Queens saw off Airdrie in a hard fought game at NWCC on Sunday. Although Queens had the better of the play in the early stages, Airdrie’s defence was solid and the Queens strikers struggled to break through. However the pressure eventually told when a move down the right ended up with a stramash in the Airdrie goal area with the keeper unable to get a hand to the ball, and when it broke to Kirsty McDonald she fired a shot across the keeper into the far corner to give Queens the lead. Before Airdrie could regain their composure they were two down when Holly Ovens was presented with space in front of goal and she curled the ball past the keeper’s left hand and into the corner of the net. With the deadlock broken, Queens gained in confidence but at half time it remained 2-0 to Queens.
The second half started with Queens in attacking mood, and with the defence mopping up any attempts by Airdrie to get within range of goal. Queens increased their lead in the 53rd minute when Holly Ovens outpaced the defence and placed a shot into the top corner of the net. Eve Jackson added a fourth goal after 61 minutes to make absolutely certain that the points would be staying in Dumfries. Airdrie tried hard to get a consolation goal, but Queens snuffed out any opportunities. Queens made a number of changes in the final third of the match but despite creating several chances, there was no further scoring.
FT Queens 4 Airdrie 0, and Queens remain in second place behind Forfar Farmington, another team promoted from the regional leagues last season.
This Sunday Queens take on Stenhousemuir Women FC at Larbert in the second round of the Scottish Women’s Championship Cup.