Paying the penalty

Carlo Monti  was the hero for Pollok. Pic by Ross Macdonald
Carlo Monti was the hero for Pollok. Pic by Ross Macdonald

THE Spiders are set for another year in division three after they crashed out of the playoffs.

The odds were against Queen’s Park, who went into the match 1-0 down on after a last-gasp penalty 
at Hampden in the opening leg.

Peterhead, who were on fine form with a nine game unbeaten run under their belt, never looked like surrendering their lead at home.

Instead, the northerners marched into the playoff final with a 3-1 win at home, leaving the travelling support and players wondering what might have been.

Despite Lawrence Shankland’s late volleyed goal with Peterhead down to ten men, the home side comfortably held on to progress to the playoff final.

Meanwhile, junior giants Pollok will have to wait to find out their league fate after Monday’s clash against Shotts was called off thanks to a waterlogged pitch.

However, despite a dismal league campaign, the squad are giving the Newlandsfield faithful something to be cheerful about thanks to a continuing cup run.

Last week, in the Euroscot engineering central league cup quarter final, the southsiders defeated Thorniewood United on penalties.

This followed a thrilling end to end clash which ended three goals-a-piece after extra time at Robertson Park on Wednesday.