Queens Ladies Give 5 Star Performance In Edinburgh

Queen of the South Ladies put on a 5 star performance on Sunday to take the three points from their league clash with Edinburgh Caledonia Ladies. 

The game was fairly even in the early stages but after 15 minutes Queens started to get the upper hand. Holly Ovens had a great chance to break the deadlock but her shot was off target.  However almost straight from the ensuing goal kick Queens applied pressure and striker Lois Geddes found herself in on goal one on one with the keeper, and she calmly placed the ball in off the right hand post.  The goal seemed to settle Queens and after 24 minutes a cross from the right was met by Holly Ovens whose shot from close range hit the bar and bounced down behind the line to double Queens’ lead.  Edinburgh Caledonia were passing the ball around well and managed to create some half chances, but Queens keeper Eve Jackson handled everything that came into her area with calm confidence.  The Queens back 4 of Charlotte Smith, Charlotte Bryden, Leona Smith and Maisie Copland dealt capably with the Edinburgh strikers, with Maisie Copland always eager to break upfield at every opportunity.  Queens’ hard working midfield trio of Jade Samping, Anna Newbould & Jo Gallagher fought hard to win the ball and create chances for the forward players.


Into the second half and after 51 minutes skilful play by Jade Samping on the right saw her break through on goal before unselfishly squaring the ball to Holly Ovens who scored from close range.  Queens were well on top by this stage with Edinburgh tiring slightly, and a fourth goal came along after 57 minutes with Lois Geddes firing home her second of the game. Queens’ keeper Eve Jackson was called into action with a superb save, diving low down to her right to parry a shot, with an immediate recovery to block a follow up attempt and grab the ball.  The scoring was rounded off in the last minute when substitute Eve Crombie was in the right spot close to the goal line to roll the ball into the net for her second Queens Ladies goal in 2 games.

Full time Queens Ladies 5  Edinburgh Caledonia Ladies 0, and a very important three points as the season nears the point there the league splits into 2.


Queens are currently in 4th place although Edinburgh Caledonia sit 3 points behind them with 2 games in hand.  Queens still have to play Edinburgh Caledonia in Edinburgh as well as away games against Bonnyrigg Rose this Sunday and Falkirk Ladies on the 24th of March, with the top 5 teams then playing each other once more to decide the promotion slots.  This season it is looking likely that there will be three available promotion places to the championship, the third tier of ladies’ football in Scotland.


Queens take on Bonnyrigg Rose this Sunday at Poltonhall Sports Complex.