Match Report

As Storm Bella thundered down on the Palmerston pitch, it was a storm in the form of Osman Sow that caused Queens most of their problems today, with the big Swede netting a hat-trick. Queens looked to find away back in the game, but despite a late goal from Connor Shields, there was to be no Christmas miracle for the Doonhamers.

Manager Allan Johnston made three changes to last weeks side, two enforced, as Stephen Dobbie and Nortei Nortey missed out through injury, while Tommy Goss was dropped to the bench. In came Joe McKee, Dan Pybus and Aidan Fitzpatrick. Both Niyah Joseph and Kieran McKechnie were missing from the matchday squad, whilst Sow, Charlie Adam and Jordan Marshall all started for the visitors despite being doubts midweek.
The first chance of the game fell to Dundee?s star player Adam, a free-kick 35-yards out struck sweetly, but not sweetly enough to beat Ferguson who parried wide.
It didn?t take long for Dundee to make some early pressure count though, as Osman Sow scored the games opening goal from the Dee?s second corner of the game. A dangerous ball in by Adam met the head of Sow, who was virtually unchallenged. The striker made no mistake in nodding into the top corner, leaving Rohan Ferguson with no chance.
Sow heads home the opener
Dundee maintained control of the game for the entirety of the opening 45, and were fortunate to capitalise on a defensive lapse from Gregor Buchanan to double their lead. A soft back-pass by the stand-in skipper was challenged by Ferguson and Danny Mullen. Despite Obileye blocking the first shot, Osman Sow was on hand to roll the ball into an empty net to double his and his teams tally.
Ferguson and Mullen clash outside the box with the ball falling for Swo to net his second of the match
It was almost three after 34 minutes when good work down the right-hand side from Christie Elliott allowed Paul McGowan to get on the end of his cross, although Ferguson saved his shot from point blank range.
The wind was beginning to play its part in the game, with Queens struggling to make any ground from Ferguson?s goal-kicks, the ball blowing back on itself every time he cleared it. Indeed, Dundee almost made in three again through Adam, assisted by the wind. A corner kick looked set to end up in the hands of Ferguson, however a sharp gust of wind turned it onto the crossbar, much to the relief of the Queens defence.
HT: Queens 0-2 Dundee
A performance with few positives to take from the opening 45 ? a big second-half performance was required. The third goal was huge, sadly for Queens, it never went their way. On 54 minutes, a low cross into the box was turned in by Osman Sow, who got away from Buchanan to tap in from literally inches out.
Sow taps in his third
Goss replaced McKee after 62 minutes, before Harry Robinson made his return to action for almost two months, replacing Fitzpatrick.
With 10 minutes remaining though Queens were almost handed a lifeline and the start of an unlikely comeback. Substitute Robinson picked out Pybus in the area with a neat through ball, however, Pybus wasn?t able to guide his shot past Jack Hamilton.
After 84 minutes though Queens were awarded a lifeline. A cross from Connor Shields evaded everyone in the box, including Hamilton, the ball nestling its away into the far corner.
Hamilton cannot stop the effort from Shields hitting the back of the net
Queens continued pressing, searching for something to take away from the game. They were unable to though, as Dundee seen out the game in a professional manner.
FT: Queens 1-3 Dundee
A poor result from Queens, who remain at the foot of the table heading into a full card of games during the final midweek before 2021. The Doonhamers travel to Kirkcaldy on Tuesday as we take on Raith Rovers in the opening game of the second third of the season.
Finlay Jack

  • Ferguson

  • Gibson

  • Buchanan

  • Obileye

  • Maxwell

  • Pybus

  • McCabe

  • Fitzpatrick


  • McKee


  • East

  • Shields


  • Leighfield

  • Goss


  • Robinson


  • McGrory

  • McMahon

  • Sylla

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Pre-match Good afternoon and welcome to Palmerston for today’s championship game against Dundee. Lineups to follow.
Pre-match Queens: 2️⃣0️⃣ Fergusson 3️⃣ Maxwell 4️⃣ Buchanan 5️⃣ Obileye 6️⃣ Mckee 7️⃣ Fitzpatrick 8️⃣ Pybus 1️⃣0️⃣ Shields 1️⃣2️⃣ McCabe 1️⃣6️⃣ East 3️⃣3️⃣ Gibson
Pre-match Dundee: 1️⃣ Hamilton 3️⃣ McGhee 4️⃣ Fontaine 8️⃣ Byrne 9️⃣ Mullen 1️⃣0️⃣ McGowan 1️⃣4️⃣ Ashcroft 1️⃣6️⃣ Eilliott 2️⃣1️⃣ Sow 2️⃣3️⃣ Marshall 2️⃣6️⃣ Adam
Pre-match QOS Subs: 1️⃣ Leighfield 9️⃣ Goss 1️⃣4️⃣ Robinson 1️⃣5️⃣ McGrory 2️⃣3️⃣ McMahon 2️⃣2️⃣ Sylla
Pre-match Dundee Subs: 1️⃣2️⃣ Ferrie 2️⃣ Kerr 5️⃣ Forster 1️⃣1️⃣ McDaid 1️⃣7️⃣ Afolabi 1️⃣9️⃣ Robertson 2️⃣4️⃣ Anderson
Pre-match 3 changes for Queens after last weeks match against Morton, Dobbie, Nortey and Goss drop out for McKee, Fitzpatrick and Pybus
Pre-match 25 minutes until kick off, let’s hear your predictions doonhamers?
Pre-match We’re 5 minutes from Kick off here at a cold and windy Palmerston come on Queens!
Pre-match The teams emerge from the tunnel and kick off is imminent
First half begins
1%27 Charlie Adam gets us underway with a ball punted forward
2%27 Corner to Dundee after a dangerous ball in by McGhee
2%27 Cleared by McCabe for a throw in
4%27 Shields with excellent pressure to rob Ashcroft however Hamilton collects
4%27 Free kick to Dundee 35 yards out
5%27 Adam shoots low and Fergusson parries for a throw in
7%27 Dangerous ball by Shields but can’t find a man on the end of it
8%27 Small mix up at the back for Queens but Fergusson quick off his line to clear
11%27 Both teams still trying to settle into the game Dundee edging the possession
12%27 East with a high challenge on Marshall probably lucky to escape the book
12%27 Corner to Dundee with Adam to take
13%27 Goal Dundee. Sow the scorer
13%27 Osman Sow with a header into the top left corner to put Dundee 1 up (0-1)
20%27 Queens win there first corner
22%27 Goal Dundee. Sow the scorer
23%27 Sow doubles Dundee’s lead after a mix up at the back, Obileye does well to block the first effort but can’t deny Sow’s second (0-2)
27%27 Queens just struggling to get some possession
29%27 Dangerous ball by Adam goes out for a Queens goal-kick
34%27 Brilliant save by Fergusson after a low ball by McGowan
36%27 Queens win a free kick although it looks as though a break was on if advantage was played
37%27 Free kick queens after a high challenge on Gibson
40%27 Mullen with a header but Fergusson saves comfortably
42%27 Corner to Dundee Charlie Adam to take
42%27 Adam hits the crossbar directly from the corner
43%27 Gibson (QOS) is booked
43%27 Adam to deliver a free kick from the left
43%27 Mullen can’t get a touch on the end of Adam’s low drive
45%27 Corner Queend after a ball by Shields
46%27 Corner cleared by Dundee
First half ends
Half Time Half Time at palmerston Dundee go in 2 up at the break. Queens with it all to do but still plenty to play.
Second half begins
46%27 Dan Pybus gets us under way in the second half
50%27 Fast paced start to the second half Queens looked to have changed to a 4-3-1-2
52%27 Long free kick by McCabe runs through to Hamilton
54%27 Sow picks out Mullen at the back post but Fergusson pushes away for a Dundee corner
54%27 Goal Dundee. Sow the scorer
55%27 Sow completed his hat-trick after a long throw bounces through the defence for an easy tap in
55%27 Corner Queens
60%27 Queens struggling again to get possession
60%27 McKee’s shot from range saved by Hamilton
62%27 local lad Goss replaced McKee just after McKee’s long range free kick goes wide
63%27 Sow (Dundee) is booked
64%27 best chance of the game for Queens as long free kick is headed down to Obileye who can’t get his shot off
68%27 Free kick Dundee after a challenge on Adam
69%27 Short free kick worked well into the box but Ashcroft can’t find the target
69%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Fitzpatrick OFF REPLACED BY Robinson
71%27 Mullen hobbles off and is replaced by McDaid
72%27 Queens win a free kick in a crossing position
73%27 Free kick doesn’t find a body and Dundee have a goal kick
75%27 Good play by Marshall and McDaid down the left but McGowans shot is blocked
80%27 Best chance of the game for Queens falls to Pybus 12 yards out but Hamilton saves, Pybus will disappointed he hasn’t scored
84%27 GOAL QUEENS! Shields the scorer
85%27 SHIELDS YA BEAUTY!! Shields cross somehow finds itself in the back of net!
87%27 Queens putting some pressure on the Dundee defence now
92%27 Shields (QOS) is booked
92%27 Shields booked after a challenge on Adam
93%27 SUBSTITUTION Dundee: Adam OFF REPLACED BY Robertson
The game ends
Full Time It finishes 3-1 to Dundee after a spirited final 5 minutes from Queens. Sow’s hat-trick done the damage with Shields goal a consolation for Queens.