Thursday, May 7, 2009

Weekend Roundup 5/2 - 5/3

Colorado Rapids - After the beat down of FSL the Rapids position has improved. They are now 3rd int he West and tied with Chicago and KC for 5th overall. They are tied with KC, Toronto, and Seattle for 5th in goals scored and they are 4th in goals allowed. Everyone is chasing Chivas who has 19 points and has only allowed 3 goals (one to the Rapids).

Queen of the South
- The final home match of the season saw QoS facing Dunfermline. Unfortunatly for the home fans a season that started so promising ended on a sour note as the visitors took a quick two goal lead on their way to a 3-0 win. This will probably be the final appearances at Palmerston for fan favorites Sean O'Connor and Stephen Dobbie. With the season finale against Livingston coming up on Saturday the Doonhamers can finish anywhere from 4th to 8th.

Blackburn Rovers - Blackburn faced a tough challenge on the road against former manager Mark Hughes and Manchester City. Rovers started the game as the more impressive side, controlling the first 25 minutes of play. The next 10 minutes saw it all go wrong though as City scored twice to take charge of the game, then on the cusp of halftime the home side was given a PK for a handball and they took a dominant 3-0 lead into the locker rooms at half. Blackburn got one back in the second half, but the hole they had dug was too deep and Manchester got the win. Luckily for Rovers most of the other results int he bottom of the table went their way and they sit 15th, 6 points above the relegation line with 3 games to play. With a win over 14th placed Portsmouth at Ewood Park on Saturday and a draw in the Newcastle-Middlesbrough game Blackburn will be safe from the drop.

CD Tenerife - 2nd placed CDT travelled to 3rd placed Zaragosa for a promotion battle. It only took Zaragoza 2 minutes to put Tenerife on their back foot as an early attack lead to a 1-0 lead for the hosts. As we've seen all season though Tenerife didn't panic as they chipped away, finally getting the equalizer just before half. The second half saw both sides having chances before Zaragoza really turned up the pressure, but CDT held and got a vital point in their promotion campaign. With 7 games to play Tenerife is in 2nd place, 3 points behind leaders Xerez and a 5 point cushion in the promotion zone. They have big games at 4th placed Hercules and hosting 1st placed Xerez in the next month, so they have complete control over their destiny.

Kildare County - Stop me if you've heard this before, but County was shut out at home, this time 3-0 to midtable Wexford Youths. That makes it 33-2 that they've been outscored in the 8 games since their opening 1-1 draw that got them their only point of the season. Remarkably they are only 3 points from being out of the relegation spot, but they've shown no ability to even consider getting out of the hole they're in.

1 comment:

Allen said...

Everyone is chasing Chivas? They've got 2 games in hand. It's still tight.