Scottish League One - Play-offs - 1st Leg
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Scottish League One play-off final first leg: Clyde 1-3 Queen's Park

David Galt celebrates his goal for Queen's Park
David Galt scored Queen's Park's third goal

Queen's Park put one foot in Scottish League One with a play-off final first-leg win over Clyde that will be difficult to overturn on Saturday.

The Spiders were ahead after five minutes when Sean Burns converted from the penalty spot.

John Gemmell headed the Bully Wee level 10 minutes later, but Queen's Park took control after the break.

Vinnie Berry fired home from close range and David Galt stunned the home crowd from all of 30 yards.

Clyde had finished the League Two season one place above their visitors, had beaten second-top Elgin City to reach the final and were seeking a fourth straight victory.

But the side who finished in fourth spot had the upper hand in games against Barry Ferguson's team this season - winning three and drawing the other.

And the Spiders were quick into the ascendency.

Clyde manager Barry Ferguson looks disappointed
Barry Ferguson's side again struggled against Gus MacPherson's team

When 40-year-old former Rangers centre-half Marvin Andrews fouled Galt inside the penalty box, defender Burns handed the Glasgow side the advantage at Broadwood.

Striker Gemmell's fourth goal for Clyde since joining from Albion Rovers in January levelled for the Cumbernauld side.

However, Berry found the bottom corner to re-establish the lead after an hour.

Fellow midfielder Galt gave them daylight when he struck a superb effort from distance with six minutes remaining.

It puts the Spiders, who lost in last season's final, in firm control as they look to go one better after the second leg at Hampden Park.

Clyde manager Barry Ferguson: "The first half, we did well, but we lost a bad second goal and the third you can't do anything about.

"We've still got a lot to play for, but I'm missing a few through suspension, so I'll have nobody on the bench and I am sitting here trying to work out a team.

"We'll need to go with what we've got, but it's not over - it's only half time and we'll go and have a blast at it.

"I've told them I've played in loads of games where we've come back from two goals down."

Queen's Park head coach Gus MacPherson: "We're delighted. We had to work extremely hard for it.

"They were certainly the stronger team in the first half and we were having to defend deep.

"But we stood up to it, rode our luck a bit, but once we settled we looked dangerous.

"David Galt's was a tremendous striker, but it hasn't decided anything."

Line-ups

Clyde

  • 1Gibson
  • 14Brisbane
  • 23Andrews
  • 6Smith
  • 18McMannBooked at 87mins
  • 3Linton
  • 12MarshSubstituted forHigginsat 70'minutes
  • 7McLaughlin
  • 20Kirkpatrick
  • 9GemmellSubstituted forWatsonat 73'minutes
  • 10GormleyBooked at 62minsSubstituted forMillenat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bolochoweckyj
  • 8Glackin
  • 11Higgins
  • 19Watson
  • 21Waters
  • 22Millen

Queen's Park

  • 1Muir
  • 2Mitchell
  • 5McGeeverBooked at 85mins
  • 6Wharton
  • 3McLeish
  • 7WoodsBooked at 33minsSubstituted forBradleyat 73'minutes
  • 4Berry
  • 8BrownSubstituted forMcVeyat 73'minutes
  • 11Burns
  • 10Galt
  • 9CarterSubstituted forMortimerat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Bradley
  • 14McVey
  • 15Baty
  • 16Gibson
  • 17Mortimer
  • 18MacPherson
  • 20O'Boyle
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
1,312

Match Stats

Home TeamClydeAway TeamQueen's Park
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away10
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Clyde 1, Queen's Park 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Clyde 1, Queen's Park 3.

Chris Smith (Clyde) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by William Mortimer (Queen's Park).

Attempt missed. Sean Burns (Queen's Park) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Marvin Andrews (Clyde) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Scott McLaughlin (Clyde) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by William Mortimer (Queen's Park).

Scott Linton (Clyde) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Mitchell (Queen's Park).

Attempt saved. William Mortimer (Queen's Park) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Scott Linton (Clyde) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen's Park. William Mortimer replaces John Carter.

Booking

Scott McMann (Clyde) is shown the yellow card.

Scott McMann (Clyde) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Booking

Ryan McGeever (Queen's Park) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Clyde 1, Queen's Park 3. David Galt (Queen's Park) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Vincent Berry.

Attempt saved. Conor McVey (Queen's Park) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Clyde. Ross Millen replaces David Gormley.

David Gormley (Clyde) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Carter (Queen's Park).

Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Clyde) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Clyde. Jamie Watson replaces John Gemmell.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen's Park. Joe Bradley replaces Paul Woods.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Clyde. Sean Higgins replaces David Marsh.

Scott McMann (Clyde) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Carter (Queen's Park).

Corner, Clyde. Conceded by William Muir.

Attempt saved. Scott Linton (Clyde) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Jordan Kirkpatrick (Clyde) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vincent Berry (Queen's Park).

Goal!

Goal! Clyde 1, Queen's Park 2. Vincent Berry (Queen's Park) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

David Gormley (Clyde) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Linton (Clyde) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sean Burns (Queen's Park).

Attempt saved. David Galt (Queen's Park) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. John Carter (Queen's Park) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Liam Brown (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Clyde).

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