QPS Res 1
Sea Rovers 2
Rovers avenged their cup defeat at the same venue a few week ago. But the home side had the first chance after Josh McConalogue crossed from the right but Denim Mclaughlin headed over. The same player had an effort from distance which clipped the top of the bar midway through the half. Rovers replied on 33 minutes when Kieran McNicholas found space but his low effort was well held by David Bell. Rovers broke the deadlock when a long ball released Kieran Doherty and he slipped the ball low past the advancing Bell on 37 minutes. They had another chance on 41 minutes when Doherty fired over from a good position. Before the break Doherty fired wide at the back post after a Damien Ward corner. The point started the second half well and when Declan Bown crossed McLaughlin unmarked headed wide from ten yards. The point did get back on terms on 64 minutes after McConalogue played a one two with Bown before firing low through a crowd of players and into the bottom corner. Rovers replied and a twenty five yards Ward free was well turned behind by Bell and from the corner Doherty fired wide at the back post. Rovers regained the lead on 76 minutes when Ward fired a thirty yards free to the top corner despite Bell getting a hand to it. The home side tried to get back into the game and Mclaughlin’s free was well held by Glen Watson before on 86 minutes McConalogue’s cross found Christy Harkin who fired wide from six yards. Their best chance came in stoppage time but Kevin Wallace headed a Paul Grant effort wide.