Spi­ders pay the penalty

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Queen’s Park care­taker boss Mark Roberts called for his play­ers to be more ruth­less in front of goal af­ter a late penalty con­demned the Spi­ders to de­feat.

How­ever Mark felt the game could have been set­tled long be­fore Shane Suther­land’s late spot kick, if only Queen’s had taken their chances.

He said: “Once again though we failed to be ruth­less enough in front of goal, de­spite cre­at­ing a num­ber of clear cut chances, and we have been pun­ished for that at the other end.

“We didn’t get go­ing in the sec­ond half and with the el­e­ments against us it made out task more dif­fi­cult but we did have a num­ber of ex­cel­lent chances which we passed up and that is a real frus­tra­tion.”

The Spi­ders had en­joyed a crack­ing start, af­ter Peters pounced on a mis­take in the home de­fence to fire a left-footed shot be­yond Gourlay in the 13th minute, be­fore miss­ing an ar­ray of chances.

How­ever El­gin im­proved as the game went on, lev­el­ling the match in the 61st minute.

A cor­ner wasn’t cleared and McLeish pow­ered a shot into the net.

Queen’s looked like they had earned a point, but with just a minute left keeper Jor­dan Hart clat­tered into Miller, and Suther­land made no mis­take from the spot.

Queen’s now pre­pare to wel­come Clyde to Ham­p­den on Satur­day.

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