QP ‘B team’ could do better, says head coach Gus

St Mirren v Hearts. New St Mirren Park..    Gus McPherson.  Robert Perry  The Scotsman 3rd Oct 2009
St Mirren v Hearts. New St Mirren Park.. Gus McPherson. Robert Perry The Scotsman 3rd Oct 2009

A Queen’s Park side missing a host of last season’s squad went down 3-1 to Lowland League Broomhill sports club at Lesser Hampden on Saturday, writes Craig Stewart.

Head coach Gus MacPherson recognised that the unfamiliar line-up affected the performance but he was expecting more from the game.

MacPherson said: “It was a bit of a shadow squad due to holidays and injuries but we never moved the ball quickly enough. More concerning was the goals that we lost.”

Ross McKinnon sent a 20-yard drive past a trialist goalie to put Broomhill in front 10 minutes from the break but sub Sean Burns levelled before half-time from a free kick.

Visiting substitute Gerry O’Connell turned in a left wing cross to re-establish Broomhill’s lead on 55 minutes. O’Connell sent a low shot home n on 85 minutes to complete the scoring.

The head coach said: “Players are playing for positions just now. They should be looking to catch the eye as that is what these games are for.”