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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 2 : 1 DUNDEE 27th December 2007
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The only change to the starting line up from Saturday was the loss of Neil Scally who was replaced by Neil Macfarlane. On the bench it was really a case of whoever was fit as Jamie Mole and David Nixon came back in as David Bingham missed out due to injury. In the Dundee line up was former striker Derek Lyle and former loan keeper Craig Samson.

With Lyle in the Dundee side a goal from the former front man was expected as he tends to find his best form against us. This visit however he presented us with an eighth minute Christmas present in the form of a rash challenge off the ball on former team mate Jim Thomson. Whilst it was missed by almost everyone in the ground the man that matter had a perfect view of it and Mr Somers flashed a red card without any hesitation whatsoever. The question was could Queens capitalise on this one man advantage for almost the entire match.

Initially the signs were good, Dundee didn't look to sit back and protect their goal, they continued to play good football, and it paid off for them in twenty minutes. A corner from the left was headed back across goal and with a big hole in the centre of the six yard box Milan Palenik had was presented with the easiest of chances to slot the ball into the back of the net and give his side the lead.

An easy finish for the Dundee player
It was difficult to tell that Queens had one more man than Dundee and it took until ten minutes of the break before the home side managed to exert any real pressure. A great move from a corner almost brought about a goal as Neil Macfarlane looped in a good ball from the right that Brian Gilmour connected with. His header looked goalbound but Samson managed to turn it onto the post and Sean O'Connor following it couldn't force the ball home and it eventually ended up back out across the face of the goal for another corner kick.

With Queens getting more possession and forcing the play a goal eventually came just before the break. Paul Burns scoring his second of the season as he pounced upon a poor clearance from a free kick. The wide man smashing a low shot through the crowded goalmouth and past a late sighted Samson.

Spirit and hope was lifted for the second half but the match was still too evenly contested for one in which the home side retained a one man advantage. Good fortune came our way on sixty-five minutes as Burns fed Dobbie down the right and the strikers cross box pass could only be turned in by defender David Worrell.

Burnsy celebrates

Burnsy equalises - from David Gow on the teracing

Agony and ecstasy

Winning effort - from David Gow on the teracing
The game continued with some good flowing football from both sides. Sean O'Connor and Brian Gilmour were replaced by John O'Neill and Scott Robertson respectively with just five minutes to go. However neither goalkeeper was seriously tested and despite a nervous five minutes of injury time Queens held out to record a good victory.

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