Monday, January 12, 2009

Weekend Roundup 1/10 - 1/11

Queen of the South - Queens travelled to Falkirk for their FA Cup 4th Round match up. They were hoping to recreate the magic of last year where their best-ever FA Cup run saw them all the way through to the final where they lost to Rangers but still claimed a UEFA Cup spot. In horrible rain and win QoS got stated on the wrong foot, spending most of the first 15 minutes defending their own goal. After relieving some of the pressure Falkirk got a dubious penalty to go up 1-0, but the Doonhamers wasted no time in leveling the score off a Barry Wilson shot from outside the area. Queens went ahead right after the break, only for Falkirk to return the favor and equalize right after. Unfortunately QoS was no match for the SPL side this year and Falkirk managed 2 more goals by the end of the game to eliminate the Doonhamers form the competition.

In other news the Annual General Meeting was held and from an off-the-field perspective Queen of the South is in better shape than most Scottish clubs. QoS has half a million pounds in the bank in profit over the last 12 months (Helped significantly by that Cup run) which should keep them in good financial standing for a while.

Blackburn Rovers - Blackburn's game at Fulham was postponed due to the condition of the pitch.

CD Tenerife - 4th place Tenerife travelled to 3rd place Xerez this weekend, the second part of a clash of the titans weekend that also saw the top tow Segunda teams facing off. Unfortunately for CDT they seemed to leave their game in the Canary Islands as they never truly threatened. They allowed a goal on both sides of the break and headed home with a 2-0 defeat. Other results broke their way however and they are in 4th place, 2 points out of a promotion spot and 3 points behind their opponents this weekend, who now lead the league.

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