Queen of the South 1 Falkirk 1

Last updated : 19 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer
Queen of the south 1 Falkirk 1

Falkirk's posses charge at the top of the first division stumbled slightly as they could only draw for the second week in succession.

But player Boss Yogi Hughes simply laughed off any suggestion that they had gone off-course in their race for the title.

He said "This is a difficult place to come to at any time and the pitch on the day was not conducive to our style of play."

They should have scored in the early stages when a back heel from Darryl Duffy set up Daniel McBreen but he missed his shot from only 10 yards out.

It was Queens who made the break-through in 35 minutes when a long up-field clearance from the keeper landed just outside the Falkirk area and as Hughes and Derek Lyle rose for the ball it landed for the Queens striker who slammed it home.

Hughes was ensensed and felt he had been fouled and raced across to the linesman to protest only to be booked for his trouble.

It took unil the 55th minute befire Falkirk could draw level when Scott McKenzie broke down the right and his cross was perfect for Andrew Lawrie to rise above the Dumfries defenders and head home.

Duffy had a chance in the late stages but shot straight at the keeper while at the other end substitute Alex williams shot just past the post in a Queens break-away.

Queens boss Ian Scott said "I can only be happy with the point becuase I feel Falkirk are the best side in the division but i also felt that we might have sneaked a win with a couple of late chances."