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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

1 Arbroath 21 52
2 Raith Rovers 21 39
3 East Fife 21 35
4 Forfar Athletic 21 33
5 Airdrieonians 21 30
6 Montrose 21 28
7 Stranraer 20 23
8 Dumbarton 21
9 Brechin City 20 19
10 Stenhousemuir 21 16


2018/19 Squad

1 - Max Currie (GK)
2 - Daniel Higgins (DEF)

3 - Chris McGowan (DEF)
4 - Andy McDonald (DEF)
5 - David Brownlie (DEF)
6 - Connor McManus (MID)
7 - Mark Lamont (MID)
8 - Kyle Turner (MID)
11 - Grant Anderson (M/S)
12 - Ian Smith (MID)

13 - Lyle Avci (GK)
14 - Cameron Elliott (MID)
17 - David Smith (D/M)
18 - Innes Cameron (STR)
20 - PJ Crossan (STR)

22 - Jamie Hamill (DEF)
23 - Adam Cummins (DEF)
24 - Conor O'Keefe (MID)