Two goals in the last five minutes from Nordsjaelland in Denmark sent brave Queens out of the UEFA Cup in their European debut in front of 1,000 magnificent Doonhamers in the superb Farum Park just outside Coepenhagen.
A magnificent 30-yard free-kick from Bob Harris in the second minute put the Doonhamers back in the tie much to the delight of the away support who had hardly enough time to down their first hotdog.
Roared on by their fanatical support Queens pressed forward in an attempt to become the first Scottish side to win after a first-leg home defeat. O'Connor was proving a real handful for the stunned Danes and the big man was only inches away from gaining a penalty after being fouled at the edge of the box.
Queens also had another great chance when Burns made ground on the right but his pass was too near the Danish keeper and the chance was lost. The Danes knew they had a game on their hands as both teams went off for the half-time break.
Nordsjaelland looked in a more determined mood in the second-half but their clever approach play lacked punch against a tight Queens defence in which Thomson was outstanding.
Queens had their chances with O'Connor and Burns in the final quarter going close but with manager Chisolm pushing everyone up the Doonhamers fell for the sucker punch in the closing minutes.
Richter raced down the right side, played onside by Craig Barr in the middle, and cut the ball back for Martin Bernburg to slide the ball into the net. Even this mortal blow did not quieten the Palmy Army who were still belting out the Railway Song until the end.
Another goal from Martin Bernburg who this time outpaced Craig Reid was cruel on a side that gave absolutely everything and the Queens fans rose to salute their heroes at the finish with several Queens players throwing their shirts into the crowd.
Queens can hold their heads high after this UEFA campaign which I believe was lost in the shambles at Airdrie where home advantage was sacrifised. We could have taken this lot at Palmerston but it was not to be.
The last few days have been magnificent and it has been a privelege to witness Queens first venture into Europe. Our fans young and old had a great time and their conduct was exemplary.
Queens MAD wish Nordsjaelland the best of luck in the next round and thank them for their magnificent hospitality. The Hot Dogs and Sausages were delicious and the beer very refreshing.
It's back to the Auld Clothes and Porridge at Palmy on Saturday against the Dees and I hope there will be a decent crowd to welcome the players back home.
QueensMAD man of the Match - Bomber Harris - What a goal and his cultured left footed clearances were one of the highlights of the evening.
|Bob Harris scores Queen's first away UEFA goal and Adams celebrates|
|Superb Doonhamer support|
|Heavy traffic in the Queens goalmouth|
|The superb Farum Park|
|Pre-match Carlsberg at the Dubliner|
|Queens Copenhagen HQ|
|Half Time Score|
|Queens fans wait for the bus|