Match Preview v Kelty Hearts (H) - 6th May 2023

We round off our season with a home game against Kelty Hearts tomorrow, our fifth meeting against them this campaign.

In January, after a goal-less draw we won the penalty shoot-out to knock them out of the SPFL Trust Trophy, but it is three wins from three for Kelty in the league. Michael Tidser scored the only goal of the game away in October while at Palmerston in December Ruari Paton had given us the lead but late goals from Nathan Austin and Kallum Higginbotham gave them the three points. And in our last meeting in February, Alfredo Agyeman scored in between a Higginbotham double as they won 3-0.

Ahead of the game Manager Marvin Bartley said “It was great to bounce back from two defeats with a terrific performance against Airdrie last week. It was a performance that made me proud of every single player. I thought we were excellent. We had asked them to go out and play with a purpose and they did exactly that.

We are frustrated that we fell short of making the playoffs, but it was always going to be a massive ask so for the players to even give themselves a chance, they deserve a massive amount of credit.

With this being our final game of the season, on behalf of myself, my staff and the players thank you to you all for your support”.


Supporters Information

Queens supports will have access to The Alpha Solway stand, along with the West section of the BDS and the Oakbank Terracing. While for this match, section 7 in the East side of the BDS has been allocated to Kelty Hearts fans.

To gain entry to the BDS stand – ALL supporters should use turnstiles 1 & 2. Entry to the Oakbank Terrace will be via turnstiles 16 & 17 only. Please note that there will be no general entry to the BDS Stand via the terracing so please make sure you enter the ground via the correct turnstiles.

Turnstiles will be open for spectator entry at 1345.

Entry is by ticket only and it is encouraged that you purchase these in advance if possible. Tickets are now on sale for both home and away fans online via our ticket partner TicketCo, using the link below:

Season Tickets:

Season tickets are of course valid for the game. The email you received with your season ticket, and QR code(s), is all you will need for the season. The same QR code(s) should be scanned in at each game.

TicketCo also has its own app, where you can store tickets for easy use or tickets can be added to other wallet apps. There’s more information here

On the day prices for the game are:

Adults: £18
All Concessions (OAP/Students, 16–21-year-olds): £10
U16s: £5
All Accessible tickets: £8 (including carer)

Accessible Tickets for home and away fans include a carer ticket free of charge. When buying a ticket, please select one seat for the Accessible Ticket - the carers ticket will be allocated by the office after purchase. If you require a wheelchair space, these are marked on the seat map. The seat immediately behind the wheelchair spaces have already been reserved for carers.

Please note - all concessions and accessible ticket holders should bring proof of entitlement as this will be checked at the ground prior to entry.

Tickets will be available online until kick off or at the ground on the day of the game from the ticket office located within the QOS Arena which will open at 1230.

The only way to buy tickets in advance will be online.

Please note that tickets are not transferable or refundable.


Car parking will be available to all spectators within the Queen of the South Arena car park. It is suggested that buses/minibuses drop off their passengers in Terregles St/King Street and thereafter park on College Mains road just off the roundabout with the A76 on the town bypass (adjacent to Curry’s/PC World, as the other side at Aldi is the access road to the ambulance depot and is extremely busy). Pick up should be the same location as drop off. Supporters’ buses including minibuses will not be allowed to park in the Arena car park.

Roadworks continue around the region but no major delays are expected, however people travelling should check Traffic Scotland website at for confirmation on the day.


The catering outlets within the supporter’s areas of the ground will also be open for use. And the bar under the Alpha Solway stand will be open to both sets of supporters’ pre-match. The Snaq café with the Arena is also now open and will have a range of snacks on offer ahead of kick off.


For safety reasons, QOS have adopted a robust and thorough search policy for spectators entering the ground to ensure that ground rules and regulations are strictly adhered to, especially in relation to pyrotechnic devices and controlled containers. We would like to remind supporters that letting off smoke devices is a criminal offence, and anyone found doing so will be referred to Police Scotland which may result in a custodial sentence. Not only is it against the law, but it is also extremely dangerous and a health hazard to other spectators. All bags will be searched and spectators presenting themselves for entry may also be subject to search. Spectators who refuse to be searched by stewards will be denied entry to the ground.

Palmerston Park is a non-smoking venue; this includes e cigarettes and other such devices. Stewards are empowered to eject spectators who disobey these rules. No persons will be admitted to the ground who are deemed to be under the influence of alcohol.


The club shop located in the Arena will be open until kick off where you can purchase our club merchandise. Including half-time draw tickets and match day programmes. Donations for our Community Fridge can also be left within the shop.


Saturday’s match kicks off at 3 pm.