April 13, 2013
More joy for Doonhammers
Queen of the South celebrated their Ramsdens Cup victory with a 2-0 home win against Stranraer.
Following last weekend's thrilling penalty shoot-out success at Livingston's Almondvale Stadium, the Doonhammers started in positive fashion with Patrick Slattery seeing his goalbound effort kept out by Frank McKeown's block.
The Second Division champions eventually found the breakthrough when Kevin Holt applied a simple finish from six yards out in the 31st minute.
The visitors struggled to mount any pressure as they sought a way back into the game but almost levelled when McKeown struck his close-range effort straight at goalkeeper Lee Robinson.
Nicholas Clark was the man to secure the hosts' victory when he got on the end of substitute Derek Lyle's left-wing cross after 76 minutes.
Kevin Smith saw his low strike denied by the feet of David Mitchell soon after as Allan Johnston's side were made to settle for a two-goal cushion.
|Queen of the South||Stranraer|
|1 Lee Robinson||1 David Mitchell|
|2 Ryan McGuffie||5 Michael Dunlop|
|5 Steven Black||4 Frank McKeown|
|4 Mark Durnan||3 Mark Staunton|
|6 Derek Young||8 Grant Gallagher|
|11 Paul Burns||2 Lloyd Kinnaird|
|10 Nicky Clark||6 Chris Aitken|
|8 Patrick Slattery||11 Ryan Borris|
|3 Kevin Holt||16 Darren Gribben|
|9 Michael Paton||10 Craig Malcolm|
|7 Daniel Carmichael||7 Robert Love|
|12 Jim Atkinson||Russell Cadwell 20|
|17 Chris Higgins||Jamie Campbell 14|
|16 Marc Fitzpatrick||Sean Winter 12|
|14 Derek Lyle||Armand One 9|
|15 Kevin Smith||Michael Moore 15|
|Derek Lyle for Derek Young (63)||Michael Moore for Darren Gribben (68)|
|Kevin Smith for Nicky Clark (77)||Sean Winter for Robert Love (82)|
|Marc Fitzpatrick for Michael Paton (85)|
|· Squads: Queen of the South | Stranraer|