Ryan Hynes scored a hat-trick as Queen's Park beat Clyde 4-0 in the Glasgow derby at Lesser Hampden which takes them to within a point of league leaders Queen of the South.
The Spiders dominated for the majority of the match and were clinical in front of goal although Clyde showed some fighting spirit as the game wore on.
The away side set the tempo early on with some quick passing and aggressive pressing, using the flanks as their main source of attack. And it was from there that the opening goal arrived after 10 minutes. Gregor Wylie's cross from the right wing was only half cleared by the Clyde defence and Hynes was quickest to react, controlling well before placing the ball into the top corner.
Clyde responded well and were very nearly level within five minutes, a long pass was cushioned into the path of Connor Lynass by Darren O'Neill but the former's side-foot effort was stopped by the feet of goalkeeper Sam George.
Hynes and strike partner Ross McPherson were causing problems for the home team's backline with their pace and power working in tandem and McPherson saw one of his attempts from distance saved by keeper Christopher Shaw and another from a similar distance go off-target.
The Bully Wee almost levelled on the half hour mark when Ciaran McBrearty sent a stunning shot from 30 yards crashing off the crossbar. The midfielder was very unlucky and his team found themselves 2-0 down shortly after when Hynes headed home a free-kick from the left wing to grab his second of the night.