Queen's Park 0 - 1 Elgin City

Saturday 30th March 2013
S Leslie (pen 57)

Spot-on Leslie earns Elgin victory

Stuart Leslie's penalty was enough to see of play-off hopefuls Queen's Park as Elgin recorded a shock 1-0 win at Hampden Park.

The visitors almost took the lead inside the first minute but for Neil Parry's fine save to keep out Craig Gunn's stinging drive.

Gardner Speirs' side continued to press and went close through Lawrence Shankland and Blair Spittal.

The hosts tried to rally through Andrew Robertson but his effort was well saved by Joe Malin moments before the break.

Malin was called on immediately after the restart but produced another fine stop to deny Anthony McParland.

But it was the Spiders who eventually made the breakthrough after 57 minutes when James Brough fouled Paul Millar inside the area.

Leslie stepped up to convert the spot-kick before Spittal could only fire wide moments later as the game fizzled out.

OfficialColin Steven
Attendance557
VenueHampden Park
Kick Off
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Elgin City
0:28
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot
0:48
Save made by Neil Parry
1:00
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
1:15
Clearance by Jamie Longworth
5:26
Foul on Paul Millar
5:32
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
6:50
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
7:16
Foul on James Brough
7:20
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
13:06
Shot taken by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot from the left six yard line
13:29
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
18:13
Foul on Aidan Connolly
18:18
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
19:23
Offside flag raised against Lawrence Shankland
19:27
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
20:45
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
21:58
Foul on Paul Millar
22:01
Free Kick taken by Paul Millar
24:04
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
26:55
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
29:05
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
29:36
Hand Ball taken by Anthony McParland
29:41
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
30:42
Offside flag raised against Blair Spittal
30:49
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
32:18
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
32:44
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
33:10
Offside flag raised against Aidan Connolly
33:13
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
35:21
Shot taken by Blair Spittal with his right foot
35:37
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
37:18
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
39:14
Offside flag raised against Lawrence Shankland
39:17
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
40:58
Shot taken by Andrew Robertson using his left foot from the left penalty area
41:13
Save made by Joe Malin
41:18
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
41:31
Save made by Joe Malin
42:52
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
43:33
Shot taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot
43:49
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
44:20
Foul on Aidan Connolly
44:25
Free Kick taken by Peter Bradley
44:28
BOOKING: Sean Crighton of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Half Time
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Elgin City
Second Half Started
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Elgin City
48:11
Shot taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot
48:21
Save made by Joe Malin
48:28
Corner taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the right byline
49:02
Foul on Stuart Leslie
49:05
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
51:55
Shot taken by Paul Millar with his right foot
52:18
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
53:07
Foul on Jamie Longworth
53:15
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
55:06
Foul on Paul Millar
55:11
BOOKING: James Brough of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
56:59
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Stuart Leslie and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
56:59
Queen's Park 0 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
59:27
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
61:41
Foul on Stuart Leslie
61:52
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
62:30
Cross from Andrew Robertson
62:35
Clearance by Paul McMullan
62:41
Corner taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the right byline
63:08
Clearance by Paul Millar
63:33
Substitution for Queen's Park: Anthony Quinn on for Lawrence Shankland
66:04
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
66:28
Foul on Paul Millar
66:31
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan
68:20
BOOKING: Neil Parry of Queen's Park given yellow card for dissent
68:38
Substitution for Elgin City: Gavin Morrison on for Daniel Moore
69:31
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
69:54
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
71:17
Shot taken by Blair Spittal with his right foot from the left penalty area
71:51
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
72:18
Foul on Anthony Quinn
72:25
BOOKING: Mark Nicolson of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
72:30
Free Kick taken by Andrew Robertson
74:40
Cross from Blair Spittal
74:47
Clearance by Jamie Duff
75:53
BOOKING: Gavin Morrison of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
75:57
Foul on James Brough
76:06
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher from the right wing
76:38
Foul on Andrew Robertson
76:40
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland from the left wing
77:03
Cross from Anthony McParland
77:07
Clearance by David Niven
78:45
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
83:14
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul Harkins on for Paul McMullan
83:55
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
88:13
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
89:58
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
90:00+0:14
Save made by Joe Malin
Full Time
Queen's Park 0 - 1 Elgin City

Queen's Park

vs

Elgin City

0
Goals
1
6
Shots
2
2
On Target
1
4
Off Target
1
3
Crosses
0
4
Corners
2
13
Throw Ins
7
1
Saves
4
1
Clearances
4
3
Goal Kicks
17
7
Free Kicks
10
4
Offside
0
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Penalties
1
2
Yellow Cards
3

Queen's Park

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Neil Parry (69+0: Dissent)
02.Paul Gallacher
03.Andrew Robertson
04.Peter Bradley
05.James Brough (56+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Anthony McParland
07.Aidan Connolly
08.David Anderson
09.Jamie Longworth
10.Lawrence Shankland 64+0' Tactical
11.Blair Spittal

Substitutes

20.Blair Lochhead
12.Scott Gibson
14.Giuseppe Capuano
15.Anthony Quinn 64+0' Tactical
16.Lee Davison

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Joe Malin
02.David Niven
04.Sean Crighton (45+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Jamie Duff
10.Mark Nicolson (73+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Paul McMullan 84+0' Tactical
06.Brian Cameron
07.Craig Gunn
08.Paul Millar
09.Stuart Leslie
11.Daniel Moore 69+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Stewart Black
12.Paul Harkins 84+0' Tactical
15.Ceiran McLean
16.Gavin Morrison (76+0: Unsporting behaviour) 69+0' Tactical
14.Graeme Beveridge

Queen's Park focused only on play-off push

Second-placed Queen's Park host Elgin at Hampden with head coach Gardner Speirs admitting he wants three points to boost his own side's promotion push as opposed to delaying a Third Division title party for Rangers.

Victory for the Spiders would put Rangers' inevitable title triumph on hold for a little longer, mathematically at least, regardless of the runaway leaders' result at third-placed Montrose.

Ricky Little and Michael Keenan are suspended for the clash while Allan Urquhart is sidelined with a knee injury, although the long-serving Tony Quinn is fit again after a hip problem.

Speirs said: "We need to get the win to keep pushing towards a play-off spot. We have done well to get where we are but nothing has been achieved yet.

"The title situation will take care of itself and my only concern is ensuring we win this one against a side who will be determined to get into the mix themselves."

Elgin head to Hampden with a major doubt hanging over the fitness of midfield playmaker Daniel Moore as he struggles with a knee injury.

Dennis Wyness continues to be out with a hamstring problem and Lewis Halford's calf injury keeps him on the sidelines, however Paul McMullan and Ross McKinnon are available after injury.

Elgin boss Ross Jack said: "Daniel is not fully fit just now but he will travel down and we will look to have him involved at some point as he is such a key player for us.

"We still have a chance of making the play-offs and winning at Hampden would help keep that chance alive. They are a good side but we have done well there in the past."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 31 51 71
2 Queen's Park 29 12 49
3 Montrose 31 -5 45
4 Up Peterhead 31 10 44
5 Down Berwick Rangers 31 4 43
6 Elgin City 30 -5 38
7 Stirling Albion 30 0 36
8 Up Clyde 30 -18 34
9 Down Annan Athletic 30 -15 32
10 East Stirlingshire 31 -34 29

Updated 30/03/2013 at 16:59