QP cling on to playoff hopes

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Queen’s Park came home from Peterhead empty handed after a Rory McAllister double killed any hopes of three points for the Hampden side.

In a nightmare five minutes spell for the spiders in the second half, Rory McAllister netted twice, putting a dent in QP’s playoff hopes in the process.

On 24 minutes, the visitors had the first real chance, however, a dominant save by the Peterhead keeper blocked a bullet of a Martin McBride free-kick.

Before the second-half was over, QP did take the lead, when forward Sean Burns escaped tight marking to slot the ball into the bottom corner from six-yards.

However, the tides turned on the 62nd minute when the head of McAllister connected with a Graeme Sharp cross from the right wing to hit the back of the net from 12-yards.

Minutes later, a dubious tackle from Richard Little on Martin Bavidge inside the penalty area gave McAllister an opportunity from 12-yards, and the in-form striker made no mistake.

On Saturday, Queen’s Park host division three top dogs Alloa at Hampden at 3pm.

Pollok were out of action this weekend after a frozen pitch stopped the southsiders from being able to fulfill their fixture.

Instead, the Emirate Scottish junior cup fourth round fixture will take place this Saturday.