Queen's Park 3-0 Clyde

Scottish Football League

Queen's Park moved above opponents Clyde and into fifth place in the Third Division with a convincing win.

The visitors, who themselves missed the chance to move level with fourth-top Elgin City in the final promotion play-off place, almost took the lead from their first attack.

Liam Cusack's cross found John Neill, whose shot was palmed away by Neil Parry.

However, the ball broke to Craig Smith and his raking pass set Sean Burns free and he planted the ball into the bottom corner to put Queen's Park ahead.

Burns and Daryll Meggatt both fired wide for the home side before Jordan White sent a header against the crossbar from another Cusack cross at the other end.

Pat Scullion came close to an equaliser just before the hour when he connected well with a John Sweeney corner, but his header was pushed to safety by Parry.

The Spiders made them pay again with a second goal shortly afterwards, Ian Watt crossing for Craig Smith to head home from close range.

Clyde goalkeeper Davie Crawford did well to keep out a Burns curler from the kick off, but he was beaten again six minutes from time when Paul McGinn picked out Michael Daly and his header crept in.

Queen's Park: Parry, McGinn, Little, Brough, Meggatt, Stewart (Longworth 46), McBride, Anderson, Watt (Daly 80), Smith, Sean Burns (Ronald 86). Subs Not Used: Strain, Gallagher.

Booked: Watt.

Goals: Sean Burns 4, Smith 63, Daly 84.

Clyde: Crawford, Gray, Scullion, McQueen, Sharp, Neill (Fitzpatrick 71), Hay, Sweeney (Sloss 71), Oliver, White, Cusack. Subs Not Used: McCue, Irvine, Archdeacon.

Booked: Hay, Oliver.

Att: 402

Ref: Craig Charleston

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