Scottish Championship
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Queen of the South 1-0 Alloa Athletic

Queen of South narrowly beat 10-man Alloa Athletic to move to within two points of third-place Rangers in the Scottish Championship.

Kevin Holt's second-half header proved to be enough to extend Alloa's winless run to 12 games.

Wasps goalkeeper Craig McDowall twice denied Queens' Derek Lyle.

The visitors almost levelled when Isaac Layne's effort was cleared off the line before Kyle Benedictus was dismissed for two bookable offences.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1Clark
  • 5Durnan
  • 4Dowie
  • 6Higgins
  • 12Kidd
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forMillarat 62'minutes
  • 18McShaneBooked at 59mins
  • 3HoltBooked at 71mins
  • 15PatonSubstituted forCarmichaelat 74'minutes
  • 10ReillySubstituted forRussellat 35'minutes
  • 19Lyle

Substitutes

  • 2Mitchell
  • 8Millar
  • 11Russell
  • 14McKenna
  • 17Carmichael
  • 20Atkinson
  • 22Hooper

Alloa

  • 21McDowall
  • 17Doyle
  • 15MarrSubstituted forRutherfordat 86'minutes
  • 14BenedictusBooked at 90mins
  • 5Meggatt
  • 7Cawley
  • 10Holmes
  • 19BuchananSubstituted forSpenceat 82'minutes
  • 3Docherty
  • 29RobertsSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 75'minutes
  • 26Layne

Substitutes

  • 1Gibson
  • 2Tiffoney
  • 9Spence
  • 11Ferns
  • 18Hetherington
  • 27Jahraldo-Martin
  • 28Rutherford
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
1,673

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic).

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

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic).

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Greg Rutherford replaces Jason Marr.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Greig Spence replaces Liam Buchanan.

Attempt missed. Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

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

Attempt saved. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 1, Alloa Athletic 0. Kevin Holt (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Carmichael with a cross.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Philip Roberts.

Substitution

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

Attempt saved. Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

Booking

Kevin Holt (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

Attempt saved. Isaac Layne (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

Attempt missed. Isaac Layne (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Mark Millar replaces Paul Burns.

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

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

Booking

Ian McShane (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ian McShane (Queen of the South).

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

Booking

Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts24203162164663
2Hibernian24127547232443
3Rangers21132642222041
4Queen of Sth23116641271439
5Falkirk249963634236
6Raith Rovers238692640-1430
7Dumbarton2465132756-2923
8Cowdenbeath2353152154-3318
9Alloa2436151736-1915
10Livingston2445152536-1112
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