Gus happy to make a point
Spiders content with share of spoils
Q u e e n ’s P a r k b o s s G u s MacPherson was pleased with his side returning with a point following their visit to Shielfield Park at the weekend.
Ahead of the game, Gus had told the Reformer that Berwick’s ground was one of the hardest in league.
With that in mind, the former St Mirren boss is pleased with a point and a clean sheet.
He said: “We weren’t disappointed with the point. Both teams cancelled each other out for long periods of the game.
“Towards the closing stages we had to defend very well and rode our luck a couple of times.
“It was a good point but I think we’ve played better, but we knew how tough it was going to be, so to get a cleansheet is pleasing and it’s not a bad point to get.”
The result puts Queen’s at third in the league halfway through the season. It’s a good position to be in for QP and they have a place in the play-offs - and possibly even more - firmly in their sights.
Gus added: “We’re exactly half way. If someone had offered us this league position, points return and goal difference at the start of the season we would have taken it.
“We are very happy with the way things have gone. We’re back at Hampden and hopefully we can kick on from here and keep getting the right results.”
And their first match of 2015 is a fitting one. It’ll be their first match back at Hampden and it’s against rivals Clyde this coming Saturday with a 3pm kickoff .
Gus saod: “It’s one we can look forward to, though we know it will be difficult.
“We’re unsure what Clyde team we’ll be facing as Barry is looking to bring in a few new faces in January. We always get a tough game against Clyde and I’m sure they will be up for it, as will our player.
“It’s our first game back at Hampden and I am very much looking forward to it.”
For the latest Queen’s Park visit the club’s official website at www. queensparkfc.co.uk Queen’s Park ended their 2014 with a goaless draw against Berwick Rangers at Shielfield Park on Saturday.
The opening stage of the game was fairly quiet.
It took till the midway point of the half for first save of the match, with Muir dealing comfortably with a low shot from Willis.
Queen’s best moments came from corners and they could have taken the lead moments from the break when Rooney couldn’t get the right contact on a Burns cross.
Queen’s had their first shot on target after 56 minutes when Berry let fly from distance. Bald wasn’t troubled as he made the save.
The game petered out and both sides came away with a point.
QUEEN’S PARK: Muir, Rooney, Quinn, Wharton, Gibson, Berry, Slattery, Woods (Fotheringham, 89), McVey (McPherson, 61)Burns, Carter (McElroy, 74).