Scottish League One - Play-offs - 2nd Leg
Stenhousemuir1Queen's Park1

Stenhousemuir 1-1 Queen's Park (2-1)

Colin McMenamin scores for Stenhousemuir against Queen's Park
Queen's Park could not keep out Colin McMenamin's header and it proved decisive

Stenhousemuir survived a nervous second half to secure their League One status for another season.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg, Brown Ferguson's men looked in command when Colin McMenamin headed an early opener.

League Two Queen's Park battled away and Shaun Fraser's equaliser set up an enthralling end to the match.

They just could not find the second goal that would have forced extra-time and will have to mount another promotion push next season.

There was relief all round at full-time for Stenny, who will look to rebuild over the summer to avoid a repeat of this drama.

The outcome looked to be a formality when Stenhousemuir doubled their aggregate advantage inside three minutes.

Their talented winger Paul McMullan, on loan from Celtic, curled a corner in from the right and the veteran goal-getter McMenamin glanced the ball past William Muir.

The home side dominated proceedings with McMullan, Bryan Hodge and Anthony Marenghi all going close, but failing to put the tie beyond Queen's Park.

Gus McPherson's team went for broke after the interval, pushing Tony Quinn up front and their endeavour paid dividends as Fraser bundled in, with home keeper Greg Fleming claiming for a foul.

The tension was getting to Stenhousemuir who were coming under increasing pressure, but Shaun Rooney and John Carter could not convert good opportunities.

In the dying minutes Paul Woods had a stunning volley pushed away by Fleming to end Queen's Park's hopes of promotion.

Line-ups

Stenhousemuir

  • 1Fleming
  • 2McCormackBooked at 80mins
  • 4Meechan
  • 5Lithgow
  • 3Summers
  • 7McMullanBooked at 29mins
  • 8Faulds
  • 6Hodge
  • 11MarenghiSubstituted forFotheringhamat 90+3'minutes
  • 10GrehanSubstituted forWattat 76'minutes
  • 9McMenamin

Substitutes

  • 12Duncan
  • 14Fotheringham
  • 15Watt
  • 16Gallacher
  • 17Shaw
  • 18Sutherland
  • 19da Silva Moutinho

Queen's Park

  • 1Muir
  • 2Mitchell
  • 5Quinn
  • 6Wharton
  • 3BurnsBooked at 45mins
  • 4BerrySubstituted forRooneyat 55'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 8Slattery
  • 7Woods
  • 11McElroySubstituted forCarterat 55'minutes
  • 10Fraser
  • 9McPhersonSubstituted forHynesat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Carter
  • 14Rooney
  • 15MacGregor
  • 16Gibson
  • 17McVey
  • 18Hynes
  • 20George
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
1,165

Match Stats

Home TeamStenhousemuirAway TeamQueen's Park
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Gregor Fotheringham replaces Anthony Marenghi.

Foul by Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir).

Paul Woods (Queen's Park) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jamie McCormack (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tony Quinn (Queen's Park).

Attempt saved. Paul Woods (Queen's Park) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Anthony Marenghi (Stenhousemuir) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir).

Patrick Slattery (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Hynes (Queen's Park) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Bryan Wharton.

Josh Watt (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Rooney (Queen's Park).

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Bryan Hodge.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen's Park. Ryan Hynes replaces Ross McPherson.

Booking

Jamie McCormack (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Shaun Rooney (Queen's Park) is shown the yellow card.

Josh Watt (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaun Rooney (Queen's Park).

Attempt missed. Sean Burns (Queen's Park) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Josh Watt replaces Martin Grehan.

Foul by Ross Meechan (Stenhousemuir).

Tony Quinn (Queen's Park) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Ciaran Summers (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ciaran Summers (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Rooney (Queen's Park).

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Greg Fleming.

Attempt saved. John Carter (Queen's Park) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Paul McMullan (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Patrick Slattery (Queen's Park).

Attempt missed. Shaun Fraser (Queen's Park) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Ciaran Summers (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Rooney (Queen's Park).

Attempt missed. Shaun Rooney (Queen's Park) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Stenhousemuir 1, Queen's Park 1. Shaun Fraser (Queen's Park) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Patrick Slattery.

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

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