Spiders hit Montrose for six

There were two games in the lower divisions of the Ladbrokes SPFL on Tuesday night.

In League Two, Queen’s Park travelled to take on Montrose, while in League One, Stranraer faced an arduous trip to Peterhead.

Queen’s Park went into the match at Links Park knowing a win would take them above both their opponents and Stirling Albion to within a point of the playoff places.

But they got off to the worst possible start, with Adrian Mallagaray giving the home side an early lead.

However, the Spiders bounced back in style and Paul Woods got them back on level terms with the equaliser.

Montrose keeper Ross Salmon’s first inkling that he was in for a torrid evening came when he fumbled Sean Burns’ free kick into his own net, and the Queen’s Park midfielder also played a vital part in his side’s third goal.

He was unlucky to see his shot thunder off the post, but Ryan McGeever was on hand to slot home the rebound and give the home side a mountain to climb before the interval.

There was no let-up from the visitors and the impressive Woods grabbed his second goal of the game before Jamie McKernon found the top corner with a fine strike.

Burns compounded Montrose’s misery with another free kick to round off the scoring and put the gloss on a crucial three points for his side.

Elsewhere, Peterhead and Stranraer played out a bizarre match at Balmoor.

Craig Malcolm gave all nine visiting fans who had made the long trip to the North East something to shout about when he converted a penalty after Luciano Nequecaur had been fouled by Jass Sukar.

That was cancelled out by Rory McAllister’s free kick just before half time but the match descended into a farce just after the interval.

The Balmoor floodlights began to fail and referee Craig Charleston twice stopped the game to consult the managers.

However, play raged on and with the closing stages being played in almost total darkness, Kevin Dzierzawski and McAllister both went close for the home side.

However, Stranraer held on to take a point back to the south west and they remain second-bottom, two points above Brechin City and the same margin behind Cowdenbeath.

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