Match Report

Queens fell to their 5th League defeat in a row when Gregor Buchanan`s headed goal five minutes before the end edged Morton to a narrow win at Cappielow this evening. The result was harsh on Queens who had more than held their own for long periods of the game and missed some great chances but luck isn`t with us at the moment.

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Gary Naysmith made two changes to his starting line up tonight but it was a change in formation. Barry Maguire returned from suspension and Darren Brownlie made his long awaited return after almost 10 months out with a cruciate ligament injury. They replaced the injured Nicky Low and also Andy Stirling who dropped to the bench. Gone was the three at the back system from Saturday and in it`s place was a back four  protected in front by Jacobs and Maguire, whilst Doyle and Wilson tried to provide the width.

The first half began at a frantic pace and never really slowed down. Chances were few and far between but it was not due to a lack of effort from either side. Brownlie began by firing into tackles like he`d never been away. No hint of tentativeness there. It was 15 minutes though before Reghan Tumilty registered the first shot on target, though his effort was dealt with comfortably enough by Martin. At the other end midway through the half Lyndon Dykes should have done better when he broke through down the left hand side but he slashed a shot wildly over the crossbar rather than looking for a cut back cross. Five minutes before the break the home goalkeeper Robbie McCrorie had to dive very sharply to his left to turn a snap shot from Dobbie wide for a corner. From the resulting corner kick Dobbie should have given Queens the he controlled a Dykes knock down and swivelled to fire over the bar from close range.

Dobbie makes a chance out of nothing as he swivels and shoots towards goal

Queens had more possession in the early part of the second half and the home side became more penned in as a result but chances remained at a premium. Dobbie had a half decent effort saved 10 minutes into the half but his best chance arrived midway through the half when he collected a knock down and probably had more time than he realised before forcing a smart low save from the impressive McCrorie. With ten minutes to go he had another opportunity from the edge of the box but this time McCrorie was equal to it again, turning it wide for a corner.

With ten minutes to go Queens replaced Scott Mercer with Andy Stirling, Doyle dropping into the back four and the shape never quite seemed as solid after that. Perhaps it was the legs that started to go after such a big effort but the home side took more control in those last ten minutes. A succession of chances were blocked by Martin and clearances became a little desperate before Martin got a fingertip to a low drive, turning it round the post for a corner. The resulting set piece though proved our undoing as Tideser`s cross was firmly headed into the back of the net by centre back Gregor Buchanan.

Buchanan nets the winner from a corner


Queens then gambled more bodies forward and Jacobs was unfortunate to have one effort charged down before a curling shot narrowlly missed the top corner. Fraser Aird replaced Iain Wilson for the final 3 or 4 minutes but it was Morton who came closest to adding another goal when sub Greg Kiltie broke clear on goal only to be denied by a fine block at his feet from Martin.

Queens now face a difficult trip to Fife to face a Dunfermline side on a decent run who have now climbed above us in the table.

  • Martin

  • Mercer

  • Fordyce

  • Brownlie

  • Marshall

  • Jacobs

  • Maguire

  • Doyle

  • Dykes

  • Wilson

  • Dobbie


  • Leighfield

  • Stirling

  • Aird

  • McGrath

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