Spiders play blankety blank with Elgin City
Draw keeps them in promotion hunt
Elgin City ................. 0 Queen’s Park ........... 0
Queen’s Park maintained their unbeaten run after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Elgin City in a game that provided few chances for either side.
The Spiders travelled to Borough Briggs knowing it would be a hard task to retrieve three points against the team boasting the best home record in the division.
Boss Gus MacPherson made two changes from the side whic won at home to Arbroath in the previous game. Bryan Wharton and David Galt replaced Joe Bradley and the injured Scott Gibson.
As the first quarter of an hour came and went, Queen’s threatened.
The offside flag halted a promising run by Duggan before their best moment of the half after 22 minutes.
Wharton pinged a trademark diagonal pass to Galt and he turned on the afterburners to leave Cooper in his wake.
David then cut along the byline but couldn’t pick out a team mate and the ball was belted clear.
Both sides had largely cancelled each other out in the first period, and the second-half saw more of the same.
Queen’s survived a real nasty moment as the clock reached the halfway point in the second 45. A free kick was swung into the box where McHardy was waiting to glance a header into the net.
But as he ran off to celebrate, the linesman’s flag was raised and the effort was chalked off for offside.
The home team almost snatched victory with five minutes left when another ball was swung in from the right. But as McGeever challenged Gunn, the ball flew off his head and glanced the outside of the post before going to safety.
Spiders boss Gus MacPherson was relatively satisfied with the end result and said: “Elgin had dropped only two points at home so with the fact we had one or two injuries we’ll take it.
“We lost a few of our first nine or ten games so to come from that position and then go on such a good run like we have, I’ve got to be happy with that.”
Next week sees the curtain fall on the 2015 fixtures when Berwick Rangers
Elgin had only dropped two points at home so with the fact we had injuries, we’ll take it
No goals David Galt came close to scoring in the first half