Scottish League Two
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Queen's Park 1-1 Clyde

Shaun Rooney and Steven McDougall
Shaun Rooney holds off Clyde's Steven McDougall

Darren Miller's stoppage-time penalty salvaged some Hampden homecoming joy for Queen's Park against Clyde.

The set-up and de-rigging required for Glasgow's Commonwealth Games had exiled the hosts to Airdrie for 14 months.

Clyde's Iain Gray met Ged Traynor's corner to make it seem it would not be a happy return for the Spiders.

But referee Kevin Graham spotted a foul on Willie Muir in a busy penalty box and Miller scored to delight a boosted home support.

With reduced admission prices and a special extended welcome to the Mount Florida locals, Queen's Park's Hampden return was always expected to draw a larger crowd than usual.

"Anything up to 52,000 - beyond that it'll have to be standing room only," was the sarcastic reply of the club's media officer when asked pre-match to estimate the likely attendance.

It transpired that this New Year encounter attracted just over 2,000 - a figure approximately four-times that of a normal Queen's Park home gate.

The Spiders' players were eager to replace supporters' memories of their last match at the national stadium - a disappointing defeat by Peterhead in November 2013 - and Ciaran McElroy's dipping half-volley almost helped them on their way to doing that, but landed on the roof of Clyde goalkeeper Alan Martin's net.

Gus McPherson's Queen's Park came even closer a few minutes later, with Paul Woods' close-range strike disallowed for offside before former Leeds United keeper Martin touched the right winger's curling shot onto the far post.

Clyde offered very little in the first half but shocked the hosts by taking the lead after the break.

Centre-back Gray popped up at the back post to poke in Traynor's corner, making Queen's Park pay for their first-half profligacy.

Referee Graham infuriated the home team by not awarding a penalty when McElroy appeared to be tripped, and Spiders' supporters ire would have increased further had their goalkeeper Muir not saved brilliantly from Clyde's Brian McQueen.

And Muir also ended up drawing the foul that did get the Spiders a spot-kick, with Traynor pulling back the goalkeeper who had gone up for a corner at the death.

Miller stroked the ball in at the right corner to give the expectant crowd a result more to their liking.

Line-ups

Queen's Park

  • 1Muir
  • 2RooneyBooked at 59mins
  • 5Quinn
  • 6Wharton
  • 3SlatterySubstituted forBurnsat 79'minutes
  • 4Berry
  • 8Miller
  • 7Woods
  • 10Fraser
  • 11McElroySubstituted forFotheringhamat 62'minutes
  • 9CarterSubstituted forMcPhersonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McPherson
  • 14Fotheringham
  • 15Burns
  • 16MacGregor
  • 17McVey
  • 18Gibson
  • 20George

Clyde

  • 1Martin
  • 2DurieBooked at 90mins
  • 4Fisher
  • 6McQueenSubstituted forDalyat 77'minutes
  • 3TraynorBooked at 90mins
  • 5GrayBooked at 88mins
  • 8MurrayBooked at 57mins
  • 7Gray
  • 10SinclairSubstituted forO'Donnellat 68'minutes
  • 9McManusBooked at 45mins
  • 11McDougallSubstituted forWattat 83'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12McBrearty
  • 14Watt
  • 15O'Donnell
  • 16McGhee
  • 18Daly
  • 19Porter
  • 20Barclay
Referee:
Kevin Graham
Attendance:
2,027

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen's ParkAway TeamClyde
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home21
Away1
Fouls
Home4
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Queen's Park 1, Clyde 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen's Park 1, Clyde 1.

Booking

Scott Durie (Clyde) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ged Traynor (Clyde) is shown the yellow card.

Shaun Fraser (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Durie (Clyde).

Goal!

Goal! Queen's Park 1, Clyde 1. Darren Miller (Queen's Park) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Queen's Park. draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Ged Traynor (Clyde) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Hugh Murray.

Booking

Kevin Watt (Clyde) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Scott McManus.

Attempt blocked. Scott McManus (Clyde) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Iain Gray.

Booking

Iain Gray (Clyde) is shown the yellow card.

Shaun Fraser (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iain Gray (Clyde).

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Ross Fisher.

Foul by Tony Quinn (Queen's Park).

Michael Daly (Clyde) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Clyde. Kevin Watt replaces Steven McDougall.

Sean Burns (Queen's Park) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steven McDougall (Clyde).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen's Park. Sean Burns replaces Patrick Slattery.

Attempt saved. Patrick Slattery (Queen's Park) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Clyde. Michael Daly replaces Brian McQueen.

Attempt missed. Kevin Fotheringham (Queen's Park) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Ged Traynor (Clyde) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Rooney (Queen's Park).

Attempt missed. Scott McManus (Clyde) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Clyde. Stephen O'Donnell replaces David Sinclair.

Attempt missed. Shaun Rooney (Queen's Park) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Steven McDougall.

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Ged Traynor.

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Scott Durie.

Attempt saved. Brian McQueen (Clyde) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Hugh Murray.

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Iain Gray.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen's Park. Kevin Fotheringham replaces Ciaran McElroy.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen's Park. Ross McPherson replaces John Carter.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arbroath19142346192744
2Albion19124331121940
3Queen's Park19114430141637
4Annan Athletic196672326-324
5Berwick186573124723
6East Fife185582528-320
7Clyde1954102233-1119
8Montrose1954102240-1819
9East Stirlingshire1851122042-2216
10Elgin163581527-1214
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