Sunday, 7th November 2021
Scottish Women’s Premier League 2
Queen’s Park 0
Dundee United 6 (Neve Guthrie 10’; Jade McLaren 21’, 39’; Cassie Cowper 50’; Dannielle McGinley 79’; Rachel Todd 80’)
Queen’s Park fell to a 6–0 defeat against Dundee United at the Nethercraigs Sports Complex on Sunday afternoon.
Head Coach Barry Rodgers made four changes to the side that drew with Kilmarnock on 17th October. Lauren Kerr, Hannah Fulton, Abbi McDonald, and Jayne Cameron were replaced by Kinga Koronkiewicz, Abby Callaghan, a trialist, and new signing Nicole Cairney. Koronkiewicz returned to the starting eleven, Cairney made her debut for the club, while Callaghan made her first start.
Queen’s Park found themselves 3–0 down at half-time, following an opening 45 minutes of relentless attacking from the visitors. Dundee United opened the scoring with just ten minutes on the clock, when Neve Guthrie got on the end of a long ball from Jade McLaren.
The Spiders’ first opportunity came four minutes later, when a Kinga Koronkiewicz free-kick fell to Louisa Boyes, but her effort went over the bar.
The day got worse for the hosts in the 21st minute, as Dundee United doubled their advantage through McLaren, who rose highest to power a header home from a Rachel Todd corner. Ten minutes later, McLaren made it three from close range.
HALF TIME: Queen’s Park 0 Dundee United 3
It was more of the same in the opening exchanges of the second half, as Cassie Cowper added to the visitors lead shortly after the restart, this time with a strike from distance.
Barry Rodgers then made three substitutions; Demi Potts replaced Gillian Sloey in the 67th minute, while Lauren Kerr and new signing Ellie Kane came on five minutes later, replacing Koronkiewicz and captain Lauren Ray respectively. This was Kane’s first appearance for the Spiders.
Dannielle McGinley then made it 5–0 in the 79th minute, and she then assisted Todd just a minute later. With five minutes to go, Queen’s Park made one last change, as Holly McIndoe replaced debutant Nicole Cairney.
FULL TIME: Queen’s Park 0 Dundee United 6
QUEEN’S PARK STARTING XI: Rachael Caddell (GK), Ho Wan Tung, Gillian Sloey (Demi Potts, 67’), Louisa Boyes, Trialist, Abby Callaghan, Samantha Davies, Mhairi Fyfe, Lauren Ray (C; Ellie Kane, 73’), Nicole Cairney (Holly McIndoe, 86’), Kinga Koronkiewicz (Lauren Kerr, 73’) | SUBSTITUTES: Truly Pollard (GK), Emily Shearer, Abbi McDonald.
DUNDEE UNITED STARTING XI: Aaliyah-Jay Meach (GK), Erin Ross (Alex Robson, 75’), Rebecca McMillan, Chloe Clemison, Cassie Cowper, Jade McLaren, Luisa Ballach (Steffi Simpson, 58’), Robyn Smith, Rachel Todd (Georgie Robb, 81’), Dannielle McGinley, Neve Guthrie (Haley Kern, 75’) | SUBSTITUTES: Rachel Perry.