Irn-Bru Cup Defeat – The New Saints FC 2-2 Queen’s Park FC (Queen’s Park Win 4-2 On Penalties)

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Match Report

Yellow card: Routledge (66)

Red card: Routledge (81)

Substitutions: Holland for Byrne (66), Ebbe for Draper (78), Brobbel for Redmond (90+5)

Match Report

The New Saints began defending the car park end, as both sides looked to take an early hold of the game.

The first corner fell to the home side in the 6th minute, taken by Mullan on the right. Although Edwards got a head to it, the ball ended in the stand with Hart untroubled.

Although there were four changes from the Caernarfon Town victory, the fluidity of the TNS play was not affected, as Scott Ruscoe’s side began to apply pressure.

The second corner to The New Saints, in the 11th minute, this time taken by Redmond, resulted in a scramble in the box that was eventually cleared by The Spiders.

Two minutes on, a shot from Queen’s Park’s Martin from outside the box saw Harrison watch the ball over, although the home side continued to edge the game.

With 18 on the clock, an intelligent ball from Redmond into the box found the JD Welsh Premier League’s golden boot. Unfortunately for Draper though, his shot went agonisingly wide of Hart’s right post.

As we approached the one-third stage of the game, good work from the visitors saw Mortimer shoot just wide from inside the box.

Seconds later, the deadlock was broken as Redmond found Routledge, who saw his shot hit the post and bounce back in off the unfortunate keeper. 30 minutes 1-0.

The remainder of the first half, although both sides continued to take the game to each other, saw neither penetrate the defence in front of them.

With the small group of visiting fans switching sides at the break, they continued to remain in good voice.

A corner to Queen’s Park ended with a great block from Marriott early in the second period. With just the one goal separating the sides, there was still everything to play for as we headed towards the two-thirds stage of the game.

Good play down the TNS right in the 65th minute saw Draper set up Redmond, only for the energetic midfielder to shoot high and wide.

A free-kick, following a foul by substitute Holland, was cleared by a powerful Hudson header, at the expense of a corner as the visitors continued to look for the equaliser.

In the 71st minute a ball played in by Mullan found Draper who set up Redmond, whose shot was deflected behind.

The resulting corner was met by Hudson as his towering header was comfortably collected by Hart.

With twelve minutes to go, good work from Roberts found Peters, only for his shot to go over, as the Scottish fourth-tier side refused to lay down and die.

The New Saints were down to ten men in the 81st minute as Routledge lunged into a tackle.

With less than two minutes of normal time to go, Queen’s Park drew level as a scramble in the box resulted in Osadolor poking home from close range. 89 minutes 1-1.

Then, in the first minute of added time, another scramble in the area, this time from a corner to the visitors resulted in Hawke smashing it home from close range. 91 minutes 1-2.

The drama was far from over though as a ball whipped in from the TNS right ended with Nembhard’s powerful strike finding the back of the net from inside the penalty area. 95 minutes 2-2.

The last kick of open play, the game went to penalties.

 

QP McLean (scores) 1-0

TNS Mullan (Hart saves) 1-0

QP Gibson (Harrison saves) 1-0

TNS Brobbel (Hart saves) 1-0

QP Foy (scores) 2-0

TNS Ebbe (scores) 2-1

QP Roberts (scores) 3-1

TNS Marriott (scores) 3-2

QP Peters (scores) 4-2

 

Details

Date Time League Season
September 8, 2018 7:35 pm IRN-BRU Cup 2018 – 2019

Ground

Park Hall Stadium
The Venue, Burma Rd, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4AS, UK

Results

ClubGoals
The New Saints FC2
Queen’s Park2

The New Saints FC

1Paul Harrison Goalkeeper
2Simon Spender Defender
3Chris Marriott Defender
4Tom Holland 21 Midfielder
6Jon Routledge Midfielder
8Ryan Brobbel 10 Midfielder
9Greg Draper 17 Forward
10Danny Redmond 8 Midfielder
12Blaine Hudson Defender
14Jamie Mullan Forward
17Dean Ebbe 9 Forward
20Joash Nembhard Defender
21Kurtis Byrne 4 Forward
23Aeron Edwards Midfielder