Queen's Park vs Elgin City - Preview

Last updated : 20 October 2006 By Andyboy
Billy Stark, despite being linked away from Hampden this week, will lead his side into battle at Hampden full of confidence after Richard Bowers and Alan Trouten secured a 2-1 win over the Red Lichties at Gayfield last weekend.

Elgin, will for the first time, be full of confidence as well after they recorded their first victory of the season on Saturday. They defeated fellow strugglers East Stirlingshire 5-0 at Borough Briggs and will be on a high coming into this Hampden encounter.

The Arbroath win leaves us 4 points off 2nd place in the league but we do still sit currently in a disappointing 7th place, victory could see us rise as high as 3rd depending on other results.

Elgin, however, had a grand total of nil points prior to last weeks win over The Shire and are still 7 behind Shirey in 9th, they will see victory in Glasgow as vital in escaping that bottom spot.

We have met Elgin already this season back on the 12th of August when 9 man Queen's managed a fantastic 2-1 win at Borough Briggs, Mark Ferry and Steven Canning notched the goals with Fez and Richard Sinclair showen the red card by ref Alan Freeland.

Elgin City 1 (Martin Charlesworth 21)
Queen's Park 2 (Mark Ferry 14, Steven Canning 41)
August 12th 2006 - SFL Third Division - Borough Briggs, Elgin

David Crawford, Paul Paton, Mick Dunlop, Stephen Reilly, Richard Sinclair, Damiano Agostini, Steven Canning, Tony Quinn (Paul Ronald), Frankie Carroll (Richard Bowers), Mark Ferry

Paul Ronald's knock picked up at Arbroath last week could rule him out while David Weatherston, Robert Dunn and Frankie Carroll are all fighting for fitness after missing last weekend's victory. Richard Bowers is likely to keep his place in the team. Shaun Molloy will miss out.

XI: Mark Cairns, Paul Paton, Mick Dunlop, Steven Reilly, Richard Sinclair, Alan Trouten, Stuart Kettlewell, Tony Quinn, Richard Bowers, David Weatherston, Mark Ferry

SUBS: David Crawford, Jonny Whelan, Tommy Murray, Steven Canning, Paul Cairney