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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 1 : 1 HAMILTON 14th January 2006
Rating: 6.23
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S1 - 66
Rating: 6.83
S2 - 71
Rating: 5.14
S3 - 78
Rating: 5.54
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Well Ian McCall was finally able to put his stamp on the side for the first time today with all of his four new signings making an appearance and three of them starting. At left back was Shaun Dillon in the place of Tommy English who moved up slightly to play wide left as Willie Gibson was ill. Ryan McStay took over from Steve Bowey in midfield with Bowser confined to the stand to watch the game and upfront Graham Weir partnered Derek Lyle with John O'Neill on the bench. Also on the bench was the fourth new signing Michael Mullen.

However it all looked to be going horribly wrong as after only two minutes Accies took the lead when Derek Lyle lost possession in the middle of the park allowing Paul McLeod to spring the offside trap by running around the back of Jim Thomson just as the ball was played, the player, who can only score against Queens apparently then produced a clinical finish in a one-on-one with Richie Barnard.

There wasn't a lot between the teams in the first twenty five minutes but the new boys began to gel quite well and a superb back to front flowing move from Dillon through McStay and on to Weir almost paid dividends but the final ball was snuffed out by the Accies defence.

Barnard gets a couple of helping arms from McLaughlin
The final twenty minutes of the half belonged almost exclusively to Queens. Weir and Lyle looked odds on to score as they bore down on McEwan but somehow a combination of the keeper himself and his defenders denied the home side an equaliser. The equaliser was only delayed a few minutes though as again Weir and Lyle had attempts blocked before the ball fell for Stuart Lovell who took great pleasure in slamming the ball home.

Lovell slams the ball home
Moments later a superb move that culminated in Tommy English striking a shot goalward was only denied a goal by the leg of an Accies defender blocking at the last minute. The final action of the half saw Graham Weir shoot on the turn but again McEwan made the block and the half concluded all-square.

The second half started just as brightly for Queens with a Derek Lyle sweeping cross just eluding the boot of Tommy English at the far post. Hamilton though weren't finished as an attacking force and a neat Gilhaney run down the left almost allowed Tunbridge a header at the near post but Barnard just managed to beat the Aussie striker to the ball.

Weir shows some nice twists and turns
Ian McCall then made a series of substitutions with Mullen for Weir, O'Neill for Reid and Robertson for McStay as the loan players were gradually brought back up to first team fitness. The fresh legs of Michael Mullen were soon in action as the young striker showed a willingness to run at the Accies defence and shoot at every opportunity.

Michael Mullen skins Brown Ferguson
All in all this was a very encouraging display from Queens. The new players all added something to the side - Weir showed some touches and a workrate that will see him be a hit with the fans, McStay was cultured in his distribution and appeared to work well with the hard working Stuart Lovell and Mullen looked just the sort of striker we need - one who shoots. Finally Shaun Dillon was superb with a willingness to tackle and a purpose in everything that he did. There are a lot of points still to be won this year - it's not over yet.

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