Queens Ladies Win In League Game Against Clark Drive

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Queen of the South ladies took on Clark Drive Ladies in a league match on Sunday afternoon.  With a number of players missing through injury, Queens had to make changes to their line up, including playing Eve Brown as keeper in place of Sophie Ingram.

 

Queens started the game with plenty of possession but wasted a few good chances before Holly ovens opened the scoring after 13 minutes after being put through one on one with the keeper.  Shortly afterwards, Charlotte Smith, playing in a central midfield role, doubled Queens’ lead when she broke through the Clark Drive defence and hammered the ball past the keeper.  Clark Drive quickly pulled back a goal when Queens’ defence failed to clear a corner and the ball ended up in the net, but immediately Queens regained their two goal cushion when a beautifully weighted pass from Abbie Dunlop put Lois Geddes through on goal and she fired home.  Another goal followed, Holly Ovens racing down the left before firing the ball in from a tight angle. Leona Smith made it five when she volleyed home from close range following a corner kick.

 

The second half was mostly controlled by Queens.  Keeper Eve Jackson was alert to mop up any through balls that reached her area, and her excellent distribution set up the Queens midfielders to push forward.  Holly Ovens, who gave her opponents a hard time for the full 90 minutes with her pace and tenacity, added two more goals in the 59th and 65th minutes after outpacing the defence to make the final score 7-1 to Queens.

 

Queens now face Mid Annandale at the NWCC Sport Hub on Sunday, aiming to maintain their position at the top of the league going into the two crunch matches against Giffnock and Bishopton which follow.

 

 

Queens U17 Girls  played only their second fixture in the Jen Beattie League, taking on a strong West Park United team.  Queens, despite having a number of players who are still eligible for the U15 squad, ran out 7-2 winners.

 

 

Queens U15 girls came from behind to beat Cambusdoon Girls 2-1 in a league fixture at NWCC.  Queens now have 9 points from their first 3 league games.

 

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Queens U13 Girls  went down 5-4 to Millennium at Stranraer. Millennium’s winning goal came late in the game from a contentious free kick awarded for an alleged handball.

 

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