Queens March On
Report of match East Fife 2 Queen of the South 3 played 2nd March 2013
Reporter Queens MAD
EAST FIFE 2 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 3 HT: 0-1 Scorers: East Fife - McManus 64 Gormley 86 Queens - Reilly 15 Clark 66 Durnan 69 Attendance: 627 Referee: M.Northcroft
Queen of the South continued their march towards the Irn-Bru Scottish Second Division league title with a 3-2 win at relegation-threatened East Fife.
Gavin Reilly put the Doonhammers ahead after 15 minutes with a clinical finish after good work from Ryan McGuffie.
Allan Johnston's men were pegged back in the 64th minute when Paul McManus ran on to David Muir's long ball before slotting the ball past Lee Robinson.
The hosts were level for just two minutes however as Paul Burns set up Nicholas Clark to put his side back into the lead with a left-footed strike.
Christopher Mitchell's inswinging corner gave Mark Durnan the chance to double the visitors' advantage just three minutes later and the 20-year-old made no mistake with a close-range header.
Liam Gormley earned the Fifers a late consolation with a neat finish four minutes before the end but it was not enough to prevent a fourth consecutive defeat.
Queens looked quite comfortable for most of the game but missed a hatful of chances and defensive lapses allowed the home side back into the game. To be quite honest the scoreline flattered the Methil side who now have a real relegation battle on their hands.
On the other hand Queens have the title in their grasp.
|Competition: Irn Bru Scottish Division Two Kick Off: 15:00 Venue: Bayview Stadium Attendance: 627|
|2 - 3||Queen o.t.S.
|89||Shot from just outside the box by Kevin Smith misses to the right of the target.|
|87||Michael Paton takes a shot. Calum Antell makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by William Gibson from the right by-line to the near post, Nicholas Clark takes a shot. Save by Calum Antell.|
|85||A goal is scored by Liam Gormley from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. East Fife 2-3 Queen of South.Assist by David White.|
|84||Michael Paton is caught offside. Darren McCormack restarts play with the free kick.|
|83||(Queen of South) makes a substitution, with Kevin Smith coming on for Gavin Reilly.|
|82||The ball is sent over by Christopher Mitchell, David Muir manages to make a clearance.|
|80||Paul McManus goes off and Sean Jamieson comes on.|
|77||Shot from just outside the box by Nicholas Clark goes over the bar.|
|77||William Gibson is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Carmichael.|
|76||Corner taken by Robert Barr.|
|75||Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGuffie on Dale Keenan. Craig Johnstone restarts play with the free kick, Paul Willis takes a shot.|
|74||Michael Paton produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.|
|73||Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robert Barr, save by Lee Robinson.|
|72||The assistant referee signals for offside against Gavin Reilly. Free kick taken by Darren McCormack.|
|70||Michael Paton is brought on as a substitute for Paul Burns. Dale Keenan comes on in place of Darren Smith.|
|68||Christopher Mitchell takes the inswinging corner, Mark Durnan scores a headed goal from close range. East Fife 1-3 Queen of South.The assist for the goal came from Christopher Mitchell.|
|67||Collin Samuel goes off and Liam Gormley comes on.|
|66||Derek Young takes a shot. Save made by Calum Antell. Outswinging corner taken by Christopher Mitchell.|
|65||Nicholas Clark grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. East Fife 1-2 Queen of South.Assist by Paul Burns.|
|63||A goal is scored by Paul McManus from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. East Fife 1-1 Queen of South.Assist by David Muir.|
|61||Corner taken right-footed by Robert Barr, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by David Muir goes harmlessly over the crossbar.|
|61||Unfair challenge on Scott McBride by Ryan McGuffie results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Willis from left wing, Ryan McGuffie makes a clearance.|
|59||Nicholas Clark takes a shot. Save by Calum Antell. Corner taken by Christopher Mitchell from the left by-line, clearance by Darren McCormack.|
|58||Nicholas Clark takes a shot. Calum Antell makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Christopher Mitchell from the right by-line, David White manages to make a clearance.|
|55||Daniel Carmichael takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.|
|53||Christopher Mitchell takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Scott McBride.|
|47||Daniel Carmichael takes a shot. David Muir gets a block in.|
|46||Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Christopher Mitchell, clearance by Collin Samuel.|
|45||Nicholas Clark takes a shot. Save by Calum Antell.|
|45||Scott McBride gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicholas Clark. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Christopher Mitchell, Paul Willis makes a clearance.|
|42||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Willis by Derek Young. Paul Willis delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Christopher Higgins manages to make a clearance.|
|40||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McBride by Christopher Higgins. Calum Antell takes the free kick.|
|39||Daniel Carmichael concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott McBride. Darren Smith takes the free kick.|
|38||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicholas Clark by David White. David White receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Ryan McGuffie restarts play with the free kick.|
|35||The ball is swung over by Robert Barr. The referee blows for offside. Lee Robinson takes the free kick.|
|34||Robert Barr takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Lee Robinson.|
|32||David White challenges Christopher Higgins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Robinson.|
|31||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Collin Samuel by Derek Young. Direct free kick taken by Paul Willis.|
|31||Robert Barr takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Gavin Reilly.|
|24||Paul Willis has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.|
|19||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Willis by Stephen McKenna. David White takes the free kick.|
|18||Shot by Paul Burns from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.|
|18||The ball is crossed by Paul Burns, comfortable save by Calum Antell.|
|16||Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McManus on Christopher Mitchell. Free kick taken by Stephen McKenna.|
|16||Daniel Carmichael has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.|
|14||Gavin Reilly finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. East Fife 0-1 Queen of South.Ryan McGuffie provided the assist for the goal.|
|12||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David White by Gavin Reilly. David White takes the direct free kick.|
|10||Corner taken left-footed by Darren Smith to the near post, clearance by Paul Burns.|
|8||Daniel Carmichael challenges Craig Johnstone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Calum Antell.|
|5||Ryan McGuffie concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott McBride. Free kick taken by Craig Johnstone.|
|3||Christopher Mitchell takes the outswinging corner, Scott McBride makes a clearance.|
|-||Centre by Collin Samuel.|