Gardner Speirs was forced into making a few changes from the side which was so poor against Ayr United at Hampden last week. Both Canning and Mark Ferry were unavaiable and were replaced by Shaun Molloy and Stuart Kettlewell. On the bench was under 19s left full back Barry Douglas, and a newly peroxide blonde, Martin Ure.
Sadly there was no victorious farewell, as Queen's crashed to a poor defeat. Southside lad Denis McLaughlin struck the only goal of the game for the Beath, and Queen's created little over the piece. John Neill, Alan Trouten and Tony Quinn all had half chances to level for Queen's, but none were taken, and the final bow for many of this talented crop was in defeat. The rebuilding process will begin now for Gardner Speirs, and he readies himself for the unenviable task of building a side to survive next season's Second Division. It might be difficult, but no one would have it any other way.
QUEEN'S PARK: Alex Cowie, Paul Paton, Shaun Molloy, Jamie Brough, Damiano Agostini, Alan Trouten, Stuart McGrady (Richard Bowers), Paul Cairney, Tony Quinn, John Neill, Stuart Kettlewell
SUBS NOT USED: Mark Cairns (g/k), Martin Ure, Barry Douglas, David Torrance
REFEREE: Alan Boyd
MAN OF THE MATCH: Stuart Kettlewell