The high flying league leaders came to town and soon were in control of the game. Graeme Crown’s early effort from a corner was blocked by home keeper Declan Brown and when Robbie Hume flicked a pass to Hugh Carlin his low shot from the edge of the box looked harmless enough but it somehow ended up in the corner of the Queen’s net after just 10 minutes.
The visitors dominated possession but Queen’s had their moments too, especially when Nathan Jones let fly from 25 yards and it took an excellent tip over by Paul Wells to preserve the lead. As halftime approached, Limavady won a free just outside the box. Paul Owens’ effort was bound for the top corner until Brown got a hand to it and diverted the ball round the post, an excellent save.
Five minutes after the break Hume chased a long ball and got there first to easily lob the ball over the outrushing Queen’s keeper. Limavady were well on top now and it was no surprise when substitute Jordan Thompson pounced on a loose ball and had a simple tap in from 4 yards. Near the end Stuart Harper had a chance for Queen’s but headed narrowly over the crossbar as Limavady ran out worthy winners.