Queen's Park 2-0 East Stirlingshire

Scottish Football League

Goals from Ian Watt and Craig Smith lifted Queen's Park up to fourth place in the Scottish Third Division after a win over East Stirlingshire.

Watt struck his fourth goal of the season seven minutes before half-time and Smith wrapped up the points midway through the second half.

The hosts had almost gone ahead in the opening seconds when Smith's shot was blocked and, from the ensuing corner, Daryll Meggatt headed wide.

Shire threatened in the 20th minute but Neil Parry tipped Bradley Coyne's 20-yard drive round the post.

Queen's took the lead when Smith's shot was saved by Calum Antell and Watt was on hand to tuck in the rebound.

After the break David Murray and Smith put headers wide but the latter finally got on the scoresheet in the 67th minute with a neat finish from David Anderson's pass.

Queens Park: Parry, McGinn, Little, Brough, Meggatt (Sean Burns 87), McBride (Gallagher 31), Longworth, Anderson, Watt, Smith (Daly 87), Murray. Subs Not Used: Strain, Ronald.

Booked: Watt, Meggatt.

Goals: Watt 38, Smith 67.

East Stirling: Antell, Jackson, Winter, Cane, Dingwall, Stirling, Horner, Hunter (Maxwell 46), Alistair Love (Lurinsky 66), Coyne (Nico Gibson 72), Turner. Subs Not Used: Hay, Scott.

Booked: Hunter ,Winter.

Att: 504

Ref: Greg Aitken

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