Off­side costly

Ruled out strike frus­trates coach Gus

Rutherglen Reformer - - Football - Will Henshaw

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.”

Turn­ing point

Spi­ders coach Gus MacPher­son

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