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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 1 : 0 DUNDEE 19th April 2008
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S1 - 68
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S2 - 77
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It was wholesale changes to the starting line-up today as Gordon Chisholm gave starts to some of those who have been unlucky to miss out recently. The midfield saw the most drastic rework as only regular midfielder Paul Burns was in the four and even at that he played in a more central role today. Wide right was Ryan McCann which gave Craig Reid a chance to impress at right back. On the left of midfield was Brian Gilmour and just inside him Scott Robertson. Tosh and McQuilken were on the bench with Macfarlane rested completely. Livewire striker John Stewart started upfront alongside Sean O'Connor and Stephen Dobbie took a seat on the bench.

The hordes of Dundee fans that some had predicted didn't turn up and almost from the start it seemed as though their minds were at a different park some 60 odd miles back up the road as their fate was to be sealed by a win for long term league leaders Hamilton. And despite Queens starting only seven regulars and two of them out of position it was the home side that looked the more likely from the off.

With just eight minutes gone Sean O'Connor rifled the ball into the back of the net, there was no offside flag but the referee decided somehow that Sean had fouled the defender and the goal was disallowed. Two minutes later and Bob Harris had a great run down the right but his effort was deflected away for a corner.

Just after the quarter hour Scott Robertson showed another side to his game as he struck an effort that had goal written all over it until a Dundee defender managed to get a head to the ball to deflect it for a corner. Dumfries boy McMenamin managed to endear himself further to the home crowd with a performance against Queens that will ensure that he is always welcome back at Palmerston, his blast over the bar from twenty yards ensured that!

Dundee were enjoying their best spell of the match around the half hour mark, however their efforts came to nothing, and a couple of corners was all that the men from Den's had to show for it. Queens then extinguished the hopes of the Dens Park men as a superb ball from Scott Robertson set Sean O'Connor free, big Sean was thwarted but from the second corner the ball bobbled about in the box and from an Andy Aitken knock down Brian Gilmour smashed the ball into the roof of the net to completely extinguish any hopes that the Dens men had of reaching the SPL next term.

Match highlights - from David Gow on the teracing

Gilmour smashes it home - from Sandy Robertson on the terracing
The second half saw the introduction for Dundee of Derek Lyle, the Tan Man himself, however it made little difference and with the news that Hamilton's opponents Clyde were down to 10 men and were 2-0 down at half time the Dundee side's mood was more resigned that resolute.

Queens continued to press and efforts from both Jim Thomson, from a corner and a great saving tackle form the impressive Craig Reid ensured that the score remained at 1-0. John Stewart was shown a yellow card when his shirt was pulled almost of his body in front of the far side linesman, however the official saw it differently and John received a yellow card for questioning the officials decision.

Stephen Dobbie was introduced for John Stewart on the 70th minute and within a few minutes the Dobster was reeking havoc in the Dee's defence. Sean O'Connor provided the first chance with a knock down, but ex-Queens 'keeper Samson managed to save the day. Ryan McCann then had a good chance as he blasted just over the bar from twenty yards.

John O'Neill was brought on for Sean O'Connor for the last 13 minutes but the penalty king couldn't get himself a goal despite a good claim for a spot kick when Dobbs had his shirt pulled as he broke through on goal. In between the goalmouth incidents Jim Thomson received a yellow card as he tangled with McMennamin and the Dee's striker was denied a chance to run in on goal.

As it turned out Dundee seemed to know that they were a beaten side before the y started today. Queens have players playing for a Cup Final place and that was the difference today. It gives Chis a great problem - players who want to perform!!

Penalty King Jonjo thanks the fans for many a happy memory

The players take a lap of honour - from Rob Campbell on the terracing

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