Sunday, March 8, 2009

Weekend Roundup 3/7 - 3/8

Colorado Rapids - 13 days until the Rapids face Chivas at the Toolbox!

Queen of the South
- QoS hosted Morton at Palmerston Park. Queens packed the midfield which led to a pretty drab game. While both sides had a couple of good chances it wasn't until just before the break that the deadlock was broken. The Doonhamers keeper took a knock and on the ensuing corner kick Morton found the back of the net to take a 1-0 lead into the locker room. It took 30 minutes in the second period before QoS levelled the score on a Martyn Lancaster header. Both sides had opportunities to break the stalemate before the end of the game but had to settle for a draw. The single point didn't help South's position very much, leaving them only 2 points from the relegation zone in 8th place with 9 games to play.

Blackburn Rovers - Rovers had the weekend off for FA Cup action.

CD Tenerife - Tenerife faced Alicante on the road, but the new location didn't stop the team from a fast start. Between the 30th and 36 minute CDT scored twice to take a solid 2-0 lead, even with playing with their backup keeper after normal starter and team leader Sergio Aragoneses was diagnosed with pancreatitis this week. Unfortunately the travel and the unsettling week seemed to get to Tenerife as they conceded twice in the second half to end up with only a point for their efforts. The good news is that the rest of the leading teams in the Segunda Division also drew this weekend, leaving CDT solidly in second place, 3 points behind the leaders. They still have a 3 point cushion on their promotion spot with 15 games to play.

Kildare County - The renewed Thoroughbreds started their new campaign in the First Dvision by hosting Finn Harps. After a quiet first half County scored 3 minutes after the break on a long-range shot by David O'Riordan. This appeared to be all Kildare would need to get their season off to a three point start, but Harps scored with only 7 minutes left to escape town with a point. Its just the beginning of the season, but County can't afford to be dropping points like that at home.

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