Scottish League One - Play-off Semi-final - 2nd Leg
Queen's Park1Stenhousemuir2

Queen's Park 1-2 Stenhousemuir (agg 2-3)

Mark McGuigan
Mark McGuigan scored twice as Stenhousemuir reached the League One play-off final

Queen's Park were relegated to League Two after Mark McGuigan's brace helped Stenhousemuir set up a League One play-off final meeting with Peterhead.

McGuigan headed in Alan Cook's cross to put the Warriors in front.

But Gerry McLaughlin levelled when he stooped and nodded in Ross Millen's low delivery.

McGuigan rolled in off the post to notch his 23rd goal of the season after Harrison Paton's fine pass as Stenny completed a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Stenhousemuir are seeking an immediate return to League One after relegation last year. Queen's Park drop down to League Two following a couple of seasons in League One.

Dier

The Spiders' Aidan Keena had hit the crossbar from 30 yards early on at Hampden before McGuigan opened the scoring.

McLaughlin's first goal of the season brought the hosts level and it came from Millen's low cross after Robbie Leitch had drawn a free-kick.

Millen later suffered a head injury and there was significant concern for the right-back as he received treatment for several minutes before he left the field on a stretcher and was taken to hospital.

Stenny's winner was created brilliantly by Canadian Paton, with a fine through ball and equally good low finish in off the far post by McGuigan.

Post-match reaction:

Stenhousemuir manager Brown Ferguson: "It was a very tight game but I feel we deserved to get through to the final.

"McGuigan's second goal was a brilliant finish given he's been out with a rib injury. It was a great surging run by Harry Paton.

"Peterhead were the favourites for the league and we know we're going into this week as the underdogs, but we've had a decent record against them."

Queen's Park manager Gus MacPherson: "We've lost out and we're frustrated but we've got more to worry about in terms of the player in hospital.

"That's where my thoughts are at the moment. He's concussed.

"The ball's hit him in the face at point blank range, so we're concerned."

Line-ups

Queen's Park

  • 1White
  • 2MillenSubstituted forDochertyat 76'minutes
  • 5McLauchlan
  • 6Gibson
  • 3Burns
  • 4Fotheringham
  • 18McVeyBooked at 38minsSubstituted forMortimerat 80'minutes
  • 7Leitch
  • 10Donnelly
  • 11GullanSubstituted forGaltat 62'minutes
  • 9Kenna

Substitutes

  • 12Orr
  • 14Docherty
  • 15Nimmo
  • 16Galt
  • 17Mortimer
  • 20MacPherson

Stenhousemuir

  • 1Smith
  • 2Meechan
  • 4Dunlop
  • 3Dunlop
  • 5Donaldson
  • 11FernsSubstituted forMurrayat 62'minutes
  • 6Ferry
  • 8PatonBooked at 62mins
  • 10ScottSubstituted forLongworthat 90+5'minutes
  • 7McGuiganSubstituted forDallasat 90+1'minutes
  • 9CookBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 12Marsh
  • 14Murray
  • 15Halleran
  • 16Dallas
  • 17McMinn
  • 18Longworth
  • 19Paterson
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
948

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen's ParkAway TeamStenhousemuir
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away3
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Queen's Park 1, Stenhousemuir 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen's Park 1, Stenhousemuir 2.

Foul by Scott Gibson (Queen's Park).

Andrew Dallas (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Jamie Longworth replaces Martin Scott.

Attempt missed. Aidan Kenna (Queen's Park) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

David Galt (Queen's Park) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Martin Scott (Stenhousemuir).

Substitution

Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Andrew Dallas replaces Mark McGuigan.

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Harrison Paton (Stenhousemuir) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. William Mortimer (Queen's Park) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Alan Cook (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Galt (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan Cook (Stenhousemuir).

Goal!

Goal! Queen's Park 1, Stenhousemuir 2. Mark McGuigan (Stenhousemuir) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harrison Paton.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen's Park. William Mortimer replaces Conor McVey.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen's Park. Dominic Docherty replaces Ross Millen because of an injury.

Delay in match Ross Millen (Queen's Park) because of an injury.

Alan Cook (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Millen (Queen's Park).

Conor McVey (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Innes Murray (Stenhousemuir).

Attempt blocked. Luke Donnelly (Queen's Park) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Ross Meechan.

Foul by Conor McVey (Queen's Park).

Mark McGuigan (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen's Park. David Galt replaces James Gullan.

Substitution

Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Innes Murray replaces Eddie Ferns.

Booking

Harrison Paton (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Conor McVey (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harrison Paton (Stenhousemuir).

Foul by Luke Donnelly (Queen's Park).

Harrison Paton (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Queen's Park. Conceded by Ross Dunlop.

Attempt missed. Aidan Kenna (Queen's Park) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

James Gullan (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Dunlop (Stenhousemuir).

Robbie Leitch (Queen's Park) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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