Last updated : 02 May 2005 By Duke Of Galloway

Queens bowed out for the season in front of their fans and turned in a sparkling display to overcome a rather disappointing Saints side who simply gave up the ghost early on. There was a minutes silence in memory of the great Queens player Jimmy Greenock and also for the sad passing of Alex Goodwin who did so much to set up the Queens Trust. The Saints started off brightly and Richie Barnard in the Queens goal had to be on his toes. Queens gradually asserted their authority with Payne causing problems on the right. The breakthrough came on 27th minutes from an unexpected source, with Gary Wood rising up to power home a Payne free-kick with his head. Astonishingly two miutes later the same player volleyed home beyond the reach of Cuthbert to put Queens two up. With the pressure off Queens went in to cruise control as the Perth side gradually lost heart. Queens should have added to their tally but poor finishing again let them down although they were unlucky to gain a penalty just before half-time when Payne looked to be pushed off the ball. There was a penalty shoot at half-time and there was also an opportunity for a picture session as this was probably the last opportunity to stand at the Glasgow Street End.

Half-Time Queens 2 St Johnstone 0

The second half was carnival time for the fans as Queens simply contained the Perth side and should have had a few more goals to add to their tally. It was also an opportunity for manager Scott to more or less field his full squad. Burns even came on for the last few minutes and played through th middle. Queens looked very solid again in midfield with Mc Colligan a class act. St.Johnstone rarely threatened and one had the impression Queens had plenty in the tank and we have every reason to feel confident about our final trip Falkirk next week where we can consolidate our fourth place.

Queens player of the season Jim Thomson clears his lines

Queens fans celebrate the end of the Glasgow street terrace.