Gus is focused on league game
Queens Park manager Gus MacPherson insisted that he is looking forward to his side’s Petrofac Training Cup semi-final but believes there are more important games to play before then.
The Spiders progressed to the last four thanks to goals from John Carter and Chris Duggan on Saturday. They will now take on Peterhead on Saturday, November 14, for the chance to reach their first national cup final in 115 years.
Gus said: “It didn’t matter who we were drawn against, it was always going to be a tough game. It’s a winnable tie but I think that any of the teams would have wanted Queen’s Park.
“Peterhead have a lot of experience and good strikers. They beat Falkirk in the previous rounds so they have plenty of attacking options and they are a strong side.
“The next important game is Annan this weekend and then Stirling University in the Scottish Cup. Those are the games we should be focused on.
“I am looking forward to it but I am realistic as well. The next game is the most important. It’s the oldest cliche in the book but it’s the way we need to look at it.”
Galt saw a glancing header fly just past the wrong side of the post after Jamie McKernon delivered a pinpoint cross. Elgin’s first meaningful attack of the game came after 34 minutes when Kyle MacLeod did well to hold off Bryan Wharton and find Thomas Reilly but his shot on the turn was dragged wide.
The visitors’manager Jim Weir made a couple of changes at the break and within five minutes Elgin were right back in the game. Matthew Cooper fired in a free kick where Archie MacPhee won the first header and Darryl McHardy turned and shot home to make it 2-1.
They almost found an equaliser seconds later when MacLeod was first to a cross and his header beat Wullie Muir but Wharton popped up on the line to clear.
On 55 minutes Queen’s Vinnie Berry let fly from distance but Hurst did well to get to the shot and touch it onto the post.
Elgin poured forward in a last-gasp effort to salvage an unlikely result but a Gunn header sailed past the post. Draw Gus with Peterhead’s Graeme Smith