Monday, February 2, 2009

Weekend Roundup 1/31 - 2/1

Sorry for skipping last week, too much Rapids news. I'll do a quick recap of the last two weekends for all 3 teams.

Queen of the South - Last week the Doonhamers hosted Partick Thistle at Palmerston Park. Despite taking the last on two different occasions QoS could not maintain the lead for more than 20 minutes, and walked away with a disappointing 2-2 draw. They then traveled to Dunfermline on Saturday in desperate need of points to avoid relegation. Queens scored midway through each half and controlled the rest of the game to ease to a 2-0 win. This was the first win for QoS in 12 games, dating back to October 25th! It was also the team's first win since the Colorado Rapids Supporters bought shares in the team. With the win QoS moves to 8th place, out of the relegation playoff on goal differential.

Blackburn Rovers - The Rovers played 3 games in the last week with similar results. Last weekend the team traveled to Sunderland for their FA Cup matchup, only to return with a scoreless draw and a scheduled replay at Ewood Park. Midweek Blackburn hosted Bolton and apparently decided that they were only going to play for 45 minutes. Luckily for Rovers it was the second 45 minutes. The team went into the locker room at halftime down 2-0 only to come back in the second half to tie the score at 2-2 and just miss a winning goal in stoppage time as Ryan Nelsen's header went off the base of the post. Over the weekend Rovers were again on the road, this time at Middlesborough where another 0-0 draw awaited. Since Sam Allardyce took over as manager Blackburn has had 3 wins and 4 draws. Not enough to climb out of the relegation zone yet, but the team is only 1 point from safety and is moving in the right direction.

CD Tenerife - CDT has spent the last two weeks on the road. A week ago they travelled to Castellon, only to sleepwalk through the first half. With 20 minutes to play the team woke up and grabbed two goals to escape with a draw. This week they went to Gimnastic, where they played much better. The defense locked down the opposition and Angel found the back of the next midway through the second half to give Tenerife a 1 goal win on the road. With these results CDT is solidly in second place, 3 points behind division leaders Xerez and safely in the promotion zone by 1 point, 1 game past the halfway mark of the season.

No comments: