Birds Nest Does Not Stop Win For Queens Ladies

Queens Ladies hosted  Airdrie Ladies at Palmerston on Sunday, the late change of venue being due to a protected bird species nesting in the centre circle at NWCC. 

Instead of oystercatchers, it was seagulls for the match.  Queens didn’t really get going in the first half, but somehow they managed to go in at half time 2-0 ahead with a goal from Holly Ovens after 10 minutes and a second just before the interval from Lois Geddes.  The second half started with Queens appearing to step up the pace and pushing Airdrie back.

Queens started creating decent chances and putting together some superb passing moves, especially down the left hand side, with left back Sky Copeland prominent in driving the play forward and nullifying Airdrie’s attacking threat on that side of the pitch.  Airdrie’s keeper was in great form and made several good stops, and it wasn’t until the 71st minute that queens made the breakthrough, striker Lois Geddes getting her second goal of the game.

Airdrie pulled a goal back just 2 minutes later when a long cross to the left hand post allowed an Airdrie striker to head the ball down and into the net.  However this setback didn’t stop Queens and after 80 minutes, dynamic midfielder Anna Newbould picked the ball up in midfield and powered forward, her clever footwork taking her past several defenders before she  released a powerful shot.

The Airdrie keeper managed to block the initial shot but Anna collected the rebound and hammered the ball into the far corner of the net – a real goal of the season contender.  With the referee getting ready to blow for time, Annan again collected a ball just outside the area and outpaced the defence to slide the ball in at the right hand post from close range.

Full time Queens 5 Airdrie 1.


This Sunday, Queens take on St Mirren at NWCC in their final home game of the season.  Kick off 2pm and admission for those 16 and over is £2.