Queen's Park 5-1 E Stirlingshire

Queens Park cemented their place in the Scottish Third Division play-offs with an emphatic victory over East Stirlingshire.

The win moves them a point away from second-placed Stanraer and leaves Shire eight points adrift at the foot of the table.

Top-scorer Jamie Longworth opened the scoring for the home side on the half-hour mark, meeting a Peter Bradley cross with a right-foot shot.

Anthony Quinn's close-range finish made it 2-0 after half-time before he grabbed his second with a header 10 minutes later.

Sean Burns had added a fourth for the hosts before Shire's Graeme Ramage fired in from 20 yards to register a consolation.

The dismissal of Rhys Devlin for a second bookable offence and a late penalty from the Spiders' Martin McBride completed a miserable afternoon for East Stirlingshire.

Queens Park: Parry, McGinn, Little, Meggatt, Bradley, McBride, Longworth (Ronald 89), Anderson, Watt, Quinn (Smith 80), Murray (Sean Burns 46).

Subs Not Used: Strain, Capuano.

Booked: Anderson.

Goals: Longworth 32, Quinn 49, 57, Sean Burns 67, McBride 88 pen.

East Stirling: Antell, Devlin, Jackson, Frances, Dingwall, Fulton, Benton (Tart 69), Stirling, Maxwell, Turner (Gillespie 77), Sheerin (Ramage 65).

Subs Not Used: Hay, Cane.

Sent Off: Devlin (84).

Booked: Devlin, Frances, Jackson.

Goals: Ramage 79.

Att: 477

Ref: B Markham-Jones

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