Ruled out strike frustrates coach Gus
Queen’s Park boss Gus MacPherson rued a dubious decision to chalk off a goal just before half- time in Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Arbroath.
The Spiders had the ball in the net on 43 minutes during Saturday’s game against the Red Lichties, as Shaun Fraser appeared to convert from a Darren Miller corner.
However the goal was disallowed, leaving QP boss Gus disillusioned with the decision.
He said: “Looking at that again, it was pretty harsh. The linesman told us it was two or three yards off but it was anything but that.
“You’re always disappointed to lose a game when you’re at home. We’ve been on the wrong end of those decisions in the opening games of the season, against Berwick and Clyde.
“There was nothing between the teams in the first half, if anything we had the better of the last 15 minutes of the first half, we had a couple of half chances and that goal ruled out.
“We’ve just got to make sure we keep working as hard as we are, I don’t think the players’ work ethic can be questioned.”
Gus was also disappointed in the manner his team conceded the first goal, calling it “unfortunate”.
He added: “We defended well. At that point in the game Arbroath had put us under a bit of pressure but we had stood up to it.
“For the goal Tony Quinn won the header and it just dropped to the Arbroath boy, who didn’t know too much about it, and it went through Willie Muir’s legs. It was unfortunate, as we’re sitting with a substitute at that time ready to come on to change the game. It was frustrating all round. We’ve watched it again though, and there’s bits we’ll have to learn from.”
As the Reformer went to press, Queen’s Park were due to face Rangers in the league cup.
On Saturday however they will turn their attentions to Albion Rovers as they visit Cliftonhill in the league.
Gus pointed to Queen’s 1- 0 win over Annan as a performance he’d like to seem his team replicate: “Albion have recruited very well. They’ve made six or seven new signings and made a good start to the season. It’ll be a tough game, but they all are. We gave a good account of ourselves against Annan so we’ve got to get back to that level of performance.”
Spiders coach Gus MacPherson