Queen's cause upset in top vs. bottom clash
At the start of play, Hugh's were sitting pretty at the top of the table, as Queen's propped up the First Division after a disappointing Michaelmas. Moreover, having won the reverse fixture 5-0 way back in October, St. Hugh's were confident coming into the clash.
In the very first minute Hugh's could have been a man down when their right back hacked down Alex McDonald as the last man, but the referee thought he had got the ball and kept his cards in his pocket. From then on, it was a fairly even affair with no clear-cut chances for either side, but Hugh's took the lead after around half an hour as Alastair Bolton beat Dan Williams to a through-ball and slotted past Fred Johnson into the corner.
However, Queen's came out to the second half looking much the better side, and equalised on around 55 minutes when a great run from Williams down the right ended with his cross unfortunately deflected past the Hugh's 'keeper by their centre-back for 1-1.
On around 68 minutes a marauding run from Walters down the Queen's left flank led to another good chance but McDonald shot wide. The best chance for St Hugh's in the second half came when a goalmouth scramble eventually came back of the upright with Johnson well beaten. The game opened up in the last 20 minutes with both sides pushing for the equaliser and some tired legs in midfield.
But the defining moment came on 87 minutes when Williams pumped forward a long free-kick into the Hugh's box, which bounced up and Captain Harry Sever was there to gratefully nod home to seal a famous victory.