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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 3 : 1 CLYDE 5th January 2008
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S1 - 56 1
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S2 - 88
Campbell (T)
Morrison (T)
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Whilst there were no further new faces on show today Gordon Chisholm made a number of changes to the side that had taken the field at Hamilton on Wednesday. Out of the squad went Scott Robertson and trialist goalkeeper 'Dodo' Martin whilst John O'Neill and Jamie McQuilken dropped to the bench making way for Sean O'Connor and Brian Gilmour with Bob Harris dropping back into left back and Gilmour left side of midfield and Neil Macfarlane taking up the role vacated by Robertson. Substitute 'keeper was, for the second time, Stevie Morrison.

Queens began the way that they would continue for almost the entire match and that was camped in the Clyde half of the field. In just three minutes Paul Burns showed great awareness as he made himself just enough room to get a curling effort that Dave Hutton had to push away with his finger tips - it was a good thing for Clyde that their keeper was in such fine form today.

Burns sees a great effort met with a fine save

Burns is foiled again - From Sandy Robertson in the stand

Burns sees his effort saved - from Rob Campbell on the teracing
Ten minutes into the half and it was Sean O'Connor testing Hutton as the Clyde topper made a dramatic one handed save at full stretch to deny Sean and as the ball came back across the goal it missed the head of Paul Burns by a fraction. The pressure and chances continued with the lively John Stewart unlucky not to get more from a good ball which was then followed up by Neil Macfarlane but ended up blasted wide of the goals.

With Queens encamped in the visitors half a break away from Gary Arbuckle saw him being challenged by Jim Thomson just inside the box, Arbuckle was heading no where and as Jim slid in Arbuckle flicked the ball forward past Thomson but couldn't avoid the skippers tackle and ended up in a heap inside the box. Referee Mr Brown had no doubt and awarded the penalty which wasn't contested by many. Imrie and Michael McGowan had a bit of a Gilmour/Dobbie disagreement about who would take the penalty but in the end it was McGowan who slammed it past MacDonald to give the visitors the most undeserved of leads.

Things didn't change after the penalty, it was still all Queens with lots of effort and chances but no goals. Paul Burns was a real nuisance to Imrie who at makeshift left back looked decidedly uncomfortable. Burnsey on twenty minutes worked his way clear in on goal and it was only quick thinking and awareness from Hutton that allowed the keeper to smoother the ball before burns could make real contact. The resulting corner came deep to Neil Macfarlane but the big midfielder could only blast past the upright.

On the half hour Clyde had their only real pressure for the game in a five minute spell that saw them force two or three corners. But that was it for the first half other than Sean O'Connor receiving a booking for what was assumed a late challenge that the linesman saw.

The keepers hands are up but the balls already past - Dobbs makes a statement

Dobbies super strike - from Rob Campbell on the teracing
The second half resumed in a similar way, this time Bob Harris being booked for throwing the ball away. A similar pattern of play also emerged and with a lack of penetration Gordon Chisholm introduced the man who provides the bulk of our penetration - Stephen Dobbie. Immediately it opened the home defence up as Dobbs and Gilmour began to play off one another with a neat passing move culminating in another decent save by Hutton from a Gilmour effort. The equalising goal was only second away as Steve Tosh - a transformed man since resuming his role in the middle of the park - made headway through the Clyde box. Tosh fed Dobbie and with superb poise the 'super-sub' controlled the ball swivelled and volleyed the ball into the back of the net giving Hutton no chance of seeing it let alone stopping it.

Burns slips it under the keeper

Burns slips it under the keeper - from Sandy Robertson in the Stand

Burns takes his chance - from David Gow on the teracing
Queens stepped up the pace once more as they sensed that the goals that their play so richly deserved would now flow. It was barely ten minutes after Dobbies goal that another Tosh inspired move produced the goods. Brian Gilmour took a free kick short to Steve Tosh, the midfielder crashed a shot toward goal that took a deflection and with the defence wrong footed Paul Burns popped up at the back post to side foot his third goal of the season.

A moment of nervousness was caused by Jamie MacDonald at the other end of the park as he came and failed to get to a pacy cross, however the defence were able to clear the trouble and Queens returned to attack. With less than ten minutes left the all-action Paul Burns was the centre of attention once again as he headed into the box but was bundled to the ground. Steve Tosh took the ball without any dissent, placed it on the spot and purposely drilled it into the keepers right hand corner giving him no chance yet again.

Tosh strokes it home

Tosh crashes home the penalty - from David Gow on the teracing
With two minutes left Rob Campbell was introduced for Brian Gilmour and with his first touch won a free kick for Queens.

Chances galore - from David Gow on the teracing

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