Match Report

This weekend we travelled to Aberdeen for another historical fixture as we took on Cove Rangers for the first time in league competition. Manager Marvin Bartley made three changes to the side that started against Annan, with Daniel Church out, there was a debut for Oscar MacIntyre, while Paul McKay and Lee Connelly dropped to the bench. Kyle McClelland returned from suspension and Reegan Mimnaugh was back in the line-up to make up the changes.

It was the best possible start for Queens as they took the lead with just over two minutes on the clock. Harry Cochrane did well to hold the ball up before playing it down the wing to Kieran McKechnie, his first-time ball across found Harvey Walker who held off the challenge to make a great run to slot it low into the bottom corner.

Rumarn Burrell had a chance to level when he got the break of the ball as Cammy Logan cleared but the striker fired well over the bar from inside the box. The home side continued to push forward and as Paul McGowan?s shot deflected off Efe Ambrose it spun inside the six-yard box as Queens tried to clear, it eventually fell to Mouhamed Niang, but Gordon Botterill got down low to save.

Burrell was involved again in the next attack, this time he laid it back for Connor Scully, but he hit it wide. Cove were getting the break of the ball and as it fell to McGowan, he didn?t connect properly but MacIntyre made a timely clearance.

Walker made a great break for Queens and as he charged forward, he made it to the edge of the box before he was stopped, and the attempt halted. Queens were dangerous on the break and Josh Todd shot from 20-yards but was wide of the keeper?s right-hand post.

As play moved back up field, Scully set up Mark Gallagher, his snapshot had power but was off target.

Queens were dealt a blew two minutes before the break when the instrumental Harry Cochrane had to leave the field injured. However, it didn?t stop them going forward and in added on time, Walker won a corner, which Mimnaugh floated in for Ambrose to attack at the near post, but his header was just over. And a minute later, Queens were awarded a free kick 25 yards out and Mimnaugh hit it sweet into the top corner past Balint Demus.

 

HALF TIME: Cove Rangers 0 Queens 2

 

Six minutes after the restart Queens had a strong claim for a penalty when Walker was clipped inside the box, but referee Alastair Grieve waved play on.

Queens looked to add more and a long ball down the channel was chased by Gavin Reilly who controlled it well whilst holding off the defender before laying it back. It was meant for Walker, but he missed the shot, and it came out to Alex Ferguson outside the box, his left foot shot was deflected for a corner

As Cove tried to get back into the game, Scott Williamson headed a free kick wide.

Reilly then had a great chance to extend the lead when McKechnie played in a great ball from the right but although the forward looked certain to score, he hit his shot off the keeper as he came out to block.

Midway through the second half, Queens were reduced to ten men when Botterill was shown a straight red card. McClelland was lying injured off the pitch when the Queens number one got involved in an incident with Mitch Megginson and was given his marching orders. The Gaffer quickly made changes to shore things up with McKechnie and Walker making way for Charlie Cowie and Paul McKay.

The home side looked to take advantage, but McGowan?s right foot shot was blocked before Scully?s rebound was also blocked. And from the corner, Megginson hit it well over the bar.

A man down Queens were up against it, but they defended for their lives and put bodies on the line. Gallagher hit a right foot effort well wide before deep into stoppage time, Will Gillingham picked up a second yellow for diving inside the box and the teams were levelled up again. With eight minutes extra added on Ferguson made a clumsy challenge at the edge of the box and substitute Tyler Mykyta hit a left foot free kick past Cowie to pull one back.

It was a consolation for the hosts with Queens holding out to pick up three points on the road.

 

FULL TIME: Cove Rangers 1 Queens 2
 


  • Botterill



  • Logan



  • McClelland



  • Ambrose



  • MacIntyre



  • Mimnaugh
    1


  • McKechnie

    Sub3



  • Cochrane

    Sub1



  • Todd



  • Walker
    1
    Sub2



  • Reilly


    Subs


  • Cowie

    Sub2-69



  • Houston



  • McKay

    Sub3-69



  • Connelly



  • Ferguson

    Sub1-43



  • Doherty



  • Gibson


 
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Pre-match Gameday! Safe travels to all the Queens fans making the trip north to see todays game
Pre-match Queens: 1. Botterill 19.MacIntyre 24.Ambrose 15.McClellend 23.Logan 18.Mimnaugh 6.Cochrane 8.Todd 30.Walker 7.McKechnie 9.Reilly
Pre-match Bench: 12.Cowie 2.Houston 5.McKay 10. Connelly 11.McGuffie 17.Fergusson 20.Irving 25.Doherty 27.Gibson
Pre-match McKechnie is number 7, not 18.
Pre-match 3 Changes from last weeks victorious Queens team including a full debut for one of yesterdays signings. McClellend, Mimnaugh and MacIntyre come in for McKay, Church and Connelly.
First half begins |0-0
3%27 GOAL QUEENS! Walker again ! |0-1
3%27 Cochrane wins the ball back on the halfway line and links up with Reilly, before crossing the ball to Walker at the far post who takes one touch past the right back before sliding a brilliant finish across goal. |0-1
6%27 Walker gets us a second as he flies down the left handside and fires a dangerous ball across goal which doesn’t quite get a touch from any forwards. |0-1
7%27 SUBSTITUTION Cove Rangers: Kerr OFF REPLACED BY Gallagher |0-1
13%27 A great chance falls for Cove but Burrell blasts his effort high over the bar. |0-1
15%27 Cove have another chance fall to them but Botterill is able to hold a tame final effort. |0-1
20%27 The ball breaks to McGowan who hits it on the half volley but MacIntyre does enough to deflect it wide. |0-1
26%27 Todd plays a 1-2 with Reilly before unleashing a venomous effort just wide of the post. |0-1
29%27 McClellend (QOS) is booked |0-1
43%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Cochrane OFF REPLACED BY Fergusson. Cochrane struggling with an injury over the last 10 minutes. |0-1
48%27 Gillingham (Cove Rangers) is booked for bringing Reilly down when he was through on goal. |0-1
49%27 GOAL QUEENS! MIMNAUGH WHAT A HIT ! REEGAN PLACES AN INCH PERFECT FREE KICK FROM 25 YARDS INTO THE TOP LEFT CORNER. |0-2
First half ends |0-2
Half Time Queens go into the break 2 goals to the good thanks to Walker and Mimnaugh. |0-2
Second half begins |0-2
49%27 McKechnie (QOS) is booked |0-2
49%27 Scully (Cove Rangers) is booked |0-2
58%27 Mimnaugh plays an unbelievable ball in behind for Reilly who lays off Fergusson, but his attempt is deflected for a corner. |0-2
59%27 SUBSTITUTION Cove Rangers: Jones OFF REPLACED BY Connell |0-2
67%27 McKechnie latches onto a loose pass and crosses early to Reilly but he is closed down at the last second before he can get his shot away. |0-2
68%27 Botterill (QOS) SENT OFF after a coming together. |0-2
69%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Walker OFF REPLACED BY Cowie |0-2
69%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: McKechnie OFF REPLACED BY McKay |0-2
74%27 After multiple efforts Queens just about clear their lines out for a throw in. |0-2
75%27 SUBSTITUTION Cove Rangers: Niang OFF REPLACED BY Mykta |0-2
82%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Reilly OFF REPLACED BY Doherty |0-2
82%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: MacIntyre OFF REPLACED BY Gibson |0-2
95%27 Gillingham (Cove Rangers) SENT OFF for dissent. |0-2
96%27 Fergusson gives away a foul for a late challenge on the edge of the box. |0-2
97%27 Fergusson (QOS) is booked |0-2
97%27 Goal Cove Rangers. Mykta places his freekick in the bottom left corner. |1-2
The game ends |1-2
Full Time A resilient defensive performance sees Queens make the long journey home with all 3 points for the third week running ! |1-2
Full Time Huge thanks to the travelling support, safe journey home and enjoy your weekend Doonhamers ! |1-2
Full Time Who was your man of the match in Aberdeen today ? |1-2

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