Match Report

Lesser Hampden was the venue for our final group G league cup match with Queens Park the hosts.

The Gaffer made two changes to the starting eleven that faced East Fife in midweek, with Kyle McLelland and Harry Cochrane both returning from suspension and Lee Connelly and Harvey Walker both dropping to the bench. Daniel Church and Lewis Gibson were also amongst the substitutes as they make their way back from injury and with Murray Johnson ill, Charlie Cowie was an emergency recall from Gretna as backup goalie.

It was the hosts who had the first attempt on goal after two minutes when Jack Turner hit a right foot shot low but was just off target. Our first attempt on goal came five minutes later when Paul McKay did well down the right to get the ball across for Gavin Reilly but his shot was saved by Callan McKenna.

Next it was former Queens front man Ruari Paton who tried to slip through but McLelland made a well-timed challenge to halt him at the edge of the area. It was the home side who tried again but as Dom Thomas drove in from the left, Jordan Houston did well to clear.

Dumfries Queens were well in the game and as Cammy Logan made his way through the middle his right foot shot was parried by the keeper. Reegan Mimnaugh delivered the corner but Reilly headed wide.

Midway through the first half Thomas again raced towards the box but this time the ball was cleared by McKay. And with just over half an hour gone, Kieran McKechnie did have the ball in the net but it didn’t count. Cochrane blocked a clearance to set up the frontman, who rounded the goalie to finish, only for the near side assistant to raise his flag for offside.

There was a let off at the other end as Thomas almost punished a poor Houston clearance. As the winger looked to take advantage his effort was tipped onto the crossbar by Gordon Botterill.

It was a decent end to end and even cup tie and Charlie Fox blocked at the edge of the box from McKechnie, while Thomson’s powerful right foot shot cleared the crossbar and Thomas fired over for the home side.

HALF TIME: Queens Park 0 Queens 0

Two minutes after the restart, the hosts were reduced to ten men when Fox was shown a straight red card for bringing down Reilly and preventing a goal-scoring opportunity.

It didn’t hamper them much as they continued to push forward, Barry Hepburn crossed for Louis Longridge, but he couldn’t get enough curl on the ball to get it on target. And then as Logan slipped, Paton passed for Thomas but McLelland made another good challenge.

Queens were working hard and were rewarded after 65 minutes when Josh Todd made a great run down the left, his ball into the box was met by Reilly who slotted home the opening goal.

The Glasgow Queens were desperate to get back into it and McKay headed clear Thomas free-kick before Thomas Robson’s low shot was deflected for a corner.

Cochrane gave Queens some breathing space midway through the half as he did well to shut down the clearance from the keeper to take it round him and into the net. Then with just over ten minutes remaining, Reilly looked to extend the advantage when he made a run through only for the defence to stop his attempt on goal. Connelly picked up the second ball but Alex Bannon also blocked.

The home side were handed a life line seven minutes from time when Liam McLeish was fouled inside the box by Houston and Grant Irvine pointed to the spot. Paton stepped up to take the penalty but Botterill made a terrific save to keep the visitors two ahead.

The lead was reduced with a minute to go when Queens failed to clear the ball properly and it fell to Aaron Healy who hit a great strike into the bottom right hand corner.

It gave the home side hope and as Cochrane gave away a free-kick 20 yards from goal, Botterill collected comfortably and in added on time the flag stayed down as Paton looked well offside but the striker dragged his right foot side wide of the upright.

The win sees us finish second in the group, unbeaten on 8 points but unfortunately not enough to qualify for the knockout stages.

FULL TIME: Queens Park 1 Queens 2

  • Botterill

  • McKay

  • Ambrose


  • McClelland

  • Houston

  • Todd

  • Cochrane

  • Mimnaugh

  • Logan

  • McKechnie


  • Reilly


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Pre-match Good afternoon and welcome to a sunny but windy Lesser Hampden for our final league cup game in Group G. Two changes to the starting 11 as Harry Cochrane and Kyle McLelland return from suspension. Connelly and Walker on the bench.
Pre-match Murray Johnson is ill so Charlie Cowie has been recalled from Gretna as backup.
Pre-match Queens team today Botterill, Houston, McKay, Cochrane, McKechnie, Todd, Reilly, MCLelland, Mimnaugh, Logan and Ambrose.
Pre-match Subs: Church,Connelly, Cowie, Irving, Gibson, Johnstone,Walker and Frame
Pre-match Starting 11: Botterill,Ambrose, McKay, McLelland, Houston,Todd, Cochrane,Mimnaugh, Logan,McKechnie and Reilly
Pre-match Queens Park: McKenna, Robson,Bannon, Fox, Spong, Hepburn,Thomson, Paton, Thomas, Turner and Longridge.
Pre-match QP subs: Ferrie, Healy,Tizzard, Bruce, Hickey-Fuggaccia, Williamson, Reid, Jarrett and McLeish
Pre-match Game starts
First half v QP begins |0-0
5%27 Chance QOS - Paul McKay delivery for Reilly in the middle. Shot blocked by keeperMcKenna |0-0
9%27 Ruari Paton through well challenged by Kyle McLelland at the edge of the box |0-0
14%27 Dom Thomas driving from the left - shot clears for throw in by Jordan Houston |0-0
15%27 Save - Cammy Logan right foot shot parried by keeper for corner |0-0
20%27 Queens Park win corner as Paul McKay blocks from Dom Thomas |0-0
22%27 Stoppage as Cammy Logan receives treatment after challenge at half way line |0-0
24%27 Cammy ok |0-0
32%27 Doesn’t count - Harry Cochrane played in McKechnie he rounded the keeper to score but flag up |0-0
35%27 Chance Queens Park - poor clearance by Houston fell to Thomas curled shot from inside the box tipped onto crossbar by Botterill |0-0
39%27 McKechnie shot blocked at edge box by Fox |0-0
39%27 Jack Thomas shot just cleared the bar |0-0
47%27 First half ends |0-0
First half ends |0-0
Second half begins |0-0
46%27 Second half begins |0-0
47%27 Fox (Queens Park) SENT OFF |0-0
48%27 Charlie Fox sent off for bringing down Gavin Reilly and stopping goalscoring opportunity |0-0
53%27 Chance Queens Park - Hepburn played it in for Longridge but he couldn’t get enough curl behind it and played it wide of the target |0-0
57%27 Chance Queens Park - Logan slipped to let Paton away. He played it across for Dom Thomas but McLelland challenged to block. Home fans claim penalty |0-0
62%27 Paton (Queens Park) is booked |0-0
64%27 SUBSTITUTION Queens Park: Hepburn OFF REPLACED BY Bruce |0-0
65%27 GOAL QUEENS! Reilly the scorer |0-1
65%27 Josh Todd made a good break down the left - kept it low into the box for Reilly to slot home |0-1
69%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Ambrose OFF REPLACED BY Connelly |0-1
73%27 Don Thomas free kick headed clear by Paul McKay |0-1
74%27 Robson shot deflected for a corner |0-1
74%27 Connelly (QOS) is booked |0-1
76%27 GOAL QUEENS! Cochrane the scorer |0-2
77%27 Harry Cochrane pounces on a mistake to take it past the keeper to give QOS a two goal advantage |0-2
78%27 SUBSTITUTION Queens Park: Thomson OFF REPLACED BY Healy |0-2
78%27 SUBSTITUTION Queens Park: Thomas OFF REPLACED BY McLeish |0-2
82%27 Penalty Queens Park |0-2
82%27 Houston foul on McLeish |0-2
83%27 Saved |0-2
83%27 Gordon Botterill saves from a Ruari Paron |0-2
88%27 Goal Queens Park. Healy the scorer |1-2
89%27 Sub Healy pulls one back as he finds the bottom corner with a good strike |1-2
91%27 Paton looked well offside - flag stayed down but he dragged a right foot effort wide |1-2
92%27 Game ends |1-2
The game ends |1-2