Division Two

December 26, 2012

Full-time

Queen of the South

4 - 1

Stranraer

Division Two

15:00 +00:00, December 26, 2012

Palmerston Park, Scotland

Referee: Kevin Graham

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.

Scoring Summary

Queen of the South Stranraer
Nicky Clark (31')Frank McKeown (20')
Nicky Clark (63') 
Nicky Clark (70') 
Kevin Smith (84') 

Teams

Queen of the South Stranraer
Lee Robinson1 David Mitchell
Chris Higgins3 David MacGregor
Ryan McGuffie5 Michael Dunlop
Chris Mitchell4 Frank McKeown
Mark DurnanMark Staunton
Derek Young8 Grant Gallagher
William Gibson6 Chris Aitken
10 Nicky Clark7 Sean Winter
Kevin Holt10 Craig Malcolm
11 Daniel Carmichael11 Robert Love
Gavin Reilly9 Michael Moore
Substitutes
12 Jim AtkinsonRussell Cadwell 20
15 Steven BlackLloyd Kinnaird 16
17 Allan JohnstonRyan Borris 12
16 Daniel OrsiNick Phinn 14
14 Kevin SmithMaxwell Wright 15
Substitutions
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)
Yellow Cards
Daniel Carmichael (66)
Michael Moore (26)
 Mark Staunton (60)
· Squads: Queen of the South | Stranraer