Airdrie United 1 Queen of the South 1


Queen of the South grabbed a vital point in their bid to avoid relegation as they came back from a goal down to snatch a point against Airdrie.

The draw helps them continue their excellent run of only one defeat in their last 10 matches since Ian McCall took over.

However, they did not get off to a great start as Airdrie took the lead after six minutes when Graeme Holmes fired a low shot into the box that was controlled by Gary Twigg six yards out, who turned and fired the ball past Richie Barnard.

The home side could have doubled their advantage in the 20th minute when midfielder Stephen McDougall charged forward but saw his shot from 20 yards fly just over.

For much of the rest of the half it was a scrappy affair, neither side really having any clear-cut chances in front of goal.

Queens did have the ball in the net when Steve Bowey latched on to a Lee Hollis mistake. However, Graham Weir was adjudged to have fouled the keeper in the build-up to the goal.

Following a few choice words at half time by manager Ian McCall, the visitors came out fired up for the second half and put pressure on the home side's goal.

They should have been back on level terms after 50 minutes when John O'Neill latched on to a Willie Gibson through ball, but his shot was turned away by Hollis for a corner.

From the corner O'Neill returned the favour as he teed up Gibson 20 yards out, but his shot was again well saved by Hollis.

After 56 minutes the visitors' pressure was rewarded when Sean O'Connor headed a Ryan McStay cross back across the face of goal for Weir to stab the ball home.

Queen of The South pressurised the Airdrie goal for the rest of the game and could have grabbed a late winner as substitute Andy Thomson saw his header go just past the post.

















Queen of the South grabbed a vital point in their bid to avoid relegation as they came back from a goal down to snatch a point against Airdrie.

The draw helps them continue their excellent run of only one defeat in their last ten matches since Ian McCall took over.

However they did not get of to a great start as Airdrie took the lead on six minutes when Graeme Holmes fired a low shot into the box that was controlled by Gary Twigg six yards out, who turned and fired the ball past Richie Barnard.

The home side could have doubled their advantage on 20 minutes when midfielder Stephen McDougall charged forward but saw his shot from 20 yards fly just over.

For much of the rest of the half it was a scrappy affair. Neither side really having any claer cut chances in front of goal.

However Queens did have the ball in the net when Steve Bowey latched on to a Lee Hollis mistake. However Graham Weir was adjudged to have fouled the keeper in the build up to the goal.

Following a few choice words at half time by manager Ian McCall the visitors came out fired up for the second half and put pressure on the home side's goal.

They should have been back on level terms on 50 minutes when John O'Neill latched onto a Willie Gibson through ball, but his shot was turned away by Hollis for a corner.

From the resulting corner O'Neill returned the favour as he teed up Gibson 20 yards out but his shot was again well saved by Hollis.

On 56 minutes the visitor's pressure was rewarded when Sean O'Connor headed a Ryan McStay back across the face of goal to Weir to stab the ball home.

Queen of The South pressurized the Airdrie goal for the rest of the game and could have grabbed a winner late on as substitute Andy Thomson saw his header go just past the post.