Queen's Park 2 - 3 Dumbarton

Last updated : 11 July 2008 By Andyboy
The Spiders' side was virtually unrecognisible from last season as many players had made their way to pastures new, it was heartening to say former Spider Alan Trouten in the crowd however, cheering on his former club and some of his ex team-mates.

In goal was returning hero David Crawford, with a defence of Martin Ure, Ricky Sinclair, Jamie Brough and Barry Douglas. In midfield were John Neill, Stuart McGrady, Paul Harkins and a Trialist, while new boy Adam Coakley teamed up with Stuart McGrady up front.

The Sons started on top with David Crawford forced to make two good saves against his former club. It was however Queen's who took the advantage on the half hour. Ross Dunlop tapped in the rebound from Coakley's blocked effort, after Dunlop had replaced Robert Dunn, who was clearly struggling with a knee injury. It wasn't long however, and Dumbarton were level.

Crawford misjudged a low cross and it was tapped in at the back post by Sons winger Stevie Murray. Moments later, and Dumbarton were ahead. Sinclair chopped down ex Queen's kid Derek Carcary as he burst into the box, and Dumbarton's number 10 easily struck home the spot kick as DC dived the wrong way.

Minutes after this, Sons had another penalty following a foul commited by Barry Douglas. This time however the Sons number 10 had his spot kick saved by the penalty king between the sticks. Moments into the second half, Murray tucked home Sons' third from twenty yards, striking the ball past David Crawford and into the net.

Queen's pulled one back near the end however, with a promisingly great strike by new boy Adam Coakley. A long ball forward was well controlled, before he turned two defenders and curled a neat left footer past Dumbarton's trialist keeper, from twenty five yards.

Queen's are next in action against SW Eppendorf in Wattenscheid, on Tuesday 15th July.

QUEEN'S PARK: David Crawford, Martin Ure, Barry Douglas, Richard Sinclair (Andy Boslem), Jamie Brough, John Neill, Stuart McGrady, Paul Harkins, Adam Coakley, Robert Dunn (Ross Dunlop), Trialist

GOALSCORERS: Ross Dunlop, Adam Coakley