Queen of the South 1 - 2 Dumbarton

League - Championship
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, 3:00 PM at Palmerston Park
Attendance: 1,261
Referee: Gavin Duncan
Queen of the South v Dumbarton, Dec 3rd 2016, Palmerston Park
Queen of the South Dumbarton 

Derek Lyle (80) Ryan Stevenson (31)
Garry Fleming (pen.) (42)

Team Managers
Jim Thomson Stevie Aitken

Starting Eleven
Lee Robinson
Jamie Hamill
Jordan Marshall
Andy Dowie
Darren Brownlie
Grant Anderson
Mark Millar
Stephen Dobbie
Jake Pickard
Lyndon Dykes
Daniel Carmichael
Alan Martin
Daniel Harvie
Darren Barr
Gregor Buchanan
Andy Stirling
Garry Fleming
Joe Thomson
Josh Todd
David Smith
Ryan Stevenson
Robert Thomson

Jim Atkinson
Chris Higgins
Derek Lyle
Scott Hooper
Owen Moxon
Owen Bell
Dean Brotherston
Mark Brown
Craig Pettigrew
Lewis Crawford
Donald McCallum
Ross Lyden

Derek Lyle for Grant Anderson (63)
Owen Moxon for Mark Millar (66)
Craig Pettigrew for Garry Fleming (78)
Donald McCallum for Ryan Stevenson (84)
Ross Lyden for Andy Stirling (90)

Mark Millar (43) Darren Barr (23)

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Martin (GK) 17 apps -
Darren Barr 49 apps3 goals
Gregor Buchanan 56 apps2 goals
Daniel Harvie 15 apps -
Ryan Stevenson 19 apps3 goals
Andy Stirling 20 apps1 goal
Garry Fleming 161 apps31 goals
Joe Thomson 14 apps1 goal
Josh Todd 21 apps -
David Smith 21 apps1 goal
Robert Thomson 21 apps4 goals
Craig Pettigrew (sub) 17 apps -
Ross Lyden (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Donald McCallum (sub) 31 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Daniel Harvie (18 years 147 days)
Oldest Player:Ryan Stevenson (32 years 109 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 269 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Lyden (16 years 238 days)
Oldest Player:Mark Brown (35 years 287 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 61 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Ross Lyden(Signed August 1st, 2016)


A week is a long time in politics as it is in football.

Sons victory at Palmerston moved Stevie Aitken's team up a place to eighth in the Ladbrokes Championship.

Arguably Dumbarton scored against the run of play when Ryan Stevenson fired a spectacular left-footed shot into the top corner from 25 yards. It was a stunning strike and surely a contender as goal of the season.

Garry Fleming then converted a penalty for the visitors after Jamie Hamill pushed Robert Thomson right in front of ref Gavin Duncan

Derek Lyle netted with 10 mins to go and gave Queens hope but Sons hung on to grab three precious points.

The home side started the game with intent and it wasn't long before Alan Martin was tested in the Sons goal.

Mark Millar pulled a shot wide before Stephen Dobbie had an attempt saved by Martin.

On 23 minutes Sons skipper Darren Barr received a yellow card when he brought down Dykes who was bearing down on goal.

Six minutes later Alan Martin saved bravely to deny Queen's Anderson who found himself one on one with the big Sons stopper.

Then came the fireworks from Stevenson.

Collecting the ball in midfield he ambled towards goal before unleashing an unstoppable left-foot drive which sailed past 'keeper Robinson.

Martin then produced another wonder stop in 36 minutes before Garry Fleming's shot from distance just went wide.

Sons doubled their lead in 42 mins when Robert Thomson was pushed by Hamill in the Queens box. Penalty.

Fleming stepped up and blasted home with a high shot, scoring his 30th goal for Dumbarton.

The second half got underway with the home side having plenty possession but no cutting edge.

Resolute defending, led by captain Darren Barr ably assisted by Buchanan, Smith and Harvie kept Queens at bay.

But the Doonhamers persistence paid off in 80 minutes when the ever busy and impressive Dobbie guided a cross which found sub Lyle at the back post and in turn he helped the ball past Martin and into the net.

A nervy last ten minutes for Sons was to follow and there were a few scares as Queens pressed for the equaliser.

But Dumbarton hung on to record a second successive away league victory.

Match report by Alan Findlay

Photography by Donald Fullarton

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