Match Report

Our league cup games continued in Group G, with our third game in the space of a week.

For the visit of East Fife, the manager made four changes to the side that started against Elgin City at the weekend. There were two enforced following the suspension of Kyle McLelland and Harry Cochrane, while Murray Johnston and Craig McGuffie dropped to the bench. Gordon Botterill took over in goal, while there was a debut at the back for Efe Ambrose who signed at lunchtime and starts for Harvey Walker and Lee Connelly.

It was Walker who made a couple of great runs from kick off. In his first charge forward, his pace was taking him past the defender on the wing and the only way he could deal with it was to barge him off the park, his second run was just short for Gavin Reilly to get on the end of.

The former Aldershot man was making an impact and as he broke to the by-line he was challenged as he crossed.

Queens had made a positive start and as Reegan Mimnaugh played the ball back in, Kieran McKechnie’s shot was blocked.

The visitors had almost everyone back behind the ball, but they did make a break and Liam Newton fired over from close range.

As both sides started to cancel each other out, chances dried up for a spell until just over half an hour gone when a cross field ball was collected by Walker and as he cut inside his shot was deflected for a corner. Connelly then found McKechnie with a good pass, but it was quickly shut down as Queens found it hard to break down a solid unit.

Eight minutes before the break, Mimnaugh and Connelly combined well to set up a chance for Reilly, but Sean Docherty got there first to clear.

It was still Queens who were pushing but they never really looked like scoring, Cammy Logan did well down the left as he harassed to win the ball back but as he cut it back for Mimnaugh, he could’ve and probably should’ve hit it first time.

In the closing minutes of the first half, Liam Newton was lucky to get away with a poor challenge on Walker.




In the opening five minutes of the second half, Josh Todd won a free-kick which Mimnaugh took, his set-piece was deflected for a corner and as the lively midfielder played it in Ryan Schiavone cleared as Reilly attacked.

The best chance of the game came just before the hour mark, when McKechnie floated in a free kick and Reilly’s header had Allan Fleming diving to safe.

Minutes later, Logan cut the ball back into the path of Connelly but as he looked for an opening, he lifted the ball over the bar.

Botterill had little to do but did have to react to deny Scott Shepherd after the officials waved play on despite McKechnie being wiped out. The visitors were starting to nibble at Queens goal, but Botterill looked comfortable as he collected anything that came into the box.

Midway through the second half, Queens had a shout for a penalty when the ball appeared to come off a hand inside the box as Logan fired towards the target. And then as Logan hit a long ball into the box, Fleming punched clear.

For the second game in a row, Queens had to play out the latter stages of the game with ten men. Craig McGuffie who had come off the bench made a challenge at the edge of the box and referee Graham Grainger flashed a straight red card for what he saw as a goal-scoring opportunity prevented. Mimnaugh blocked the free kick.

As the visitors looked to make the extra man count, Gregor Nicol drilled the ball across goal but was well wide of the upright. The same player then hit a free kick well over.

Queens still looked for the win and as Mimnaugh somehow managed to find space, he got the ball in, but Reilly couldn’t connect.

Goal-less at the end of ninety minutes, both sides had to settle for a point and face a penalty shoot-out for a bonus win.

Connor McManus was first up and scored for East Fife before Fleming saved Queens first kick, denying Reilly. Scott Shepherd made it 2-0 before Mimnaugh converted a retaken penalty. Paul McKay and Todd also scored for Queens but with Stewart Murdoch, Brogan Walls, and Newton all on target the extra point went to East Fife.


FULL TIME: Queens 0 East Fife 0 (East Fife win 5-3 on penalties)

  • Botterill

  • Houston

  • Ambrose


  • McKay

  • Logan

  • Mimnaugh

  • Todd

  • Walker


  • Connelly

  • McKechnie

  • Reilly


  • Johnson

  • McGuffie


  • Irving


  • Johnstone

  • Burns

  • Currie

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Pre-match Queens starting eleven-1.Botterill 2.Houston 5.McKay 7.McKechnie 8.Todd 9.Reilly 10.Connelly 18.Mimnaugh 23.Logan 24.Ambrose 30.Walker
Pre-match Queens subs- 21.Johnson11.Mcguffie 20.Irving 28.Johnstone 29.Burns 32.Currie 36.Frame 37.Foster 39.Mendy
Pre-match East Fife starting eleven-1.Fleming 3.Newton 4.Miller 5.Page 7.Schiavone 8.Slattery 11.Healy 14.Austin 17.Docherty 18.Walls 22.Easton
Pre-match East Fife Substitutes-21.Beveridge 2.Murdoch 6.McManus 9.Shepherd 12.Nicol 16.Cunningham 20.Hambrook 23.Comerford
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First half begins |0-0
2%27 Freekick early doors for Queens as Harvey Walker runs downs the line at frightening speed! |0-0
8%27 Great work again by Walker and a dangerous ball in unfortunately leads to nothing |0-0
9%27 Queens winning the battle in the first exchanges, but no clear cut chances for either team so far. |0-0
10%27 Corner kick for Queens is headed back across goal from Reilly and a McKechnie shot blocked |0-0
14%27 Chance East Fife, as Newton dribbles inside the Queens box blaring over the bar |0-0
15%27 Healy (East Fife) is booked |0-0
21%27 Cammy Logan cuts in from the left and his strike comfortably collected by the goalkeeper |0-0
33%27 Great switch by Mimnaugh, in which Walker cuts inside and sees his shot deflected out for a corner |0-0
37%27 Houston (QOS) is booked |0-0
First half ends |0-0
Second half begins |0-0
49%27 Mimnaugh freekick hits the wall and goes out for a corner |0-0
57%27 Chance Queens as a fine save prevents the score being 1-0 |0-0
59%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Walker OFF REPLACED BY Mcguffie |0-0
62%27 Good forward play by Queens, Connelly however strikes over the bar |0-0
70%27 Nothing much to report at the moment, with no team creating very much the last 10 minutes |0-0
73%27 Handball shout for Queens however the ref waves play on |0-0
74%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Connelly OFF REPLACED BY Irving |0-0
80%27 RED CARD Queens make it two reds in two games as McGuffie has fouled the East Fife striker as he was attacking the Queens goal |0-0
92%27 Last chance for queens to get the ball in the box |0-0
92%27 A great ball in that ends in the hands of the goalkeeper |0-0
93%27 Penalties to follow as the score finished 0-0 |0-0
The game ends |0-0
Full Time East Fife ✅ Queens |0-0
Full Time East Fife ✅ Queens ❌ |0-0
Full Time East Fife ✅✅ Queens ❌ |0-0
Full Time East Fife ✅✅ Queens ❌ ✅ |0-0
Full Time East Fife ✅✅✅ Queens ❌ ✅ |0-0
Full Time East Fife ✅✅✅ Queens ❌ ✅✅ |0-0
Full Time East Fife ✅✅✅✅ Queens ❌ ✅✅ |0-0
Full Time East Fife ✅✅✅✅ Queens ❌ ✅✅ ✅ |0-0
Full Time East Fife ✅✅✅✅✅ Queens ❌ ✅✅ ✅ East Fife take home the bonus point after the game was drawn 0-0 after 90 minutes |0-0