Falkirk had victory handed to them on a plate as two horrendous blunders by Reid and Thomson sealed victory for the Bairns. Ex Queens legend Andy Thomson kicked off for Falkirk on a glorious afternoon in front of a sizeable crowd. Queens started off well and Bowey was soon buzzing in midfield but a terrible error by Queens Reid handed the initiative to Falkirk. His clearance went straight to Falkirk's Nicholls who said thank you very much and drove the ball high past Scott on 9 minutes. Palmy was silenced whilst the large travelling support couldn't beleive their luck. Queens driven on by Bowey were very much in the game and the Falkirk defence with James outstanding had to be on their toes. Queens clawed their way back into the game on 25 minutes when Bowey was tripped inside the box. Mc Niven tucked away the penalty much to the relief of the Palmy faithful. One goal each at half-time was just about right but Queens must have been disappointed in the Falkirk goal.
Half-Time Queens 1 Falkirk 1
It was now game on at the start of the second half and just when Queens looked like snatching the lead another horrendous error this time by Thomson turned the game in Falkirk's favour. The Big Man misjudged a high through ball and with Scott rooted to his goal Falkirk's Duffy accepted the gift and scored on 48 minutes to give the Bairns the lead again. This reverse seemed to knock the stuffing out of Queens although Mc Niven should have equalised but his shot just cleared the bar with Hill beaten. Falkirk with the one goal cushion took comand for long periods but Queens were still very much in it. Another stroke of fortune for Falkirk on 85 minutes finished the game. Bowey was breaking up field when a Falkirk defender handled but much to the astonishment of everyone the referee waved play on. Falkirk broke up field and after a goalmouth scramble Scally squeezed the ball home. Wood was sent off shortly afterwards for mouthing off at the linesman who had missed the handling incident. This was an afternoon when nothing seemed to go right for Queens. They did enough to earn a draw but those defensive errors cost them the game and Scotty has a few things to sort out before we face Clyde next week.