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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 1 : 3 MORTON 10th November 2007
Rating: 6.16
Rating: 5.75
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Rating: 5.77
Rating: 3.68
Rating: 4.65
Rating: 4.64
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Rating: 5.72
S1 - 38
Rating: 5.25
S2 - 61
Rating: 3.96
S3 - 69
Rating: 4.67
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Just one change to the starting line up with David Bingham starting in place of Stephen Dobbie. Eric Paton was on the bench and Andy Aitken missed out through injury.

Queens started well with Jamie Mole trying a speculative effort from the edge of the box but whilst his flew wide Steve Tosh showed how it should be done as he latched on to a knockdown by David Bingham on a Neil Scally flick to drill the ball low past David McGurn in the Morton goal. Queens then had to absorb significant pressure from a lively Morton side as the referee allowed the game to flow despite some tough tackling from both sides.

Tosh scores - From David Gow on the terracing

Tosh celebrates with a pint - Photo from Fraser Johnstone
Former Queens hero Peter Weatherson was proving a thorn in the flesh of Jim Thomson today as the former team mates tangled all afternoon. It was Nellie who came off better though with a great finish on a loose ball in the twenty-fifth minute. To his credit Nellie didn't celebrate his goal and showed the Queens fans great respect, an action that drew applause form the Queens fans as Nellie trotted back to the centre spot. Former Stranraer player Kevin Finlayson was also proving to be a problem as he had so often done as a Stranraer player a few season ago.

Nellie hammers home - Photo from Sandy Robertson
Jamie Mole made way for Brian Gilmour on thirty eight minutes as Gordon Chisholm searched for a key to unlock the visitors defence. The move saw Tosh move to the right hand side of the centre of midfield and Scott Robertson to the wide right hand side of midfield.

The second half started almost as brightly as the first for Queens with Brian Gilmour giving McGurn a stern test as the 'keeper had to reach high to his right to prevent Gilmours effort hitting the target.

Still looking for the way though the visitors, Gordon Chisholm replaced David Bingham with Stephen Dobbie a quarter hour into the half and ten minutes later replaced Scott Robertson with John O'Neill. On the half hour Sean O'Connor was fed a great ball by John O'Neill and with just the keeper to beat and the goal gaping the big striker blasted over the bar.

Great build up but a poor finish - From David Gow on the terracing
Moments later Morton's Scott McLaughlin tested Jamie MacDonald with a 25 yard effort that MacDonald got down to eventually to push round the post.

Then came one of the most controversial decisions seen at Palmerston for some time as the ball was going out on the edge of the six yard box Chris Millar and Neil Scally tangled, Millar attempted to keep the ball in and as the ball bounced up off the ground it struck Neil Scally's hand and to the amazement of everyone in the ground the referee, Mr Conroy, awarded a penalty kick. The Queens players surrounded the referee who was in no mood to change his mind and all that the appeal achieved was a booking for Steve Tosh.

A well placed penalty
Annan lad Ian Russell made no mistake from the spot.

As Queens pressed forward for the remainder of the game the visitors caught them on the counter attack and hammered home a third to produce an even greater sense of injustice amongst the fans who had almost emptied the terraces before the final whistle blew.

MacDonald has a seat to watch the ball roll into the net for number three
Morton were worth their win but the penalty decision was quite baffling.

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