Queen of the South 2-2 East Fife

Queen of the South receive the Division Two trophy

Nicky Clark scored two late goals as Division Two champions Queen of the South preserved their unbeaten home league record to prevent East Fife moving out of the relegation play-off spot.

After a scrappy start to the match, the Fifers broke the deadlock in the 36th minute when Steven Campbell fired past Lee Robinson from the edge of the box.

The visitors had a great opportunity to double their lead five minutes after the re-start.

East Fife's David Muir
East Fife defender David Muir looked dejected at the final whistle

Ryan McGuffie fouled David Muir in the area, but Scott McBride's spot-kick was expertly saved by Robinson.

Billy Brown's men got their second in the 76th minute when Gareth Wardlaw bundled in from close range after good work from Collin Samuel.

Queens pulled one back in the 87th minute when Clark nodded in from six yards out.

The Doonhamers, who were presented with the league trophy after the game, stole a point in stoppage time when Clark headed in his second from the right side of the area.

It leaves the Fifers two points behind Stranraer, who lost 3-0 at home to Forfar Athletic, but with a better goal difference with one game remaining.

Queen of the South: Robinson, McGuffie, Durnan (Black 84), Higgins, Holt, Carmichael, McKenna, Burns (Young 62), Paton, Lyle (Kevin Smith 84),Clark. Subs Not Used: Atkinson, Slattery.

Booked: Durnan, Higgins.

Goals: Clark 87, 90.

East Fife: Antell, Durie, Muir, White, Johnstone, Willis, McBride, Campbell (Darren Smith 56), Robert Barr, Samuel, Wardlaw (Paul McManus 78). Subs Not Used: Michael Brown, Gormley, Sloan.

Booked: Johnstone.

Goals: Campbell 36, Wardlaw 76.

Att: 2,568

Ref: John McKendrick

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