Match Report

It was back on the road this weekend as we headed to Hamilton to face Clyde.  With Josh Todd`s hamstring still a concern and Iain Wilson failing a late fitness test following an impact injury, Manager, Wullie Gibson had to make two enforced changes to the side that started against Peterhead.  That saw Harry Cochrane coming in along with Paul McKay who returned from his own injury as Captain. 


After an opening day defeat at the hands of the Bully Wee, the boss felt there were some wrongs to put right at New Douglas Park and it was Queens who made the better start to the game with Calvin McGrory testing Ryan Mullen with a free kick after just two minutes.  A short time later, Ruari Paton played the ball wide to Connor Murray who in return floated the ball back into the box, but Gavin Reilly couldn’t get up high enough. 


With no clear-cut chances so far, Clyde started to come into the game and put a bit of pressure on the visiting defence.  Ross Cunningham looked a threat and as he set up Jordan Allan the strikers shot was blocked by Euan East.  From the clearance Raymond Grant hit the ball straight at Max Currie. 


Cunningham was again involved in another Clyde attack, this time his header was deflected for a corner. With Clyde on top Queens were up against it but opened the scoring after 19 minutes when Stephen Hendrie played a great ball down the left channel for Reilly who picked out Paton unmarked at the back post, and he slotted the ball home with a right foot finish and a wee dance to celebrate. 


With just over half an hour played, Queens made another good move forward, this time down the right-hand side but Murray’s powerful cross across the face of goal was out of reach of the forwards.  The home side broke from the attack and Ewan Cameron fired wide. 


A minute before the break Paton switched the ball wide to Hendrie who played the ball back into Murray in the centre of the D, but he was tripped as he tried to open up space for a shot.  He got up to take the set piece himself but was denied as the ball was knocked over the bar for a corner. 


HALF TIME:  Clyde 0 Queens 1 


Danny Lennon replaced goal-keeper Mullen with Neil Parry at half-time and within five minutes Reilly’s right foot shot from 19 yards was forced out for a corner.  As the ball was played in the home side again broke through Cunningham and although he had two players in the middle, he held onto it too long and Queens defence were back to cover, forcing the frontman to play it wide to Cameron but he was offside. 


On the hour mark Clyde did pull level, Queens were caught out on the right and as Cunningham collected the ball at the edge of the box, he fired an angled shot across Currie into the net.  Two minutes later the same player tried an identical effort from the same position, but this time Max got a hand to it to save. 


The Gaffer made a double substitution introducing Michael Ruth and Lee Connelly and quickly made a third as Rico Quitongo entered the field of play giving us a bit more width.   


It wasn’t the most inspiring game but midway through the half it opened up and as Queens hit on the counter Connelly’s ball in from the wing found Murray, his left foot shot was low but just wide. 


Cunningham was at the heart of Clyde’s threats and Currie had to be alert as he tried a shot from the by-line.  The game was more end to end and as Quitongo played the ball into the box it was left by Ruth but mis-controlled by fellow sub, Ewan Barge.  Liam Scullion tried a long range shot before Ciaran McKenna played the ball over the top but there were no Queens players in the back area where it dropped.  Currie then raced from his box to clear as Allan homed in as the game could’ve gone either way. 


Then with seven minutes left, Ross Lyon tripped Ruth inside the box and Alan Newlands pointed to the spot.  Murray stepped up to take the penalty and confidently dispatched it low to the keeper’s right.  Parry did dive the correct way, but it was out of reach and Queens had regained the lead. 


As the home fans vented their anger towards their manager Lennon, East headed away a free kick as far as Scullion at the edge of the box but with the final kick of the game he fired high over the crossbar. 


FULL TIME:  Clyde 1 Queens 2 

  • Currie

  • McKay


  • McKay

  • East

  • McKenna

  • Cochrane

  • McGrory


  • Hendrie


  • Murray
    1 (p)

  • Paton

  • Reilly



  • Fox

  • Ruth


  • Connelly


  • Quitongo


  • Gibson


  • Bange


  • Muir

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Pre-match Welcome to today`s game against Clyde being played at Hamiltons ground which the bully wee have made their temporary home this season. Teams to follow
Pre-match Queens lineup : 1.Currie 2.McKay 5.McKay 6.Cochrane 7.Paton 9.Reilly 11.Murray 12.McKenna 15.McGrory 16.East 17.Hendrie
Pre-match Clyde lineup : 21.Mullen 2.Lyon 4.McLean 3.Grant 22.Craig 6.Grant 8.Gomis 14.Kennedy 11.Roberts 10.Cunnigham 9.Allan
Pre-match Queens subs :13.Fox 3.Quitongo 18.McKechnie 10.Connelly 19.Ruth 20.Irving 22.Bange 26.Muir 27.Gibson
Pre-match Clyde subs : 1.Parry 25.Sula 23.Hendji 17.Cameron 15.Scullion
Pre-match So Todd and Wilson both miss out through injury but a welcome return for Paul McKay
Pre-match Teams are out, kick off nearly here
First half begins |0-0
2%27 Queens start in a back three of the two McKays and East, with Cochrane, McGrory and Murray in midfield |0-0
11%27 A couple of chances for Clyde but McKenna deals with a cross at the back post before the follow up shot is blocked |0-0
15%27 Another couple of chances but another Clyde shot is blocked before Craig`s long range effort goes straight into the hands of Currie |0-0
19%27 GOAL QUEENS! Paton the scorer |0-1
20%27 Queens take the lead very much against the run of play. Hendrie plays Reilly through after a loose Clyde pass. The striker is too wide to shoot but plays the ball across the six yard box for Paton to side foot home |0-1
22%27 SUBSTITUTION Clyde: Gomis OFF REPLACED BY Cameron |0-1
33%27 Queens in behind again but Murrays cross is just too far in front of Reilly and Paton in the middle |0-1
33%27 Roberts (Clyde) is booked |0-1
41%27 Lyon (Clyde) is booked |0-1
44%27 Free kick to Queens right on the edge of the box, dead centre |0-1
45%27 Murrays shot is deflected wide. Looked like it was heading in |0-1
First half ends |0-1
Half Time The visitors have the lead in what was a half of two halves. Clyde were well on top before the goal and their tactics of getting the ball forward and into the box early were causing the Queens defence problems. |0-1
Half Time Queens then had the better of things after the goal seeing more of the ball and creating another couple of chances |0-1
Half Time Looks like a change of keeper coming for Clyde, as Parry is out, stripped, doing a warm up |0-1
Half Time SUBSTITUTION Clyde: Mullen OFF REPLACED BY Parry |0-1
Second half begins |0-1
46%27 Paton (QOS) is booked for simulation, on the half way line! |0-1
60%27 Goal Clyde. Cunnigham the scorer |1-1
61%27 Clyde level on the break. Cunnigham cut inside and shot from outside the box past Currie |1-1
65%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Hendrie OFF REPLACED BY Quitongo |1-1
67%27 SUBSTITUTION Clyde: Kennedy OFF REPLACED BY Scullion |1-1
77%27 Cunnigham (Clyde) is booked |1-1
78%27 Cochrane (QOS) is booked |1-1
80%27 McKenna (QOS) is booked |1-1
83%27 Penalty Queens! |1-1
84%27 Ruth turns smartly and is clearly tripped, although the ref hasn`t actually signalled any thing |1-1
84%27 GOAL QUEENS! Murray the scorer. He buries the penalty in the bottom corner giving Parry no chance |1-2
The game ends |1-2
Full Time A game that both sides will feel they could have taken something from but in the end its a Connor Murray penalty that gives Queens the 3 points and consigns Clyde to their 9th straight defeat |1-2