Match Report

Allan Johnston named an unchanged team from the goalless draw at Firhill with Lewis Kidd continuing on the right-wing, while Michael Ledger kept his place at right-back. David Devine returned to the bench for Queens, while Scott Mercer and Ross Irving dropped out of the squad as AJ named a bench of six.

Queens started on the front foot and after three minutes, for the first time in four games, found the back of the net.

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After Michael Ledger played a ball into the feet of Gary Oliver, the Queens frontman hit a powerful effort into the bottom corner of the net, past ex-Wales International Owain Fon Williams in the Dunfermline goal. It was Oliver?s third goal against the Pars this season.

Oliver nets early on

Oliver celebrates his strike

Just two minutes later Queens should have doubled their lead. Neat play down the right by Oliver and Dobbie let the Queens captain drill a ball into the box for Lewis Kidd but his effort flew inches wide of the goal.

Kidd goes close

After just 11 minutes the home side came close to an equaliser, had it not been for superb Ross Stewart save. A Dom Thomas corner was met by Euan Murray six yards out, but Stewart was there to block on the line before grabbing the rebound. Despite the protests from the Pars players and fans, Greg Aitken?s decision stood.

It was the Doonhamers who had the games next chance, with brilliant link-up play between Kidd, Oliver and Dobbie resulting in a Darren Lyon shot that was cleared off the line.

Lyon sees his effort cleared off the line

Just moments later there was yet another goal-line clearance, this time Kevin Holt preventing Stewart from spilling a cross into his own net.

Holt clears up after Stewart was fouled

Kyle Turner had an effort from the edge of the area after half an hour but his curling effort was just t too high for the goal.

Michael Ledger was the first man in the book after bringing down Ethan Ross on the counter.

After an all action first quarter, the next 20 minutes were forgetful as a highly competitive half drew to a close.

HT: Dunfermline 0-1 QoS

Queens? good work in the first period was quickly undone though, as Ledger brought down Ross in the area. Despite Stewart guessing right, Jonathon Afolabi struck a strong penalty into the corner to tie up proceedings.

The penalty decision is questioned

Ledger, who was walking a tightrope after an early booking before giving away the penalty, was brought off for Michael Paton in a move that saw Lyon switch to right-back.

With a quarter of the game remaining Lewis McCann was the next man to test Stewart, his rolling effort tipped wide excellently by Stewart.

AJ brought on more fresh legs for the final 20 with Deimantas Petravicius replacing Lewis Kidd, who seemed to have picked up a knock during the game.

Petravicius injected some pace

Both sides were pushing for a winner with Thomas and Dobbie both trying their luck on more than one occasion, although both Stewart and Fon Williams weren?t overly troubled.

Dunfermline were awarded a free-kick with just minutes left on the clock, however Thomas wasn?t able to test the Queens goalie. Not long after the free-kick, Turner fell down in the Queens box and much to the relief of the travelling support, was booked for simulation.

Despite Queens pushing for an equaliser in the final moments the hosts defended well and Queens were unable to find a winner.

FT: Dunfermline 1-1 QoS

Another hard-fought point on the road for the South as Queens broke there scoring duck through Oliver.

A draw was probably a fair result on the balance of play as Queens prepare for a third away trip in a week, this time a trek up north to Inverness on Tuesday.

Many thanks to the Queens support who were in fine voice all afternoon, see you in Inverness!

  • Stewart

  • Ledger

  • Kilday

  • Semple

  • Holt

  • Pybus

  • Wilson

  • Lyon

  • Kidd


  • Dobbie

  • Oliver


  • Leighfield

  • Hamilton

  • Devine

  • Petravicius


  • Gourlay

  • Paton

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