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Queen of the South 1 v 1 Clyde

Match Type: Scottish Championship
Venue: Palmerston Park
Date: Tuesday, 25th February 2003
Kick Off: 7:30pm
Attendance: 1,375
Queen of the South
v
Clyde

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Morrison

Mensing Kernaghan McLaughlin

Ross Hagen

Millen Kane
Cosgrove

Falconer Shields

SUBS: Convery (Falconer 56), Clark, Potter (Kernaghan 82), Fraser (Kane 56), McConalogue.

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STAR RATINGS (*****)

Morrison (**) At fault for their goal and didn't have a lot of involvement afterwards.
McLaughlin (***) Started very shakily but got stronger and stronger as match went on.
Kernaghan (**) Seemed to be trying too hard and had unusually poor distribution.
Mensing (**) Didn't get to grips with the game at all.
Ross (***) Also started badly but managed to get forward more in the second half.
Kane (*) Poor on the ball and absent off it.
Millen (**) Wasted too many attacks and was quick to get rid of the ball.
Cosgrove (**) Drifted in and out the game but tried hard to drive forward.
Hagen (***) Stuck to his task well and reacted well to get crucial goal.
Falconer (*) Didn't look interested in fighting for the ball.
Shields (***) Sometimes did too much on the ball, but had excellent touches and setup goal superbly.

REACTION

Jon Connolly - "We are disappointed and fell we should have won the game. We were one up and had a great chance before half-time to make it two. We knew Clyde would come at us in the second half and they brought on three subs to try and get us with pace. We felt we had weathered their storm before they scored, and on another day that shot would have hit the bar and gone over. We should have finished them off earlier. It's a result that neither side were looking for - that might be their title hopes killed off."

Alan Kernaghan - "We've got ourselves out of a big deep hole. Possession wise the first half was ok but we had no end product from anywhere on the pitch. The first goal should have been stopped; it was just a ball into the box that should have been taken by Allan. The game just got frustrating, for me more than anybody. The substitutions made the difference, and not for the first time this year - but that is what they are there for. They see what is going on and they go on and turn the game. I had cramp everywhere so I had to go off. We need to take forward the things we did wrong and work on it. I don't think a Scottish Cup hangover comes into it at all really. It is a missed opportunity but one point is better than nothing. For the majority of the game it looked like nothing. Paul Kane and Willie Falconer are used to taking criticism. They had an off day today but so did lots of others, so to single those two out was unfair. Shields might have a bee in his bonnet about coming to Clyde because of what didn't happen for him, I don't know, but when we got the ball to him he looked dangerous."