Match Report

QUEENS were defeated 3-1 at the hands of Inverness in a disappointing afternoon at the Highlands.

First half strikes from Iain Vigurs and Joe Chalmers gave the hosts a two goal advantage at the break. Aaron Doran scored to put the contest out of sight before substitute Owen Bell nodded home a consolation for Gary Naysmith`s men.
Queens made one change to the side that beat Livingston 1-0 last weekend. Young goalkeeper Jack Leighfield made his second league appearance for the Doonhamers as Alan Martin dropped to the bench due to injury. 
On-loan signing Myles Beerman was on a young looking substitutes bench.
Queens fans all over the country were boosted after news filtered out about Stephen Dobbie signing a contract extension.
The previous two meetings with Inverness were both goalless so surely lightening couldn?t strike for the third match.
The hosts didn?t waste anytime to threaten the Queens goal. Captain Gary Warren saw his header from 6 yards superbly tipped over the bar by Leighfield. However from the resulting corner John Robertson?s men broke the deadlock. As the set piece was delivered it appeared Shaun Rooney was pushed but the referee didn?t blow the whistle and Iain Vigurs nodded in the opener.
Leighfield makes a superb early save
Inverness could?ve made it two when the enegertic forward Connor Bell turned inside the box and hit a low effort but it trickled wide of the post. Bell was at it again but his attempt this time was saved by Leighfield?s legs and out for a corner.
Leighfield denies Bell
The hosts continued to pressure the Queens goal and nearly went two ahead when Warren?s attempted cross was assisted by the hind and nearly dropped into the net. Thankfully Leighfield had it covered.
The young goalkeeper kept Queens in it once more as he pulled off a brilliant save to deny the hosts.
Finally Queens threatened the Caley goalkeeper when Rooney played through Dobbie. The striker was only four yards out but his shot flew wide of the target, proving he is human after all.
Dobbie puts it past the post
Caley were on attack once again with Liam Polworth and saw his low shot saved by Leighfield. A superb save.
The youngster was beaten on the half hour mark when a corner found Joe Chalmers on the edge of the box and his effort seemed to take a deflection on the way and evaded Leighfield and into the bottom corner of the net.
The visitors had the first chance of the second half to claw one back when Chris Kane nodded the ball to Dobbie on the half way line. The striker played through Connor Murray and he returned the favour to Dobbs but his curled shot was too close to RIdgers and made a comfortable save.
Kane fouls Donaldson!
It was Dobbie again who came close to halving the deficit when he robbed the Caley defender of the ball on the edge of the box but his fierce strike hit the side netting.
Despite the visitors looking more likely to grab the next goal Robertson`s men put the contest to bed on 59 minutes when Aaron Doran fired a low shot into the net despite Leighfield`s best efforts.
At this point it was damaged limitation for the Doonhamers and brought on Ross Fergusson, Owen Bell and Myles Beerman.
Queens got a consolation goal on 86 minutes when Bell headed in a cross to give the vocal Doonhamers some hope.
Bell heads home his first goal for the first team
ICT 3-1
Today`s game was the last for on-loan pair Jason Kerr and Chris Kane who return to parent club St Johnstone. Despite a disappointing afternoon on the field news that Stephen Dobbie has signed a contract extension.

  • Leighfield

  • Rooney

  • Brownlie

  • Kerr

  • Mercer

  • Murray


  • Thomson

  • Rankin

  • Dykes


  • Kane


  • Dobbie


  • Martin

  • Fergusson


  • Akubuine

  • Beerman


  • Bell

  • Gourlay

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2 min Queens fans here at the stadium are chanting for the one and only Stephen Dobbie! #monthesouth #qosfc #talkdobbietome
3 min Early Inverness pressure results in the first corner of the match #monthesouth #qosfc
3 min Warren`s header is tipped over the bar by Leighfield. #monthesouth #qosfc
4 min Goal ICT. Vigurs the scorer - ICT 1:0 QOS
4 min Vigurs gives ICT the lead with a header but from our angle a clear foul on Rooney. #monthesouth #qosfc
7 min Dykes passes to Dobbie and he wins a corner. #monthesouth #qosfc
8 min Brownlie fouls Oakley just outside the box.
10 min Bell turns and shoots inside the box but his shot drags wide of the post. #monthesouth #qosfc
15 min Mercer plays a wicked ball to Rankin but the captain can only hit his cross out of the park. #monthesouth #qosfc
17 min Warren`s cross is hit by the wind and nearly drops into the net but Leighfield has it covered. #monthesouth #qosfc
17 min Leighfield has to be on his toes again as he tips a dangerous cross out of play. #monthesouth #qosfc
21 min Yellow Card : Mackay
21 min Mackay booked for a clumsy challenge on Dykes.
22 min Rooney heads the ball to Dobbie and he misses from four yards. He is human after all. #monthesouth #qosfc
24 min Dykes plays in Dobbie but Donaldson is able to muscle the ball off the striker. #monthesouth #qosfc
24 min Polworth takes a shot from 20-yards and Leighfield makes a fantastic one handed save for a corner. #monthesouth #qosfc
28 min Inverness creating another opportunity but Leighfield holds strong. #monthesouth #qosfc
30 min Goal ICT. Chalmers the scorer - ICT 2:0 QOS
30 min Chalmers strikes from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.
34 min Inverness on top here as they win another corner. #monthesouth #qosfc
37 min Dykes balloons a shot over the bar. #monthesouth #qosfc
40 min Inverness with another corner kick. #monthesouth #qosfc
41 min Yellow Card : Dykes
41 min Dykes booked for a late challenge.
43 min Dobbie picks out Murray and his cross is cleared for a corner. Murray`s set piece is straight at Ridgers. #monthesouth #qosfc
Half Time HALF TIME - ICT 2:0 QOS
Half Time Queens trial Inverness by two at the break. A big second half needed if we are to get anything from this one. #monthesouth #qosfc
Half Time The Queens team are back on the pitch. Let`s hope for an improved performance in the second half. #monthesouth #qosfc
52 min Good work from Kane and Murray sets up Dobbie, who takes a touch past the defender but his curled effort saved by Ridgers.
53 min Dobbie robs the ball off the Inverness defence but his shot hits the side netting #qosfc #monthesouth
59 min Goal ICT. Doran the scorer - ICT 3:0 QOS
59 min Doran fires in Caley`s third of the afternoon.
62 min Kane`s shot is deflected out for a corner.
63 min Substitution : Fergusson on for Murray
63 min Substitution : Beerman on for Dykes
71 min Substitution : Bell on for Kane
72 min Substitution : Baird on for Bell
74 min Yellow Card : Vigurs
76 min Yellow Card : Donaldson
76 min Donaldson booked for a challenge on Rooney.
79 min Substitution : Trafford on for Vigurs
82 min Queens corner.
86 min GOAL QUEENS. Bell the scorer - ICT 3:1 QOS
86 min Bell heads in to close the gap. Surely not???
87 min Oakley misses from close range.
90+1 min Fergusson fires wide here.
16:48 FULL TIME - ICT 3:1 QOS