Scottish League One - Play-offs - 1st Leg
Queen's Park2Cowdenbeath0

Queen's Park 2-0 Cowdenbeath

Chris Duggan was the goal hero for Queen's Park
Duggan was the goal hero for Queen's Park

Chris Duggan scored twice as Queen's Park swept Cowdenbeath aside in the League One play-off semi-final first leg at Hampden Park.

The outstanding Duggan found the top corner with a superb curling strike inside 60 seconds.

The Spiders had chances to add to their tally before Duggan was brought down by Chris Kane and converted the penalty on 66 minutes.

Duggan was then denied a hat-trick when he hit the post from close range.

Sean Burns went close for the hosts soon after Duggan's spectacular opener, while a long-range effort from Declan McDaid flashed wide for Cowdenbeath.

With half-time approaching, Joe Bradley and Liam Brown both spurned good openings for the hosts.

Duggan forced a good save from Grant Adam early in the second period just before Kyle Miller headed narrowly over for the visitors.

Duggan again went close in an action-packed period of play that continued with each keeper making an excellent stop.

After Duggan had tucked away his penalty, Adam denied Vincent Berry before the woodwork rescued him.

Cowdenbeath came close through Dean Brett's shot and Kane's header but the Fife side now have a tough job in Saturday's return leg.

Line-ups

Queen's Park

  • 1Muir
  • 2BurnsBooked at 76mins
  • 5McGeever
  • 6Wharton
  • 3McLeish
  • 4Berry
  • 8BrownSubstituted forMcVeyat 77'minutes
  • 7Woods
  • 10Bradley
  • 11GaltSubstituted forCarterat 86'minutes
  • 9DugganBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12Carter
  • 14McVey
  • 15Gibson
  • 16Mitchell
  • 17Mortimer
  • 18Baty
  • 20O'Boyle

Cowdenbeath

  • 1Adam
  • 2Donaldson
  • 4Sives
  • 5El-ZubaidiBooked at 29minsSubstituted forMilneat 54'minutes
  • 3Adamson
  • 7Brett
  • 6KaneBooked at 66mins
  • 8Gibbons
  • 11McDaidSubstituted forCaldwellat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Spence
  • 10MillerBooked at 56minsSubstituted forHughesat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Scullion
  • 14Hughes
  • 15Milne
  • 16Caldwell
  • 17Johnston
  • 18Swann
  • 20Roman
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
572

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen's ParkAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Queen's Park 2, Cowdenbeath 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen's Park 2, Cowdenbeath 0.

Booking

Chris Duggan (Queen's Park) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Duggan (Queen's Park).

Brad Donaldson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Ross Caldwell (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Bradley (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Caldwell (Cowdenbeath).

Chris Duggan (Queen's Park) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Sives (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen's Park. John Carter replaces David Galt.

Attempt missed. Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Sean Burns.

Foul by Chris Duggan (Queen's Park).

Craig Sives (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen's Park. Conor McVey replaces Liam Brown.

Booking

Sean Burns (Queen's Park) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean Burns (Queen's Park).

Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Ross Caldwell replaces Declan McDaid.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Ryan McGeever.

Chris Duggan (Queen's Park) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Grant Adam.

Attempt saved. Vincent Berry (Queen's Park) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Queen's Park 2, Cowdenbeath 0. Chris Duggan (Queen's Park) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Queen's Park. Chris Duggan draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Paul Woods (Queen's Park) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Ryan McGeever.

Attempt saved. Declan McDaid (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Declan Hughes replaces Kyle Miller because of an injury.

Booking

Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Vincent Berry (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Lewis Milne replaces Ali El-Zubaidi.

Foul by David Galt (Queen's Park).

Brad Donaldson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Paul Woods (Queen's Park) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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