Queen's started the better side and David Weatherston was unlucky to see his cross not quite met by the onrushing Frankie Carroll, making his first start since September, with the ball spinning periously six yards from goal and Elgin kid gloves Chris Fox made a fine save to tip Mark Ferry's drobe onto the crossbar. Weatherston did settle the nerves however on 28 minutes.
A fine move from a corner kick, involving Dunlop, Cairney, Paton and Ferry ended with the ball on Weatherston's head 5 yards out and the boy David made no mistake nodding the ball past Fox in the Elgin goal.
He doubled the advantage moments later when played through by Robert Dunn's through pass. David took a touch and slammed past the onrushing Fox for 2-0. Dunn notched a headed third in the 45th minute to end the game as a contest.
The second half went in a similiar Queen's dominated vein and Canning, Ferry, sub Ross Dunlop and his brother Mick all come close to adding a 4th before the fans retired to the Social Club, the word relief written all over their faces.
QUEEN'S PARK: David Crawford, Paul Paton, Mick Dunlop, Stephen Reilly (Alan Harty), Damiano Agostini, Stephen Canning, Frankie Carroll, Paul Cairney, Robert Dunn (Ross Dunlop), David Weatherston (Richard Bowers), Mark Ferry
SUBS NOT USED: Mark Cairns, Andy Boslem
GOALSCORER(S): David Weatherston (28, 30); Robert Dunn (45)
REFEREE: Martin Sproule
MAN OF THE MATCH: David Weatherston