Late penalty dou­ble bill at Palmer­ston

Queens grab point in added time drama

The Galloway News - - SPORT -

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH ............... 1 FALKIRK .......................................... 1 It was a late, late show at Palmer­ston on Tues­day night.

Both sides were awarded a penalty in in­jury time as the fans wit­nessed a crazy end to an im­por­tant game.

A flurry of hail be­fore kick off made for icy con­di­tions with a few play­ers strug­gling to get to grips with the sur­face early on.

Falkirk should have taken the lead after 24 min­utes. Mark Wadding­ton got the ball across to Aaron Jarvis who was yards from goal. Jarvis’ first shot wasn’t well hit and was saved by Jack Leigh­field. He should have net­ted the re­bound but Andy Stir­ling cleared the ball off the line.

It was a wake-up call for Queens at the back which they seemed to heed as they weren’t as soft a touch for the rest of the game.

Ian McShane came very close to putting the Bairns ahead a minute be­fore the break when his free kick flashed just wide.

After 65 min­utes, Deiman­tas Pe­travi­cius found him­self in on goal but he took too long to shoot and when he did Jor­dan Mashall dived to block.

And with 15 min­utes to go Iain Wil­son, who came on for Ian McGrath, let rip from 25 yards out and forced Harry Bur­goyne into a great div­ing save.

Queens were inches from win­ning three points five min­utes from time.

The ball fell to Dob­bie and the exBlack­pool front­man whipped his shot at goal. The ball de­flected off the shin of Wil­liam Ed­jenguele, off the cross­bar and it bounced over the goalline.

Then dis­as­ter struck in the 92nd minute.

A con­tro­ver­sial free kick from Falkirk was fired into the box and the ball hit Lyn­don Dykes’ arm as he tried to clear.

The ref­eree pointed to the spot and Davis Keil­lor-Dunn scored the penalty. He ran into the away fans, some of whom had spilled onto the pitch, and re­moved his shirt and found him­self sent off.

But right from the restart the im­prob­a­ble hap­pened. Queens charged for­ward, Dykes got the ball in the box and was brought down by Ed­jenguele and Barry Cook pointed to the spot again.

In the 96th minute and with the penul­ti­mate kick of the ball Stephen Dob­bie scored to raise the roof off Palmer­ston.

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