14th August 2011
Following last weekend's winning return to the 11s game, Queen's were back in tournament action at the Firhill Complex for the Cystic Fibrosis Sevens, with all proceeds from the tournament going to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
The tournament was organised by Scotstoun Park Galaxy, and their manager Anders Gibson who himself suffers from the disease. Sixteen teams were more than willing to take part, and donate to a good cause.
Queen's were drawn in a group alongside the hosts Scotstoun, who we had met three times in 11s action last season, Broomhill Red Star and Pollok.
We started off against Broomhill and struggled to find our rhythm in the opening game. Craig McKenna came closest to scoring with a rasping shot from distance, but Broomhill were always the better side and they ran out deserved 3-0 winners.
We were on again soon after versus Scotstoun and while we put in a much better display, we were again on the wrong end of a 3-0 defeat. Andy McNaught and David Blair both missed great chances in a first half dominated by Queen's but Scotstoun scored a quickfire double at the end of the half and then added a third at the beginning of the second.
Our final game was against supporters from our local junior team Pollok and we finally found our form running out 3-1 winners. Pollok took the lead with a good back post finish early on but Ally McNaught got us level when he slammed home LHD's cross midway through the first half.
Craig made it two with an excellent strike from distance just before half time and added his second of the game in the second half, hammering a shot past the 'Lok keeper after a good passing move.
Despite the victory, our disappointing start saw us crash out at the Group Stage. The squad retired to the Woodside Inn for a refreshment, before heading for home.
Cheers to Anders and everyone involved in organising the tournament, for a good day of football.
The squad was:
Martin Kelly, Calum Colquhoun, Paul Joyce, Arthur McCue, Ally McNaught, Sean Connolly, Craig McKenna, Andy McNaught, David Blair.