There was a flurry of early chances and Annagh’s speedy left winger, Craig Taylor outpaced the Queen’s defence after just 10 minutes and his low cross was perfect for Scot McCordick to score at the far post. Soon after, Queen’s scored a similar goal when Chris Middleton raced down the right wing and crossed for Ryan McCready to score. Minutes later Queen’s scored a great breakaway goal. Keeper, Declan Brown, threw the ball to Matt Hughes who found Middleton on the right wing with a great diagonal ball. Middleton then crossed it for Ciaran O’Hare to hammer home from 10 yards. The lead was short lived; Rory McDonald tapped in from close range for the equaliser and seconds before the end of the half, Queen’s lost possession in mid field and Taylor raced past the defence and beat Brown with a low shot.
The second period was just as exciting but produced just one more goal when Brown came out of his penalty area to deal with a long ball but missed his kick leaving Taylor with a tap in to an empty net. Queen’s played some excellent passing football in the second half and made 5 good chances which were not taken, partly due to some excellent saves by John Convery. Brown was busy too in the Queen’s goal as Annagh also had many opportunities to score.
This was a very entertaining, exciting game which could have been won. Again Queen’s had enough good chances but the finishing was poor.
Next game will be an Irish Cup second round game home to Dollingstown on Saturday 29th September KO 1.30pm