Posted by: palmerstonblue | November 13, 2011



For the third home game in a row, Queens failed to find the net as they shared a goalless draw with visitors Partick Thistle. However, unlike their previous home game against Livingston, at least they did create some goalscoring opportunities in this game, and with a bit more luck and composure, they may well have collected all three points.

Scott McLaughlin had three decent chances, Chris Higgins went close with a header, and captain for the day, Stephen McKenna powered a drive only inches wide from 25-yards out. Queens were somewhat fortunate, especially in the closing stages as Partick could quite easily have won the game coming really close on a couple of occasions, most notably almost on full time when Elliot really should have converted Paton’s cross.

So in the end a draw, the first nil-nil draw at Palmerston between the two sides since December 1998, was probably about the right result, although both teams will probably think that they should have won. The crowd of 1728 was Queens highest of the season so far, boosted by a decent sized travelling support, and although the first half didn’t reach any heights, the 2nd period was certainly entertaining enough with the only thing missing being a goal(for Queens of course).The sponsors gave man-of-the-match to Craig Reid, who certainly played well, but my choice was definately Stephen McKenna who in my opinion had one of his best games in a Queens shirt and took on the role of captain extremely well-and even lasted the 90 minutes without so much as a bad tackle let alone a yellow card.

The point gained sees Queens draw level on points with Raith, but they still remain at the foot of the table due to an inferior goal difference. With no game next week due to the Scottish Cup, Queens will have to wait for another 2 weeks before they can make their next attempt to climb off the bottom of the table when they travel to take on Morton at Cappielow.


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