Spotkick Agony For Queens

By Queens Mad
Last updated : 16 November 2017

 

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Goalkeeper Paul Harrison was the New Saints hero as the Welsh Premier League champions defeated Queen of the South on penalties in the Scottish Challenge Cup quarter-final at Park Hall.

The match ended goalless after extra time and it was Harrison who decided the tie.

Harrison scored a penalty before saving from Andy Stirling to clinch the win.

 

New Saints now join Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Dumbarton and Crusaders in the semi-final draw.

The Welsh champions reached the semi-finals for the first time last season, losing 4-1 to St Mirren.

New Saints' Greg Draper had a goal disallowed after 11 minutes because he was offside before former Scotland forward James McFadden hit the TNS bar with a chip seven minutes later.

The deadlock was not broken in the second half and the match went into extra time.

Stephen Dobbie spurned a good chance for the Doonhamers in the first half of extra time, while New Saints goalkeeper Harrison also denied Derek Lyle.
 
McFadden missed a chance in the second period as the Scottish side continued to attack, with Harrison also saving from Dobbie and Kyle Jacobs.
The visitors were denied a penalty shout when the ball struck TNS defender Connell Rawlinson in the box.

Rawlinson was also named as the man-of-the-match before the game went to penalties.

Jamie Mullan and Ryan Brobbel missed for TNS before Christian Seargeant, Alex Darlington, Wes Fletcher and Harrison scored.

Lyle and Dobbie missed Queens' opening two spot kicks before Jacobs, McFadden and Callum Fordyce slotted home.

It was left to Harrison to step up to save the final Stirling penalty.

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The Dobmeister misses a sitter

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The Saints Goalie wins it

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Mc Fadden off target

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Queens fans lay wreath

Images courtesy of www.qosfc.com

New Saints

  • 1Harrison
  • 2Spender
  • 17Leak
  • 5RawlinsonBooked at 80mins
  • 3Marriott
  • 14Mullan
  • 18HollandSubstituted forSeargeantat 107'minutes
  • 6Routledge
  • 8Brobbel
  • 23EdwardsSubstituted forDarlingtonat 116'minutes
  • 9DraperSubstituted forFletcherat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Seargeant
  • 10Fletcher
  • 11Parry
  • 13Jones
  • 16Roberts
  • 20Darlington

Queen of Sth

  • 1Martin
  • 2RooneySubstituted forMercerat 77'minutes
  • 5Brownlie
  • 4Fordyce
  • 3Marshall
  • 17MurraySubstituted forStirlingat 85'minutes
  • 14Jacobs
  • 6TappingSubstituted forLyleat 97'minutes

 

 

  • 16McFadden
  • 11Dobbie
  • 25DykesSubstituted forKaneat 114'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Stirling
  • 9Lyle
  • 10Kane
  • 18Fergusson
  • 20Leighfield
  • 22Akubuine
  • 24Mercer
Referee:Raymond Crangle
Attendance:808