QUEENS CHANCES OF FINISHING SECOND IN THE LEAGUE DISAPPEARED AS THEY WERE HELD TO A GOALESS DRAW AT KIRKCALDY
Anyone heading for Stark's Park hoping not to be served up the kind of end-of-season fare that blights this time of the season would have left sorely disappointed.
With Raith safe from relegation and Queen of the South having long been ruled out of the championship race there was little for either team to raise their game for. Rovers at least had the excuse of facing their sixth game in only 11 days as they fulfilled a wretched backlog of fixtures.
Manager John McGlynn started with only five of the team which went down 1-0 to Airdrie United on Monday as he tried to nurse his squad through a gruelling climax to a campaign that had at least been given added excitement by the Scottish Cup semi-final appearance against Dundee United.
Rovers threatened most against a Queens side who had striker Sean O'Connor playing in central defence. Gregory Tade poked wide from Iain Williamson's pass early on and then on-loan Dundee United youngster Johnny Russell saw his half-volley crash back off the bar. Dougie Hill's poor pass almost gifted Queens the lead on the stroke of half-time, only for Stewart Kean to blaze wide. Raith's Iain Davidson went closest to finding a winner in the second half with a long-range effort near the end.
A desperate game of football whIch Queens with many regulars mssing will want to forget. A win at Firhill on Saturday is a must or else we may drop out of the top four.
Queens Man of the Match - Sean O'Connor - A remarkable performance from Sean in his new role at the back.