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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 1 : 3 DUNDEE 29th April 2006
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A Thomson
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Rating: 5.85
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Rating: 5.15
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Rating: 4.91
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With safety secured Ian McCall took the opportunity to experiment with the side this afternoon. It looked prior to kick off as though we were about to line up with three strikers as Weir, Mullen and Thomson were all listed as starting, as it turned out Thomson and Weir swapped a midfield for a striking role as play dictated, only Mullen of the three was 100% up front. On the left Tommy English was given a chance to shine as he replaced Willie Gibson and on the bench both Brian Reid and Brian McLaughlin were given the chance to say goodbye.

It was however Dundee who looked the more fluent and skilful side as they started the half in the way that they would go on and end it, pressing Queens back. Steven Craig was the first of the Dundee players to show some threat as he struck an effort from twenty five yards that caught Richie Barnard unawares and forced a fisted clearance round the post from the 'keeper.

McStay attempts to set up a move from the midfield
The visitors opened the scoring in the 25th minute as the Queens defence appeared at sixes and sevens as the Dundee forward line looked for a clear opening. In the end the ball was nodded into the net by Craig to give the visitors the lead that they deserved.

With Queens still attempting to compose themselves Dundee scored another, this time a speculative long range effort from left back Paul Dixon that must have caught Barnard unsighted as the 'keeper dived very late to try to block the goal bound effort that had already passed him. Worse was to come as the visitors completed their scoring efforts when Craig bagged his brace as he out-paced Gary Wood and finished clinically past Barnard to leave the large home crowd stunned and the manager contemplating a return to a tried and trusted formation at the break.
The triple change at the break that saw Gary Wood replaced by Brian Reid, Andy Thomson by Willie Gibson and Michael Mullen by Derek Lyle immediately seemed to settle things down.

With just six minutes of the half gone Queens had pulled one back as Tommy English did superbly well to break through the Dee's defence before having an angled drive palmed away by Scott Murray in the Dundee goal, the ball fell kindly to Paul Burns who had plenty of time to push it home and give the fans something to cheer about.

Big Brian signs off with a sponsors MoM
The remainder of the half was played out with Queens attempting to recover some pride and Dundee content with maintaining the winning margin. Queens didn't look like scoring again and neither did Dundee. So the game disappointingly fizzled out with neither side able to produce much football of note for the sizeable crowd.

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