Spiders shock Dundee

QP players celebrate the winning goal.
QP players celebrate the winning goal.

A WIN in both the league and the league cup made sure of a perfect week for Queen’s Park.

First up, the Hampden side shocked SPL team Dundee, 2-1.

Steve Milne set the tone after just five minutes when his low drive caught Queen’s Park unaware.

However, after 25 minutes, the game reached a turning point when Dundee’s Neil McGregor was sent off for a professional foul.

Fox in the box JamieLongworth duly converted the ensuing penalty and he was on hand again to set up Sean Burns 14 minutes from the end, who slotted the winner.

Dundee piled on the pressure towards the end, but the SPL side could not overcome the battling defence from the home side who claimed a famous Hampden victory.

Queen’s Park boss Gardner Speirs said: “I thought we were patient and, in the main, we used the ball well, kept it well.

“The winning goal’s a smashing goal. We’re delighted to be in the next round of the cup.

“It’s fantastic for our 
players. We’ve played teams from the First Division and now the Premier League so 
they deserve every credit they get”.

Against Stirling Albion, QP were soon down 1-0 once again, but a stunner from Jamie Brough drew the sides level before half time.

Several opportunities came and went before Longworth was again the man of the moment, when he gathered a rebound and held his composure as he slotted home the winner.

The Spiders host Clyde in their next league match, which takes place after the international break on September 15.

Pollok were without a game this weekend as opponents Shotts were forced to delay their fixture because of a cup replay against Edinburgh City.

The Newlandsfield side defeated Shotts 3-1 in the semi-final of the sectional league cup on Wednesday.

In the cup final, Lok will face Renfrew but the date remains uncomfirmed.

In the draw for the first round of the Scottish Junior Cup, Lok visit Cambuslang Rangers on Saturday September 22.

Next Saturday Lok are at home to Petershill in a league match with a 2 pm KO.