Queens Park 3 Elgin City 0

Queens Park bounced back from two recent league defeats to secure a comfortable victory over a poor Elgin outfit.

Elgin created the first real opening in the match. Alan Muir forced a fine save from Queens Park keeper David Crawford after 12 minutes. Muir let loose with a powerful 40-yard free-kick which the keeper did well to tip over the bar.

But it was Queens who broke the deadlock from the penalty spot just after the half-hour mark. Alan Trouten was tugged back inside the box by Stuart Cumming, and Steven Reilly dispatched the spot-kick into the bottom corner.

Queens doubled their lead four minutes later with a contender for goal of the season. Debutant Paul Paton picked out the run of Alan Trouten with a raking 40-yard pass and Trouten netted with an exquisite cushioned volley over the advancing keeper.

Elgin made a double substitution at the break and they almost pulled a goal back within 10 minutes of the restart, but Queens' goalie David Crawford did well to save Martin Johnstone's header.

Mark Ferry added Queens third and final goal midway through the second-half, cutting inside the Elgin defence before firing low into the bottom corner from 14 yards.