Match Report

 Two changes to the side for the trip to Alloa, Daniel Church returned from illness in defence with Cammy Logan dropping to the bench, along with Gordon Botterill as Harry Stone took his place in goal. Gavin Reilly had recovered enough from the dead leg he suffered against Falkirk to keep his place up front.

It was a fairly scrappy start to the game with both sides playing between the 18-yard lines and neither getting the ball near the goal. Taylor Steven did try a shot from distance, but it was wide before Kieran McKechnie did well to track back to make a challenge on Ali Roy inside the area to clear.

Scott Taggert hit a powerful ball forward, but it came back off Roy before Euan Deveney played it back across only for Efe Ambrose to take it away from the feet of Bobby Wales.

Midway through the first half, McKechnie’s cross was cleared as far as Church, but his left foot shot from outside the box was also off target.

With just over half an hour gone, Stone was eventually called into action when a short pass by Church to Oscar MacIntyre was intercepted by Steven Buchanan and the keeper did well to block with his feet. Roy couldn’t get to the rebound.

That was the first real chance of the game and as the ball was played up field, McKechnie crossed from the left, but the ball was cleared for a corner by Morgyn Neill. Seven minutes from the break, Lee Connelly played a decent ball in for Reilly, but the striker was having to stretch to get his head on the end of it and PJ Morrison collected.

Two minutes later, Reilly made a great run from inside his own half and skipped passed a few challenges to get into the area, instead of taking a shot he laid it to his left for McKechnie, but his low drive was turned round the post for a corner.


HALF TIME: Alloa 0 Queens 0


Into the second half and Wales was high and wide with a left foot effort from 20-yards before the same player claimed for a penalty against Church.

A minute later, Kyle McClelland and MacIntyre combined to set up Reilly, but he went down too easily in the box.

On the hour mark, Queens were enjoying a decent spell and McKechnie had a left foot shot from 30 yards that Morrison collected before he denied a 25-yard effort from Ferguson.

It was a game of little chances and it always looked like one goal would win it, ironically, during Queens best spell in the game, it was the home side who got the breakthrough. As Ambrose tried to find MacIntyre, Buchanan pulled the other defenders out of the area before his cross found the unmarked Roy in space, he controlled well before beating Stone with a lovely finish.

The game was crying out for a goal and having got one, the Wasps looked for a second, as Queens defenders were pulled out of shape again, Steven had a chance to finish but turned it wide.

Chasing the game, Reilly was under pressure as he made his way into the box and the home side cleared, it fell to Paul McKay outside the box, he had the shot but needed to keep it down.

With 20 minutes remaining, in a bid to take something from the game the manager made four changes at the one time, with Lewis Gibson, Harry Cochrane, Jake Hutchinson, and Craig McGuffie introduced at the expense of McKechnie, McKay, Connelly, and Ferguson. Unfortunately, they didn’t really change the game much and it was the home side who had another chance. As Roy got on the end of a low cross, he got a decent touch on it, and it had power, but Stone saved.

In the closing stages, Josh Todd fired over the bar from 25-yards and Gibson’s in swinging corner was punched away by Morrison, as the ball fell, McGuffie had a snapshot but if flew wide. And in added on time, Cochrane volleyed over the bar.


FULL TIME - Alloa 1 Queens 0

  • Stone


  • McClelland

  • Ambrose

  • Church

  • McKechnie


  • Ferguson


  • McKay


  • Todd

  • MacIntyre


  • Connelly


  • Reilly


  • Botterill

  • Cochrane


  • McGuffie


  • Hutchinson


  • Gibson


  • Stone


  • Logan

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Pre-match Welcome to the Indodrill Stadium for todays cinch League 1 game against Alloa. The home side will be without manager Brian Rice, who moved to Livingston during the week. There are two changes to the Queens side who drew with Falkirk last Saturday
Pre-match Queens starting 11: 31.Stone 3.Church 4.McKay 7.McKechnie 8.Todd 9.Reilly 10.Connelly 15.McClelland 17.Ferguson 19.MacIntyre 24.Ambrose
Pre-match Queens Subs : 1.Botterill 2.Houston 6.Cochrane 11.McGuffie 14.Hutchinson 23.Logan 27.Gibson 28.Johnstone 30.Walker
Pre-match Alloa starting 11: 1.Morrison 19.Buchanan 2.Taggart 23.Devine 6.Neill 3.Deveney 8.Roberts 4.Hetherington 11.Steven 16.Roy 28.Wales
Pre-match Alloa Subs: 21.Burt 10.Rodden 5.Graham 7.Cawley 18.Sammon 14.Virtanen 15.McKay 26.Coulson
Pre-match The two changes today are Stone and Church in for Botterill and Logan, who both drop to the bench. The bench also sees the welcome returns of Houston and Cochrane.
Pre-match For Alloa, ex-Queens striker Ally Roy starts up front while the other ex-Doonhamer, David McKay, has to settle for a place on the bench.
Pre-match Teams are out. Queens will kick off
First half begins |0-0
5%27 Queens continue with the back three with Church coming in on the left and McClelland moving to the right. MacIntyre and McKechnie the two wing backs |0-0
14%27 Alloa win the first corner which ends with a long range shot which deflects off an Alloa player and harmlessly wide |0-0
17%27 Roy skips past McClelland but McKechnie gets back to slide in before the striker can get a shot away |0-0
19%27 Taggart has two long range shots. Both struck well but both deflect off Alloa players and Queens clear the danger |0-0
25%27 Neither side creating any clear cut chances with defences on top at the moment |0-0
27%27 Church takes a long range shot but it`s high and wide |0-0
32%27 Nice play down the right sees Ferguson put in a cross that`s easily cleared. As Alloa break, Roy over hits his pass and it goes out for a Queens goal kick kick |0-0
34%27 Big chance for Alloa! Buchanan steals the ball from MacIntyre and bursts through on goal but Stone is quickly off his line to save with his feet |0-0
34%27 Up the other end, Queens win a soft corner but it comes to the nothing |0-0
35%27 Another long range shot from Alloa goes well wide |0-0
36%27 Another corner for Queens as the defenders toe stops MacIntyre getting in behind |0-0
37%27 The keeper flaps at it but no Queens player can take advantage |0-0
39%27 Chance for Reilly as Connelly picks out his run in behind but he can`t get enough on the header to put it over the advancing Morrison |0-0
41%27 Reilly breaks forward fantastically well from an Alloa corner. He slips it to McKechnie but his shot is tipped wide by Morrison |0-0
41%27 Ferguson (QOS) is booked |0-0
First half ends |0-0
Half Time An even first half finishes 0-0. Both sides had periods on top without creating too many clear chances. Alloa had the better of the half after the Stone save but Queens created a couple of chances on the break |0-0
Second half begins |0-0
51%27 Another Alloa shot from outside the box, this time from Wales, goes over the bar |0-0
57%27 Wales goes down in the box after a lovely turn but nowhere near enough for a penalty |0-0
58%27 Up the other end, Reilly goes down but no penalty and no appeal |0-0
61%27 McKechnie shoots from distance but easily held by Morrison in the Alloa goal |0-0
63%27 Yet another long range shot, this time from Ferguson is tipped wide for a Queens corner |0-0
64%27 Goal Alloa. Roy the scorer |1-0
65%27 It had to be! Roy picks up the ball on the edge of the box and hits it with the outside of his right foot into the far corner |1-0
69%27 An absolute sitter! Alloa break forward and Roy slips the ball across to Steven but he fluffs his shot from 8 yards out |1-0
70%27 Reilly breaks into the box but the ball is half cleared. McKay shoots from the edge of the box but it goes high over the bar |1-0
71%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Connelly OFF REPLACED BY McGuffie |1-0
72%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Ferguson OFF REPLACED BY Hutchinson |1-0
72%27 Four subs for Queens as Bartley tries to change the momentum and get back into the game |1-0
74%27 McGuffies first involvement is to win a Queens corner |1-0
75%27 Despite a scramble in the box, the corner comes to nothing |1-0
79%27 Another neat turn from Wales out wide gives him space to come inside but his shot from the corner of the box is well, well wide |1-0
80%27 Roy has an easier chance to double his tally but his side foot effort goes straight to Stone |1-0
81%27 It`s Todd`s turn to have an effort from outside the box and it`s close but still over the bar |1-0
81%27 SUBSTITUTION Alloa: Wales OFF REPLACED BY Sammon |1-0
83%27 Deveney (Alloa) is booked |1-0
84%27 A Queens free kick is easily cleared but Cochrane does enough to win a corner |1-0
85%27 Morrison flaps at another corner but gets away with it again. Eventually the ball falls to McGuffie but his shot is wide |1-0
86%27 Another Queens corner as Taggart marshals Reilly well. The Queens striker has got little from the experienced defender |1-0
87%27 The corner hits Hutchinson but he knows little about it and the ball bounces clear |1-0
89%27 SUBSTITUTION Alloa: Steven OFF REPLACED BY Rodden |1-0
89%27 SUBSTITUTION Alloa: Roy OFF REPLACED BY Cawley |1-0
91%27 Queens will be glad to see the back of Roy, who hit his fourth goal in four games, but not so glad to see the ever dangerous Cawley coming on |1-0
94%27 Hetherington (Alloa) is booked |1-0
94%27 McClelland (QOS) is booked |1-0
95%27 Another free kick easily defended by Alloa and another long range shot from outside the box as it falls to Cochrane who can`t keep the ball down |1-0
The game ends |1-0
Full Time Another even second half but both sides lacking any quality in the final third, apart from Roy`s strike for the winning goal. Alloa record back to back wins while Queens fail to kick on from the draw with Falkirk |1-0