Gus happy to make a point

Spi­ders con­tent with share of spoils

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport - Will Hen­shaw

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).

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