Match Preview v Airdrie (H) - 4th March 2023

We are back at Palmerston tomorrow for the visit of Airdrie in league one. The visitors currently have 40 points, leaving them 5th in the table, two points off the play-off places and holding an eight-point advantage over us.

As we round of the third set of fixtures, we’ve had two previous meetings so far. The first came back in August when Gavin Reilly scored in the second half to earn us a point in a 1-1 draw. The other game between the two sides also ended in a draw with the teams sharing 6 goals in October. Josh Todd had given us an early lead only for Callum Gallagher to pull Airdrie level with a couple of minutes. Former Queens captain, Callum Fordyce gave them a lead before Harry Cochrane scored an equaliser just before the break. In the second half it was another Callum, this time Smith who restored the home sides advantage, but it was short lived as Reilly scored to earn us a point.


Ahead of the game, Marvin Bartley said “Last weekend at home to the league leaders, we were punished for not being ruthless enough at both ends of the park. Throughout the game we had more of the ball than Dunfermline and created more chances, but we need to be more decisive in both boxes.

If we don’t carry out the game plan that we work on during the week we are going to continue to lose the self-inflicted goals that we have been in the past couple of games and at the other end if you don’t score goals, you’re not going to win matches.

This weekend sees us round of the third quarter of the season against a side who are up there challenging. They’re good at going forward and bringing players in from the wings, we’ve been working on things during the week to counter their strengths, but we just really need to focus on ourselves and get our own stuff right.

At the clubs AGM, I told the shareholders that we currently have an imbalanced squad which is an issue but it’s what we have to work with, and we will continue to look to pick up as many points as we can during the remaining games and see where we are come the summer.

Thank you to those who continue to support the staff and players”.


Supporters Information

As per previous matches, Queens supports will be located within The Alpha Solway stand, along with the West section of the BDS and the Oakbank Terracing. While for this match, sections 7 – 8 in the East side of the BDS have been allocated to Airdrie fans.

To gain entry to the BDS stand – HOME supporters should use turnstiles 1 & 2. Entry to the Oakbank Terrace will be via turnstiles 16 & 17 only. Please note that there will be no general entry to the BDS Stand via the terracing so please make sure you enter the ground via the correct turnstiles.

AWAY fans should use turnstiles 3 & 4 to gain entry to their section of the stand.

Turnstiles will be open for spectator entry at 1345.

Entry is by ticket only and it is encouraged that you purchase these in advance if possible. Tickets are now on sale for both home and away fans online via our ticket partner TicketCo, using the link below:

Season Tickets:

Season tickets are of course valid for the game. The email you received with your season ticket, and QR code(s), is all you will need for the season. The same QR code(s) should be scanned in at each game.

TicketCo also has its own app, where you can store tickets for easy use or tickets can be added to other wallet apps. There’s more information here

On the day prices for the game are:

Adults: £18
All Concessions (OAP/Students, 16–21-year-olds): £10
U16s: £5
All Accessible tickets: £8 (including carer)

Accessible Tickets for home and away fans include a carer ticket free of charge. When buying a ticket, please select one seat for the Accessible Ticket - the carers ticket will be allocated by the office after purchase. If you require a wheelchair space, these are marked on the seat map. The seat immediately behind the wheelchair spaces have already been reserved for carers.

Please note - all concessions and accessible ticket holders should bring proof of entitlement as this will be checked at the ground prior to entry.

Tickets will be available online until kick off or at the ground on the day of the game from the ticket office located within the QOS Arena which will open at 1230. With everyone using the same ticket office and a larger number of visiting supporters than normal expected, please give yourself plenty of time to be served or purchase online in advance.

The only way to buy tickets in advance will be online.

Please note that tickets are not transferable or refundable.


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.

We are aware of roadworks around Park Farm and in the Locharbriggs/Heathhall area that may cause delays, but people travelling should check Traffic Scotland website at for confirmation on the day.


The catering outlets within the supporter’s areas of the ground will also be open for use. And the bar under the Alpha Solway stand will be open to both sets of supporters’ pre-match. The Snaq café with the Arena is also now open and will have a range of snacks on offer ahead of kick off.


For safety reasons, 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. We would like to remind supporters that letting off smoke devices is a criminal offence, and anyone found doing so will be referred to Police Scotland which may result in a custodial sentence. Not only is it against the law, but it is also extremely dangerous and a health hazard to other spectators. 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.


The club shop located in the Arena will be open until kick off where you can purchase our club merchandise. Including half-time draw tickets and match day programmes. You can also buy your ticket for Stephen Dobbie’s Q&A event on the 29th April – tickets cost £5.


Tomorrow's match kicks off at 3 pm.