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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 0 : 0 DUNDEE 28th February 2006
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At the end of the ninety minutes both sides would have felt that they could have won the game, Queens having more of the match in terms of possession particularly in the first half and having two glorious chances, one an effort by Gary Wood that he could only mis-hit with only the keeper to beat and one in the second half from Stuart Lovell that took a wicked deflection and ended up crashing off the bar. Whilst at the other end Dee's number 9 Ferguson had clear sight of goal but could shoot over the bar and substitute Deasley watched as his turn and shot was brilliantly saved by Colin Scott.

The only change to the Queens line up from the side that had beaten Dundee just a couple of weeks back was Steve Bowey on the left central side of midfield for Brian McLaughlin.

It was almost a similar start too with a corner being met by Jim Thomson as he rushed into the box, with his feet on the ground the big man bulleted his header toward the top corner but a slight deflection saw it fly by the wrong side of the post. Queens kept up the pressure and a few minutes later had the ball in the net but Graham Weir was adjudged to have impeded the goalkeeper.

A lively Weir evades a tackle
A moment of controversy next as a Dundee defender looked to haver passed the ball back to his goalkeeper but in truth the ball was played with his thigh so no offence was committed.

the first of Dundee's chances fell in the seventeenth minute as Andrew Ferguson had only Colin Scott in the way between himself and the goal, his effort was rushed as the Queens defence closed and the ball ended up well over the crossbar. Dundee then pressed for an opener for a few minutes as the home defence looked less than solid and the ball ricochet off a number of legs before being cleared.

Aitken gets to grips with Ferguson
Andy Thomson had what would be his first and last chance of the match as he stooped behind a defender to head goalward a deep cross from Willie Gibson, youngster Scott Murray in the Dundee goal did well to get a hand on it to push it away but it wouldn't have counted anyway as Thomson was in an offside position. Thomson appeared to injure his knee in the process and only lasted a couple of more minutes before being replaced by Gary Wood. Woods didn't have to wait too long for a chance and it was to be the best of the match as another deep looping ball over the defence fell for the versatile player, it took one bounce and as it fell again with only the keeper to beat and the whole goal to aim at Gary mishit the ball and it trundled wide of the far post much to his dismay. The half finished shortly afterwards with Queens pressing Dundee deep into their own half.

Dundee started the second half in a much more determined mood and penned Queens back for the first fifteen minutes, substitute Scott Gates in particular having a couple of good efforts on goal in that period although neither troubled Colin Scott and he made routine saves. Queens gradually regained the upper hand and on sixty five minutes a corner ended up with Stuart Lovell striking goalward, the ball being deflected upwards and crashing off the face of the bar before being cleared from the danger zone.

Gary Wood was sure that Stuart Lovell's effort was in
Derek Lyle was then brought on in midfield to replace Ryan McStay in a straight swap. Queens were almost caught out in defence again as Willie Gibson tried his hand at defending and lost possession allowing the ball to be laid across the face of the goal but fortunately there were no takers. Michael Mullen was introduced with twenty minutes to go in place of Graham Weir but he couldn't get anything more out of the Dundee defence than Weir had.

Willie Gibson couldn't get the better of Marshall or Gates
With Queens pressing for a winner they were almost caught out at the back at Dundee substitute Bryan Deasley turned and shot on the right of the box only to see Colin Scott make a superb one handed save to keept the scoresheet blank.

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