Youth Teams
Youth Update

Nov 17 2021 09:30


Queens under 16s headed to Alloa Athletic on Sunday, looking for an improved performance from the previous week. Despite the squad being low in numbers, the boys were in positive spirits. However, they were dealt a shock to the system after only 90 seconds, conceding from a deep cross into the box. Queens showed great determination though, playing their way into the game in the opening 10 minutes. The players looked more comfortable in possession and their passing was more accurate which was pleasing to see. This possession soon turned into chances, both through open play and from numerous set pieces. It looked like it was ‘going to be one of those days’ though with Paton, Meechan and Meagher all going close but with no reward. Although the start to game was not as planned, the players walked off at half-time knowing they had played far better than the previous week. Half-time Alloa 1-0 Qos.

Queens started the second half like Alloa started the first; on the front foot and pressing from the start. Within 5 minutes of the restart Queens were level. A Brown corner was met by Currie who headed back across goal into the far corner of the net. Play from them on was pretty even with both teams looking to get the ball down and play as much as possible. Chances were both created and squandered at either end. The home side did manage to take the lead for the second time midway through the half though. Following a fantastic double save by Wither in the Queens goal, the ball somehow found its way to an Alloa attacker to slot home. Queens did not let their heads drop though and looked determined to get themselves back into the game. 12 minutes from time they were rewarded when another Brown delivery was met by Turley who saw his attempt blocked. Fortunately though the ball fell to Meechan who calmly dispatched from inside the 6 yard box. Full time Alloa Athletic 2-2 Queens 16. It was pleasing to see the reaction and determination of the boys, given their disappointment at the performance last week. They were much more assured in possession and created a lot more chances. They look to go again against the same opponents, this time at Palmerston this coming Sunday (21st Nov.) 12pm kick off.

 

u18's vs Alloa

 

The under 18s travelled up to Alloa this weekend following their 6-1 win last time out against Stirling Albion. Unfortunately the same form wasn't to be repeated. The squad hit by injuries meant a small squad travelled, with the u16 struggling with injuries too. However the first half started slowly again for the young doonhamers and Alloa scored within the first 5 minutes to get Queens off to a nightmare start. The Queens defence stood still in anticipation of an offside call which never came, this will act as a lesson to the young team. Then a spell of dominance from Queens came until half time in terms of possession, yet couldn't break down a well organised Alloa team. 

Half-time Alloa 1-0 QOS 

The second half began in the same fashion with Queens dominating the ball to no real avail, Alloa remained resolute and eventually caught the Queens team on the counter with a stunning solo goal. 15 minutes to go Queens snatched a goal from a well delivered Naylor freekick in which Glen headed home. Queens pushed to level the score and had a couple of chances in which they failed to convert. A lesson for the boys in decision making in the final third, will be the takeaway and decisions in various parts of the pitch during the game, which ultimately  gave Alloa all 3 points. 

 

The boys have no game this week although a number featured for the reserves last night.

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