Delight for Watt

SKILFULL Queen’s Park winger Ian Watt was delighted to get back on the score-sheet during a 2-2 draw with Berwick Rangers at Hampden on Tuesday night.

Darren Gribben put the visitors ahead after 21 minutes, before Watt’s dipping half-volley hit the top corner on 25 minutes.

Berwick scored what looked to be the winner in injury time, but Watt’s replacement Tony Quinn popped up to equalise with the last kick of the ball.

Of his goal, Watt said: “It was a bad clearance from the goalkeeper and I saw he was off his line. When it went in it looked good, but I just wanted it to go in any sort of way.

“I’m happy because it’s a wee while since I’ve scored.”

On 65 minutes, Watt was moved over to the left from his normal wide right position.

He said: “When I get switched to the left it gives me an opportunity to come inside and have a shot with my stronger foot. I’m happy wherever I play.”

The youngster came into Tuesday’s game having starred at Ochilview last weekend against East Stirlingshire, and played 85 minutes of this contest.

He said: “After playing so well on Saturday, tiredness kicked in a bit for me tonight. The gaffer probably thought I wasn’t at my best so took me off to give someone else a run.”

The 23-year-old admitted he feared the worst when David Greenhill’s neat finish put the Wee Gers ahead in added time.

He said: “I thought it was pay-back from Saturday – highs and lows! No, we never give up. It’s not in our nature to give up. We’ll fight from first whistle to last whistle.

“It’s a disappointing result tonight but at least we’ve got a game coming up again on Saturday.”

Away from football, Watt works at the factory of an outdoor clothing company in Glasgow, where the subject of his footballing exploits often features in chats with colleagues.

He said: “Yes we have a good bit of banter – sometimes Queen’s spoil their coupon, but we’ve won them their coupon at times too!

“A few of my work-mates have come to watch me – as long as they get a free ticket!”