QUEEN’S Park easily got the better of an East Stirlingshire side desperate for points on Saturday, during a 3-1 win.
QP, currently sitting in sixth placed, defeated bottom place ‘Shire, despite losing Ricky Little to an early red card.
Queen’s has much of the pressure in the opening third, as the home side tried in vain to hit the Spiders on the break.
The visitors were enjoying the majority of the ball, but were unable to capitalise. Meggat and Quinn both came agonizingly close but couldn’t quite trouble the home keeper.
A shot from Watt, who evaded the full back with his blistering pace beat keeper Antell but smashed the woodwork and the scoreline stayed blank.
Towards the end of the first half, QP looked in trouble when Little lost his man, and tried too hard, bringing the Shire man down and conceding a penalty, while being red carded in the process.
However, with the tide of the game resting on his shoulders, man-mountain Parry saved Jackson’s spot-kick
With six minutes left in the half, Iain Watt almost scored on the break.
After the interval, Queen’s got the break they were looking for when Meggatt’s header hit the woodwork and the rebound fell to Watt who took his opportunity to score,
Queen’s, with just 10 men, still dominated the game throughout the second half, but couldn’t grab a second goal until the 80th minute, when Murray scored from a Brough flick on.
Another three minutes later and Queen’s scored their third goal, and this time it was McBride’s turn, when he converted a Murray cross.
At the death, Queen’s switched off and Love scored from a free-kick to grab a consolation goal.