A late Craig Beattie strike ensured Dundee kept up the pressure on Championship leaders Hamilton Accies.

A game of few chances game sparked into life with 13 minutes remaining when the home side went ahead through Peter MacDonald's close-range strike.

Queens equalised shortly after when Derek Lyle slotted the ball past Dens goalkeeper Kyle Letheren.

But, with seconds remaining on the clock, Beattie smashed the ball home to claim the points for Dundee.

Hamilton's home draw with Raith Rovers means Accies' lead over Dundee is reduced to one point.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Dundee

  • 01 Letheren
  • 02 Irvine
  • 03 Lockwood
  • 10 Rae
  • 06 Davidson
  • 18 Gallagher
  • 07 Riley (Boyle - 86' )
  • 20 McAlister
  • 33 Wighton (Beattie - 66' )
  • 09 MacDonald (Doris - 90' )
  • 11 Conroy

Substitutes

  • 16 Doris
  • 21 Thomson
  • 22 Reid
  • 23 Boyle
  • 24 Twardzik
  • 29 Beattie
  • 30 Kerr

Queen of the South

  • 01 Clark
  • 02 Mitchell
  • 03 Holt
  • 08 Young
  • 05 Durnan Booked
  • 06 Higgins
  • 04 Dzierzawski
  • 07 McShane
  • 11 Russell
  • 09 Reilly (Lyle - 74' )
  • 10 Paton (Carmichael - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Atkinson
  • 14 Lyle
  • 15 Carmichael
  • 16 Dowie
  • 17 Slattery
  • 18 Smith
  • 19 Orsi
Ref: Steven McLean
Att: 4,357

Match Stats

Shots

15 9

On target

10 5

Corners

9 5

Fouls

14 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dundee 2, Queen of the South 1.

90:00 +5:19 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dundee 2, Queen of the South 1.

90:00 +5:07

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

90:00 +3:55

Attempt saved. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

90:00

Kevin Holt (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:53

Foul by Martin Boyle (Dundee).

89:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Steven Doris replaces Peter MacDonald.

88:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 2, Queen of the South 1. Craig Beattie (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

85:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Martin Boyle replaces Nicholas Riley.

85:07

Attempt missed. Craig Beattie (Dundee) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

83:52

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

82:34

Foul by Ryan Conroy (Dundee).

82:34

Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:52

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:48

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

79:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 1, Queen of the South 1. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Mitchell.

77:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 1, Queen of the South 0. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner.

77:06

Attempt saved. Jim McAlister (Dundee) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

76:24

Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:24

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

73:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Derek Lyle replaces Gavin Reilly.

72:32

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Gary Irvine.

71:52

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Matthew Lockwood.

68:33

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

67:55

Attempt missed. Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

65:55

Foul by Gavin Rae (Dundee).

65:55

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Craig Beattie replaces Craig Wighton.

63:31

Foul by Craig Wighton (Dundee).

63:31

Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:58

Attempt saved. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

59:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Daniel Carmichael replaces Michael Paton.

58:33

Attempt missed. Gary Irvine (Dundee) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

58:24

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Derek Young.

52:07

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Ryan Conroy.

47:02

Attempt missed. Michael Paton (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Dundee 0, Queen of the South 0.

45:00 +0:16 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dundee 0, Queen of the South 0.

42:48

Foul by Ryan Conroy (Dundee).

42:48

Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:53

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

41:09

Attempt missed. Michael Paton (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

39:42

Attempt saved. Nicholas Riley (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

38:52

Attempt saved. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

37:58

Hand ball by Jim McAlister (Dundee).

37:42

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

37:06

Attempt saved. Declan Gallagher (Dundee) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

36:53 Booking

Booking Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

36:27

Ryan Conroy (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:27

Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).

34:31

Gavin Rae (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:31

Foul by Ian McShane (Queen of the South).

30:38

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:38

Foul by Michael Paton (Queen of the South).

30:04

Attempt missed. Iain Davidson (Dundee) header from the centre of the box is too high.

29:54

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Zander Clark.

29:30

Attempt saved. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

27:29

Attempt missed. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

27:14

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

26:24

Ian McShane (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:24

Foul by Ryan Conroy (Dundee).

25:34

Attempt missed. Gavin Rae (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

24:23

Foul by Gavin Rae (Dundee).

24:23

Kevin Dzierzawski (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:33

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

22:03

Attempt saved. Ryan Conroy (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

21:32

Foul by Chris Higgins (Queen of the South).

21:32

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:29

Matthew Lockwood (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:29

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

20:01

Ian McShane (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:01

Foul by Gavin Rae (Dundee).

18:06

Attempt saved. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:36

Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).

17:36

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:08

Attempt saved. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

12:58

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

11:49

Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:49

Foul by Matthew Lockwood (Dundee).

10:32

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

9:48

Kevin Holt (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:48

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

7:47

Attempt saved. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

7:18

Attempt saved. Gavin Rae (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

6:27

Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:27

Foul by Matthew Lockwood (Dundee).

4:08

Attempt missed. Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is too high.

3:41

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

3:41

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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