Posted by: palmerstonblue | February 14, 2012



The bottom two teams in the Scottish 1st division shared the points in a fairly lively clash at Somerset Park, with the home side equalising 5 minutes from time to thwart a Queens victory. With Craig Reid suspended, loan signing John Potter made his Queens debut, and young striker Gavin Reilly began upfront as boss Gus MacPherson again made changes to his starting team. In a well contested and even  first period, chances were few and far between and for a game with so much at stake for both sides, the game was played to a good standard although the half ended scoreless.

The 2nd period was a very open affair with both teams having chances to score, and a delicate chip from Allan Johnston produced a fine save from home ‘keeper Kevin Cuthbert.Queens eventually found a breakthrough on 76 minutes when Scott McLaughlin scored for the second game in a row, but just as it seemed that Queens would take all three points, Ayr deservedly drew level when Michael Moffat scored with 5 minutes to go.The result left Queens 2points, and 1 place ahead of Ayr, but the ‘Honest Men’ have 3 games in hand, so would appear to have a big advantage in the battle to avoid the drop to the 2nd division.

Next up for Queens is the much anticipated Scottish cup replay with Aberdeen at Palmerston on Tuesday, when every Queens fan will be hoping for a memorable night, and also a  major cup upset!!!

Scott McLaughlin puts Queens ahead against Ayr Utd. Photo courtesy of David Sargent at


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