Stranraer 0 Queen of the South 0

Last updated : 17 September 2005 By Footymad Previewer

Stranraer and Queen of the South failed to get a decision in the south-west local derby, and the finishing score-line was just about right on a day when scoring seemed to be a lost art.

The visitors were much the livelier side at the outset, winning a quick corner and moving the ball quickly with slick passing, but then there seemed to be a barrier across the Stranraer half which they failed to pierce and their efforts of getting around it proved to be no better.

Their initial enthusiasm drained away after the first 15 minutes with the home side gradually easing their way into the contest.

Unfortunately they were no better than Queens at targeting the opposition goal-line, and apart from an early booking of the visitors' William Gibson for dissent, the only effort of note in the half was a fierce rising shot from Stranraer's Stephen Swift which Queen's keeper Colin Scott clearly touched up on to the bar and over. The referee, however, gave a goal-kick.

If Queens had shown up as the better side in the first period, Stranraer could claim the second half. They forced Queens on to the back foot for long periods, and at one corner it took a goal-line clearance form Paul Burns quickly followed by a smart save from Scott to keep the Stranraer strikers out.

And yet in the closing minutes it was Stranraer's keeper Barry-John Corr who made the save of the game, springing quickly to his left to push away and keep out a netbound drive from Stuart Lovell.