Heads go­ing down cost us

Spi­ders gaffer Gus rues man­ner of de­feat

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports - Staff re­porter

Queen’s Park boss Gus MacPher­son was lef t dis­ap­pointed by his side’s 2- 0 de­feat to For­far in the League Cup.

The Spi­ders gaffer was hop­ing to get a League One scalp ahead of QP’s first league game this Satur­day against An­nan Ath­letic.

It wasn’t to be, how­ever, as two first half goals se­cured vic­tory for the Loons at Ham­p­den.

Although play­ing a side in a higher league, Gus was un­happy with the man­ner in which his side lost goals. He said: “I thought we started the game well and for the first 15 to 20 min­utes we played some good football.

“When we lost the first goal the heads went down. Right af­ter that they got a penalty and we had a moun­tain to climb.

“Credit to the boys, we came out in the sec­ond half and played bet­ter, but For­far man­aged the game well. They’re a good side with a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Gus said Whar­ton’s de­ci­sion- mak­ing let him down for the penalty and added: “You al­ways want your play­ers to have good de­ci­sion mak­ing, un­for­tu­nately Bryan’s let him down on Satur­day.

“What was also dis­ap­point­ing is that Tony Quinn and Sean Burns had to come off in­jured. We don’t know how they’ll be for Satur­day. We’ve al­ready got Gavin Mitchell out so our de­fence is pretty thin at the mo­ment.”

Gus will be hop­ing for a bet­ter re­sult as Queen’s kick- off their league cam­paign against An­nan at Ham­p­den on Satur­day.

He added: “We want to start things off with a win ob­vi­ously and we’ll go out and be pos­i­tive. Some of our play­ers were play­ing at Ham­p­den for the first time on Satur­day there, hope­fully now they’ll be more used to it.”

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