A bright, low sun, gusty, cold wind and a lively pitch suggested that there wouldn’t be much pretty football and so it proved in a turgid first half. Playing with the wind the home side had most of the possession but failed to trouble Declan Brown in the Queen’s goal. Portstewart keeper Joel Madison had an equally restful first period.
The second period was a little better with Queen’s now on top. Ryan McCready had a free header from a left wing cross but his effort went over the top. The deadlock was broken on 52 minutes when Philip Trainor was in the right place to head home from a left wing cross. Queen’s didn’t have long to wait for another goal when Chris Middleton’s long cross was glanced into his own goal by the unfortunate Nicky Hudson.
This was a good win on a difficult day at a venue at which we have not done well in the past.
Next game will be an Irish Cup third round game home to Tobermore on Saturday 3rd November KO 1.30pm