Dollingstown 1 Queen’s University 2

In a quiet first half Queens nearly went in front on 4 minutes when center back Chris McIlwaine headed over at the back post and on 14 minutes only a superb save by Shane Mc Parlan kept out Matthew Hughes pile driver from the edge of the area.

Indeed it wasn’t until the 40th minute that Dollingstown threatened when from a Tomelty corner skipper Moffett headed over the bar.

Then on 51 minutes Queens went in front when Rodgers headed into his own net from a free kick and a minute later it was 2-0 to Queens when captain Moffett lost out on a challenge on the touch line to center forward Stuart who was very lively all afternoon and from his cross Hughes finally got the goal he deserved.

Dollingstown got themselves back in the game on 73 minutes when Lavery converted a penalty after referee Andrews adjudged that Phil Prenter had handled the ball. Blood flowing from Prenter’s nose suggested that the ref might have got this one wrong.

Dollingstown made strenuous efforts to save the game and a Denver effort cleared off the line from a corner this was as close as they got as Queen’s held on for a deserved victory.