December 26, 2012
Clark on the mark
Nicholas Clark hit a superb hat-trick as Queen of the South came from behind to thrash Stranraer 4-1.
Stranraer took a surprise lead after 20 minutes when Frank McKeown emphatically headed home from 12 yards after good work from Christopher Aitken.
It stung the home side into action, and they equalised 11 minutes later through Clark's close-range bullet header.
He got his second after 63 minutes, turning in Ryan McGuffie's pass from 12 yards out, and rounded off his hat-trick seven minutes later, emphatically slamming home from six yards for his 12th of the season.
Kevin Smith finished off the scoring for the runaway league leaders six minutes from time, finding space in the six-yard box to lash home.
|Queen of the South||Stranraer|
|1 Lee Robinson||1 David Mitchell|
|5 Chris Higgins||3 David MacGregor|
|2 Ryan McGuffie||5 Michael Dunlop|
|8 Chris Mitchell||4 Frank McKeown|
|4 Mark Durnan||2 Mark Staunton|
|6 Derek Young||8 Grant Gallagher|
|7 William Gibson||6 Chris Aitken|
|10 Nicky Clark||7 Sean Winter|
|3 Kevin Holt||10 Craig Malcolm|
|11 Daniel Carmichael||11 Robert Love|
|9 Gavin Reilly||9 Michael Moore|
|12 Jim Atkinson||Russell Cadwell 20|
|15 Steven Black||Lloyd Kinnaird 16|
|17 Allan Johnston||Ryan Borris 12|
|16 Daniel Orsi||Nick Phinn 14|
|14 Kevin Smith||Maxwell Wright 15|
|Daniel Orsi for William Gibson (64)||Nick Phinn for Mark Staunton (67)|
|Kevin Smith for Nicky Clark (76)||Ryan Borris for Michael Moore (73)|
|Allan Johnston for Daniel Carmichael (83)||Maxwell Wright for Sean Winter (88)|
|Daniel Carmichael (66)||Michael Moore (26)|
|Mark Staunton (60)|
|· Squads: Queen of the South | Stranraer|