Queen's Park 3-2 Stranraer

Queen's Park had to come from behind twice to earn themselves victory over Stranraer at Hampden.

Craig Malcolm gave Stranraer the lead when he smashed the ball past Neil Parry from distance in the 24th minute.

David Murray was able to head in an equaliser from a David Anderson cross, but the Blues regained the lead just before half-time, thanks to a driven effort from Christopher Aitken.

Stanraer's game plan crumbled in a matter of minutes when Murray tucked away his second goal of the match from close range, before Frank McKeown was given his marching orders for a professional foul on Craig Smith.

The dismissal proved to be costly in the 81st minute as Owen Ronald hit a sweet volley from just inside the penalty box to hand the Spiders all three points.

Queen's Park: Parry, McGinn, Little, Meggatt, Bradley, McBride, Longworth, Anderson, Watt, Smith (Quinn 78), Murray (Ronald 78). Subs Not Used: Strain, Sean Burns, Daly.

Booked: Anderson. Goals: Murray 33, 62,Ronald 81.

Stranraer: Marshall, Kane (Stuart McColm 84), McGregor, McKeown, Gallagher, Winter, Christopher Aitken, Taggart (Shepherd 76), Noble, Malcolm, Grehan. Subs Not Used: David Mitchell, Baxter, Johnston.

Sent Off: McKeown (68).

Booked: Malcolm.

Goals: Malcolm 24, Christopher Aitken 42.

Att: 637

Ref: Andrew Dallas

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