The opening period saw both teams pushing for control with neither team having any real scoring opportunities.
In the 12th minute Patrick Jarrett intercepted a pass out from the East Kilbride defence, then drove forward and played the ball wide to Cammy Bruce who cut the ball back for the trialist only for his shot to be blocked.
A minute later Queen’s were awarded a penalty when an East Kilbride defender handled the ball inside the box. Scott Williamson stepped up to take the penalty only to see East Kilbride keeper King save low to his left.
After the miss Queen’s stepped up their game and put East Kilbride under pressure.
This pressure nearly paid off when Scott Williamson forced his way past two defenders, fired off a shot only to see the King deny him once again.
In the 18th minute Queen’s opened the scoring. Gregor Nicol, after good work down the left wing, cut the ball back to Patrick Jarrett, 25 yards out. Partick played a one-two with the trialist and smashed the ball low into the corner of the net from 20 yards out.
The minutes later Queen’s added a second. A corner from the right was played long to the far side to Alex Bannan. Alex returned the ball into the East Kilbride six yard box for Jason Naismith to head home.
Jack Heraghty had to look smart in the 33rd minute to push a low shot away for a corner.
Three minutes later Jacques, again, pulled off a superb save, this time diving high to his left to push the ball away from danger.
In the 38th minute Scott Williamson made it 3-0 to Queen’s. Cammy Bruce played in Lewis Moore, who in turn played a through ball to Scott Williamson. Scott turned two defenders before firing a superb shot past the keeper into far corner of the net.
Half-time: East Kilbride 0 Queen’s Park 3
Queen’s replaced Jason Naismith with Archie Graham at half-time.
In the 50th minute East Kilbride pulled one back. Fram a corner on the right East Kilbride’s Page fired in a shot which was deflected off a Queen’s defender into the corner of the net.
Four minutes later Scott Williamson had the ball in the net only to be chalked off for offside.
In the 58th minute a superb strike by East Kilbride’s Neil McLaughlin, low to Jacques Heraghty’s left pulled a second goal back for the Lowland League side.
Queen’s made a number of substitutions during the second half; Jarrett, Williamson, Trialist, Bannon, Moore, Gillies, Heraghty replaced by Reid, McQuaid, Fairlie, McCormick, Thomson, McLeish and McKenna.
Full-time: East Kilbride 2 Queen’s Park 3
Queen’s Park: Heraghty, Gillies, Naismith, Bannon, Bruce, Moore, Biggar, Jarrett, Nicol, Trialist, Williamson.
Subs: McKenna, McQuaid, Fairlie, McLeish, McCormick, Graham, Thomson, Reid.