Match Preview v Cove Rangers (H)

Cup football continues for us tomorrow (Tues 7th Dec) as we host league one leaders Cove Rangers in a Scottish Cup third round replay. An away tie against Hibernian in the fourth round awaits the winners.

Our original tie at the end of last month was our first competitive meeting against the Aberdeenshire side since 1989. And thanks to Rory McAllister’s 91st minute equaliser we have to do it all over again. Ruben Soares Junior opened the scoring after 32 minutes before Iain Vigurs pulled Cove level with a free kick just a minute later. Ruari Paton had us back ahead midway through the second half when he found the net with his first touch of the game, only for McAllister to keep his side in the Cup.

Ahead of the game, Manager Allan Johnston said “At the weekend, we faced Partick Thistle in very difficult conditions due to the swirling wind. Although I think we had the better chances and were unlucky on a couple of occasions, a draw was probably a fair result.

As the games keep coming, we have another chance to make it through to the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. We are a bit frustrated that we’re not already through having held the lead so late in the game at Cove but its another chance and hopefully we can make the home advantage count. The players want to play against the best teams and have the incentive that its Hibs in the next round”.

Supporters Information

With a yellow warning in place for the whole of Scotland due to Storm Barra we are all keeping an eye on the weather forecast for tomorrow. As things stand the game is on and should any issues arise, we will post an update on our website and social media outlets asap.

With the risk of Covid still at a high level we are continuing to operate red zones at Palmerston. Therefore, there will still be sections of the ground inaccessible to supporters.

With the new dugouts now in place the Alpha Solway stand is again open to home supporters, along with the West section of the BDS sections 1 - 4 and the Terracing. Away fans will be located in section 5 of the BDS. To gain entry to the BDS stand – supporters should use turnstiles 1 & 2. Entry to the Oakbank Terrace will be via turnstiles 16 & 17 only. Please note that due to red zone restrictions etc there will be no movement between the stand and terrace so please take care to use the correct turnstiles.

Turnstiles will be open for spectator entry at 1845 to ease congestion at the turnstiles.

Entry is by ticket only. The Arena ticket office is open from 1730 and the BDS Stand ticket office open from 1800. Please note that the BDS Stand ticket office is CASH ONLY. Spectators are requested to bring the correct ticket money with them. This will ease pressure on the ticket office. Should you wish to pay by card you should purchase your ticket from the ticket office within the Arena.

Pricing for this game will be as follows:

Adults - £14

OAP/Concessions/Students & 16-21-year olds: £8

Under 16 walk-up tickets: £5

The usual accessible tickets are also available.

Pre-School Kids: FREE

All spectators are requested to remain in position as much as possible to minimize the potential for Covid transmission. It is still compulsory for people to wear facing coverings in enclosed spaces in Scotland, therefore all fans must wear face coverings in enclosed areas such as concourse areas and toilets. If you don’t have a mask, then you will be denied entry to these areas. If you are exempt from wearing a mask you must provide proof of exemption.

Car parking will be available to all spectators within the Queen of the South Arena car park. It is suggested that buses/minibuses drop off their passengers in Terregles St/King Street and thereafter park on College Mains road just off the roundabout with the A76 on the town bypass (adjacent to Curry’s/PC World, as the other side at Aldi is the access road to the ambulance depot and is extremely busy). Pick up should be the same location as drop off. Supporters buses including minibuses will not be allowed to park in the Arena car park.

As far as we are aware there are no ongoing roadworks currently around Dumfries that may affect travel times to Palmerston Park. Fans should check the Traffic Scotland website at for confirmation of any delays.

The catering outlets within the supporter’s areas of the ground will also be open for use. And the bar under the main stand has now reopened and will be open to both sets of supporters’ pre-match.

QOS have adopted a robust and thorough search policy for spectators entering the ground to ensure that ground rules and regulations are strictly adhered to, especially in relation to pyrotechnic devices and controlled containers. All bags will be searched and spectators presenting themselves for entry may also be subject to search. Spectators who refuse to be searched by stewards will be denied entry to the ground.

Palmerston Park is a non-smoking venue, this includes e cigarettes and other such devices. Stewards are empowered to eject spectators who disobey these rules. No persons will be admitted to the ground who are deemed to be under the influence of alcohol.

For those who are not able to attend the match in person we are still offering a live stream of the game on QOSTV. The stream will be available as a pay per view at a fee of £10 to others. To buy PPV you’ll need to register an account before purchasing or viewing games. We would ask anyone considering watching Saturday’s game to register as soon as possible. Once you are logged in, you should see a purchase details under "Next Match", if you don’t, make sure you've clicked the "CONTINUE" button after logging in.

Click on the "PayPal Payments" icon to go to the PayPal page and pay for the match. You do not need a PayPal account, to pay with a debit or credit card, click on the "Pay by Debit or Credit Card" on the PayPal page.

Once you have paid, you will receive a confirmation email.

The club shop located in the Arena will be open ahead of kick off where you can purchase our club merchandise.

Tomorrow’s match kicks off at 7.45 pm.