Queens Ladies Sitting in 4th Place after Victory Against Dundee

Queen of the South Ladies entertained Dundee West Ladies at NWCC on Sunday is an entertaining SWFL National league 1 fixture. 

With Dundee West sitting at the foot of the table, Queens might have taken their eye off the ball, but any complacency vanished as soon as the  game kicked off, with Dundee playing some good passing football and threatening the Queens goal on occasion.  Queens keeper Eve Jackson was forced to pull off a number of good saves to keep the scoresheet blank.  At the other end, the ball wouldn’t fall kindly for the Queens strikers and the Dundee keeper was confident in her handling.  The deadlock was eventually broken after 42 minutes when midfielder Anna Newbould broke down the right and sent over an inch perfect cross on to the head of Holly ovens, standing near the penalty sport.  Ovens headed the ball up in the air towards the left hand corner and with the Dundee keeper scrabbling to get back in time, the ball dropped beyond the keeper and into the net.

Half time 1-0 to Queens.


The second half saw Queens apply more pressure to the Dundee defence and Queens doubled their lead after 60 minutes when Freya Brown, playing at right back, launched a free kick from the right hand side into the six yard box.  A Dundee defender attempted to head clear but instead sent the ball up in the air and could only look on in horror as the Dundee keeper was unable to prevent the ball from crossing the line.  Queens were playing some flowing football by this time with Anna Newbould and Charlotte Bryden the playmakers in midfield.  It was Bryden who got Queens’ third goal with a superb strike from outside the area in the 66th minute, and 5 minutes later debutant Eve Crombie got her first goal for Queens Ladies when she anticipated the flight of a corner from the left to fire home from close range.

Full time 4-0 to Queens, who now sit in 4th place in the table with 4 games to go until the league splits into two groups of 5 for the final 4 fixtures.  Dundee West Ladies can hold their heads high because despite the final score, they were a well organised team who battled hard to the final whistle.


Queens invited their Dundee guests back for hospitality provided by Greens Sports Bar, one of the club’s sponsors, and by all accounts the Dundee West Ladies enjoyed it so much that they took a carryout away with them for the bus home.


Queens have a free weekend this Sunday.  Their next fixture is against Edinburgh Caledonia at NWCC on Sunday 3rd of March.


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