Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Weekend Roundup 8/15 - 8/18

Colorado Rapids - The Rapids had the 3rd of their 4 bye weeks this season.

Queen of the South - On Saturday Queens traveled to Airdrie United for their first road league game of the season. This was somewhat of a surprise because as of 2 weeks ago this fixture was scheduled to be a trip to Livingston to face John Murphy's side. However to to their financial problems Livingston was relegated to the 3rd division on August 5th and Morton and Airdrie were both bounced up a division to compensate. The match had a few good chances for each side, but it wasn't until the last 20 minutes that things started to really heat up. In the 70th minute Queens scored from a Bob Harris free kick that was redirected by Stewart Kean. Airdrie answered back 11 minutes later and while both teams pushed for the winner, QoS had to settle for their second 1-1 draw of the season.

On Tuesday the Doonhammers traveled to fellow first-division side Dunfermline for the round of 16 of the ALBA Challenge Cup. QoS didn't waste any time and in the 12th minute Stewart Kean headed in his second goal in as many games. While Queens controlled the game, Dunfermline was able to equalize in the 54th minute. Things looked to be going to extra time when Stevie Tosh scored for Queens in the 92nd minute. The win puts QoS into the quarterfinals of the ALBA Cup along with 4 other First Division sides, a Second Division side, and 2 Third Division sides.

Blackburn Rovers
- The Rovers faced old manager Mark Hughes and Man. City at home to start the season. The season did not start well as it took Adebayor only 3 minutes to put City on top. Blackburn controlled the rest of the half, having 4 clear-cut chances and were unlucky to go into the locker rooms down 1-0. The second half was more even but City couldn't relax until Ireland scored in stoppage time to clinch the win for the visitors. Not the start to the season that Blackburn was hoping for. They now face a 3 game road trip to Fulham, Sunderland, and Gillingham.

Kildare County - County was off this week while the later rounds of Cup action took place.

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