Scottish League Two
Queen's ParkQueen's Park1ClydeClyde1

Queen's Park 1-1 Clyde

By Kenny CrawfordBBC Sport Scotland at Hampden
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.


Queen's Park

Formation 4-2-3-1

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


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


Formation 4-4-2

  • 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


  • 12McBrearty
  • 14Watt
  • 15O'Donnell
  • 16McGhee
  • 18Daly
  • 19Porter
  • 20Barclay
Kevin Graham

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen's ParkAway TeamClyde
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Scott Durie (Clyde) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Booking

    Ged Traynor (Clyde) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Scott Durie (Clyde).

  7. 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.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

    Kevin Watt (Clyde) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Booking

    Iain Gray (Clyde) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Iain Gray (Clyde).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tony Quinn (Queen's Park).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

3Queen's Park19114430141637
4Annan Athletic196672326-324
6East Fife185582528-320
9East Stirlingshire1851122042-2216
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