Queen's Park 2 - 1 Stirling Albion

Friday 23rd November 2012
A Connolly (48)
A Quinn (pen 89)
S Davidson (58)

Quinn breaks Stirling hearts

Anthony Quinn converted a late penalty as Queen's Park maintained their play-off push with a 2-1 win over bottom-placed Stirling.

After Scott Davidson had looked to have earned the struggling visitors a point by cancelling out Aidan Connolly's 47th-minute opener, midfielder Quinn netted his seventh goal of the season from 12 yards with just a minute remaining.

In a first-half of little chances, Queen's Park striker Jamie Longworth fired straight at goalkeeper Mark Peat in the 20th minute, while the visitors saw Jordan White fail to direct his header on target.

Connolly broke the deadlock three minutes after the interval, firing into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

However, Davidson equalised 10 minutes later with a shot that flew into the top corner.

The hosts secured the points in the 89th minute when Quinn fired in his spot-kick after Greig McDonald fouled substitute Ian Watt in the area.

OfficialGreg Aitken
Attendance557
VenueHampden Park
Kick Off
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
0:49
Foul on Stephen Day
0:55
Free Kick taken by Scott Davidson from the left wing
1:04
Cross from Scott Davidson
1:09
Clearance by Andrew Robertson
1:41
Foul on Stephen Day
1:52
Free Kick taken by Jordan White
2:19
Shot taken by Jordan White with his right foot
2:29
Block taken by Paul Gallacher
3:49
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
4:10
Foul on Aidan Connolly
4:15
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland from the right wing
5:53
Foul on Anthony McParland
6:00
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
6:17
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
7:07
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
9:47
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
13:12
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
19:26
Foul on Aidan Connolly
19:32
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
20:34
Cross from Aidan Connolly
20:44
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth with his right foot
20:59
Save made by Mark Peat
22:45
Foul on Mark Ferry
22:50
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
23:24
Cross from Marc McCulloch
23:26
Shot taken by Jordan White from the centre penalty area
26:14
Offside flag raised against Scott Davidson
26:15
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
29:19
Cross from Paul McGinn
29:24
Clearance by Jamie McCunnie
30:14
Corner taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
30:32
Clearance by Mark Ferry
31:30
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
33:24
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
41:59
Cross from Stephen Day
42:06
Clearance by Andrew Robertson
42:13
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
44:00
Foul on Anthony Quinn
44:05
Free Kick taken by Michael Keenan
44:27
Foul on Aidan Connolly
44:31
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
44:40
Cross from Anthony McParland
44:48
Clearance by Jamie McCunnie
45:00+0:03
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
Half Time
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
Second Half Started
Queen's Park 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
45:39
Substitution for Queen's Park: Ian Watt on for Jamie Longworth
46:48
Cross from Ian Watt
46:50
Clearance by Greig McDonald
47:50
Shot taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the centre penalty area
47:50
Queen's Park 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
51:32
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
55:09
Corner taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the right byline
57:41
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
57:41
Queen's Park 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
61:39
Shot taken by Andrew Robertson with his right foot
61:55
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
61:57
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Ross McGeachie on for Joshua Flood
63:16
Cross from Stephen Day
63:18
Clearance by James Brough
64:27
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Daly McSorley on for Jamie McCunnie
65:27
Substitution for Queen's Park: Sean Burns on for Lawrence Shankland
68:55
Shot taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot
69:07
Save made by Mark Peat
69:56
Cross from Ian Watt
71:33
Foul on Anthony Quinn
71:43
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
74:46
Shot taken by Aidan Connolly with his right foot
74:58
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
76:00
Foul on Andrew Robertson
76:09
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland from the left wing
76:17
Cross from Anthony McParland
76:26
Clearance by Marc McCulloch
77:35
Offside flag raised against Stephen Day
77:45
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Gary Brass on for Jordan White
77:47
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
79:29
Foul on Mark Ferry
79:38
Free Kick taken by Ross McGeachie
80:00
Shot taken by Ross McGeachie with his right foot
80:54
Shot taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot
81:09
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
82:24
Corner taken by Sean Burns using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
82:49
Clearance by Mark Ferry
86:28
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left penalty area
86:44
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
87:36
Foul on Ian Watt
88:04
BOOKING: Greig McDonald of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:53
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Anthony Quinn and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
88:53
Queen's Park 2 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Anthony Quinn with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
89:52
BOOKING: Mark Ferry of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
89:56
Foul on Neil Parry
90:00
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
90:00+1:27
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+1:49
Clearance by Michael Keenan
90:00+2:53
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
Full Time
Queen's Park 2 - 1 Stirling Albion

Queen's Park

vs

Stirling Albion

2
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
6
Shots
5
3
On Target
2
3
Off Target
3
6
Crosses
4
4
Corners
2
3
Throw Ins
12
0
Saves
2
4
Clearances
6
4
Goal Kicks
9
1
Blocks
0
10
Free Kicks
4
0
Offside
2
1
Penalties
0
0
Yellow Cards
2

Queen's Park

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Neil Parry
03.Andrew Robertson
04.Paul Gallacher
05.James Brough
02.Paul McGinn
06.Michael Keenan
08.Anthony McParland
09.Anthony Quinn
11.Aidan Connolly
07.Lawrence Shankland 66+0' Tactical
10.Jamie Longworth 45+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Blair Lochhead
12.Scott Gibson
14.Giuseppe Capuano
15.Ian Watt 45+0' Tactical
16.Sean Burns 66+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Mark Peat
03.Marc McCulloch
05.James Bishop
06.Greig McDonald (89+0: Unsporting behaviour)
02.Jamie McCunnie 65+0' Injury
04.Mark Ferry (90+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Joshua Flood 62+0' Tactical
09.Scott Davidson
11.Stephen Day
08.Graham Weir
10.Jordan White 78+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Samuel Filler
14.Ross McGeachie 62+0' Tactical
12.Gavin McPherson
16.Daly McSorley 65+0' Injury
15.Gary Brass 78+0' Tactical

Little big doubt for Queen's

Queen's Park defender Ricky Little is a major doubt for his side's home match with Stirling Albion after being laid low with a bout of tonsillitis.

Midfield dynamo David Anderson remains out due to a knee problem, however there is better news for head coach Gardner Speirs as both goalkeeper Neil Parry and centre-back Jamie Brough are available after suspension.

The Spiders are looking to win in the league for the first time in six games, however, Speirs is telling his men that they will be facing determined opponents.

He said: "Stirling will be looking to prove they are in a false position and will battle for everything. We need to match that and impose our passing game on them."

Stirling are without six players as they look to win in the Third Division for the first time since they beat Rangers nearly seven weeks ago.

Gary Thom is suspended, Daly McSorley has an illness while Kieran McAnespie, Danny Ashe, Jamie Clark and David McClune are injured.

Ross McGeachie is a doubt due to a foot injury, but on a positive note goalkeeper Sam Filler is available after a ban.

Player-manager Greig McDonald looks set to make a rare appearance and loan signing from Forfar Jamie Bishop is in line for a debut.

McDonald said: "There is no point in complaining we will just get on with things and look to get our season kick-started with a win."

Shots

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 11 20 24
2 Elgin City 12 9 22
3 Up Peterhead 11 1 17
4 Queen's Park 11 4 16
5 Down Annan Athletic 11 1 16
6 Down Montrose 12 -4 16
7 Berwick Rangers 11 3 15
8 East Stirlingshire 11 -14 12
9 Clyde 11 -8 10
10 Stirling Albion 11 -12 7

Updated 17/11/2012 at 17:02

 
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