Dimitri Gets Queens Out Of Jail

Last updated : 21 August 2010 By Duke Of Galloway
Ukranian Trialist Dimitri Pronovych was the toast of Palmerston as he carved open the Airdrie defence in the closing minutes to lay on a superb pass for Paul Burns to bury behind keeper Roberston amidst scenes of sheer joy and relief. Make no mistake this was a big win for Queens but it wasn't pretty and half way through the second half there were some ugly scenes involving opposing players. Queens line-up which included youngsters Stuart Hill and Scott Robertson took the game to a rather static looking Airdrie side from the start. A great Gibson run took him right in on goal but the Airdrie keeper somehow managed to deflect his shot. McLaughlan and O'Neill all went close as it looked like another day of missed chances. This time the opposition didn't take advantage as Thomson and Hill were solid at the back ably supported by Scott in goal. Queens really should have been ahead at the interval and perhaps Airdrie were the happier of the two teams.

Queens 0 Airdrie 0

Airdrie came more into the game in the second half as the contest gradually deteriorated into a bit of a stalemate with a rather poor referee adding to the dismal proceedings. Queens continued to probe forward with Paton and McLauglan asking questions of the Airdrie defence. Queens Scott Robertson was also putting himself about and almost brought the house down with a strong run and shot. The game took a dramatic turn on 68 minutes when the ruthless McManus hauled back McLaughlan as the wee man was about to run in on goal. His reward was a straight red as he was the last line of defence. This reverse seemed to spur on Airdrie and there were several anxious moments for Queens as they defended a series of corners. Thomson however had his
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troops well drilled and gave nothing away. Queens made a final assault on the Airdrie goal and a superb shot from Paton was turned past by Robertson. Queens manager Scott made his final roll of the dyce when he brought on trialist Pronovych in the dying minutes. His introduction had an immediate affect as he took on the Airdrie defence on his own. With hundreds of Queens fans heading for the exits, the Ukranian carved open the shellshocked Airdrie defence to roll a superb pass in front of Burns. Palmy held it's breath as Burns just manged to squeeze the ball home as the terracing erupted. Several fans had already left and some were downing their first pint in the Queens Bar but they missed a superb peice of drama. Burns was almost strangled by his delirious teamates. For once Queens enjoyed a huge slice of luck but in the end Airdrie can have no complaints as the Doonhamers should have been well ahead by the interval. Queens manager Scott will be glad to get his first win and can look forward with confidence to the visit of St.Johnstone next week.

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