Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Weekend Roundup 11/22 - 11/23

Queen of the South - The Doonhamers hosted Clyde at Palmerston Park on Saturday. QoS was on a run of 1 win int he last 5, since the last free weekend, and really needed to turn it around. There was plenty of action but little scoring in the first half. Both teams had their chances, but the post denied Queens and a handball waved off a Clyde goal just before halftime. In the second half Clyde took control of the game while a motionless QoS defense allowed them to score twice, with no answer from the Doohamers offense. That's now 5 losses in 6 games, apparently the Rapids supporters have brought the Rapids luck with them. The only good news is that the teams ahead of them are struggling as well, so even though QoS is in 5th place they are only 6 points off the lead after 15 games.

Blackburn Rovers - The now relegation-battling Rovers travelled to London to face Tottenham. It didn't take long for Spurs to grab the lead, scoring after only 9 minutes. Things didn't get much better when Martin Olsson was sent off in the 38th minute for a 2nd yellow. Spurs would control the game from that point on and while Blackburn would show some flashes, playing a man and a goal down on the road it was never really in the cards for them. Rovers are now 19th in the table, 3 points from safety after 14 games.

CD Tenerife - It was derby weekend in the Canary Islands as Tenerife made the short ferry ride to Las Palmas to take on their rivals. Two to three thousand CDT fans made the trip along with the team, hoping yo see the first road win in Las Palams in a few years. Luck was with them this time as Tenerife struck in the 30th minute to take a 1-0 lead, and then used a great show of goalkeeping to protect the advantage for an hour. CDT returned home with a derby win and a move up to 7th in the table, just 4 points off the lead.

Kildare County FC - As I posted on Friday, Kildare County lost their relegation playoff 5-2 and will be heading to the "A" Championship next season. My coverage of them will probably be spotty at best (For example the "A" Championship doesn't even have a website and County's site hasn't been updated since shortly after Friday's game) so we'll see if I even continue to follow them. That's the end of the season for Kildare, we'll see what happens next.


PR Sports Pros said...

Hey there. A Kildare County fan here. Just to let you know, Mervue may not be accepting their place in the league, and Cobh Ramblers might be moving to the Junior Leagues, so Kildare might well be in the First Division again next season. Check out my blog for some info on the situation, and keep up the good work. Mark.

Jason Maxwell said...

Wow, that's great news. Thanks for the info!