Last updated : 03 March 2005 By Duke Of Galloway

Quote from Queens manager Scott " We were the better side throughout"

Queens slipped further into the relegation mire when they were narrowly defeated by their bogey team Clyde at a freezing Palmerston on Wednesday eveining. Queens looked to have the edge in the early stages but with only one man up they rarely threatened a well organised Bully Wee defence. Thomson had a great chance to put the Doonhamers into the lead but his free header sailed over the bar with Halliwell no where. Clyde's Harty had a great chance but Queen's Barnard made a tremendous stop. Clyde went ahead on 23 minutes with a rather soft effort. Potter headed on a corner and with the Queens rearguard dithering Bollan crashed the ball home from close range. Palmerston was stunned and feared the worst as Queens tried hard to get back into the game. Although having plenty of the play they could make no impression on a Clyde team who seemed intent on simply holding on to their lead. As the teams came off at the interval,the Queens faithful new they had a real fight on their hands to stay in the match.

Half Time Queens 0 Clyde 1

The second half was very frustrating for Queens as they tried to break down a well organised Clyde team without success. Queens boss Scott shuffled the pack around by introducing Williams and Gibson but it was the same old story as the Clyde defence confidently handled anything the powder puff Queens attack could throw at them. Queens almost lost a second in the closing stages when Harty just failed to take advantage of a lapse in the home rearguard. The game ended in a chorus of boos from the disappointed home support and everyone must now realise we are now in one hell of a relegation dogfight. We have serious problems up front and if we are to escape relegation where are the goals going to come from ? We played some great football in the middle of the park but at the same time rarely threatened the Clyde goal. We must go for broke on Saturday and play two men up front and McNiven must come into the picture as Lyle may still not be fit. In any event it should be a tense match on Saturday which Queens must win to ease any relegation worries.

Quens keep it tight

Bully Wee frustrate Queens