Colts match experienced Ravenhill YM
The Colts played their last home game of the season at the Dub on Saturday – hosting last season’s fellow promtees Ravenhill YM. The opposition were unrecognisable from the pre Christmas encounter in Sydenham when the Colts were comfortable victors.
Queens once again used every available player for what was their final home game of another encouraging season. A very late Saturday morning call-up to the 2nds for Carlos Alvarez afforded another start to Sam Kyle who partnered the returning Jonny Boyd in the Queen’s attack.
Queens started very brightly and were on the front foot from the first whistle against what was an experienced opposing side. The home defence dealt comfortably with sporadic attacks from the visitors with centre-backs John Nutman and Niall McCourt comfortably mopping up any threat. As the half progressed it was the students who looked most likely to take the lead. Greenlees went closest to scoring with a long range snapshot as the first period drew to a close at 0-0.
Queen’s dominated the second stanza – forcing several corners and easily coping with any occasional transitional threat from Ravenhill. In the closing stages winger Andrew White had a shot blocked at the far post before Niall Greenlees’ deft chip cannoned off the crossbar and Nutman’s header at a corner was cleared off the line.
Ravenhill held on and secured what they will probably see as fortunate point from a well-contested game, played in good spirit from start to finish.
Top performers for The Colts on a glorious Spring afternoon were Nutman, McCourt and Greenlees.
Queen’s visit Civil Service next weekend in the first of six away games which will close out their season.
Queen’s Colts 0 – 0 Ravenhill YM