Reports from matches this season go to the fixtures section and click on the report linked to the match you want to read about. Alternatively for earlier seasons go to the fixtures section of the archive for the relevant year.
DUNDEE 1 : 0 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 20th January 2007
Rating: 6.38
Rating: 5.43
Rating: 6.36
Rating: 4.77
Rating: 5.50
Rating: 5.07
Rating: 6.62
Rating: 5.21
Rating: 4.83
Rating: 6.07
Rating: 6.50
S1 - 55
Rating: 4.20
S2 - 65
Rating: 4.42
S3 - 69
Rating: 4.00
J Thomson
Members of the Internet Fan Club can award players marks out of ten for their performance today. The player with the most points awarded in the two days following a match will be the IFC Man of the Match. All of the points will then be added to a running total for each player and the results published in the mom League Table.

Name or IFC No.
With resources stretched reasonably thin Ian McCall was limited in the changes he could make for what was the third game in a row against Dundee. He settled for two changes to the starting eleven from Tuesday night. Captain Jim Thomson was rested, swapping places on the bench with Murray Henderson, whilst Warren Moon came in for John O'Neill. O'Neill dropped to the bench with Mark Whorlow dropping out of the squad. Finally, with Colin Scott now out for a few weeks due to his knee surgery, in came young Ross Hyslop at 15 years and 3 months old to sit on the bench. Apparently the youngest first team match squad selection ever! With a little more playing resources, Dundee were able to bring in a couple of starters who had been ineligible for Tuesday in Paul McHale and Kevin Smith.

Young Ross waits for the call
Queens made their intentions clear straight from kick off with Neil Scally producing a tricky run that earned a free kick on the edge of the box. Sadly Warren Moon struck directly into the wall. The next 20 minutes however were fairly dull before Paton's free kick from deep was headed on by Scally and headed against the post by O'Connor. He reacted well to turn the rebound home but celebrations were quickly quietened by an offside flag unfortunately. The game suddenly got interesting as up the other end Kevin Smith turned Lauchlan but curled his shot over the bar. Back came Queens though and after McKenzie's slip O'Connor laid in Dobbie, only for the striker to delay just a touch too long in getting his shot away. Dundee's turn next though and McDonald headed narrowly over the bar from Robertson's cross.

Just before the half hour mark Sean O'Connor broke clear down the right side and was halted by a crude challenge from Gary McKenzie which duly resulted in a booking. From the free kick Scott Robertson cleared close to his own line under pressure from Murray Henderson. Dundee hit back immediately though and Corr had to make a save from Dixon's free kick. In 33 minutes Dobbie made the by-line and cut back for Warren Moon who should have at least gotten his shot on target from six yards but went wide right instead. On the stroke of half time Queens spurned another great chance to take the lead. O'Connor flicked a header on down the left side and Dobbie controlled first time before his raking crossfield ball released Paul Burns on goal. It was a great opportunity but denied by a wonderful challenge from last man Paul Dixon.

The second half was only seconds old when Dobbie had a shot at goal saved by Roy but up the other end a couple of minutes later Dundee grabbed the lead. It was a soft free kick given against Eric Paton and when Gavin Swankie swung in the cross Derek Lyle's header looped over Corr and into the net. On 53 minutes Lyle's shot earned a corner and from Swankie's kick Gary McKenzie's point blank header looked destined for the net only for Corr to pull off the save. McCall had seen enough and introduced John O'Neill in place of Warren Moon. Immediately though it was Dundee who went close again with McHale's drive.

Dundee were flying now and on the hour mark Swankie's wonderful cross picked out Lyle in the middle again but somehow the striker contrived to volley over from about four yards! It was Dundee's turn to make a change next and Bob Davidson replaced Kevin Smith. A couple of minutes later Graham Weir replaced Sean O'Connor and that was soon followed with Scott Robertson replacing Paul Burns and a switch to a 4-3-3 formation with Gibson up front alongside Weir and Dobbie. John O'Neill picked upa 71st minute booking for a poor challenge on Jay Shields. With ten minutes remaining Jim Lauchlan made a fine recovery challenge to deny Gavin Swankie and then Brian Deasley replaced Lyle. With four minutes to go Brian Deasley had a good run that ended with a half blocked shot that Corr scampered across to cover. A minute later Eric Paton was booked for pulling back Bob Davidson. There was almost a grandstand finish in injury time as McDonald robbed Scally and set up Davidson who in turn set up Deasley but he hammered over the bar from 8 yards. However the home team held on comfortably in the end to their single goal victory.

Ewan Lithgow
Photo - David Young -

[Back to Queens front page]