Scottish Championship
Queen of SthQueen of the South0HibernianHibernian2

Queen of the South 0-2 Hibernian

Dylan McGeouch scores for Hibernian against Queen of the South
McGeouch put Hibs ahead from the penalty spot

Dylan McGeouch and Scott Robertson were on target as Hibernian secured victory at Queen of the South.

Hibs defender Liam Fontaine's first-half header was cleared off the line.

The visitors won a penalty for keeper James Atkinson's challenge on Jason Cummings and McGeouch converted.

With the visitors on top, Martin Boyle hit the post before Robertson's impressive strike ensured Hibs doubled their lead to move within two points of second-place Rangers.

Alan Stubbs' team, who lost at Palmerston Park in September, are now unbeaten in seven matches.

And the Dumfries hosts slip out of the play-off places, with Falkirk - 3-2 winners at leaders Hearts - leapfrogging them into fourth spot.

In an evenly-matched first 45 minutes of few chances, Iain Russell almost fired Queens in front in the fourth minute when his shot struck a post while Fontaine' header from a Scott Allan corner was knocked off the goal-line.

The breakthrough came on 63 minutes when Cummings was felled by Atkinson and the goalkeeper failed to make amends for his rash decision as McGeouch tucked away the spot-kick.

Boyle then struck the frame of the goal after slick interplay between Allan and McGeouch and Callum Booth hammered a long-range shot narrowly wide.

Robertson doubled the advantage in style, running on to pass and guiding a shot into the bottom corner from just outside the penalty area.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 20AtkinsonBooked at 63mins
  • 12Kidd
  • 4Dowie
  • 6Higgins
  • 3Holt
  • 18McShaneSubstituted forPickardat 82'minutes
  • 17Carmichael
  • 11Russell
  • 8MillarBooked at 55minsSubstituted forBurnsat 77'minutes
  • 19LyleSubstituted forPatonat 71'minutes
  • 10Reilly

Substitutes

  • 1Clark
  • 2Mitchell
  • 7Burns
  • 15Paton
  • 24Smith
  • 28Pickard
  • 29Dickinson

Hibernian

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 22Booth
  • 4Hanlon
  • 5Fontaine
  • 16Stevenson
  • 8Robertson
  • 23McGeouch
  • 10Craig
  • 20AllanSubstituted forStantonat 83'minutes
  • 35CummingsBooked at 30minsSubstituted forHandlingat 90+2'minutes
  • 17BoyleSubstituted forForsterat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Forster
  • 11Stanton
  • 14Heffernan
  • 19Handling
  • 27Allan
  • 31Perntreou
  • 39Martin
Referee:
Calum Murray
Attendance:
3,677

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queen of the South 0, Hibernian 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queen of the South 0, Hibernian 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Daniel Handling replaces Jason Cummings.

  4. Post update

    Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Liam Craig (Hibernian).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Lewis Kidd.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Booth (Hibernian) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Jordan Forster replaces Martin Boyle.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South).

  10. Post update

    Liam Craig (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Scott Allan.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Jake Pickard replaces Ian McShane.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Martin Boyle (Hibernian).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Michael Paton (Queen of the South).

  17. Post update

    Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian).

  19. Substitution

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Lewis Stevenson.