Match Report

With Marvin Bartley observing from the stand, Grant Murray again took charge of the side for the quarter final cup tie at home to Kelty Hearts. The starting line-up had four changes to the side that faced Alloa at the weekend, Max Currie returned from his foot injury in goal, while there were also starts for Rico Quitongo, Kieran McKechnie and Michael Ruth.  With Max back, Charlie Cowie dropped to the bench.  The others dropping out were Ruari Paton and Ross Irving who were amongst the substitutes and Paul McKay who was still suffering from a hefty challenge on Saturday.   

In wet and windy conditions, it was a fairly scrappy first half, although the visitors did almost open the scoring when Alfredo Agyeman fired a powerful right foot shot off the inside of the post. For Queens Calvin McGrory hit a right foot shot from outside the box before Michael Ruth had an effort deflected onto the roof of the net. Chances were at a premium, but Michael Tidser kept it low as he dragged one wide of the upright for the visitors and as the ball was slipped through by McGrory to Ruth the striker hit the side netting. The final chance of the first half came for Queens as McGrory set himself up to hit a right foot shot from the edge of the box but he hit it straight at the keeper.  

HALF-TIME:  Queens 0 Kelty Hearts 0 

The game did improve after the break and Lewis Gibson did well at the by-line to get the ball across but Jamie Barjonas put enough pressure on McGrory so he couldn’t get the shot away.  On the hour mark, McGrory made a great run forward, skipping a few challenges on route to the box but his final ball was blocked.  

Midway through the second half, Lee Connelly and Gavin Reilly came off the bench and within two minutes made an impact.  The former made a good run through the middle before slipping it wide to the latter, but his shot was turned out for a corner.  As Queens took control of the game, they put Darren Jamieson under pressure with a string of corners.  McGrory found Dave McKay at the front post with one, but as the defender tried to fire it into the net, defender, Jordon Forster took the ball full force in the face.  

With fifteen minutes left, Josh Todd did have the ball in the net, finishing McGrory’s cross but the flag was up for offside. The best chances of the game came in the closing stages, but Queens were denied twice in the space of a minute by Jamieson.  Firstly, the keeper somehow got down to save from Connelly after a well worked move.  Connelly started it with a good ball wide to Ciaran McKenna and as he played it back in, Reilly laid it off for Connelly, who hit it well, but it was met by a good save. The keeper then saved again this time, making a stop from Lewis Gibson.   

It wasn’t a classic cup tie, so after a goal less 90 minutes it was straight to penalties.  Both sides converting their first two, Reilly and Ruari Paton for Queens, Tidser and Barjones for Kelty.  The first miss of the shootout was from Connelly as he fired Queens third spot kick high over the bar.  But as Max Currie saved from Kyle Doherty and McNab, either side of Todd’s finish, McGrory scored the decisive kick to see the home side into the semi-finals 4-2 on penalties.  

Following Hamilton’s 3-2 victory over Clyde, we will now face Accies in the last four next month. 

FULL TIME:  Queens 0 Kelty Hearts 0 (Queens win 4-2 on penalties) 


  • Currie

  • McKenna

  • McKay

  • Todd

  • Quitongo

  • McGrory

  • Wilson


  • Sub3

  • McKechnie


  • Ruth


  • Gibson


  • Cowie

  • Paton


  • Reilly


  • Connelly


  • Irving

  • McMahon

  • Muir

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Pre-match Queens: 1.Currie 3.Quitongo 17. Hendrie 2. D Mckay 12.McKenna 8.Todd 4.Wilson 15.McGrory 27.Gibson 19.Ruth 18.McKechnie
Pre-match Queens Bench: 30.Cowie 7.Paton 9.Reilly 10.Connelly 20.Irving 21.McMahon 26.Muir 28.Johnstone 29.Burns
Pre-match Kelty: 1.Jamieson 4.O’Ware 5.Martin 6.Forster 7.Cardle 9.Austin 10.Barjonas 11.Higginbotham 12.Tidser 16.McNab 22.Agyeman
Pre-match Kelty bench: 20.Campbell 15.Hill 21.Cameron 24.Kamgna Junior 25.Doherty 26.Lyon
Pre-match 4 Changes to the home side tonight; Currie, Quitongo, McKechnie and Ruth come in for Cowie, Paton, Paul Mckay and Irving.
First half begins |0-0
3%27 Gibson is nearly in one on one through a Todd flick on, but Jamison is out quick to cover. |0-0
6%27 Kelty’s first attack of the game leads to a corner conceded by McKenna. |0-0
7%27 Kelty win a soft free kick in a dangerous area from the right hand side. |0-0
10%27 Agyeman gets through one on one and his effort comes crashing off the outside of the post in what is a huge let off for Queens. |0-0
11%27 Kelty are in again and this time Austin can’t get on the end of Agyeman’s pass across the 6 yard box. |0-0
15%27 Cardle cuts a cross back to Higginbotham on the edge of the box who’s effort on the half volley is well over. |0-0
20%27 The ball falls to McGrory on the edge of the box but his volley is straight into the keepers hands. |0-0
26%27 The ball falls to Ruth at the back post who does well to get an effort away which is deflected over for a corner. |0-0
41%27 The game has calmed down now with Queens settling in. |0-0
43%27 McGrory slips an excellent through ball to Todd but he just can’t reach it. |0-0
44%27 McGrory plays another excellent ball through to Ruth this time and his effort is just wide. |0-0
45%27 McGrory has an effort from 25 yards which is straight into the keepers hands. |0-0
First half ends |0-0
Second half begins |0-0
49%27 Ruth does will to win a header which releases McGrory, he then lays it off to Todd who’s touch is heavy and loses possession. |0-0
52%27 McNab (Kelty) is booked for a nasty challenge on Gibson who had rolled him. |0-0
54%27 Gibson does brilliantly to get space on the byline and finds McGrory who scuffs his effort. |0-0
61%27 McGrory takes the ball on a mazy run before his effort from outside the box is blocked. |0-0
66%27 Wilson (QOS) is booked for a questionable foul. |0-0
69%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: McKechnie OFF REPLACED BY Connelly |0-0
71%27 Connelly slips in Reilly perfectly but he can’t lift his effort over the keeper. |0-0
72%27 Big Dave McKay leathers a volley straight into Forster’s face, somehow he is still conscious. |0-0
73%27 Connelly goes down in the box but his claim is waved off. |0-0
73%27 SUBSTITUTION Kelty: Austin OFF REPLACED BY Doherty |0-0
76%27 McGrory delivers a beauty of a ball to the back post for Todd who taps home, but the flag is raised for offside. |0-0
80%27 SUBSTITUTION Kelty: Cardle OFF REPLACED BY Philp |0-0
84%27 Reilly sets Connelly up perfectly on the edge of the box and his effort is brilliantly saved in the bottom right corner. |0-0
85%27 SO CLOSE! Gibson picks up the ball on the right hand side and his effort is tipped out for a corner. |0-0
89%27 Forster (Kelty) is booked |0-0
91%27 Todd has the ball toe poked away in the last minutes for a corner…. |0-0
94%27 The referee blows for full time and penalty’s are to come. |0-0
94%27 The penalties will be taken infront of the home fans and Gaving Reilly is to take first. |0-0
95%27 GOAL QUEENS! Reilly slots home |1-0
96%27 Goal Kelty. Tidser levels the score. |1-1
96%27 GOAL QUEENS! Paton fires down the middle. |2-1
97%27 Goal Kelty. Barjonas slots down the middle. |2-2
97%27 Connelly fires his penalty well over the bar. |2-2
98%27 GOAL QUEENS! Todd fires excellently home. |3-2
99%27 CURRIE SAVES AGAIN !!!!! |3-2
99%27 McGrory steps up with the chance to send Queens through to the semis….. |3-2
99%27 GOAL QUEENS! McGrory the scorer |4-2
100%27 McGrory’s winning penalty means The Super South will face Hamilton in the next round. |4-2
The game ends |4-2