Queen's Park 6-0 Elgin City

Scottish Football League

Jamie Longworth scored four as Queen's Park hammered Elgin to cement their place in the Scottish Third Division play-off places.

A superb Martin McBride free-kick gave the hosts the lead 10 minutes before half-time.

Longworth scored his first after 53 minutes when his right-footed strike found the top corner and the striker netted his eighth of the season with a header 14 minutes later.

He completed his hat-trick soon after with a crisp effort from the edge of the box.

A powerful drive found its way past Zander Clark in the away goal with 12 minutes remaining as he added his fourth and Queen's Park's fifth.

Craig Smith's firm header rounded off a profitable afternoon for Gardner Speirs' side who are now in touching distance of third-placed Annan Athletic with a game in hand.

Queen's Park: Parry, McGinn, Little, Brough, Meggatt, McBride, Longworth (Daly 82), Anderson, Watt (Ronald 77), Smith, Murray (Sean Burns 46). Subs Not Used: Strain, Gallagher.

Booked: Brough,Watt.

Elgin: Clark, Niven, Durnan, Duff, MacPhee, Beveridge (Crooks 62), McMullan (O'Donoghue 72), Nicolson (Innes 88), Moore, Leslie, Gunn. Subs Not Used: Calder,Wilson.

Att: 344

Ref: Barry Cook