MATCH REPORT

 

Saturday 24th November v Worthing at Lesser Hampden

6-0 (2-0)

 

Martin Kelly; Gary Duncan (Arthur McCue), Ally McNaught (Robert Shimmons), Alan Galindo, Jack Waugh (Stuart Waugh); Andy Dick (c) (Sean Connolly), Paul Joyce, Craig McKenna (Danny McFarlane); David Blair, Adam Walker (Ryan McCue), Scott Macrae

 

Worthing, from the South Coast of England, travelled to Glasgow for a weekend of football and it was a huge success.

 

They arrived on the Friday and took in QP’s game against Stirling Albion at a freezing cold Hampden where Tony Quinn scored a late penalty to give Queen’s a 2-1 win.

 

On the Saturday they arrived back at Hampden and were given a Stadium Tour and a short look at the Museum by Andy McGlennan before coming over to Lesser for our Challenge Match.

 

As expected we had a large squad of seventeen and that was despite the Boss declining a place after his sparkling display at Montrose.

 

The Waughs, The McCues, Sean, Craig and Robert all returned to the squad after the Montrose victory.

 

Worthing had brought seven players with them, and non playing Manager Roger Johnston, so they recruited some extra help from Perth and Glasgow.

 

Their squad consisted of:- Willie Fernie, Nick Courtnadge, Dan Johnston, Liam Morgan, Aron Goff, Martin Tighe, Connor Newman, Adam Grand, Gav McDonald, Davie Robb, Eric Laing, Tony Carlin and our own John Crosbie.

 

The big pitch suited us and the Boss played 4-3-3 which made life difficult for the visitors.

 

By half time we were two ahead thanks to headed goals from Andy D and Wee Gee’s first of the season, both from set pieces.

 

The second half was a bit of a procession as Worthing tired and Craig, Sean, Sebo and Paul all scored past Willie Fernie who made some great saves to keep the score down.

 

With the game over it was time for the best part of the day, the luxury hot dogs ! Oh, and drinking in the Club whilst the football scores came in.

 

About 7pm we went to The Langside to complete an excellent day.

 

A big thanks to David McCallum, Andy McGlennan and AKC Harvey from QPFC for their help and to Leanne for opening the Social Club bar for us.

 

Thanks also to Jim Carberry for giving up a “real” game of football so he could referee our match.

 

Hopefully in the future we’ll make a trip to Worthing and we’ll see them again in 2013 at the Chaos Cup and at our own Sixes.

 

To see Roger Johnston’s photos from the day click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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