So today CSL Thistle took on Queenspark at the ILT turf in a battle of the 2nd and 3rd teams in the league and with thistle taking the spoils in there first game 2-1 (a) we knew it would be a tough game as queenspark were playing quite well of recent.
the game started brightly for queenspark and were all out attack from the get go, as they tried to get the early goal.
the first chance came from george edwards with an feirce shot from outside the box but darren in goal was just as equill to tip the shot over the crossbar,then thistle had a penalty awarded against them for hand ball 5 mins later..and upsteped the queenspark player and once again darren was equil to palm the shot away to his left and the thistle defence cleared the ball away to safety.
darren was called upon 2 more times to keep thistle in the game and we went in 0-0 at half time. phew.
the second half it was thistle to step up and show what they can do and were nearly got the first goal but joe headed just wide then mark lemon had an half chance but it wasnt to be,
queenspark were allways an threat down the wings and had a great chance but there striker just missed with his head.
but it was thistle who was to get the winning goal with 7mins to go with jay chand causing all kinds of mayhem in thw box and crossed in a pinpoint shot for joe to tap in with his head to give us an 1-0 lead, but they nearly got an equilizer on the stroke of fulltime but once again blew the chance much to my delight,the result puts us 4 points clear of them in 3rd
fulltime CSL Thistle 1 Queenspark 0
POD was darren in goal who kept queenspark goaless and saved a penalty as well.