Match Report

Clyde were the visitors to Palmerston for our final game of 2022 and we rounded it off with a very important win.

With seven players missing through injury, long term absentees, Stuart Morrison and Euan East along with Max Currie (foot), Connor Murray (hip), Lee Connelly (groin), Rico Quitongo (shoulder) and Harry Cochrane (eye), Grant Murray was short of numbers but made two changes to the side that started against Falkirk.  Charlie Cowie recalled from his loan spell at Gartcairn took over in goals while, Gavin Reilly returned to replace Connor Murray. 

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It was a low-key start to the game and although the visitors had more of the ball, they failed to test Cowie. Queens first attempt came midway through the first half when Josh Todd played a good ball over the top for Stephen Hendrie to chase but Neil Parry reacted well and got there before the defender.  Two minutes before the interval, Queens made a good break and Calvin McGrory found Lewis Gibson with a decent side pass, but his first-time delivery into the box was cleared.  McGrory then made a cross but Reilly didn?t challenge. 

It was an opening forty-five that lacked quality from both sides and the goal-less score-line was a true reflection of the attempts on goal.  

HALF-TIME:  Queens 0 Clyde 0 

The second half started in a similar vein, with neither side getting to grips with the tricky conditions, but on the hour mark, Queens started to click and upped the tempo.  McGrory?s corner was headed wide by Ruari Paton before McGrory?s free kick deep into the box was missed by Paton and behind Paul McKay. Those half chances sparked an urgency within Queens, and they looked a better side, but they were struggling to break into and make it count in the final third. 

They did have the ball in the net with ten minutes to go when Iain Wilson slotting the ball past Parry after McGrory?s shot was blocked but the flag was up for offside and didn?t count. A minute later, McGrory again played the ball into the danger area, but it was just too high for young Ross Irving who had come off the bench to replace Reilly.   

On top Queens just couldn?t get the breakthrough until Gibson won the game with a piece of magic, five minutes from time.  Wilson made a great charge up-field from the by-line after defending a Clyde attack and as he found Gibbo on the right the tricky winger cut inside and hit a beautiful left foot shot that took a slight deflection into the bottom corner.  

It wasn?t the best game of football and Queens may have left it late, but it was a massive victory to ensure they end the year on a high. 

FULL-TIME:  Queens 1 Clyde 0

  • Cowie

  • McKenna

  • McKay

  • McKay

  • Hendrie

  • Gibson

  • McGrory

  • Wilson

  • Todd

  • Reilly


  • Paton


  • Henderson

  • McKechnie

  • Ruth

  • Irving


  • McMahon

  • Bange

  • Johnstone

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Pre-match Queens: 30.Cowie 2.D.Mckay 5.P.Mckay 12.McKenna 17.Hendrie 8.Todd 4.Wilson 15.McGrory 27.Gibson 7.Paton 9 .Reilly
Pre-match Queens bench: 43.Henderson 18.Mckechnie 19.Ruth 20.Irving 21.McMahon 22.Bange 28.Johnstone 29.Burns
Pre-match Clyde: 1.Parry 2.Lyon 3.P. Grant 4.Mclean (c) 6.R. Grant 9.Allan 11.Roberts 15.Scullion 17.Cameron 19.Cuddihy 22.Craig
Pre-match Clyde bench: 21.Bradley-Hurst 5.Thicot 12.Rodden 14.Kennedy 16.McDonald 23.Hendji
Pre-match 2 changes to the queens team who were defeated at Falkirk last Friday, Gavin Reilly returns to the starting lineup for Connor Murray and a change between the sticks as young Charlie Cowie takes the place of Max Currie who’s missing out through injury.
First half begins |0-0
5%27 Clyde have an early free kick at the corner flag but it is put straight out of play for a goal kick on the other side. |0-0
13%27 Clyde break quickly on the counter but an effort from the edge of the box is deflected out by his own teammate. |0-0
22%27 Queens build some possession and Todd tries to find Hendrie in behind but his ball is just too heavy and runs into the keepers hands. |0-0
38%27 Hendrie (QOS) is booked for hauling down Roberts. |0-0
41%27 There is a break in play as Mckay and Mclean are down receiving treatment. |0-0
41%27 SUBSTITUTION Clyde: Mclean (c) OFF REPLACED BY Thicot |0-0
43%27 Best queens move so far as Mcgrory finds Gibson out on the right and he delivers a dangerous ball into the box but it is cleared by the Clyde defence. |0-0
First half ends |0-0
Second half begins |0-0
55%27 Nothing to tweet about so far, i will say though it’s absolutely freezing. |0-0
57%27 Gibson (QOS) is booked |0-0
60%27 Paton heads wide from a Mcgrory corner. |0-0
64%27 SUBSTITUTION Clyde: Grant OFF REPLACED BY McDonald |0-0
69%27 SUBSTITUTION Clyde: Craig OFF REPLACED BY Rodden |0-0
81%27 Wilson has the ball in the back of the net but he is offside. |0-0
82%27 Queens now starting to find a few chances through Irving. |0-0
85%27 GOAL QUEENS! Gibson the scorer |1-0
86%27 GIBBOOOOO, the young winger cuts in on the right hand side and fires a rocket into the far left corner. |1-0
The game ends |1-0
Full Time Queens end 2022 with 3 points in what was a game lacking quality. |1-0