Going into this game, the police team was unbeaten in 7 league games, since Queen’s 4-0 victory against them in December, a run which has taken them to the top of the table.
At a wind and rain swept Newforge the police started very brightly, but were unable to turn their two or three scoring opportunities into goals. Queens had some chances to but at the break it was scoreless.
The second half continued as the first, with the police pushing forward at every opportunity and causing numerous problems for the Queens defence. On 51 minutes, Lukasz Adamczyk released Kyle Agnew on the right wing. Agnew’s low cross found Stuart Hutchinson just inside the 18 yard box and he hit the ball hard and low under the body of Jack McCrea in the Queens goal. 11 minutes later an almost identical move saw Joe McWilliams fire the ball under the body of McCrea for goal number 2.
On 71 minutes, Queens centre half Christopher McIlwaine, was shown his second yellow card and Queens were down to 10 men. PSNI took full advantage of their numerical strength with goals in the 83rd and 85th minutes. Gary Bell knocked the ball in at the far post and Tony Tumelty, signed by the police from Queens two months ago, and making his first appearance as a substitute, scored the 4th and last goal of the game.
Two games coming up this week, on Wed night 30th March away to Newington at Seaview ko 7:45pm and on Saturday 2nd April home to Banbridge Town ko 3pm