Queen of the South 2
Dundee 0
League (Division One)

Queen of South 

2 - 0


League (Division One)
Saturday, September 19th, 2009
Palmerston Park
Attendance: 2,875
3:00 PM Kick-off

Steve Tosh (pen.) (6)
Derek Holmes (61)

Team Managers
Gordon Chisholm Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
1. Ludovic Roy
2. David Lilley
3. Marc McAusland
4. Bob Harris
5. Craig Reid
6. Stephen McKenna
7. Paul Burns
8. Steve Tosh
9. Barry Wilson
10. David Weatherston
11. Derek Holmes
Tony Bullock .1
Eric Paton .2
Gary Mackenzie .3
David Cowan .4
Eddie Malone .5
Paul McHale .6
Maroš Klimpl .7
Colin Cameron .8
Gary Harkins .9
Leigh Griffiths .10
Colin McMenamin .11

12. David Hutton
14. Gerry McLaughlan
15. Jim Thomson
16. Jamie McQuilken
17.Rocco Quinn
Robert Douglas .12
Chris Casement .14
Brian Kerr .15
Craig Forsyth .16
Sean Higgins .17

Jamie McQuilken for Barry Wilson (73)
Rocco Quinn for Steve Tosh (82)
Robert Douglas for Colin Cameron (5)
Sean Higgins for Leigh Griffiths (61)
Craig Forsyth for Paul McHale (72)

Craig Reid (38)
Rocco Quinn (87)
Maroš Klimpl (12)
Leigh Griffiths (57)
Sean Higgins (81)

Red Cards
None. Tony Bullock (5)

Match Officials

Thomas Robertson (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee had an uphill struggle from D the fourth minute when Tony Bullock was sent off and Queens went one up from a Tosh penalty. In the second half there were plenty of chances for Dundee, with Griffiths having two huge ones. For the first one he hit the post from a tight angle, before beating Roy but putting the ball just wide. Soon afterwards Holmes made it two and Queens eased to victory.

Manager Jocky Scott made two changes with David Cowan replacing the injured Jim Lauchlan in central defence and Colin Cameron coming in for Brian Kerr who dropped to the bench. Along side him on the bench was Rab Douglas, much of the pre match talk was whether Jocky would stick with Tony Bullock or bring the Scotland cap back into the fold but it was Bullock who kept the number one jersey.

Since his return to the club Jocky had only brought Dundee to Palmerston once when a single Colin McMenamin strike was enough to hand The Dees all three points and he was looking for a similar performance and result on this trip.

There was a familiar face in the Queens line up with former Dundee club captain Ludo Roy the man given the task of stopping. He had also been an injury doubt be was chosen in place of David Hutton. Ludo was given a great reception from the traveling fans before the match but it was Bullock who was in the spotlight soon after kick off.

Only four minutes in and Queens striker David Weatherston raced through on goal and went over the outstretched Tony Bullock. The Dundee keeper was given his marching orders and referee Thomas Robertson pointed to the spot. Midfield Colin Cameron was the sacrifice as Rab Douglas came off the bench for his first appearance of the season.

His first job of the season was to pick the ball out of the net as Stevie Tosh rolled the ball into the bottom corner to give Queens the lead. The sending off forced Dundee to change to a midfield three with Paul McHale moving from wide right into a central midfield position.

With a man advantage Queens controlled the half with Paul Burns having the first chance from open play when he volleyed over. Minutes later is was Tosh who came close to hitting the net again. A neat run across the box before a shot across the face beat Douglas but the midfielder saw it go just wide of the post.

A rare first half chance came next and Dundee easily could have been on level terms. A quick throw allowed Eddie Malone space and he picked out Griffiths unmarked in the middle but his header was straight at Roy.

Queens pushed on again and both Barry Wilson and Tosh again had shots but neither put Douglas under any real pressure. The next chance did beat the keeper although again Queens couldn't find the way to goal. Derek Holmes controlled a ball into the box and after turning he curled a shot over Douglas but just wide of the target.

Just before the break Dundee did show some promise though with some good football ending in Eric Paton making space for himself but his shot was blocked behind.

The second half would see a better performance for Dundee and a number of chances to get level. Right from the off Dundee won a corner which Maros Klimpl headed just wide. Then Leigh Griffiths had two huge chances within minutes of each other.

A superb Gary Harkins crossfield ball found the striker who beat ex Dundee captain Ludo Roy to the ball but from a tight angle he saw his shot come back off the inside of the post before Queens cleared. Minutes later Griffiths nipped in on a loose back pass and lifted it over Roy but it was to end up just wide of the post.

The former Livi man was booked soon after and Sean Higgins was lined up to replace him before Queens added a second which all but killed the game off. Paul Burns hit a low shot across goal which Derek Holmes turned towards goal and beat Douglas to double Queens' lead.

Higgins replaced Griffiths before the restart and it was the subsitute who came close for Dundee next with a shot from distance after lovely skill from Harkins but Ludo Roy watched it fly just over the bar.

Jocky threw on his final sub with Craig Forsyth replacing Paul McHale and Dundee changed to a 3-4-2 as they went in search of a way back into the match and Forsyth had a great chance with his first touch.

He caught the Queens defence again with a short back pass but Roy was alert enough to save with his legs. It was a Queens substitute who came close next with Jamie McQuilken getting far too much time on the ball but he could only fire low and wide from the edge of the area.

David Cowan then raced up the right and picked out Forsyth at the back post who turned over when he really should have hit the net and given Dundee a glimmer of hope. It was to be Dundee's day though and even when Ludo Roy spilled a Harkins shot the ex Dee had plenty of time to recover and collect before being put under any pressure.

The final chance fell to sub Higgins when McMenamin crossed from the right but Roy's pressure saw the striker unable to turn it into the net and Queens again cleared.

The Dumfries side were happy to play the last few seconds out in the corner and moved above Dundee in the table when referee Robertson blew the final whistle.

Match report written by Tommy Young - Dundee Matchday Programme

Squad Statistics (as at September 19th, 2009)

2009-10 All Time
Tony Bullock (GK)37 10 - 10 -
Eric Paton31 9 - 434
Maroš Klimpl29 3 - 3 -
Eddie Malone24 9 - 752
David Cowan27 3 - 39 -
Gary Mackenzie23 6 - 881
Gary Harkins24 106106
Paul McHale27 8 - 774
Colin Cameron36 9 - 18 -
Leigh Griffiths19 105105
Colin McMenamin28 945318
Robert Douglas (sub) (GK)37 1 - 172 -
Craig Forsyth (sub)20 6 - 10 -
Sean Higgins (sub)24 7272

League Table (as at September 19th, 2009)

No league table has been added for this season.