League Challenge Cup
April 7, 2013
Final score - after penalties
Robinson earns Doomhammers the double
Queen of the South wrapped up the double in dramatic fashion, beating Partick 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the Ramsdens Cup Final thanks to the heroics of goalkeeper Lee Robinson.
Nicky Clark looked to have grabbed the winner when he headed home his eighth goal in nine games in the 101st minute but there were to be two further twists in the final three minutes of extra-time.
Partick's Aaron Muirhead saw his 117th minute spot-kick saved by Robinson and he was then sent off for his involvement in the melee that ensued.
But Thistle would set up spot-kicks when Kris Doolan scored from close range deep into added time of extra-time.
Having kept out that penalty in normal time keeper Robinson was again the hero, saving a spot-kick from Stephen O'Donnell, scoring one himself and then denying Conrad Balatoni in sudden death to spark wild celebrations inside the Braidwood Motor Company Stadium.
The 90 minutes lacked the excitement that was to follow. Clark missed a number of presentable chances for his 31st goal of a memorable campaign and also found goalkeeper Scott Fox in fine form.
Partick, league leaders of Division One, struggled to create chances against a side playing their trade in the league below, albeit not for much longer. Sean Welsh's free-kick that flew over the crossbar was one of their few efforts of note.
But they were inches away from grabbing a late winner with just 15 seconds of normal time remaining when Doolan's left-footed effort was well saved by Robinson.
|Queen of the South||Partick Thistle|
|1 Lee Robinson||1 Scott Fox|
|5 Chris Higgins||5 Aaron Muirhead|
|3 Marc Fitzpatrick||3 Aaron Sinclair|
|2 Chris Mitchell||2 Stephen O'Donnell|
|4 Mark Durnan||6 Conrad Balatoni|
|6 Derek Young||7 Sean Welsh|
|8 Steven McKenna||11 Chris Erskene|
|10 Nicky Clark||4 Stuart Bannigan|
|9 Derek Lyle||8 James Craigen|
|11 Michael Paton||9 Steven Craig|
|7 Daniel Carmichael||10 Steven Lawless|
|12 Jim Atkinson||Greg Daniels 12|
|16 Steven Black||Mark McGuigan 17|
|17 Allan Johnston||Ross Forbes 15|
|15 Kevin Smith||Kris Doohlan 14|
|14 Gavin Reilly||Christie Elliot 16|
|Gavin Reilly for Derek Lyle (77)||Christie Elliot for Steven Lawless (60)|
|Kevin Smith for Nicky Clark (101)||Kris Doohlan for Steven Craig (66)|
|Steven Black for Michael Paton (115)||Ross Forbes for Stuart Bannigan (94)|
|Chris Higgins (38)||James Craigen (34)|
|Daniel Carmichael (72)||Aaron Sinclair (55)|
|Lee Robinson (72)||Christie Elliot (120)|
|Steven McKenna (120)|
|Aaron Muirhead (120)|
|· Squads: Queen of the South | Partick Thistle|