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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH1 : 0 LIVINGSTON 29th December 2007
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S1 - 53 1
Rating: 6.72
S2 - 58
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Morrison (t)
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With Bob Harris free from suspension Jamie McQuilken made way in what was the only change from the line up in the win over Dundee on Wednesday. The bench however saw Jamie Mole drop out of the squad and a new face in the substitute keepers kit as First Team Coach Stevie Morrison deputised for the ill Stephen Grindlay.

The first half was largely devoid of any serious action with both sides failing to warm up the crowd on a chilly day in Dumfries. Indeed it was 27 minutes before a save of any kind had to be made with Jamie MacDonald getting down well to push away curling Liam Fox effort that was about to be met by Colin McMenamin as he slid in. The second and last effort on goal of the half was again by Livingston as Lee Makel attempted a 25 yard shot that Jamie MacDonald was well placed to collect without too much fuss.

Steven Craig splits Paton and Thomson but MacDonald is clearly focused
The second half was a more entertaining affair as Livingston came out with more purpose and attacked Queens from the start. Graham Dorrans attempted to increase his tally for the season with an effort from twenty yards that crashed of the net support stantion.

Gordon Chisholm had seen enough and made the first of two changes as he introduced John O'Neill for Stephen Dobbie, five minutes later he swapped Brian Gilmour for Jamie McQuilken with Bob Harris moving forward and McQuilken sitting in at left back.

The changes made Queens a much more purposeful outfit as O'Neill provided pace upfront and McQuilken allowed Harris to get further forward. Half an hour into the half and a neat header over the defence found an onside Sean O'Connor who in turn headed the ball across to an unmarked John O'Neill. The substitute could only head agonisingly onto the bar and a golden opportunity was missed. Five minutes later and the woodwaork was grazed once again as Paul Burns found space on the right hand side of the box before curling his effort just that fraction too high. Inbetween the two chances Bob Harris was unlucky to find himself booked for a challenge that won him the ball.

McQuilken has to hurdle the tackle to keep possession - of his legs!
Finally the goal came. The all-action Steve Tosh was charging through the box when an outstretched leg of a Livvie defender brought him crashing to the ground. The referee was close by and had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. There was no argument as John O'Neill took the ball and smashed it into the back of the net to give Queens the win that they just about deserved on the balance of play. Finally Andy Aitken was booked for a challenge on Colin McMenamin who the 'Annan Lad' had 'in his pocket' all afternoon.

Tosh crashes in the box - from David Gow on the teracing

And Jonjo crashes home the penalty - from David Gow on the teracing

It's a John O'Neill penalty so it's the usual result - goal!

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