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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

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 Pos  Team  Pld   Pts 
1 Raith Rovers 21 46
2 Ayr United 22 45
3 Arbroath 20 33
4 STRANRAER 22 32
5 Alloa Athletic 20 31
6 East Fife 22 27
7 Airdrieonians 21 25
8 Albion Rovers 20
22
9 Queen's Park 22 18
10 Forfar Athletic 22 18

Updated 20/1/18 at 5pm

Fixtures


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