Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Queen's Park

Last updated : 27 April 2008 By Andyboy
For many in the hoops, it would be their last game in the famous black and white jerseys, but for one Queen's stalwart that had already happened. Fan hero Stephen Canning, bound for Brechin in the summer, played his final game for Spiders last week, against Ayr United at Hampden Park. Alan Trouten, Paul Paton and a number of others are likely to follow Stephen out of Hampden in the summer, and this would be their last game in the Hoops.

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