Queen's Park 2 - 2 Stirling Albion

Tuesday 2nd April 2013
D Anderson (57)
A Connolly (77)
G Thom (12)
S Davidson (55)

Conn trick frustrates Stirling

Aidan Connolly netted a late equaliser to earn Queen's Park a 2-2 draw at home to Stirling.

Stirling, who have now lost just one of their last 12 matches, took the lead in the 12th minute when Gary Thom headed in a Kieran McAnespie free-kick from six yards.

They came close to doubling their advantage six minutes before the break but Jordan White's close-range header from another McAnespie set-piece struck a post.

But Stirling did move further ahead 10 minutes into the second half when White set up Scott Davidson to score from close in.

Queen's Park, though, hit back within two minutes as David Anderson found the bottom corner from 12 yards to claim his first goal of the campaign.

Connolly then levelled with 13 minutes remaining from similar range to dent Stirling's faint play-off prospects and end their hopes of a first win at Hampden Park since 2004.

OfficialDavid Somers
Attendance494
VenueHampden Park
Kick Off
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
0:57
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
1:23
Save made by Neil Parry
2:54
Offside flag raised against Michael Keenan
2:55
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
3:33
Foul on Aidan Connolly
3:37
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland from the right wing
4:03
Cross from Anthony McParland
4:08
Clearance by Jamie McCunnie
4:12
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the left byline
4:44
Clearance by Jamie McCunnie
5:56
Foul on Jordan White
6:02
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
6:24
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot
6:31
Save made by Neil Parry
7:05
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
9:25
Offside flag raised against Jordan White
9:26
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
10:05
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
10:36
Foul on Scott Davidson
10:38
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie from the left wing
11:06
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
11:09
Shot taken by Gary Thom from the right six yard line
11:09
Queen's Park 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Gary Thom from the right six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
14:17
Foul on Jamie Longworth
14:21
Free Kick taken by Aidan Connolly
14:50
Offside flag raised against Jordan White
14:52
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
15:49
Shot taken by Andrew Robertson using his left foot from the left penalty area
15:57
Save made by Samuel Filler
17:38
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
18:01
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
20:29
Cross from Aidan Connolly
20:35
Save made by Samuel Filler
26:13
Foul on Michael Keenan
26:19
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
27:23
Cross from Aidan Connolly
27:27
Clearance by Ross Forsyth
27:29
Corner taken by Aidan Connolly with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
28:02
Shot taken by Michael Keenan with his right foot
28:15
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
30:40
Foul on Aidan Connolly
30:45
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
31:49
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
31:59
Clearance by Andrew Robertson
34:32
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
35:19
Foul on Jordan White
35:24
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
35:49
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
35:55
Clearance by Jordan White
36:01
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
38:07
Foul on Graham Weir
38:09
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie from the left wing
38:30
Shot taken by Jordan White from the centre penalty area
38:57
Foul on Aidan Connolly
39:02
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland from the right wing
39:38
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the right byline
40:09
Cross from Blair Spittal
40:12
Save made by Samuel Filler
40:19
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the right byline
40:33
Foul on Jamie McCunnie
40:37
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
42:41
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
43:31
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
43:57
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
44:00
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
Half Time
Queen's Park 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
45:01
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Phillip Johnston on for Joshua Flood
Second Half Started
Queen's Park 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
47:48
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the right byline
48:10
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
49:59
Cross from Jamie McCunnie
50:04
Clearance by Anthony McParland
54:09
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right six yard line
54:09
Queen's Park 0 - 2 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
56:12
Shot taken by David Anderson using his left foot from the left penalty area
56:12
Queen's Park 1 - 2 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by David Anderson using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
57:24
Foul on Michael Keenan
57:26
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
57:36
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
59:49
Shot taken by David Anderson with his right foot
60:00
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
62:10
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
62:37
Foul on Peter Bradley
62:43
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
63:12
Foul on Aidan Connolly
63:17
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher from the right wing
64:07
Foul on Aidan Connolly
64:16
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
64:29
Shot taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot
64:51
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Daniel Ashe on for Scott Davidson
65:13
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
67:16
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
69:53
Foul on David Anderson
70:17
Substitution for Queen's Park: Lee Davison on for Paul Gallacher
70:41
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
72:15
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
73:06
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
74:36
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
75:27
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth with his right foot from the left penalty area
75:36
Save made by Samuel Filler
76:04
Shot taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the left penalty area
76:04
Queen's Park 2 - 2 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
76:55
Foul on Anthony McParland
77:00
BOOKING: Graham Weir of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
77:06
Free Kick taken by Peter Bradley
78:28
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Sandy Cunningham on for Graham Weir
79:28
Foul on Michael Keenan
79:36
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
79:38
BOOKING: Gary Thom of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
81:23
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the right byline
81:46
Shot taken by Blair Spittal with his right foot from the right penalty area
81:55
Save made by Samuel Filler
84:28
Foul on Lee Davison
84:35
BOOKING: David McClune of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
84:39
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland from the right wing
84:55
Cross from Anthony McParland
86:51
Cross from Andrew Robertson
86:53
Clearance by Gary Thom
87:56
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
88:17
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
88:27
Substitution for Queen's Park: Lawrence Shankland on for Michael Keenan
88:43
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
90:00+0:08
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left byline
90:00+0:40
Shot taken by Mark Ferry using his left foot
90:00+0:51
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
90:00+1:29
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
Full Time
Queen's Park 2 - 2 Stirling Albion

Queen's Park

vs

Stirling Albion

2
Goals
2
2
Assists
2
8
Shots
5
5
On Target
3
3
Off Target
2
6
Crosses
4
11
Corners
3
7
Throw Ins
10
2
Saves
5
2
Clearances
7
5
Goal Kicks
10
15
Free Kicks
7
1
Offside
2
0
Yellow Cards
3

Queen's Park

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Neil Parry
02.Paul Gallacher 71+0' Tactical
03.Andrew Robertson
04.Richard Little
05.Peter Bradley
06.Anthony McParland
07.Aidan Connolly
08.David Anderson
09.Jamie Longworth
10.Michael Keenan 89+0' Tactical
11.Blair Spittal

Substitutes

20.Blair Lochhead
12.Scott Gibson
14.Giuseppe Capuano
16.Lee Davison 71+0' Tactical
15.Lawrence Shankland 89+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Samuel Filler
02.Jamie McCunnie
04.David McClune (85+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Gary Thom (80+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Ross Forsyth
03.Kieran McAnespie
07.Joshua Flood 45+0' Tactical
08.Mark Ferry
10.Scott Davidson 65+0' Tactical
09.Jordan White
11.Graham Weir (77+0: Unsporting behaviour) 79+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.David Crawford
14.Daniel Ashe 65+0' Tactical
16.Ross McGeachie
12.Phillip Johnston 45+0' Tactical
15.Sandy Cunningham 79+0' Tactical

Every Little helps

Queen's Park welcome back Ricky Little and Michael Keenan from suspension as they face Stirling Albion.

The hosts will be looking to make up for Saturday's 1-0 defeat against Elgin and could have winger Sean Burns back after an ankle injury.

Head coach Gardner Speirs looking for his men to show more menace in attack.

"We are still a few wins away from definitely being in the play-offs and it would be great to get that sorted sooner rather than later," he said.

"To pick up the points we need we have to have more of a cutting edge than showed against Elgin.

"Attacks broke down as we slowed things down when we should have been speeding them up. Hopefully we will get the pace right in this one."

Stirling Albion head to Hampden to face Queen's Park without Jamie Bishop.

The defender is completing a two-game ban for Albion, who are unbeaten in 11 matches.

The Binos are determined to pick up their first points of the season from the Spiders.

Player-manager Greig McDonald said: "We are having a great run just now and we have to hope that we have not left it too late for the play-offs.

"Queen's have beaten us three times this season but in each game there has only ever been one goal in the games so we do not need to be fearful.

"Winning this game and winning at Montrose on Saturday would make us realistic play-off contenders, but it is not as easy as that."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 31 51 71
2 Queen's Park 30 12 50
3 Montrose 31 -5 45
4 Peterhead 31 10 44
5 Berwick Rangers 31 4 43
6 Elgin City 31 -3 41
7 Stirling Albion 31 0 37
8 Clyde 31 -20 34
9 Annan Athletic 30 -15 32
10 East Stirlingshire 31 -34 29

Updated 2/04/2013 at 21:42