Queen of the South 6 - 0 Dumbarton

League - Championship
Saturday, March 19th, 2016, 3:00 PM at Palmerston Park
Attendance: 1,459
Referee: John Beaton
Queen of the South v Dumbarton, Mar 19th 2016, Palmerston Park
Queen of the South Dumbarton 

Darren Brownlie (34)
Derek Lyle (43)
Derek Lyle (52)
Alex Harris (69)
Alex Harris (73)
Iain Russell (88)

Team Managers
James Fowler Stevie Aitken

Starting Eleven
Robbie Thomson
Andy Murdoch
Darren Brownlie
Chris Higgins
Kyle Jacobs
Calum Tapping
Alex Harris
Dale Hilson
Gary Oliver
Derek Lyle
Jamie Ewings
Darren Barr
Gregor Buchanan
Steven Saunders
Calum Waters
Frazer Wright
Jamie Lindsay
Garry Fleming
Jordan Kirkpatrick
Christian Nade
Kevin Cawley

Mark Millar
Ryan Conroy
Iain Russell
Jake Pickard
Owen Moxon
James Atkinson
Aidan Smith
Mark Brown
Tom Walsh
Grant Gallagher
Kler Heh
Donald McCallum
Scott Taggart
Paul Heffernan

Iain Russell for Dale Hilson (72)
Mark Millar for Callum Tapping (78)
Ryan Conroy for Derek Lyle (80)
Grant Gallagher for Gregor Buchanan (45)
Tom Walsh for Jordan Kirkpatrick (45)
Paul Heffernan for Kevin Cawley (61)

None. Grant Gallagher (58)

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Jamie Ewings (GK) 71 apps -
Frazer Wright 25 apps -
Darren Barr 32 apps3 goals
Gregor Buchanan 30 apps1 goal
Steven Saunders 20 apps3 goals
Calum Waters 17 apps1 goal
Jordan Kirkpatrick 86 apps12 goals
Jamie Lindsay 22 apps -
Garry Fleming 136 apps25 goals
Christian Nade 8 apps4 goals
Kevin Cawley 33 apps3 goals
Grant Gallagher (sub) 31 apps4 goals
Tom Walsh (sub) 10 apps -
Paul Heffernan (sub) 2 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Calum Waters (20 years 14 days)
Oldest Player:Frazer Wright (36 years 96 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 161 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kler Heh (19 years 154 days)
Oldest Player:Frazer Wright (36 years 96 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 228 days
Domestic Players:15 (83.33 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


THERE'S no point in elaborating on it. The scoreline says it all.

Dumbarton - the same Dumbarton who dug in and battled for a hard-earned point against Falkirk last week - went into a six-goal meltdown on a sunny afternoon at Queen of the South.

Derek Lyle and Alex Harris each scored twice, with Darren Brownlie topping the scoring and Iain Russell tailing it.

The score really does the game justice. Sons were unable to test the home goalkeeper at any point in the afternoon, while after a fairly promising opening on the defensive side, Queens eventually filled their boots.

It could all have started on four minutes when Gary Oliver's low ball found Harris six yards out, only for the midfielder to hit the post.

There was little sign of the mayhem to follow as Sons spent the first half hour defending well. All there really was to trouble Jamie Ewings was a Dale Hilson shot which trundled through to him.

But on 33 minutes, Brownlie rose highest to head home a corner from the right.

There was a response in the form of Calum Waters' 25-yard free kick which finished just the wrong side of the post.

After that, things went downhill at a rate of knots.

Queens doubled their lead two minutes from half time when Sons missed opportunities to clear a corner and Lyle thrashed the ball home.

The next goal, after the restart, was vital. It came after 52 minutes for the home side, who had 10 men at the time as Brownlie was off the pitch receiving treatment.

His team mates piled forward on the counter attack and after Oliver's shot was saved, Lyle had an easy task in putting away his second.

He looked to have sealed his hat-trick 10 minutes later, but a handling offence spared Sons a 4-0 deficit - for all of five minutes.

Again Queens had 10 men due to another enforced absence for Brownlie. This time Harris' shot from the edge of the area was deflected into the net.

It was 5-0 after 74 minutes when Queens again passed their way through Sons' defence and Harris posted his second.

And with six minutes left, Russell was put through to slide home his team's sixth.

Match report by Andy Galloway

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