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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 1 : 1 CLYDE 15th September 2007
Rating: 5.56
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1 S1
Rating: 5.58
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S1 - 51
Rating: 4.68
S2 - 77
Rating: 4.69
S3 - 81
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Gordon Chisholm fielded the same starting eleven today that had come away from Greenock last week with the three points. The only changes to the sixteen were restricted to the bench and saw Brian Gilmour in for the long-term injured Jamie Adams and Neil McGregor for Bob Harris.

Clyde brought their usual brand of pacey direct play with the ever troublesome Doug Imrie causing problems down whichever wing he found himself on whilst Steven Masterton provided his usual menace when provided with an opportunity to strike toward goal.

JT gets up early to head away - Photo from Sandy Robertson
It took the visitors a mere seven minutes to post their intent as a corner ball was whipped in past the first defender but crashed off the near post, almost immediately though Queens broke upfield and clever work from Sean O'Connor set up Stephen Dobbie who only managed to shoot directly at Hutton in the Clyde goal. It looked as though Clyde might have scored just a few minutes later as another corner found it's way as far as Imrie who headed off the underside of the bar and as the ball bounced up again Jim Thomson was on hand to head off the line.

JT gets his head behind the ball to head away to safety
With the game flowing more in Queens favour Sean O'Connor was again the provider as he set up Steve Tosh with a cross from the right, Tosh though could only manage to side foot his effort back to Hutton in the Clyde goal. Straight from Hutton's collection from Tosh the 'keeper took route one and forced MacDonald into a fumbled clearance on the edge of his area as the Clyde forwards bore down.

On twenty five minutes Queens took the lead. Neil MacFarlane went down inside the box and without hesitation the referee awarded a spot kick. Stephen Dobbie made no mistake and buried the ball into the back of the net with Hutton well beaten.

Dobbs blasts the ball home from the spot

Dobbie slots home the penalty - from David Gow on the teracing
Ten minutes before the break Queens survived thanks to the woodwork once again. It was Masterton providing the shot from a full thirty yards that beat Jamie MacDonald as it dipped toward goal, fortunately the bar was in the way and it crashed away to safety.

Jamie's beaten but luckily Masterton's strike crashed off the bar - Photo from Sandy Robertson
The second half was only a few minutes old when Clyde equalised. Eric Paton was penalised for climbing over the back of a Clyde forward, the free kick from wide left was swung into the six yard box and met by two inrushing heads one belonging to Neil McGregor and as MacDonald hesitated the ball hit the back of the net to equalise the score.

JT gets his head behind the ball to head away to safety
Jamie Mole then made his entrance to replace Stephen Dobbie, despite Sean O'Connor looking as though he was struggling. O'Connor though proved he wasn't as he raced round Hutton a minute after the substitution and netted with some style only to be pulled back for a very late offside flag.

A late, late flag denies Sean - from David Gow on the teracing
Queens began to press slightly more but it was to no one's great surprise when Doug Imrie was 'upended' by Paul Burns in the box with twenty five minutes of the half gone to win a penalty for the visitors, maybe the blast over the bar that followed for Imrie was appropriate.

Imrie's penalty sails over the bar

Imrie blasts over - from David Gow on the teracing
With ten minutes of the half remaining Neil MacFarlane was replaced by David Bingham and with Bingham taking a wide left position Steve Tosh took over in the middle of the park where it had appeared he had wanted to be all day. The final substitution saw Sean O'Connor come off and Brian Gilmour on as Bingham moved to the front. It almost paid off as Bingham picked up a ball that Danny Kirkup failed to head away, however as the ball was going away from goal Bingham couldn't get any power on it and could only chip it into Hutton's arms. Finally Clyde almost won the match with what would have been a great goal. Chris Smith struggled to find an opening on the edge of the box but finally did see some light and fired an effort that had MacDonald beaten but just skimmed past the post.

The introduction of Gilmour gave Queens a wee bit of width - Photo from Sandy Robertson
In summary it was a poor game of football and if Clyde had gone away with three points no one would have had any cause for complaint.

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