Match ends, Queen of the South 3, Dumbarton 0.
Queen of the South stayed third in the Scottish Championship after a victory over struggling Dumbarton.
The hosts opened the scoring when John Baird converted from the penalty spot following a Lee Mair hand ball.
Dumbarton's Kieran MacDonald had a shot tipped over by Alex Clark before two goals in two minutes killed the game.
Mark Durnan headed in a second from close range in the 69th minute before Derek Lyle nodded in his fifth of the season.
Queen of the South's victory extended their unbeaten streak to four matches, keeping them seven points behind second-placed Rangers.
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- 27KiltieSubstituted forRussellat 45+1'minutesBooked at 68mins
- 8KerrSubstituted forDzierzawskiat 89'minutes
- 19LyleSubstituted forKiddat 83'minutes
- 16McLaughlinSubstituted forTurnerat 78'minutes
- 7GilhaneySubstituted forMcDougallat 80'minutes
- 14FlemingBooked at 40minsSubstituted forNishat 77'minutes
- 2van Zanten
- Craig Thomson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Queen of the South 3, Dumbarton 0.
Substitution, Queen of the South. Kevin Dzierzawski replaces Mark Kerr.
Attempt missed. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Queen of the South. Lewis Kidd replaces Derek Lyle.
Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Substitution, Dumbarton. Steven McDougall replaces Mark Gilhaney.
Substitution, Dumbarton. Chris Turner replaces Mark McLaughlin.
Substitution, Dumbarton. Colin Nish replaces Garry Fleming.
Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Chris Higgins.
Attempt missed. Kieran MacDonald (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Goal! Queen of the South 3, Dumbarton 0. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Baird with a cross.
Foul by Chris Higgins (Queen of the South).
Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Queen of the South 2, Dumbarton 0. Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Derek Lyle.
Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Kieran MacDonald.
Iain Russell (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).
Lee Mair (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.