Match Report

 There was more late heartbreak for Queens after Jason Naismith?s 91st minute strike ensured the points went back to Ayrshire.


The only enforced change to Queens?s side was Josh Debayo coming in for his full debut at the expense of Lee Connelly, who dropped out of the squad. Udoka Chima dropped out of the squad after picking up a knock during the week.


Click here for the match photo gallery.


The first half was a bit of a non-event, in truth. Both sides enjoyed bits of possession but the lack of quality in the final third from both sides was fairly evident.


Queens won the games opening corner in the first 10 minutes but Wullie Gibson?s cross didn?t beat the first man, which again was a theme from both sides.


The surprising thing about the way Queens set up was Roberto Nditi at left-wing back, with Debayo at centre back. And it proved to be a masterstroke by Allan Johnston after Nditi pocketed the experienced Chris Burke for almost the entire game.


Nditi looked after Burke all afternoon


The only time Burke did get in behind Nditi almost resulted in a goal for the visitors.


A searching ball from Euan Murray found Burke, who cut inside and shot at goal. The ball rolled past Josh Rae, although was ruled out after Liam Polworth clearly interfered with play by running in front of Rae from an offside position.


Ruben Junior was offering himself as Queens out ball, although did struggle to impact the game in the final third with a lack of support.


Junior threatens


Killie had the same issues though, as Queens? new look defence were comfortable throughout.


Burke passed up the best chance of the opening period with the last kick of it, firing a close ranged free-kick straight at the wall.


HT: Queens 0-0 Killie


An even first-half, and a fairly boring one in truth. Thankfully, the second period was considerably more entertaining?


It only took two minutes for Queens to create the first real chance of the game, through that man Junior.


Some terrific hold up play from the big striker allowed him to cross into the area and find Nditi. The defender got on the end of the cut back but could only fire over the bar from 15 yards - a glorious chance passed up.


After an hour, a terrific pass from Stephen McGinn played in Brandon Haunstrup on the left, but Rae was off his line quickly to knock the ball away. 


Haunstrup caught Rae with his trailing leg though, leaving the shot-stopper in real discomfort as the physio and doctor rushed on.


Gibson and East take care of East until Physio and Doctor arrive 


It was evident that Rae?s afternoon was over, with the ?Dumfries Donnarumma?,

in Charlie Cowie, his replacement.


It was a nervy start for the youngster, however, as miscommunication with Euan East forced Cowie to pick up a back-pass. Kilmarnock?s indirect free-kick from inside the area was struck by Fraser Murray, but only into one of the myriad of onrushing Queens players.


Cowie impressed on his second appearance


Two minutes later Ruari Paton intercepted a poor touch from Chris Stokes, driving through on goal, but could only fire his shot over the bar.


The game continued to ebb and flow nicely, but the man of the moment Cowie was on hand to produce a genuine world-class save.


As Stokes went on one of his many ventures forward, he played in Blair Alston, whose shot from 25-yards was destined for the top corner. But there was Cowie, on hand to make an exceptionally acrobatic save to keep the game goalless.


Cowie makes a superb save


Queens continued to match their opponents, until the last 10 minutes or so when the Doonhamers began to look leggy.


And like last week, it was another late sucker punch for this young, impressive Queens side.


Rumarn Burrell was afforded space to turn on the edge of the Queens area, and lay off to Naismith in the box, who made no mistake in passing the ball calmly past Cowie.


Naismith nets the late winner 


FT: Queens 0-1 Killie


The South could quite easily be top of the Championship sitting pretty on six points after two games. However two late goals have cost us, meaning we are at the foot of the league, albeit it?s very early days.

  • Rae


  • McKay

  • Debayo

  • East

  • Gibson

  • Todd

  • McGrory


  • Nditi

  • Paton

  • Roy


  • Soares Junior


  • Cowie


  • Cochrane


  • Joseph


  • McMahon

  • Dunn

  • Muir

  • Potts

Sorry, no podcasts available for this fixture yet.

Check out more podcasts on our SoundCloud page
More late goals cost Queens
 There was more late heartbreak for Queens after Jason Naismith?s 91st minute strike ensured the points went back to Ayrshire.   The only enforced change to Queens?s side was Josh Debayo com ...

Read More ...
Match preview v Kilmarnock (H)
In just under 24 hours we welcome Kilmarnock to Palmerston for our first home game of the 2021/22 Championship season. With the Ayrshire giants having spent many years in the topflight, it’s ...

Read More ...
Last Chance for Home Terrace Tickets v Kilmarnock
We will be taking the ticket sales for the Kilmarnock match at Palmerston on Saturday offline from 6pm tonight in order to allow for allocations and leave time for emails to be sent out. It is still p ...

Read More ...
For Real Time Updates Go To Our Updates Page
Pre-match Good afternoon and welcome to Palmerston as Kilmarnock visit Dumfries in cinch Scottish Championship action. Teams to follow…
Pre-match 10 minutes to go until we get out home league campaign underway, let’s hear your predictions Doonhamers!
First half begins
1%27 Killie kick off and the games underway | 0-0
2%27 Corner Queens | 0-0
6%27 Ball to the front post is cleared by Killie | 0-0
7%27 An even opening here with Queens playing some nice football no chances for either side yet though | 0-0
10%27 Free kick to Queens in a good crossing position | 0-0
11%27 Wullie’s low ball is cleared | 0-0
19%27 Corner Killie | 0-0
20%27 Kille get a 2nd corner which is eventually cleared by Queens | 0-0
25%27 Killie have the ball in the net but Polworth is deemed offside. Killie fans might want to sit back down. | 0-0
27%27 Reuben has been excellent up top today wins Queens a throw in, in a dangerous position | 0-0
41%27 East has a shot from distance after some nice play from Queens but his effort doesn’t hit the target. | 0-0
45%27 Paton glances a header back across goal but there’s nobody there to meet it. Queens starting to create more chances as we approach half time. | 0-0
46%27 Killie win a dubious free kick in a dangerous position | 0-0
47%27 Burke’s effort hits the wall | 0-0
First half ends
Half Time A solid half for Queens, Burke will probably be happy to see the back of Nditi for 15 minutes the Queens defender has been all over him.
Second half begins
46%27 Queens get the 2nd half underway | 0-0
47%27 Best chance of the game so far falls to Queens. A ball across the box by Reuben is met by Nditi who’s shot is just too high. | 0-0
60%27 Queens starting to find gaps in the Killie defence crosses by Paton and Reuben just slightly too hard. | 0-0
61%27 Rae took a knock when collecting the ball it looks as if young Cowie is coming on we all know what happened last time he played
62%27 In-Direct free kick now to Killie after a pass back to Cowie | 0-0
63%27 Killie play the quick 1-2 but it cannons off the wall | 0-0
64%27 Paton intercepts some slack defending but his shot is over | 0-0
65%27 SUBSTITUTION Kilmarnock: F. Murray OFF REPLACED BY Robinson
65%27 Free kick Queens in a crossing position | 0-0
66%27 Ball beats everyone and out for a Killie goal kick | 0-0
67%27 Cochrane is stripped and ready to come on for Queens | 0-0
68%27 HUGE SAVE from Cowie, he tips an effort destined for the top bins over the bar | 0-0
84%27 Queens starting to be pinned back but we still look dangerous on the break | 0-0
84%27 SUBSTITUTION Kilmarnock: Burke OFF REPLACED BY Armstrong
85%27 Dangerous ball into the Queens box is headed over by Cameron | 0-0
86%27 SUBSTITUTION Kilmarnock: Cameron OFF REPLACED BY Burrell
91%27 Goal Kilmarnock. Naismith the scorer
91%27 Sucker punch at the end as Naismith slots low past Cowie | 0-1
The game ends
Full Time Queens can feel hard done by we were well worth at least a draw. We go again Doonhamers!