Queen of the South
Lee Connelly (52)
Innes Cameron (58)
Appearances & Goals To Date
|Youngest Player:||Reece McAlear (20 years 71 days)
|Oldest Player:||Sean Welsh (32 years 43 days)|
|Average Player Age:||26 years 251 days|
|Domestic Players:||7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)|
|Youngest Player:||Lewis Hyde (19 years 283 days)|
|Oldest Player:||Billy Mckay (33 years 187 days)|
|Average Player Age:||25 years 147 days|
|Domestic Players:||12 (66.67 % of matchday squad)|
First Team Debuts
|Sean Welsh played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.|
|Tom Walsh played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.|
Absolutely Buffered! After a sloppy opening from the visitors who appeared bus-lagged, Queens opened the scoring through Josh Todd who took advantage of a poor defensive clearance to finish tidily. Logan Chalmers did likewise after Queens gave away the ball in midfield, his finish was stunning. Queens went back in front before the break, goal was scored by buffering. A great finish by East I am told. Half Time 2-1 and there was no further scoring after the break.
Our aim was to get enough points to clinch third place to get the slight advantage of playing at home in the 3rd/4th place play-off second leg with second place pretty much out of our reach. We failed to achieve that, on to the next game.
Kirk Broadfoot was rested completely and Billy Mckay was on the bench with Joe Hardy starting. Queens had a few changes from the team that got pumped by Arbroath, although the result flattered Arbroath somewhat.
An early scramble in the visitors box after a corner ended with the ball being blocked but a minute later Queens took an early lead after a slack clearance from Shane Sutherland was fed forward and stroked into the net by Josh Todd after he waltzed into the box in the sixth minute. A really sloppy start to this game from the visitors.
Fortunately, Queens returned the favour in the seventeenth minute when Logan Chalmers got the ball in midfield, but wide on the left. He strode forward and his left peg did the job once more from distance with another stunning strike.
Unfortunately for me, and most others, the stream from Palmerston was as reliable as both defences tonight and buffering was proving to be more irritating than Michael Gardyne.
Buffering put Queens back in front, Euan East, (I am told), with a shot into the top corner.
Sean Welsh had a shot saved before the break as we tried to respond but even the interval was plagued by buffering. Get yourselves down a division with this Mickey Mouse show.
HALF TIME: 2-1
A second half full of buffering and misplaced passes saw Sean Welsh take a knock ten minutes in after being hit by the buffers.
Todd shot over as the game continued on the park.
It's maybe just as well we couldn't witness most of this as it appears we have been rank rotten so far against the team heading for league one.
Ten minutes left and we fired a free kick high over, one wonders why the man with the magic left peg never took it. Moments later he went really close with a curling effort that just cleared the corner of the bar.
Duffy drilled one wide after a good run forward and Billy Mckay trundled a ten yard effort towards goal which Rae saved easily.
Danny Devine ended the game with a cut on his head after averting a goal and ending up inside the net off the post, and Innes Cameron missed a one on one which would have wrapped up the points for Queens.
Apparently they did win anyway as the live stream gave up the ghost completely in injury time.
Messy stuff all round on a frustrating night on and off the pitch.
FULL TIME: 2-1
Match report written by tm4tj