Gus rues early dismissal
Berwick Rangers .. 1 Queen’s Park ........ 0 Queen’s Park boss Gus MacPherson says the game was“taken out of their hands”after what he believed was a wrongful dismissal as his side were beaten 1-0 by Berwick Rangers on Saturday.
The Spiders were beaten after Lavery scored a penalty on 19 minutes. The referee deemed that Scott Gibson had handled the ball and subsequently sent the defender off.
Speaking of the game, Gus said:“It was taken out of our hands from early on when we went down to 10 men. It made it very very difficult for us.
“The pleasing aspect was that even though we went down to 10 men we still played very well and managed to carve out a few chances.
“Willie Muir didn’t have a save to make.”
Speaking of the red card, Gus said: “My view was that it wasn’t a send off. It was ball to hand and it didn’t stop a goal scoring opportunity.
“But that’s what can happen in football and we’ve got to take it on the chin and get on with things.”
Next up for Queen’s will be East Stirlingshire at Hampden on Saturday. The Spiders will be hoping to avoid three defeats on the trot.
Gus added:“We’ve got to take the positives from the last defeat, that we played well with 10 men, in to the next game.
“We’ve lost the last two games and East Stirling have had a good start to the season so this game will be tough as well.”
Unhappy Gus said Scott Gibson should not have been sent off