Premier Intermediate League
It took just 2 minutes for Queen’s to open the score. Ronan Young’s corner found Ryan McCready
whose volley beat Ciaran Fox. After 5 minutes it was 2-0 when Matt Hughes played Ciaran O’Hare in
and he prodded home from 12 yards. Queen’s were totally dominant and Hughes got the third goal
after dribbling past a series of Annagh defenders. Just before the break Queen’s were awarded a
penalty for a foul on McCready. Fox dived the right way but couldn’t get a hand to Young’s spot kick
so it was 4-0 at the break.
In the second half there was a lengthy delay following a leg injury sustained by Queen’s defender
Matt McManus after which Queen’s seemed to switch off and Annagh forward Ryan Devlin scored
two goal in two minutes. However, late strikes by McCready and two by Hughes, completing his hat
trick, killed off any prospect of an Annagh comeback. Conor Mallon made a first appearance for two
years having recovered from a broken leg but his participation was short lived when he received a
straight red following a sliding tackle.
This was a very easy victory marred by McManus’s injury. All at Queen’s wish him a speedy recovery.
Next is an Irish Cup round 4 game home to Amateur League side Killyleagh on Saturday 2nd
December, ko 1:30pm