It’s three and easy for ‘Lok in pre-season win

Brian McGinty narrowly misses.''Pic by Kathryn MacLeod
Brian McGinty narrowly misses.''Pic by Kathryn MacLeod

POLLOK showed good pre-season form in a 3-1 friendly win against Maryhill on Sunday.

Iain Diack, Graeme McLaren and a trialist were on the scoresheet.

Lok’s first competitive match was last night (result featured in next week’s Extra) in the sectional league cup away to Neilston.

On Saturday, Lok host Benburb at Newlandsfield in the same competition (KO 2pm).

Meanwhile, Queen’s Park had a dissapointing start to their season - losing 2-0 against Hamilton Accies in the Ramsdens Cup first round.

The Hampden crowd were introduced to some new faces, including promising under-19 youngster Alan Urquhart and new keeper Neil Parry, who both made starts.

Queen’s had the best shot early on when Watt was unmarked inside the penalty box but he didn’t trouble Cerny.

tHE Hampden side had the best of the early chances, with Accies not threatening till the 42nd minute, but even then Imrie hit his shot well wide.

Accies began to like the side which only last season was playing in the SPL, creating a number of chances in the opening ten minutes after the break.

QP managed to hold on till the 72nd minute when Mensing’s shot was saved by Parry, only for Crawford to score the rebound.

Grant Anderson scored the second for Accies in 81 minutes, with a shot which deflected off Hopkirk.

On Saturday, the Spiders are in action in the Scottish Communities league cup when they visit Ross County.