Pre-Match Guide | Queen’s University 23/04/22

We travel to The Dub tomorrow afternoon to take on Queen’s University in our penultimate 2021/22 Lough 41 Championship fixture.

Match Info

When: Saturday 23rd April – Kick-Off 3:00pm

Where: The Dub

What: Lough 41 Championship

Entry: Pay at the gate – £8 (Adult) / £5 (Concession)

The Opponents

Queen’s University currently occupy bottom spot of the Lough 41 Championship by 1 point with 2 games remaining. On Tuesday evening, Dundela came from behind to defeat Queen’s University at The Dub. The Students raced into an early lead when, after a couple of minutes, Chris Middleton converted from the spot following a foul on Ben Mulgrew. However, the Duns levelled around ten minutes from the break through David Fearon. And the visitors went on to claim the points just after the hour when Kyle Owens directed a header past keeper Conan Doherty.

The Comrades

The Comrades secured Lough 41 Championship football on Tuesday evening as we shared six goals with Knockbreda in an entertaining encounter at Dixon Park. The Comrades moved in front after a quarter-of-an-hour when Adam McCart beat Daniel Oates with a bullet header but just a couple of minutes after that Ciaran Heggarty was on hand to level for ‘Breda. Ballyclare scored twice early in the second half to move firmly into the lead. Jason Johnston nodded home a Ryan Arthur free-kick before Liam Hassin tapped home a third after Kyle Beggs had sent the ball to the back post. ‘Breda reduced the deficit on 72 minutes through Karl Hamill on the counter attack before Lee McGreevy bagged the equaliser in stoppage time.

Last Time Out

The last time these two sides met, Ballyclare Comrades and Queen’s University battled to a 1-1 draw at Dixon Park with both goals coming in the first half. The home side came close to breaking the deadlock early on when an Ian Fletcher free-kick was headed against the crossbar by a visiting defender before, from the follow up, Michael Smith also directed his header against the woodwork. But Ballyclare did find a way through on 14 minutes courtesy of Kyle Beggs’ cross-come-shot which bypassed everyone to end up in the net. However the Students levelled just before the half-hour mark through Leon Bonnes after he got his head to a corner while, on the stroke of half-time, Fletcher was on hand to clear the ball off the line. The second half was a much less lively affair with neither side able to settle nor grab what could well have been the winner.