Feb 16 2011 By Fraser Wilson
JAMIE LONGWORTH is desperate to hit the goal trail at Queen's Park - after growing tired of watching best mate Craig Malcolm's name dominate the third division scoring charts.
The Hampden striker has notched just once all season after making a pre-season switch from junior side Kilbirnie Ladeside.
By contrast Malcolm, who also left the junior ranks with Arthurlie to sign for Stranraer in the summer, can't stop scoring with an incredible 16 goals to his name so far.
Longworth said: "It's been a frustrating season. At Kilbirnie I was used to scoring goals and, although I always expected it to be a jump up to the third division, I would have hoped to have scored more than one by this stage.
"I'm good friends with Craig Malcolm who went to Stranraer at the same time I went to Queen's and he is top scorer in the third division.
"Last season Craig and I were scoring every other week in the Premier League of the juniors and while he has continued that form it's just not happened for me yet.
"I'm glad for Craig but it just makes it all the more frustrating for me because I know I should be doing better."
Longworth has just recently returned to action after a groin injury and climbed off the bench on Saturday as the Spiders drew 1-1 with leaders Arbroath.
And the frontman almost made a name for himself when his 85th minute effort crashed back off the crossbar.
It's the type of bad luck which has dogged the 24-year-old since his summer switch but he's determined to turn his fortunes round.
He said: "It was a struggle to get in the team at first and then I picked up an injury at the end of last year.
"I've not had the best of luck but now I'm fit it's up to me to turn that around.
"We are unbeaten in the last six games and are playing well. Last year the club sneaked into the third division play-offs with a late run of form and that's got to be the target again.
"Hopefully I can start scoring regularly to help us push on and get that play-off place."