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Queen of the South 0-1 Stranraer
Youth Cup, Palmerston Park
Friday 3 November 2017

Scorer: Mitchell (pen)

Stuart Wild's 20s visited Palmerston for the second time in three weeks looking for a repeat of their 2-0 league win.

With top scorer Jai Holland serving a one match suspension, three youngsters stepped up from the South of Scotland side.

The game was played at a frantic pace throughout and despite creating a number of openings, Stranraer couldn’t convert chances into goals in a busy first half.

The Blues had keeper McLaren to thank for a good save as Queens were ever-dangerous on the counter attack.

The second half saw Stranraer gradually take control, and they went ahead when Cammy Elliot cut in from the left but was impeded in the box.

A penalty was awarded, and with regular penalty taker Holland suspended, up stepped defender John Mitchell to calmly slot the ball into the net for the opening goal.

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Queens tried to respond but came up against resolute defending from Simpson and Mitchell who made sure they kept the team's 4th clean sheet in as many games.

Despite the Dumfries side finishing strongly, the Blues held out to take their place in the 4th round draw, making it 7 wins in their last 8 in all competitions.

Next for the 20s, league games against Ayr United at Cumnock's Townhead Park on Monday 6 November (8pm) and Clyde at New Tinto Park, Govan on Sunday 12 November (2pm).

Stranraer: McLaren, Farrell, Mitchell, Simpson, Gray, Burns, McGowan, McKinlay, McLaughlin, Scott, Elliott.
Subs: McColm, Adair, Murray.

Photos: Stephen Lang, Queen of the South FC

SPFL 3L1 6474

Team Pld
1 Raith Rovers 29 58
2 Ayr United 27 57
3 Arbroath 27 45
4 Alloa Athletic 28 45
5 East Fife 29 39
7 Airdrieonians 28 35
8 Forfar Athletic 29
9 Albion Rovers 27 27
10 Queen's Park 29 23

Updated 13/3/18 at 10pm


00 Stranraer FC 2015 Logo
3 Number Lotto
Sunday 10 December 2017

Numbers: 1, 14, 20
1 winner at £2000:

Congratulations to:
Iain, Kilmirren Avenue, Stranraer