 win at Borough Briggs, but they could extend their lead over the Spiders in the table with a victory.

Elgin boss said: "Queen's will want to close the gap to a point with a game in hand and I want a seven-point gap so this should be a really competitive game.

"We are close to Rangers just now and the longer we can do that the better it will be for us."

Shots

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 13 24 30
2 Elgin City 15 10 27
3 Queen's Park 14 6 23
4 Up Peterhead 15 1 22
5 Down Montrose 15 -1 22
6 Down Berwick Rangers 15 -2 19
7 Annan Athletic 14 -4 16
8 Clyde 14 -6 16
9 East Stirlingshire 13 -16 12
10 Stirling Albion 14 -12 10

Updated 15/12/2012 at 18:40

 

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