This was Queen’s second visit to Limavady in a month, the previous encounter in the League Cup having been won by the home team 2-1 aet.
The first 30 minutes was very scrappy with defences on top until Robbie Hume wriggled through the Queen’s back line and fired a low shot across goal and just wide of the far post. John Watt had a chance when his volley from a corner flew just over. Queen’s had their moments too and Limavady survived a number of scrambles following corners.
The second half was better and Declan Brown came to the rescue when Lee Harkin ran on to a low right wing cross and his shot was very well saved by the Queen’s keeper. A month ago Limavady sub Joe McCreadie made a big impact and so it was again. The big left winger was on the pitch less than a minute when his powerful running resulted in a corner from which Hume scored with a simple tap in from three yards. Limavady’s second goal again came from a corner and when the ball was cleared out of the box it fell to Morrison who volleyed it back in to the danger area for Hume to score again with an easy volley from 5 yards. Moments later the ball was in the Queen’s net again but a linesman’s flag came to their rescue. Queen’s tried manfully to get back into the game and got a debut goal for Adam Simpson who was on hand to divert Nathan Jones’s shot into the bottom corner. The visitors pressed hard for an equaliser but Limavady held out for a deserved victory.
This was a close game which Limavady deserved to win but there were many positives for Queen’s too.
Next game is away to Malachians in the Steel Cup on Sat 10th Sept ko 2:30pm.