A well-contested and entertaining game at Lesser Hampden ended 1-1 between Queen's Park and Annan Athletic as both sides had chances but found a combination of good defending and wasteful finishing standing in the way of victory.
The first half in particular was very even and it didn't take long for the opening goal to arrive. David Ramsay's good work on the right wing resulted in a cross that wasn't dealt with by the Annan defence and on hand was Stuart Hay who found the bottom corner four minutes in.
The visitors responded well though, immediately taking the game higher up the pitch and a few minutes later drew level. James Johnstone showed good persistence on the left flank and combined well with Rabin Omar, the latter took the ball under control in the box and slotted the ball past Samuel George.
That gave Annan a lift and they then took control of the game keeping possession well and produced the best move of the match with some neat interplay involving a few players around the edge of the box, however, Jordan Brown was very unlucky to see his effort cannon off the crossbar.
Midfielder Kieran Brannon also tried his luck from distance for the Galabankies but saw it drift wide.
Meanwhile, Queen's also had opportunities as the half drew to a close, central defender Bryan Wharton went close with a header from a set-piece and striker Ross McPherson couldn't generate enough power in his attempt from close range which allowed Craig Murray to make the save.