Match Report

It was Palmerston again this afternoon as Queens welcomed Alloa in the league. Following two tough games against FC Edinburgh, manager Wullie Gibson made four changes to the side that started the SPFL Trust Trophy cup tie. Max Currie, Connor Murray and Michael Ruth all dropped to the bench, while Paul McKay missed out through injury. Taking their places were Scott Fox who took over in goal, Calvin McGrory, Gavin Reilly and the Gaffer himself.

It was a scrappy start to the game as it lacked tempo and struggled to get going but as it progressed Queens were in control and with eleven minutes on the click, the manager won a free kick on the touchline and as the set piece was floated into the box Ciaran McKenna’s header was saved.

A short time later, Ruari Paton did well out wide, before McGrory worked his way to the edge of the box but as he laid it back to Josh Todd the captain was well off target and fired over.

Midway through the first half, Stephen Hendrie made a good run down the left, his delivery was decent, but Scott Taggart cleared at the front post.

Queens were still dominating the game and ten minutes before the break; Todd played a nice side pass for Paton who knocked it on for Reilly, but he failed to control it properly at the edge of the box and the chance was cleared.

Two minutes later, Paton thought he had eventually broken the deadlock with a well struck first time shot from Hendrie’s cross but keeper, Jay Hogarth made a terrific reaction save as he stuck his foot out to block on the line.

The chances kept coming and this time Gibson passed out to Hendrie, the wing back set up a shot, but he needed to keep his effort down. Paton then made a good run but as he tried to pick out McGrory, Cameron O’Donnell cleared for a corner.

Queens still had nothing to show for their efforts, but that changed with four minutes of the first half remaining. A simple ball found Reilly on the left of the box and the striker finished well as he placed the ball past Hogarth from a tight angle.


Into the second half and it was more of the same from the home side, as they continued as the team on top. Paton looked to have extended their advantage when he was played in by McGrory, but as the Irishman fired the ball across the keeper, it looked to be heading for the bottom corner, but as Queens fan’s prepared to celebrate the ball hit the inside of the post and come back out.

On the hour mark, Gibson’s left foot shot was tipped over by the keeper before both sides made changes.

The boss was again involved in the next Queens chance when his delivery into the box was just too high for Todd to meet with a header. And as they pushed for a second, Reilly took a shot when it was probably a better option to pass, and he made it easy for the keeper to save.

Queens missed another chance fifteen minutes from time when Reilly broke and played it left for Connor Murray, the substitute played it across for Paton, but the frontman hit it wide of the target.
Hogarth was again called into action with minutes remaining when Hendrie’s left foot shot was heading for the top corner, but the goalie did well to keep it out with a fingertip save.

And with two minutes of normal time to go, Queens were punished for not converting the pressure they’d had for much of the game, when with their one chance of the match the visitors equalised. A ball in from the left was headed past Fox by Ross McIver to earn a point.


  • Fox

  • McKenna

  • McKay

  • East

  • Gibson

  • Wilson

  • McGrory


  • Todd

  • Hendrie

  • Paton

  • Reilly


  • Currie

  • Murray


  • Bange


  • Quitongo

  • Cochrane

  • Connelly

  • Ruth

Additional Subs : 20. Irving 27. Gibson
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Pre-match Alloa starting lineup: 31.Hogarth 2.Taggart (C) 7.Cawley 8.Robertson 12.Scougall 14.Stanger 15.McIver 18.Salmon 20.O’Donnell 23.Devine 25.Offord
Pre-match Alloa subs: 1.Muir 3.Church 4.Howie 5.Graham 9.Donnelly 10.Rodden 11.Miller 16.King 19.Buchanan
Pre-match Queens starting lineup: 13.Fox 2.McKay 4.Wilson 7.Paton 8.Todd (C) 9.Reilly 12.McKenna 15.Mcgrory 16.East 17.Hendrie 33.Gibson
Pre-match Queens subs: 1.Currie 3.Quitongo 6.Cochrane 10.Connelly 11.Murray 19.Ruth 20.Irving 22.Bange 27.Gibson
First half begins |0-0
First half begins |0-0
First half begins |0-0
65%27 Chance Queens, McGrory sets the ball back for Todd on the edge of the box, but his shot is fired over the bar. |0-0
31%27 Queens win the ball back and counter, Patons shot is blocked, corner Queens. |0-0
35%27 Todd makes a good run down the left hand side for Queens however Paton’s shot is straight at the keeper. |0-0
37%27 Hendrie plays a ball across the face of the goal but the Alloa keeper excellently denies Paton. |0-0
42%27 GOAL QUEENS! Reilly the scorer, Hendrie plays a beautiful ball over the Alloa defence for Reilly to calmly finish. |1-0
First half ends |1-0
First half ends |1-0
Half Time Apologies for the issues with the times on the updates. It`s half time and Queens lead 1-0 through Gavin Reilly. Updates should be back to normal for the second half |1-0
Second half begins |1-0
58%27 McGrory wins the ball back and plays a great ball through to Paton, who hits the post. |1-0
59%27 O’Donnell (Alloa) is booked. |1-0
60%27 SUBSTITUTION Alloa: Salmon OFF REPLACED BY Rodden |1-0
61%27 SUBSTITUTION Alloa: Offord OFF REPLACED BY Donnelly |1-0
61%27 SUBSTITUTION Alloa: O’Donnell OFF REPLACED BY Church |1-0
65%27 SUBSTITUTION Alloa: Cawley OFF REPLACED BY King |1-0
75%27 Queens break on the counter from an Alloa corner but Paton fails to hit the target after the fantastic move. |1-0
78%27 Devine (Alloa) is booked. |1-0
81%27 Queens continue to dominate the ball. |1-0
84%27 Gibson (QOS) is booked for wasting time. |1-0
86%27 Hendrie shoots from outside the box but Alloas keeper pulls a spectacular save again. |1-0
87%27 Goal Alloa. McIver the scorer |1-1
The game ends |1-1