Queen's Park 0 - 1 Ross County

Last updated : 07 January 2008 By Andyboy
Barrowman's tap in just after the halfway stage handed County the victory at a bleak Hampden, as the Highland ouftit beat Queen's for the first time this season, at the third attempt.

Queen's had the better of the early exchanges as they welcomed the suspended duo of Alan Trouten and Paul Paton back to the fold, and Paul Cairney dragged a shot from the edge of the penalty area narrowly wide of keeper Tony Bullock's right hand post, in all honesty, Paul should have done better after being released by Trouten's through ball.

Queen's created little other than this however and County were coming into the match as the half wore on. With Chris Higgins and Andy Dowie both coming close for the visitors, before Ross took the lead just into the second half. Higgins drive was fired in at pace low, Cowie appeared to make a smart stop, but fumbled the ball and the proflic Barrowman rammed the ball into the empty net for his 13th strike of the season. Queen's had to attack their opponents but were creating little in all honesty.

Only one chance of note was created, and it should have been a goal. Dunn played in Canning who rammed the ball under Bullock and into the net, however the assistant referee flagged for offside. Video evidence later proved the call was incorrect, a poor decision by the linesman which ultimately robbed Queen's of an undeserved point.

QUEEN'S PARK: Zander Cowie, Paul Paton, Mick Dunlop, Damiano Agostini (Stephen Reilly), Alan Trouten, Stuart Kettlewell, Paul Cairney (Shaun Molloy), Paul Ronald (Robert Dunn), Stephen Canning, Mark Ferry

SUBS NOT USED: Tony Quinn, Mark Cairns

BOOKED: Mick Dunlop, Alan Trouten

REFEREE: Colin Brown


MAN OF THE MATCH: Stephen Canning