Queen’s handle pressure
Rivals Queen’s Park and Clyde clashed at Broadwood on Saturday in an entertaining encounter with QP coming out on top.
Barry Ferguson made one change to his team following last week’s win at Stirling, with David Marsh replacing Hugh Murray in midfield.
And Gus started Tony Ralston and Ryan McGeever in place of Conor McVey and James Baty, while Sean Burns returned at left back, with Scott Gibson dropping to the bench.
Clyde started the match strongly and took the game to QP, winning three corners in the opening three minutes.
And soon after Chris Smith had a header which was cleared off the line and Archie Campbell couldn’t find the target from inside the box when teed up by David Gormley.
The Spiders brought Clyde keeper John Gibson into action after 17 minutes with a shot from Billy Mortimer, which the goalie dealt with easily.
Queen’s could have taken the lead on 25 minutes after Ralston put in a cross which Craig McLeish headed too close to the keeper to cause any problems.
There were few other incidents of note in the first half.
In the second period however, Queen’s came more and more into the game and took the lead on 52 minutes.
A Ralston cross was cleared by the home defence with the ball landing to Jamie McKernon.
He produced a terrific 25-yard strike to beat the keeper and give his side the lead.
And just over 10 minutes later, the visitors doubled their lead. John Carter fed the ball down the left to Joe Bradley who produced a lovely cut back for Paul Woods to fire home.
With 25 minutes to go, Queen’s looked far more assured than Clyde and dealt with attacks coming from the Bully Wee with much more comfort than in the first half.
Clyde should have perhaps came back in to it on 70 minutes.
Brian McQueen was given a lot of space in the box as a corner was whipped in but his effort was way off target.
Carter had a chance to secure the victory for Queen’s on 77 minutes as he was put through on goal, but was denied by Gibson’s trailing leg.
Deep into injury time, Clyde blew their final chance of a consolation prize when Bolochoweckyj headed over from a decent position and QP took the points. Clyde: Gibson, Mitchell (McQueen 69), Bolochoweckyj, Marsh, Linton, McLaughlin, Smith, Gormley, Brisbane (Ferguson 61), Higgins, Campbell. Queen’s Park: Muir, Ralston, McGeever, Wharton, Burns, Woods ,Berry, McKernon, McLeish, Mortimer (Carter 63), Bradley (Baty 74).
Tussle QP’s Ralston and Clyde’s Brisbane