Heads going down cost us
Spiders gaffer Gus rues manner of defeat
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.”