Aitken Blunder Lets In Accies

Last updated : 19 August 2007 By DUKE OF GALLOWAY
Queens woes continue going down to another narrow defeat this time at the hands of high flying Hamilton much to the disappointment of 400 odd Queens fans who turned out on a dirty Lanarkshire afternoon.Queens manager Chisolm much limited with his team selection due to injury and suspensions,deployed a 4-5-1 system which seemed to back-fire from the start.

To be quite honest the first half was simply awful with both teams struggling in the monsoon like conditions. Accies were gifted a goal on 19 minutes when Aitken was terribly short with a pass-back and Offiong's soft shot seemd to decieve MacDonald in the Queens goal and the ball sneaked into the corner of the net.

Queens reply was a great run and shot by O'Neill which was well saved by the home keeper. Burns also just failed to connect with Mole who had come on for Tosh who had to leave the field after yet another injury.

The half ended in a chorus of boos from the sizeable away support and Hamilton were obviously happy with their interval lead.

Half-Time: Accies 1 Queens 0

The second half was slightly better than the first half as the visitors tried to claw themselves back into the game. Accies were however quite happy to soak up Queens pressure and hit on the break. Tried as the may,the disjointed Queens team just could not assert any authority on the game and struggled to break down a well organised but nothing special Accies side. Queens almost gave up the ghost as the game entered the last quarter and Hamilton had further chances to put the game beyond doubt but MacDonald had several fine saves to keep them out. Queens had one final chance almost at the death when a Dobbie header slipped just past the post. As the final whistle sounded the Queen's support gave their team a right roasting which was no more than what they deaerved after what quite frankly was an inept performance.

Where do Gordon Chisolm and his team go from here ? On this form absolutely nowhere in my opinion and all the excuses about injured players and suspensions are wearing a bit thin. Chisolm should have almost a full squad for next week's crunch game with Livingston at Palmy and if they fail to deliver we will be in serious trouble.

Duke's Man of the Match - Eric Paton - Another immaculate match

Second Half action from New Douglas Park

Queens on the attack
Accies goalkeeper out cold