High drama for Spider fans

GARDNER Speirs’ team has served up some eventful performances of late.

Since losing to current league leaders Alloa at the start of February, Queen’s have gone on a six-match unbeaten run — much of it fit for prime time viewing.

The opening episode saw the Hampden side provide goals galore in a 5-0 hammering of Montrose.

Next up was a trip to Ochilview, where East Stirling had Queen’s on the ropes before star of the show Jamie Longworth emphatically sealed a 2-1 victory with the last kick of the ball.

More suspense followed three days later back at the national stadium, Berwick Rangers playing pantomime villains by nicking what seemed like an injury time winner. However Tony Quinn rescued a last-gasp point for the Spiders.

Queen’s next challenge arrived in the form of Stranraer, who led at half-time.

But Queen’s equalised and the Blues got a man sent off, which set the scene for young Owen Ronald to steal the limelight by scoring the decisive goal in a 3-2 win.

Then came another contest with Montrose, Jamie Longworth keeping viewers on the edge of their seats by waiting until the 89th minute to net the game’s only goal.

Finally, and most recently, Queen’s were on location up in Elgin. A debut penalty save from 17-year-old substitute goalkeeper Blair Lochhead was what everyone was talking about off the back of the 1-1 draw at Borough Briggs.

Sitting second with nine league games remaining, they trail leaders Alloa by nine points.

Queen’s are away to Berwick Rangers on March 17.