Airdrie made their intentions from the start,getting men behind the ball and trying to stifle Queens. The first half was poor fair for the fans as both teams more or less cancelled eachother out although Queens had more of the play and if O'Connor had put away an early chance earlier on then things might have been different. In their rare raids up field the visitors started to expose some shortcomings in the Queens defence where Thomson looked strangely out of sorts.
The second half was slightly better with Queens pushing hard for the elusive winner but with no success as Airdrie crowded the goalmouth.There was nearly disaster for Queens in the closing minutes when Thomson misjudged a bouncing ball and had to haul back an Airdrie player to prevent an almost certain score. The referee had no alternative but to sent the big man off.
There were a few anxious moments at the death as 10 man Queens had to defend a series of free-kicks.Airdrie will be the happier side but they will not win many friends with their negative style of play but Queens with the talent on the field should have handled this and will probably rue O'Connor's first half miss.Thomson's red card means the big man will probably miss next week's league game at Dunfermline.
Queens Man of the Match - Craig Reid - Was rock soild and never put a foot wrong at the back