Match Report

On the back of a heavy defeat away at Alloa last weekend boss Wullie Gibson was looking for a reaction from his side and urged them to show character as we welcomed Montrose to Palmerston this afternoon.  The Gaffer made three changes to the starting eleven with Euan East, Josh Todd and Calvin McGrory coming back into the side for the suspended Stephen Hendrie, Connor Murray who dropped to the bench and Harry Cochrane who was unavailable.   

Queens made a similar start to the game seven days ago with young Lewis Gibson creating the first chance in just two minutes.  His low ball across the box was cleared by Aidan Quinn before Iain Wilson fired over.  It was positive from the home side and two minutes later they opened the scoring.  McGrory skipped a challenge to get into the box only for Ross Sinclair to block with his legs to put the ball out for a corner.  It was McGrory who played in the set-piece, but it was Ruari Paton who headed the ball into the net to give Queens the lead. 

Montrose were up against it but with quarter of an hour gone Matty Allan headed the ball towards goal from close range, but Max Currie saved on the line.  And East blocked from Graham Webster before Queens attacked again and as they continued to push forward; Todd fired over. 

The hosts were on top, and their play was reward after half an hour when Gibson played the ball in from the left and although he was being pulled back Paton shrugged off his defender to slot a right footed shot low into the net for his and Queens second of the afternoon. Eight minutes from the break, Rico Quitongo did well on the wing but as the ball played into the six-yard box with Gavin Reilly waiting, the ball was cleared.  

HALF TIME:  Queens 2 Montrose 0 

Five minutes into the second half Todd fired the ball across goal from a tight angle and with Reilly and Dave McKay closing in the visitors cleared. However, they did make it three, three minutes later when Gibson did well to win the ball before he showed the quality of his delivery with a perfect cross for Paton at the back post and although he was on a hat-trick he didn?t go for glory, he saw his strike partner in a better position and headed the ball back across for Reilly who stooped to head the ball past Sinclair.   

Chances were limited for the guests, but Currie did have to come out to clear from Allan.  But they fell further behind on the hour mark as another great ball in from the wing from Gibson was headed into the net by captain Todd to make it four. 

Midway through the second half Queens were reduced to ten men as Quitongo was shown a second yellow and the subsequent red card for retaliation after he took a knock to the face.  It sparked a scuffle and as things boiled over Paton and Terry Masson also picked up bookings for their part. Three minutes after Queens were denied what looked like a penalty as East went down in the box.  The defender showed great footwork to open up space and get himself into the area but as he went to take the shot, he was pushed but Ross Hardie waved play on. 

Down to ten men it was more about managing the game for Queens as Montrose tried to take advantage.  They couldn?t find a way through and four goals without reply was the perfect response to last week?s disappointment.  

FULL TIME:  Queens 4 Montrose 0  

  • Currie

  • McKay

  • McKay

  • East

  • Gibson


  • McGrory


  • Wilson

  • Quitongo

  • Todd

  • Paton

  • Reilly


  • Fox

  • Connelly


  • Murray


  • Ruth


  • McKechnie

  • Irving

  • Bange

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Pre-match Queens: 1.Currie 16.East 2.D Mckay 5.P Mckay 3.Quitongo 8.Todd 4.Wilson 15.Mcgrory 27.Gibson 7.Paton 9.Reilly
Pre-match Montrose: 21.Sinclair 3.Steeves 4.Allan 5.Waddell 7.Webster 9.McAllister 12.Gardyne 16.Johnston 17.Quinn 20.MacKinnon 25.Ballantyne
Pre-match Queens Subs: 13.Fox 10.Connelly 11.Murray 18.Mckechnie 19.Ruth 20.Irving 21.McMahon 22.Bange 28.Johnstone
Pre-match Montrose bench: 1.Lennox 6.Masson 15.Whatley 11.Lyons 22.Brown 18.Wright 19.Callaghan 2.Hutchinson
Pre-match 3 changes to the home side as East, Mcgrory and Todd come in for suspended Hendrie, Cochrane and Murray.
First half begins |0-0
3%27 Wilson has an early shot from the edge of the box but it sails over the bar. |0-0
4%27 Mcgrory find himself one on one after a fumble from the Montrose centre back but Sinclair saves well with his feet. |0-0
5%27 GOAL QUEENS! Paton the scorer |1-0
5%27 Mcgrory whips the ball in from a corner and Paton expertly glances his header into the far post. |1-0
15%27 Game has calmed down and there aren’t many chances being created for either team. |1-0
16%27 Allan is left open at the back post for Montrose but Currie is able to hold on to his header. |1-0
19%27 Todd fires over the bar from 25 yard with a speculative effort. |1-0
26%27 The away side have came back into this game as Queens struggle to retain possession. |1-0
33%27 GOAL QUEENS! Paton the scorer |2-0
34%27 Gibson send the Montrose left back for a kitkat, before crossing the ball into Reilly who gets a touch on it to put it into Patons path who pokes home. |2-0
36%27 McAllister (Montrose) is booked |2-0
46%27 Panic at the back for the Montrose defense leaves Reilly running at them but his shot his deflected for a corner. |2-0
First half ends |2-0
Half Time A pretty even first half sees Queens 2 goals to the hood as they take their chances well. |2-0
Half Time Official Attendance: 912 with 48 visiting supporters. |2-0
Second half begins |2-0
50%27 A mistake from East at the back let’s Mcallistair break through on goal but Dave Mckay sends it out for a corner. |2-0
51%27 A lovely Queens move allows Paton to slip in Todd who shoots from a tight angle and sinclair saves well. |2-0
54%27 GOAL QUEENS! Reilly the scorer |3-0
54%27 Gibson once again delivers a beauty of a ball from the right handside to the back post for Paton who heads back across goal for Reilly who has a tap in. |3-0
55%27 Currie saves well from Mcallistair who tries to dink it over him. |3-0
60%27 Willie Gibson is shown a yellow card for talking back to referee after there is no free kick given for Quitongo being shoved into the stands. |3-0
61%27 GOAL QUEENS! Todd the scorer |4-0
63%27 Yet another Beckham esque cross from Gibson finds Todd wide open in the 6 yard box who heads home. |4-0
68%27 Quitongo (QOS) SENT OFF for pushing over a Montrose player falling a ramble. |4-0
68%27 Paton (QOS) is booked |4-0
68%27 Whatley (Montrose) is booked |4-0
69%27 Apologies Masson was booked not Whatley. |4-0
69%27 SUBSTITUTION Montrose: Ballantyne OFF REPLACED BY Masson |4-0
69%27 SUBSTITUTION Montrose: Quinn OFF REPLACED BY Callaghan |4-0
71%27 East is shoved to the ground in the box and somehow no penalty is given. |4-0
71%27 SUBSTITUTION Montrose: Gardyne OFF REPLACED BY Wright |4-0
72%27 SUBSTITUTION Montrose: Johnston OFF REPLACED BY Whatley |4-0
72%27 SUBSTITUTION Montrose: MacKinnon OFF REPLACED BY Lyons |4-0
78%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Gibson OFF REPLACED BY Connelly |4-0
78%27 Another excellent display from the young Dumfries man sees him receive a standing ovation form the home fans. |4-0
83%27 Webster (Montrose) is booked for hauling Wilson to the ground as he steamrolled past him. |4-0
85%27 Waddell (Montrose) is booked for blocking Wilson. |4-0
86%27 Quinn (Montrose) is booked for crunching Ruari Paton. |4-0
92%27 Wilson continues to carry the ball up the pitch before winning another free kick. |4-0
The game ends |4-0
Full Time An excellent display from the home side sees their hard fought display earn them all 3 points. |4-0