Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Weekend Roundup 10/25 - 10/26

OK I lied, it was 2 days

Colorado Rapids - No recap after the Epic Fail on Saturday night. With the draw the Rapids finished in 4th place in the West, missing the playoffs by 1 point. The Rapids tied Chicago for the 4th best offense and they had the 11th best defense.

Queen of the South - QoS travelled to Dingwall to face Ross County in a windstorm. Each team had plenty of chances as the keepers had to adjust for the wind. It was the Doonhamers who found the back of the net though, on a Stephen Dobbie free kick from 25 yards out midway through the first half. Things went back and forth for the rest of the game until stoppage time when Qos scored another 25 yard goal to seal the 3 points. With the win they move into sole possession of first place with a 1 point lead over St. Johnstone.

Blackburn Rovers - Blackburn hosted Middlesbrough in a wet match at Ewood Park. The game was pretty dull with only a handful of shots on target. 'Brough took the lead in the 74th minute on a long counter-attack ball out of the back that was put past Paul Robinson from the edge of the box. Rovers looked to be headed to a disappointing defeat when Benni McCarthy scored on the last possession of the game. Rovers should have gotten more than a draw from this match, but based on their play it was all they deserved. They are now 11th, 9 points behind leaders Liverpool.

CD Tenerife - CDT dominated their road trip in Cordoba but came away empty handed as Cordoba took advantage of their few opportunities to win 2-0. After two road wins Tenerife returned to their form of last season. With the loss CDT drops to 8th in the table after 9 games, 7 points behind the leaders Salamanca.

Kildare County FC - Kildare's woes continued against Sporting Fingal, suffering yet another loss on the season. The big news is that after the match both the manager and his assistant resigned, in order to allow their replacements enough time to familiarize themselves with the teams before the probable playoff matches. With only 4 games left County is 6 points from safety and is all but assured of facing a playoff to stay in the lowest division of league football.

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