Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Weekend Roundup

Queen of the South - Another week, another 3-1 win for Queens. This time the opponent was Stirling, currently sitting at the bottom of the table and looking at a future in the 2nd Division. Queens extended their winning streak to 7 games and 9 of the last 10. Queens started out quickly with 3threegreat chances, but only converting one of them. Stirling would get that one back, but right before half Queens took the lead for good on a Paul Burns strike. The second half was much quieter with Stirling never turely threatening and Queens getting the insurance goal midway through the period. QoS is still in 4th place in the table, 3 points back of St. Jonhstone in 3rd. They are now closer to the top than the relegation zone which I believe is a first for Queens in their current stay in the 1st Division.

Blackburn Rovers - Blackburn Rovers had the week off and the team travelled to Florida for a mid-season break.

Tenerife - Tenerife missed a great chance to move up in the standings against another team in the promotion hunt. Hercules proved too much for them as CDT gave up a goal midway through bolth halves, managing to equalize for a time right after the break but it wasn't enough. A win would have put CDT within 3 points of the last promotion spot, but with the loss they stay in 9th, 6 points from promotion.

Ebbsfleet United - Ebbsfleet faced Crawley Town in midweek play. It was a quick start to the match with both sides scoring in the first 15 minutes. This was followed partway through the first half by an own goal by Crawley Town. The own goal would probve to be the winner as both teams had numerous chances but couldn't convert.

43 hours later Ebbsfleet faced Torquay, again on the road. The short rest time between two road games proved to be too much for Ebbsfleet as they fell to a dominant performance by Torquay. One goal in the first half and a second soon after the break had Ebbsfleet back on their heels. The 'Fleet got one back, but in pushing for the equalizer Torquay got behind the defense to score the third 5 minutes before the end and stop any hopes of a comeback. With the split decisions this week Ebbsfleet remain in 9th in the table, 6 points from a playoff spot.

Next up is the FA Trophy Quarterfinal at Burton Albion on Saturday. This will be the first game with MyFC officially in charge as the handover was completed today.

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