RAMSDEN CUP HOLDERS QUEENS EASED INTO THE NEXT ROUND WITH A CLINICAL VICTORY OVER LOWLAND LEAGUE SIDE SPARTANS
The Edinburgh side showed very little but stubborn nine man defence and were fortunate just to leak four goals.
Queens although not at their best spread the ball around nicely and McKenna in his new more forward role gave his side the best possible start with a fine goal in the 12 th minute.
Spartans very much lived up to their historical name with a gritty rearguard action but eventually shifted another goal in the 18th minute from the evergreen Lyle.
Mckenna completed the first half scoring with another goal in the 23rd minute as Queens took a firm control of the match.
Queens took their foot off the gas in the second half and several alarming defensive errors started to creep in but a fine Holt header in 68th minute sent the fans home reasonably happy.
Queens did what was required against a disappointing Spartans side who only had one shot at goal. Also a rather poor away support estimated at around 17.
Queens have bigger fish to fry and next week's encounter against local rival Annan should be a rather tasty affair.
Queens's man of the match - Steve McKenna - He enjoyed his forward role and scored two cracking goals.
Queen of the South
Subs: Russel,Reilly,McShane,McGuffie and Atkinson