Queens welcomed Giffnock Ladies to NWCC on Sunday for an SWFL League 1 game. Queens weathered some early pressure from a Giffnock team that knocked the ball around well. As the game progressed however Queens began to get the measure of their opponents, and they opened the scoring after 23 minutes when midfielder Anna Newbould fired home a superb shot from distance over the keeper and into the far corner. With Queens defence working hard to stifle any chance of an equaliser, queens increased their lead in the 40th minute when striker Georgia Wilson brought a high ball down in the penalty area and hammered it into the net. Three minutes later, Wilson got her second and Queens’ third when she showed some deft footwork to evade two defenders and create space for herself to shoot home.
The second half started with more of the same. Midfielder Jade Samping, brought on at half time, changed the dynamics of the midfield and she and Jo Gallagher drove Queens forward in search of more goals. The fourth goal came after 58 minutes when Gallagher curled in a delightful chipped shot from the edge of the box. Giffnock pulled a goal back after63 minutes when some slack defending by Queens was punished. Queens responded by making a number of changes and just 2 minutes later substitute Holly Ovens scored with her first touch from close range. A sudden change in the weather resulted in the wind strengthening and with the advantage of the wind behind them Giffnock managed to pull back two more goals, but Queens tightened things up at the back to see the game out. FT Queens 5 Giffnock 3.
This Sunday Queens have another home league game when Stenhousemuir Ladies visit NWCC. Kick off 2pm and admission as usual is £2 (under 16s free). With the Warriors sitting 2 points above Queens in the table, Queens need the three points to overtake them.