Match Report

Queens suffered another home defeat today as Arbroath came out 2-0 winners, despite going down to 10 men.

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The opening 15 minutes were fairly even with neither side creating much in the way of clear cut chances.  On 16 minutes, the visitors were gifted a corner when Gibsons slack pass allowed Nouble a shot at goal that Brynn tipped past the post.

The resulting corner was played to the back post by, ex-Queens man, Nicky Low and met by O`Brien who headed home to make it 0-1 Arbroath.

O`Brien heads the opener for the visitors

The next 15 minutes, again, so little in the way of clear chances but did see the home side come more into the game and enjoy more possession.

That possession should have been turned into, at least, an equaliser when Junior beat his man out wide and crossed only for Paton to head over with Gaston stranded at the front post.

Queens then had another two chances to score. First Cochrane returned a cleared corner back into the box. McKay managed to stay onside and with the whole goal to aim for could only steer his header wide of the far post.

McKay heads wide

Next, it was Juniors turn to pass up a great chance to equalise. He did really well to hold off the defender and let a high ball run through him. The ball took an age to come down but he got a shot away but, like McKay, couldnt find the inside of the far post.

Those misses meant the visitors held on to their lead until the end of the half - HALF TIME 0-1

Arbroath should have extended their lead 5 minutes after the break when Nouble broke at pace from a Queens corner. The impressive striker played a perfect pass into McKenna who had busted a gut to catch up but the goal-scoring midfielder could only loop his shot over the bar.

Queens were very much on the front foot at this point and it looked like the game had turned in their favour on 57 minutes when Arbroath went down to 10 men. Gold saw red for bringing down Connelly 30 yards from goal, who was past him and clear through on goal. The resulting free kick, though, came to nothing.

Gold brings down Connelly

The home side upped the pressure from then on but struggled to break down a resolute Arbroath defence. Paton was next to test Gaston but his overhead kick went straight into the experienced keepers arms.

Fitzpatrick made his second Queens debut, coming on in 66 minutes to replace Nditi who had been asked to do a man-marking job on McKenna in midfield. Like the rest of his team mates the winger struggled to make an impact going forward.

Queens were camped in the Arbroath half now but too often the final ball or decision was poor.

Paton attempts an overhead kick

Arboath were coping comfortably at the back and almost extended their lead after 75 minutes when Nouble waltzed through the defence but couldnt slide the ball past Brynn who saved well with this feet. The big striker caused problems all day with his strength, pace and close control. A superb all round performance from the on-loan Livingston forward.

He wasnt to be denied a well deserved goal for long. Low made a run down the left before putting in an inch perfect cross onto his centre forwards head and, unlike the Queens forwards, Nouble made no mistake, powering a header past Brynn off the underside of the bar on 78 minutes for a 0-2 Arbroath lead.

Nouble nets the second

Queens huffed and puffed for the final 10 minutes, enjoying plenty of possession without creating any chances of note and the visitors saw the game out relatively comfortably. FULL TIME 0-2


  • Brynn

  • Gibson

  • McKay

  • Debayo

  • East

  • McGrory

  • Nditi

  • Cochrane

  • Connelly

  • Soares Junior

  • Paton


  • Cowie

  • Cooper

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First half begins
2%27 Junior’s curling effort from outside the box is just wide of the top corner | 0-0
6%27 Paton (QOS) is booked
7%27 Paton is booked for an unintentional high foot | 0-0
9%27 Some excellent play from Queens as Connelly plays a wonderful ball out wide to Cochrane who crosses to Connelly but his header is over | 0-0
14%27 Arbroath’s first effort of the game falls to Stewart who’s effort is easily held by Brynn | 0-0
16%27 Gibson is let off as his sloppy pass is collected by Nouble but Brynn saves for a corner | 0-0
16%27 Goal Arbroath. O’Brien the scorer
16%27 The resulting corner is played to the back post and headed in by O’Brien | 0-1
22%27 Queens have seen more of the ball after going a goal down but yet to break down the Arbroath defence | 0-1
23%27 Debayo plays a tremendous long ball through to Junior but the Arbroath defender gets across to clear | 0-1
30%27 Gold’s looping header is just wide of the post after McGrory is clearly fouled in the build up | 0-1
31%27 Excellent work by Junior who chips the ball across goal but Paton can’t keep his header down | 0-1
35%27 CLOSE!! Cochrane lobs a ball back into the box after a corner and Mckay can’t direct his effort on to the target | 0-1
37%27 CLOSE AGAIN! Junior does well to bring down the ball but delays his effort too long and his effort is wide from a tight angle | 0-1
41%27 This time it’s Cochrane’s effort which is just over the bar, Queens starting to create more chances here. | 0-1
First half ends
Half Time Half time at Palmerston and Queens go in a goal down | 0-1
Second half begins
48%27 SUBSTITUTION Arbroath: Hamilton OFF REPLACED BY Clark
50%27 Arbroath should be 2 up here. A quick counter attack from a Queens corner sees Nouble play Mckenna through who’s effort is over the bar | 0-1
56%27 It’s been a lively opening to the 2nd half with Queens starting on the front foot. Arbroath look dangerous on the counter still. | 0-1
57%27 Gold (Arbroath) SENT OFF
58%27 Gold brings down Connelly who was through on goal, a clear sending off | 0-1
60%27 Half an hour to go here at Palmerston with Arbroath down to 10 but they have a dangerous free kick at the edge of the box | 0-1
60%27 Low’s strike is wide of the mark | 0-1
63%27 Paton almost spectacularly scored, he chips it up for an overhead kick but it’s held by Gaston | 0-1
66%27 An Attacking change my Magic as Fitzpatrick comes on for Nditi | 0-1
72%27 It’s all Queens here at Palmerston with Arbroath camped in defending their lead | 0-1
74%27 O’Brien (Arbroath) is booked
76%27 SUBSTITUTION Arbroath: Craigen OFF REPLACED BY Hilson
78%27 Goal Arbroath. Nouble the scorer
79%27 Low plays a ball to the back post which is headed in by Nouble, long way back for Queens now | 0-2
86%27 Queens struggling to break the Arbroath defence down in the final 10 minutes | 0-2
94%27 SUBSTITUTION Arbroath: Nouble OFF REPLACED BY Dowds
The game ends
Full Time Full time at Palmerston as Queens suffer a 2-0 defeat to Arbroath. We go again next week at Inverness.