Queens Blew It - Brannigan

Last updated : 12 January 2011 By Queens MAD

Kenny Brannigan
Queens slumped to their worst defeat of the season at Palmerston last night as they crashed out of the Scottish Cup. They went down 2-1 to Second Division Brechin City and it could well have been more ... Bill Goldie writes in Queens Official Website

We were two down at half-time with little effort shown but we did improve in the second half. Colin McMenamin gave us a `ray of hope` when he pulled one back mid-way through the second period but it proved too little too late.

With lower league opposition in the form of Buckie Thistle and East Stirling waiting in the next round we had a golden opportunity to make it through to the quarter-finals but `blew it`.

Said Kenny Brannigan after the game, "It`s the worst result since I took over as manager ten months ago. We were terrible! We threw away a great opportunity of making it through to the latter stages of the Cup.

"We lacked punch and some of our players treated it like `a walk in the park`. It was just shocking! We defended badly throughout although I must stress that both their goals came from deflections. Our lack of match practice was evident."

Added a happy Brechin boss Jim Weir. "Naturally I was delighted to go in two up at half time--and it could well have been more. My players gave their all from start to finish and I was proud of them."

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