Queen’s University 3 Coagh Utd 2

It was another perfect day for football for this game against a Coagh side which recorded a first win in the League last week.

After just 7 minutes referee Taylor awarded a penalty to the visitors for a push in the box and Jamie Tumelty’s powerful drive gave Declan Brown no chance. Soon after Coagh almost got another score but Quigg’s volley was inches wide of the far post. On 35 minutes Queen’s got a deserved equaliser. Following a good run on the left, Matt Hughes got to the bye line and pulled the ball back for Patrick Stuart to score. Two minutes later Anthony Stuart got down the left wing and passed to Patrick Stuart who laid it off to James Lavery and he fired a low left footer into the bottom corner. Right on half time Coagh equalised with a close range header from a corner.

Coagh attacked strongly after the break but it was Queen’s Patrick Stuart who grabbed the decisive goal with a powerful shot from outside the box into the bottom corner with half an hour left.. Hughes got clear of the Coagh defence but his shot was weak and straight at Coagh keeper William Hassan. Daniel Hanna had a great chance with from close range but his header was straight at Hassan. Coagh dominated possession towards the end of the game but many crosses into the box came to nothing and Tumelty’s volley went wide.

This was an entertaining game with many chances in addition to the five goals scored. Probably a draw would have been a fair result. As in other games this season we saw that all teams, even those near the bottom of the table will be very hard to beat, so this was an important three points gained taking us into fifth place in the table.

Next game is home to Dollingstown in the League on Sat 17th October ko 3.00pm.

Queens: Brown, Budden, A. Stuart, McManus, McDonald, Hanna, Corrigan, Lavery, Hughes, Allison, P. Stuart.

Substitutes: Byrne, McGonigle, McDowell, O’Hare