Twelve players were not available for this fixture against an Annagh team still well placed to win promotion at the end of the season. It was a dreadful day for football with a very cold, strong, gusty wind making it impossible to play good football.
Annagh, with the wind at their backs, dominated the first period. Scot McCordick got in behind the Queen’s defence from a long kick by keeper Ciaran Fox but volleyed well over the crossbar. With 32 minutes gone Jamie Gardiner’s in swinging corner was glanced home by McCordick at the near post for what was to be the only goal of the game.
Queen’s came more into the game after the break and Fox made two good diving saves to deny Eoghan Byrne and James Ferrin. McCordick’s powerful running was causing problems for the home defence but he was unable to get a second goal and despite a battling performance by Queen’s, towards the end, Annagh held on for three important points in their promotion bid.
Watching this game was on a par with watching paint dry, however, given the number of unavailabilities, Queen’s did well to provide a stern challenge to promotion chasing Annagh.
Next game is home to Glebe Rangers on Sat 4th April 3pm kick off.
Queen’s University: Jack McCrea, Robbie Budden, Zac Fletcher, James Turley, Adam Robinson, Kevin Hagan, Ciaran O’Hare, Michael Allison, Stephen McDowell, Owain Beggs, Eoghan Byrne. Substitutes: James Ferrin, Anthony Abladey, David Tumilty