An understrength Reserve team, which only had Lewis Wilson with any first team experience, and included three trialists, was eventually well beaten in their final sectional cup tie by a home side which included nine first team players. Two down at the interval after a poor display in the first 45 minutes, with a Chris Smith fumble leading to the first goal then a Wilson own goal doubling the deficit, the Reserves had much the better of the first half hour after the break, with Wilson making amends by heading home a Daniel Moran corner to take the score to 2-1, then Lewis Guy hitting a brilliant cross into the six yard box which should have been finished off to draw the scores level. After being penned back for a long period, Queens then finished the game off when poor defending allowed them to net twice before Doherty’s clumsy challenge led to a penalty which took the score to 5-1 in injury time.
Smith, Doran, McLelland, Wilson, Lovering, Moran, Leslie (Prete), Guy (Armstrong) Doherty, McDonald, Dolan (Moniz)
An almost unrecognisable Reserve team went down to its third league defeat in a row at the Falkirk Stadium with another disappointing performance. Poor defending against a committed home side saw the Reserves 2-0 down at the interval and the game was settled when a goalkeeping error saw East Stirlingshire go 3-0 ahead. The showing was better with all five substitutes on but the poor standard shown by the starting lineup cost the team the league points with a display of sloppy defending, weak midfield play and lack of any goal threat. Passmarks only for Daniel Moran, Paul Fee and Lewis Wilson.