Drama unfolds at Queen’s Park

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THE Spiders had the dream start to their season after defeating Berwick Rangers to earn a place in the second round of the Ramsdens Cup.

The Hampden side have goalkeeper Neil Parry to thank, after he saved three successive penalties in the shoot out, the stepped up to score the winner.

As a result, on Tuesday, QP will welcome old Glasgow rivals QP to Hampden for the next round.

Meanwhile on Saturday, Queen’s — playing their ‘home’ tie at Firhill as Hampden was on Olympic duty — again went to extra time against Airdrie in the second round of the Scottish communities league cup.

QP, with an increasing flair for the dramatic, won thanks to James Brough’s extra-time goal

Nathan Blockley scored first, two minutes into the second half, converting William McLaren’s cross from close range.

However, Brough was gifted the equaliser when Ronald’s free-kick was not cleared on the hour mark.

Sub Alan Cook volleyed Airdrie back in front six minutes later but home sub Lawrence Shankland scored a stunning volley in the 88th minute to send the tie into extra time.

QP open their league campaign on Saturday with a visit to East Stirlingshire.