The young reserve team progressed into the semi final of the potts cup with victory over Creetown last night. The young side started strongly dominating the early exchanges and deservedly taking the lead through a fine Shay Meagher goal as he found the bottom corner. As the half went on Queens struggled to break Creetown down and the game became more of a battle as the well organised Creetown team began to get a foothold in the game, forcing a fine save from Mark Thomson in the Queens goal. The final 5 minutes of the first half saw Creetown awarded a penalty for an adjudged foul by Jay Burns who was a real bright spark in the Queens team, the resulting penatly was then saved by Thomson in goal. However the pressure of high balls into the area persissted as the young side failed to get up and out the box and the ball fell into the path of the on rushing striker to blast the ball home.
The second half started very much like the first with the young side holding on to the ball moving it well without any real threat on the Creetown goal, however patience soon told as Queens were awarded a penatly, which was calmly slotted away by the impressive Lewis Downie. Lewis was then a constant threat running at the Creetown defense however none successful in beating the goalkeeper. As the game went on Creetown again had half chances and managed to take a chance drawing the game level. However the young side despite not being their best perfomance managed to find a way to win the game with a McLinden goal right at the death to send the young side through to the Semi Final, in which they will face Stranraer away with a date to be confirmed.
We would like to wish Creetown the best of luck for the rest of the season.
Queens team- Thomson, Burns, Bryson, Rogerson, Currie, Kennedy, Ross, Watson, Meagher, Downie, McLinden. Subs- Green,Davidson,O'Hagan, Gray, Hill, Edgar,Hall