Doonhamers Dump The Blue Brazil

Last updated : 14 November 2010 By Queens MAD
Queens gave themselves the perfect boost ahead of the Alba Challenge Cup final in two weeks with a display of passion, skill and confidence to dispose of Jimmy Nicholl's side with ease.

It was Cowdenbeath's first sojourn to Palmerston for over eight years but it was one they'd rather forget.

Queen's took the lead after 20 minutes when Willie McLaren ripped open the 'Beath defence, but Paul Burns' first touch was sublime as he rounded goalkeeper David Hay in one move before tapping the ball into the empty net for his eighth of the season.

The second goal arrived in 33 minutes in stunning fashion when on-loan Celtic star Ryan Conroy delivered the denouement by lashing the ball high into the net from 18 yards after a brilliant knock-down by Derek Holmes.

McLaren wrapped up matters ten minutes from time with a clinical finish after he burst in from the right to clip the ball over Hay into the far corner of the net from 15 yards.

An impressive display by Queens who took their foot off the gas in the second half but a punchless Fife side failed to take advantage and were a well beaten side in the end.

Queens now have a two week break to prepare for the ALBA Challenge Cup Final and they can be optomistic about their chances of lifting the cup for the second time.

Kenny Brannigan Quote "All our players deserved pass marks and we could have scored more. We had no failures out there today! Colin McMenamin had chances early on but things just didn`t go for him. Big `Homer` again worked hard and made his presence felt. It was another `clean-sheet` and I`ll take that any day."

Queens Man of the Match - Ryan Conroy - Looked more at home in central midfield and scored a lovely goal.

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