Dundela were much the better team in a first half which ended two goals to nil in their favour. Ross Holden’s pace troubled the Queen’s defence throughout the game and he could have opened the scoring when he broke clear on the right but his low shot across the face of goal was just wide of the far post. Ten minutes before the break a poor clearance fell to Eoin Kane on the edge of the box and his low volley found the bottom corner of the net. Into added time Holden broke away on the left and cut inside onto his right foot. His shot was palmed away by Queen’s keeper Conan Doherty but the ball fell perfectly for Carl McComb to tap into an empty net.
Queen’s manager Peter Thompson’s view of the first half performance was reflected in his three halftime substitutions. The second half was much more even and Queen’s got back in the game when new signing Jonah Mitchell struck a low shot into the corner of the goal from the edge of the box. He had another great chance soon after but his shot was deflected for a corner by home keeper Ryan McBride. Late on as Queen’s threw men forward, Dundela had good chances to score on the break and inevitably they got a third goal from Tiarnan McNicholl, following a mad scramble in the six yard box.
Next is a league game home to highflying Loughgall on Sat 7th Sept KO 3pm