Match Report

The manager made two changes to the starting line-up for the trip to Edinburgh City. With Efe Ambrose and Paul McKay dropping to the bench, there was a first start for loanee Max Kilsby and Harry Cochrane made his return from a knee injury as captain.

In the opening five minutes, Lee Connelly’s free kick was headed clear and a throw in from Kieran McKechnie was headed over. Before Cammy Logan had his shot blocked.

It was fairly scrappy game, but Queens did have a shout for a penalty with just under 15 minutes played when Callum Flatman stopped a shot from McKechnie. The ball went out for a corner, but it looked like the defender had used his arm to help deflect the effort.

Midway through the half, Logan rolled his ankle and had to be replaced by Lewis Gibson on the right wing. And as Queens tried to create an opening when Connelly laid the ball back for Kyle Doherty the ball was knocked away and Malik Zaid won it in the middle of the park to set up a chance for Oliver McDonald. The striker’s shot from the edge of the box was weak and straight into the arms of Gordon Botterill.

The game needed a spark and Gavin Reilly cut the ball back from the by-line, but Doherty was sluggish to react.

Ten minutes before the interval, Liam Parker made a mess of a throw in but recovered to whip the ball into the back post for McDonald, this time his header was wide of the upright.

Reilly then tried a shot from 20 yards, but his left foot effort was far too high. And at the other end another shy from Parker into the danger area was headed away only as far as Frankie Deane who fired wide.

In the closing stages of the first half a great cross field ball to Reilly was cut back to Connelly but he took the shot from distance and Ruairidh Adams saved easily. The final chance before the break fell to the home side as Zaid worked his way to the edge of the box but Botterill got down to collect as he aimed for the bottom corner.


HALF TIME: Edinburgh City 0 Queens 0


Five minutes after the restart, Gibson played in a great cross from the right, but Doherty couldn’t get on it at the back-post. Five minutes later Kyle McClelland’s header fell to Callum Wilson, but his shot was deflected for a corner.

On the hour mark with Queens struggling to find a breakthrough, Joel Mumbongo was introduced to the action and within a minute he fired a left foot shot over the crossbar.

Queens were enjoying their best spell of the game and as Connelly played in a corner, the keeper collected Jack Brydon’s header. Connelly then fired a low ball into the box, but it was knocked away. And Connelly was again involved in the next chance when he tried to lift the ball over the keeper but couldn’t get enough power on it to beat Adams.

The deadlock was broken in the 71st minute when Mumbongo got on the end of a cross from Gibson and fired a low shot across goal into the net with the help of the post.
A minute later Mumbongo should’ve doubled the lead with a header. And the big striker hit another left foot effort but this time it was wide as he tried to find the top corner.

With five minutes of normal time remaining, McClelland cleared as Kenny Fisher was in on goal. The home side desperate to take something from the game, piled bodies forward and deep into stoppage time, goalie Adams came forward to take a free kick from inside his own half, as the ball dropped in the box, Ambrose headed out for a corner.

Adams made his way into the opposite box for the set piece and as the ball fell at the near post, Queens defenders and Botterill scrambled to clear but it was Adams who got there to stab the ball over the line to earn his side a share of the points.

FULL TIME: Edinburgh City 1 Queens 1

  • Botterill

  • Kilsby


  • Brydon

  • McClelland

  • Logan


  • Connelly


  • Cochrane


  • Ferguson

  • McKechnie

  • Reilly

  • Doherty



  • McKay


  • McGuffie


  • Mumbongo

  • Ambrose


  • Gibson


  • Burns

  • Walker

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Pre-match Queens: 1.Botterill 4.Kilsby 6.Cochrane 7.Mckechnie 9.Reilly 10.Connelly 15.McClellend 17.Fergusson 23.Logan 25.Doherty 35.Brydon
Pre-match Queens subs 41.Trialist 5.McKay 11.McGuffie 22.Mumbongo 24.Ambrose 26.Ross 27.Gibson 28.Burns 30.Walker
Pre-match Edinburgh City: 25.Adams 3.Mitchell 4 .Flatman 5 .Ewen 6.Parker 7.Zaid 8.Marshall 9.McDonald 10.Deane 11.Wilson 18.Faye
Pre-match Endinburgh City Subs 21.Quate 14.Fisher 16.Macnamara 20.Devine 22.Pitt 24.Mair
First half begins |0-0
5%27 Connelly free kick into the box headed clear for throw in. McKechnie”s thrown in also headed clear. Logans effort from close range blocked |0-0
13%27 McKechnie from edge box shot cleared for a corner |0-0
20%27 Cammy taken a heavy knock replaced by Gibbo |0-0
28%27 Zaid wins the ball in the middle of the park to set up McDonald. His shot weak and straight into the hands of Botterill |0-0
29%27 Cochrane (QOS) is booked |0-0
35%27 Chance Edinburgh - Parker whips the ball to the back post for McDonald but he heads the wrong side of the upright |0-0
38%27 Reilly left foot shot from 20 Yards way too high |0-0
45%27 Great cross ball to Reilly - back to Connelly shot from 25 yards saved |0-0
47%27 zaid works his way towards goal and shoots but Botterill down to collect |0-0
First half ends |0-0
Second half begins |0-0
51%27 Great ball by Gibson from the right, Doherty waiting at back post but home side clear |0-0
55%27 Callum Wilson shot deflected for a corner |0-0
60%27 Ferguson (QOS) is booked |0-0
62%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Doherty OFF REPLACED BY Mumbongo |0-0
63%27 Mumbongo fires a left foot shot over |0-0
66%27 Connelly corner met by Jack Brydon it his header collected by the keeper |0-0
67%27 Better from QOS - Connelly low ball into the box cleared |0-0
70%27 Connelly tries to lift it over the keeper- needed a bit more power behind it |0-0
71%27 GOAL QUEENS! Mumbongo the scorer |0-1
72%27 And he is off the mark - Joel Mumbongo scores his first goal for Queens with a low shot from the left of the box in off the post |0-1
74%27 SUBSTITUTION Edinburgh City: Faye OFF REPLACED BY Fisher |0-1
75%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Connelly OFF REPLACED BY McGuffie |0-1
78%27 SUBSTITUTION Edinburgh City: Wilson OFF REPLACED BY Macnamara |0-1
79%27 SUBSTITUTION Edinburgh City: McDonald OFF REPLACED BY Mair |0-1
81%27 SUBSTITUTION Edinburgh City: Marshall OFF REPLACED BY Pitt |0-1
84%27 Mumbongo tries to find top corner but wide of the post |0-1
86%27 McClelland clears as Fisher homes in on goal |0-1
91%27 Flatman (Edinburgh City) is booked |0-1
94%27 Mumbongo booked |0-1
96%27 Goal Edinburgh City. Adams the scorer |1-1
96%27 The goalkeeper come up to force a corner over the line deep into added time |1-1
The game ends |1-1
Full Time The match ends all square in the capital. Thanks for your support, safe home. |1-1