A poor pitch and a strong wind contributed to Queen’s continuing their hoodoo over St. Andrew’s. St. Andrew’s have in fact never beaten Queen’s in 5 seasons of trying. This means that St. Andrew’s now go back to 3rd place in the league. It had all started so well for St Andrew’s. Top scorer Ali Dawha scored after only 30 seconds! Despite this, Queens got level within 10 minutes. St. Andrew’s failed to deal with a corner, and the huge Queen’s centre back stooped to equalise.
A key moment after 20 minutes, as star St. Andrew’s midfielder Stas Gogoev was forced off with injury. After 25 minutes, a carbon copy of the first goal for Queen’s. They now led 2 – 1.
After 35 minutes, the useful Queens left midfielder burst down the wing. Most of the St. Andrew’s team thought he would cross, but he actually managed to lash the ball in at the near post. The St Andrew’s goalkeeper was probably at fault here.
Marvin Okpara managed to get a goal back right on half-time, which looked to give St. Andrew’s a chance.
Half time was reached at 2 – 3.
As the wind strengthened, Queen’s began to dominate after the break. Their sheer physical presence became a huge advantage, particularly from free – kicks and corners. 3 more goals were scored by them without reply.
Player of the season Ali Dawha scored a token goal with 5 minutes to go, his second of the match.
As the weather worsened, St. Andrew’s couldn’t find a way back into the match. 3 – 6 final score. St Andrew’s can still be promoted, but they need to win their last two matches heavily which will need to include victory against unbeaten Christ’s.