Three goals by Boroughmuir Thistle, in a ten minute spell early in the second half, saw Queen’s return to Glasgow empty handed after their day out in the capital city. A 66th minute penalty conversion by Abbi McDonald after Abby Callaghan was brought down gave Queen’s hope of a comeback, but it was not to be for the Spiders. Queen’s were looking to build on last Sunday’s win over Gartcairn. Boroughmuir, after their first win of the new season last weekend, against Stirling Uni, were similarly hoping to add to their win total. The newly refurbished Meadowbank Stadium was looking splendid for the Spiders first encounter with Boroughmuir this season, although a strong wind was blowing down the pitch. Head coach Craig Joyce made two changes to last week’s starting 11, Gill Sloey replacing Abbi McDonald and Lauren Rae replacing Taylor Davis. After an initial opening press by Boroughmuir, Queen’s began to look lively with Abby Callaghan and Lia Tweedie testing the Boroughmuir defence. Queen’s had to react quickly in the 10th minute when Boroughmuir broke forward with pace. A warning sign for the Spiders. Three minutes later Queen’s had their first shot on goal. A free kick at the edge of the box was well saved by Kelli Hanan in goal for Boroughmuir. Queen’s continued to take the game to Boroughmuir. They were now getting inside their box but any shots were blocked by defenders. In the 31st minute Queen’s had their best chance of the half. A free kick wide right was delivered into the Boroughmuir box, then headed into the path of Lauren Rae who’s shot was blocked by the keeper, only to see the assistant’s flag raised for offside.