Spi­ders dig deep for draw

Rutherglen Reformer - - Athletics -

QUEEN’S PARK ......................... 2 AL­BION ROVERS ..................... 2 Queen’s Park bat­tled back to earn a point against Al­bion Rovers – de­spite be­ing dec­i­mated by in­juries.

The Spi­ders were forced to use all three of their sub­sti­tu­tions be­fore half time.

But a Lewis Hawke goal helped Queen’s re­cover to earn a draw.

Do­minic McLaren had given the Ham­p­den men an early lead, but quick fire strikes from Shawn Rodgers and Gre­gor Fother­ing­ham turned the tie.

Keeper Jor­dan Hart missed the game with flu, be­fore Ciaran Sum­mers went off in­jured early on.

He was promptly fol­lowed by Gerry McLaugh­lin and Kur­tis Roberts, who col­lided go­ing for the same ball and both had to be re­placed.

Queen’s boss Mark Roberts said: “We let them straight back into it af­ter we scored, which was dis­ap­point­ing.

“We feel we could have nicked it af­ter it went to 2-2, but they’ll feel the same.

“The most im­por­tant thing for me is that the two guys who were in­jured in the col­li­sion are both OK.

“Gerry took a mas­sive one to the head, he had a mas­sive gash to his head and you are just re­lieved that they are OK.”

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