Cove Rangers boss Paul Hartley was happy to take any win possible in horrible conditions.
High winds hampered the game as a spectacle at the Balmoral Stadium, although they played a key role in Jamie Masson’s opener.
Under instruction from Hartley, Masson sent his corner from the left goalwards and it carried over the Queen’s Park goalkeeper Willie Muir.
Both teams struggled to play anything approaching fluid football due to the wind, which picked up significantly in the second half.
The victory was all that mattered for the home side and it was made all the sweeter by the fact Edinburgh City – their nearest challengers for the title – drew 0-0 at home to bottom-club Brechin City. That extends Cove’s lead at the top to eight points with 11 games remaining.
Hartley said: “It was a tough game.
“I felt for the players and both sets of supporters but we got our noses in front and managed the game pretty well in the second half.
“I knew it wasn’t going to be pretty but I think the weather got worse as the game went on.
“A clean sheet and two goals – not the prettiest goals you’ll see – but the most important thing for us was winning. It’s a fantastic win for us and our home record keeps going.”
Masson had a hand in the second goal, too, carrying the ball along the right byline before seeing his cross turned into his own net by Jake Davidson.
It was also Cove’s 13th league win in succession, a 100% record matched only by Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
They have also conceded only five goals in those games, with Cowdenbeath, Stenhousemuir and Edinburgh City the only opposing sides to find the net at the Balmoral.
Hartley added: “It’s 13 league wins. We’ve got a great mentality at home and we’ve got to give the players so much credit.
“Edinburgh dropping points is a bonus for us but the thing for us was to win and just keep going.
“We’ve got 11 games left and another tough one on Tuesday at Stirling, so we’ve got to keep trying to get as many points as we can.”
Edinburgh were beaten 2-1 in Aberdeen the previous weekend and have now dropped points in three of their last four games.
The two sides meet on one final occasion this season, on March 28 at Ainslie Park. Cove are back in action, weather-permitting, against Stirling Albion on Tuesday night. They won 2-1 on their previous visit to Forthbank in August through goals from Fraser Fyvie and Matty Smith.
Stirling were without a game on Saturday after their match against Stenhouseuir was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.