Scottish Championship
Queen of Sth2Dumbarton1

Queen of the South 2-1 Dumbarton

Queen of the South clinched the final promotion play-off spot in the Scottish Championship after beating Dumbarton.

A Derek Lyle header that was saved by Sons goalkeeper Danny Rogers was one of few first-half chances.

Kevin Holt opened the scoring for Queens after the break with a close-range tap-in.

Stephen McKenna curled in the hosts' second from outside the area before Donald McCallum's neat finish pulled one back for the visitors.

And the result ensures James Fowler's side will meet either Hibernian or Rangers over two legs in the initial round of the Premiership play-offs.

The winner of that tie will progress to meet the Championship runners-up in the semi-final double-header. The team finishing second-bottom in the Premiership will await the semi-final victors.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 20Atkinson
  • 5Durnan
  • 4Dowie
  • 6Higgins
  • 3Holt
  • 17CarmichaelBooked at 68mins
  • 14McKenna
  • 18McShane
  • 11RussellSubstituted forPatonat 11'minutes
  • 10ReillySubstituted forPickardat 90'minutes
  • 19LyleSubstituted forKiddat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Kidd
  • 15Paton
  • 22Hooper
  • 23Smith
  • 24Smith
  • 28Pickard
  • 31Arthur

Dumbarton

  • 1Rogers
  • 22Wilson
  • 18Findlay
  • 6Turner
  • 3Linton
  • 12Taggart
  • 8Agnew
  • 10MegginsonSubstituted forClarkat 76'minutes
  • 11KirkpatrickSubstituted forGilhaneyat 65'minutes
  • 20CampbellBooked at 8mins
  • 17PetrieSubstituted forMcCallumat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2van Zanten
  • 7Gilhaney
  • 15McCallum
  • 19Ewings
  • 23McCallum
  • 25Whitefield
  • 28Clark
Referee:
Brian Colvin
Attendance:
1,865

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 2, Dumbarton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 2, Dumbarton 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Jake Pickard replaces Gavin Reilly.

Attempt missed. Donald McCallum (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Ian McShane.

Attempt blocked. Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Archie Campbell (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Lewis Kidd replaces Derek Lyle.

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

Foul by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).

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

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 2, Dumbarton 1. Donald McCallum (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Gilhaney.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Donald McCallum replaces Darren Petrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Ryan Clark replaces Mitchel Megginson.

Foul by Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South).

Darren Petrie (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 2, Dumbarton 0. Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

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

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Jim Atkinson.

Attempt saved. Stuart Findlay (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

Booking

Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South).

Archie Campbell (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Stuart Findlay.

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

Scott Taggart (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Mark Gilhaney replaces Jordan Kirkpatrick.

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

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

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

Scott Taggart (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South).

Scott Linton (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 1, Dumbarton 0. Kevin Holt (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ian McShane.

Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Archie Campbell (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts35293394247090
2Hibernian35207867323567
3Rangers35199767373066
4Queen of Sth35179958401860
5Falkirk351411104845353
6Raith Rovers35126174063-2342
7Dumbarton3596203477-4333
8Cowdenbeath3574243183-5225
9Livingston3578204053-1324
10Alloa3559213156-2524
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