March 2, 2013
Queens march on
Queen of the South continued their march towards the Irn-Bru Scottish Second Division league title with a 3-2 win at relegation-threatened East Fife.
Gavin Reilly put the Doonhammers ahead after 15 minutes with a clinical finish after good work from Ryan McGuffie.
Allan Johnston's men were pegged back in the 64th minute when Paul McManus ran on to David Muir's long ball before slotting the ball past Lee Robinson.
The hosts were level for just two minutes however as Paul Burns set up Nicholas Clark to put his side back into the lead with a left-footed strike.
Christopher Mitchell's inswinging corner gave Mark Durnan the chance to double the visitors' advantage just three minutes later and the 20-year-old made no mistake with a close-range header.
Liam Gormley earned the Fifers a late consolation with a neat finish four minutes before the end but it was not enough to prevent a fourth consecutive defeat.
|East Fife||Queen of the South|
|1 Callum Antell||1 Lee Robinson|
|5 David White||5 Chris Higgins|
|3 Craig Johnstone||3 Ryan McGuffie|
|4 David Muir||2 Chris Mitchell|
|2 Darren McCormack||4 Mark Durnan|
|7 Bobby Barr||6 Derek Young|
|6 Darren Smith||11 Paul Burns|
|10 Paul McManus||8 Steven McKenna|
|9 Collin Samuel||10 Nicky Clark|
|11 Scott McBride||7 Daniel Carmichael|
|8 Paul Willis||9 Gavin Reilly|
|21 Michael Brown||Jim Atkinson 20|
|12 Robert Sloan||William Gibson 16|
|14 Dale Keenan||Kevin Holt 17|
|15 Sean Jamieson||Kevin Smith 14|
|16 Liam Gormley||Michael Paton 15|
|Liam Gormley for Collin Samuel (68)||Michael Paton for Paul Burns (71)|
|Dale Keenan for Darren Smith (71)||William Gibson for Daniel Carmichael (78)|
|Sean Jamieson for Paul McManus (81)||Kevin Smith for Gavin Reilly (84)|
|David White (39)|
|· Squads: East Fife | Queen of the South|