Match Report

Following a break for the SPFL Trust Trophy it was a return to league one business and a trip to Falkirk.

Manager, Marvin Bartley made one enforced change to the side the beat Partick last week, the injured Lewis Gibson missed out and was replaced in the starting eleven by Oscar MacIntyre who was cup tied for the game at Firhill.

The hosts started the game top of the table on goal difference from Hamilton and made a positive start winning a free kick in the opening minute. Callum Morrison curled a right foot shot just wide of Harry Stone’s right-hand post.

As Queens pressed Gavin Reilly switched the ball wide to MacIntyre on the opposite side of the park, the full back set up Lee Connelly but his effort was headed clear by Coll Donaldson.

Three minutes later it was another chance for the home side, when Finn Yeats found Morrison with a pass and as he whipped the ball in, Ross MacIver headed over. Aidan Nesbitt was next up for the Bairns, but he dragged his shot low and wide.

Midway through the first half, Queens were forced to make a change when Craig McGuffie was stretched off with what looked like a bad ankle injury. He was replaced by Kieran McKechnie.

The sub almost opened the scoring just before the half hour mark with a powerful strike that was heading for the top corner, but agonisingly crashed back off the crossbar and as Connelly pounced for the rebound, Donaldson cleared.

A ball into the box was left by MacIver for Morrison but as he lined up the shot Efe Ambrose cleared. At the other end, the ball was kicked away as Reilly lined up a shot before Jordan Houston made a fantastic run and skipped the challenge to play in Connelly. As he caught it on the volley with the outside of his right boot the ball was swerving but not enough and ended on the wrong side of the post.

As half time approached Liam Henderson headed over and Kyle McClelland headed out for a corner after Morrison made a run.

And then in added on time at the end of the first half, Queens were forced into a further change as Reegan Mimnaugh who had picked up a knock earlier left the field with Josh Todd coming on.


HALF TIME: Falkirk 0 Queens 0

The first real chance of the second half fell to the home side when the lively Morrison made his way down the right, his delivery was into the danger area, but Ambrose headed clear. Morrison managed to get it back in again, but this time Stone collected easily.

It was no surprise that it was John McGlynn’s side that was pressing but Queens were defending well and as Brad Spence had a go from distance, he was way too high.

Queens were having to weather the storm and break when they could. Connelly and MacIntyre both tried to push forward but they couldn’t create a danger in the final third.

The home side had a lot of the ball but weren’t causing any real danger, although Morrison was given too much space on the wing and as he played it in for Aidan Nesbitt, Stone made a brave challenge inside the box to collect at his feet.

In a Queens attack, McKechnie and Reilly were in but as the latter’s effort was blocked and as the ball fell to Harry Cochrane, he caught it on the wrong foot and his shot from distance was off target.

Queens were pushing forward in the final quarter of an hour, but it was the home side who sealed the win with two minutes of normal time remaining when Spencer fired a right foot shot across Stone into the bottom corner.


Full Time: Falkirk 1 Queens 0


  • Stone

  • Houston

  • Ambrose

  • McClelland

  • MacIntyre


  • Logan

  • McGuffie


  • Cochrane

  • Connelly


  • Mimnaugh


  • Reilly


  • Botterill

  • McKay


  • McKechnie


  • Todd


  • Walker


  • Hutchinson

  • Irving

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Pre-match Welcome to Falkirk for todays cinch League One game. Team lineups to follow shortly
Pre-match Queens: 31.Stone 2.Houston 6.Cochrane 9.Reilly 10.Connelly 11.McGuffie 15.McClelland 18.Mimnaugh 19.MacIntyre 23.Logan 24.Ambrose
Pre-match Falkirk: 1.Long 2.Lang 3.McCann 5.Henderson 6.Donaldson 7.Morrison 8.Spencer 10.Nesbitt 14.Yeats 17.MacIver 23.Ross
Pre-match Falkirk Subs : 31.Hogarth 9.Allan 18.Oliver 20.Bisland 21.Lawal 30.Honeyman 32.Walker 33.Sinclair
First half begins |0-0
2%27 Morrison goes close with a free kick from 25 yards |0-0
4%27 Falkirk close again, this time MacIver fires over the bar |0-0
17%27 It`s all Falkirk so far and Nesbitt fires wide from the edge of the box |0-0
24%27 McGuffie down injured after a clash in the edge of the box. Stretcher on, so his return to Falkirk is cut short |0-0
24%27 McGuffie down injured after a clash in the edge of the box. Stretcher on, so his return to Falkirk is cut short |0-0
26%27 McKechnies first involvement is to give away a free kick in a dangerous position |0-0
26%27 Spencer shoots from a tight angle but it`s straight at Stones |0-0
30%27 Off the bar! First chance for Queens as McKechnie hits the bar after good work by Reilly taking the ball off Henderson |0-0
34%27 Another long range shot from Falkirk but Ross hits another straight at Stone |0-0
39%27 Morrison has the ball in the box but Ambrose does well to block the shot |0-0
40%27 Almost a tap in for McKechnie but Reillys cross is blocked |0-0
41%27 Another chance, this time Connelly drills a shot wide |0-0
43%27 Yet another cross from Morrison into the box is met by the head of Henderson but his effort is easily dealt with by Stone |0-0
43%27 Connelly (QOS) is booked for dissent |0-0
47%27 Mimnaugh had treatment earlier for a knock that he`s clearly not been able to shake off |0-0
First half ends |0-0
Half Time The home side have dominated the first half, but Queens have come closest to opening the scoring with a McKechnie effort off the bar which was cleared off the line as it dropped goalward. |0-0
Half Time There was a fair amount of stoppage time in the first half but we`re ready to go again |0-0
Second half begins |0-0
54%27 Cochrane (QOS) is booked for dissent |0-0
55%27 Morrison causing all sorts of problems again but McIver could only glance a header wide |0-0
56%27 McKechnie burst forward but goes just too soon and is flagged offside |0-0
59%27 Morrison again drives forward but his cross floats wide at the far post |0-0
60%27 SUBSTITUTION Falkirk: Ross OFF REPLACED BY Lawal |0-0
62%27 Chance for Queens but Reilly couldn`t get his shot away, then Connellys ambitious volley is blocked |0-0
62%27 Up the other end, Ambrose does well to cover as Falkirk break |0-0
68%27 Stone does well to smother the ball at the feet of nesbitt as he broke through |0-0
75%27 Big penalty shout for Queens as Reilly latches onto a short back pass. The keeper looks to take Reilly out but must have got the ball first |0-0
82%27 Another chance Falkirk again after good work by Morrison but McIvers shot is blocked |0-0
83%27 SUBSTITUTION Falkirk: MacIver OFF REPLACED BY Oliver |0-0
84%27 SUBSTITUTION Falkirk: Nesbitt OFF REPLACED BY Allan |0-0
86%27 Walker takes on Donaldson and wins a Queens corner |0-0
88%27 Goal Falkirk. Spencer the scorer |1-0
89%27 Spencer collects a short McKay clearance with two good touches then curls a brilliant shot past Stone into the far corner |1-0
94%27 SUBSTITUTION Falkirk: Morrison OFF REPLACED BY Bisland |1-0
The game ends |1-0
Full Time A goal worthy of winning any game and no more than the home side deserved. But Queens will be frustrated to not come away with a draw |1-0