This game was very important for Queen’s, trying to avoid the drop and for Limavady trying to win the league.
The first goal arrived in less than 60 seconds. Limavady won a corner on the left and when the ball fell kindly for their captain, Hugh Carlin, his first time shot found the net through a number of legs. The rest of the half was very open with many chances for both teams, especially the visitors. Cathair Friel had two good chances and other opportunities came the way of Lee Harkin and Paul Owens. Daniel Hanna had a chance for Queen’s but his header from a corner was saved by Paul Wells.
Queen’s had much more possession in the second half but found chances hard to come by and it was Limavady who broke away for the second goal after 65 minutes. Friel outpaced the Queen’s defence on the left wing and when he pulled the ball back from the bye line, Owens was there to shoot home from 8 yards. Queen’s battled on and came close on a number of occasions. A free kick into the box was fumbled by Wells and Mark Prenter seems sure to score but his shot was blocked by Wells. In the final minute another free into the Limavady box was headed goalwards by Daniel Culbert only for Wells to save his side again.
Other results were not kind today, so next week’s final game away to Coagh, ko 3pm, is about as big as it gets.