A hat-trick from Iain Russell helped Queen of the South to a resounding victory against Elgin City in the first round of the Scottish League Cup.

Russell put the hosts ahead early on with a tap-in and Derek Lyle's close-range finish doubled their lead.

Daniel Carmichael teed up Russell for his second before the half-time interval.

And a volley from Russell followed by Lyle's second of the day completed the Scottish Championship side's rout.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Queen of the South

  • 01 Clark
  • 04 Dowie (Kidd - 37' )
  • 03 Holt
  • 06 Higgins
  • 05 Durnan
  • 18 McShane
  • 26 Fowler (Dzierzawski - 54' )
  • 11 Russell
  • 17 Carmichael
  • 19 Lyle
  • 10 Reilly (Smith - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Kidd
  • 16 Dzierzawski
  • 20 Atkinson
  • 21 Slattery
  • 22 Hooper
  • 23 Smith
  • 24 Smith

Elgin City

  • 01 Fraser
  • 06 McLean
  • 04 Cooper
  • 05 Nicolson
  • 03 Finlayson
  • 02 Beveridge (Macaulay - 85' )
  • 08 MacPhee
  • 11 Moore (MacKenzie - 65' )
  • 10 Sutherland
  • 07 Gunn
  • 09 Cameron (McHardy - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 12 MacKenzie
  • 14 McHardy
  • 15 Wyness
  • 16 Macaulay
  • 17 Murray
  • 21 Black
Ref: Crawford Allan
Att: 939

Match Stats

Shots

27 2

On target

13 1

Corners

11 4

Fouls

6 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queen of the South 5, Elgin City 0.

90:00 +0:39 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queen of the South 5, Elgin City 0.

90:00 +0:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 5, Elgin City 0. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

89:45

Foul by Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South).

89:45

Mark Nicolson (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:47

Attempt missed. Kevin Dzierzawski (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

87:56

Attempt missed. Ian McShane (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

85:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 4, Elgin City 0. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lewis Kidd.

85:16

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

85:16

Foul by Craig Gunn (Elgin City).

84:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elgin City. Connor Macaulay replaces Graeme Beveridge.

84:21

Attempt missed. Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

83:48

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Ceiran McLean.

82:34

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

80:03

Dean Smith (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:03

Foul by Allen MacKenzie (Elgin City).

78:25

Dean Smith (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:25

Foul by Allen MacKenzie (Elgin City).

77:19

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

77:06

Attempt saved. Dean Smith (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

76:37

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

74:41

Foul by Kevin Dzierzawski (Queen of the South).

74:41

Allen MacKenzie (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elgin City. Darryl McHardy replaces Brian Cameron.

73:09

Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:09

Foul by Allen MacKenzie (Elgin City).

72:25

Foul by Dean Smith (Queen of the South).

72:25

Gordon Finlayson (Elgin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72:05

Attempt saved. Ian McShane (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

70:37

Attempt missed. Dean Smith (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

69:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Dean Smith replaces Gavin Reilly.

69:29

Attempt missed. Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

68:16

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Mark Durnan.

67:32

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Lewis Kidd.

64:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elgin City. Allen MacKenzie replaces Daniel Moore.

63:56

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

63:56

Ceiran McLean (Elgin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:50

Attempt missed. Craig Gunn (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

60:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 3, Elgin City 0. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Carmichael.

59:10

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

58:43

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

54:23

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

54:23

Foul by Craig Gunn (Elgin City).

53:48

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Gordon Finlayson.

53:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Kevin Dzierzawski replaces James Fowler.

52:11

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

51:59

Attempt blocked. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

48:05

Attempt saved. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Queen of the South 2, Elgin City 0.

45:00 +0:52 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queen of the South 2, Elgin City 0.

42:57

Attempt missed. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

41:56

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Zander Clark.

41:43

Attempt saved. Brian Cameron (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

41:17

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

40:38

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

38:41

Attempt missed. Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

36:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Lewis Kidd replaces Andy Dowie because of an injury.

36:24

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

34:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 2, Elgin City 0. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ian McShane.

33:50

Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).

33:50

Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:34

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by James Fowler.

22:32

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

21:59

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Gordon Finlayson.

21:25

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

21:25

Foul by Daniel Moore (Elgin City).

16:40

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

15:11

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Mark Nicolson.

14:59

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

13:53

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

13:35

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

13:21

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

9:41

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

5:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 1, Elgin City 0. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

4:16

Foul by Chris Higgins (Queen of the South).

4:16

Matthew Cooper (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:48

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Mark Nicolson.

2:23

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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