Queen of the South pulled away from the relegation play-off zone with their first victory of 2014.

Queens hit the front through Michael Paton's deflected shot and doubled their lead as Gavin Reilly found the top corner with a brilliant volley.

Derek Lyle made the points safe on 55 minutes as he finished from close range at the end of a flowing Queens move.

Substitute Ross Caldwell gave Alloa hope when he turned home Ben Gordon's but the hosts held on.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Queen of the South

  • 01 Clark
  • 02 Mitchell
  • 03 Holt
  • 04 McKenna Booked
  • 05 Durnan
  • 06 Higgins
  • 10 Paton
  • 08 Burns Booked
  • 09 Lyle (McGuffie - 83' Booked )
  • 11 Russell (Carmichael - 69' )
  • 07 Reilly

Substitutes

  • 12 Atkinson
  • 14 Carmichael
  • 15 McShane
  • 16 Dzierzawski
  • 17 McGuffie
  • 18 Slattery
  • 19 Smith

Alloa Athletic

  • 01 Bain
  • 02 Doyle
  • 03 Meggatt
  • 08 McCord (Caldwell - 53' )
  • 04 Gordon
  • 05 Marr (Creaney - 83' )
  • 10 Holmes Booked
  • 06 Simmons (Ferns - 72' )
  • 09 Kirk
  • 07 Cawley Booked
  • 11 Caddis

Substitutes

  • 12 Young
  • 14 Caldwell
  • 15 Ferns
  • 16 Tiffoney
  • 17 Robertson
  • 18 Creaney
  • 21 McDowall
Ref: Stephen Finnie
Att: 1,476

Match Stats

Shots

13 12

On target

6 4

Corners

6 3

Fouls

15 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queen of the South 3, Alloa Athletic 1.

90:00 +4:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queen of the South 3, Alloa Athletic 1.

90:00 +3:24

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

90:00 +2:19

Attempt blocked. Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

90:00

Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:59

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

88:25

Michael Paton (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:25

Foul by Ross Caldwell (Alloa Athletic).

87:20

Foul by Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South).

87:20

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:32

Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

85:32

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:32

Attempt missed. Paul Burns (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

83:41 Booking

Booking Ryan McGuffie (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

83:38

Foul by Ryan McGuffie (Queen of the South).

83:38

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. James Creaney replaces Jason Marr because of an injury.

82:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Ryan McGuffie replaces Derek Lyle.

80:17

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

76:09

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Graeme Holmes.

75:33

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

75:33

Paul Burns (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:48

Attempt missed. Ross Caldwell (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

74:00

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:57

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

72:44

Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).

72:44

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:13

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

71:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Stephen Simmons.

70:11

Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:11

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

68:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Daniel Carmichael replaces Iain Russell.

67:23 Booking

Booking Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

66:55

Paul Burns (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:55

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

65:58

Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

64:17

Attempt saved. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

61:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 3, Alloa Athletic 1. Ross Caldwell (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Graeme Holmes.

60:09 Booking

Booking Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

58:09

Attempt missed. Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

57:48

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Zander Clark.

57:33

Attempt saved. Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

55:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 3, Alloa Athletic 0. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Iain Russell.

53:35

Foul by Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South).

53:35

Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Ross Caldwell replaces Ryan McCord.

49:11

Attempt missed. Paul Burns (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

47:00

Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:55

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

46:16

Attempt missed. Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

45:57

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Mark Durnan.

45:46

Attempt blocked. Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Queen of the South 2, Alloa Athletic 0.

45:00 +0:38 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queen of the South 2, Alloa Athletic 0.

42:38

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

42:38

Foul by Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic).

42:08

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

40:19

Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).

40:19

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:34

Attempt saved. Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

38:31 Booking

Booking Paul Burns (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

38:27

Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

38:27

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:35

Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:35

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

37:12

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

37:12

Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:42

Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:42

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

33:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 2, Alloa Athletic 0. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Paton.

31:26

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Scott Bain.

31:02

Attempt saved. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

30:39

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

30:39

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

29:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 1, Alloa Athletic 0. Michael Paton (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Burns.

26:55

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

26:00

Paul Burns (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:59

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

24:48

Attempt missed. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

24:02

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Daryll Meggat.

23:03

Attempt saved. Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

22:06

Attempt missed. Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

21:30

Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

20:02

Attempt missed. Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

15:39

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

13:03

Foul by Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South).

13:03

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:06 Booking

Booking Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

11:50

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

11:50

Foul by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

6:52

Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:52

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

6:08

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

6:08

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:43

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:43

Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).

4:14

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

4:14

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:02

Attempt missed. Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

1:32

Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).

1:32

Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:32

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Daryll Meggat.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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