Scottish Championship
Queen of Sth4Cowdenbeath1

Queen of the South 4-1 Cowdenbeath

Queen of the South moved to within two points of third-place Rangers and four clear of Falkirk with a comfortable Championship win over Cowdenbeath.

Iain Russell headed home Mark Millar's deep cross to give Queens the lead and Michael Paton swept in their second.

Sean Higgins slotted past Zander Clark to reduce Cowden's deficit only for Mark Durnan to strike Queens' third.

And Derek Lyle rounded off the win by rifling into the net in the penultimate minute of regulation time.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1Clark
  • 12Kidd
  • 4Dowie
  • 6Higgins
  • 17Carmichael
  • 8MillarSubstituted forMcKennaat 85'minutes
  • 18McShane
  • 3Holt
  • 15Paton
  • 11RussellSubstituted forDurnanat 74'minutes
  • 10ReillySubstituted forLyleat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mitchell
  • 5Durnan
  • 14McKenna
  • 19Lyle
  • 20Atkinson
  • 24Smith
  • 28Pickard

Cowdenbeath

  • 17Thomson
  • 27Toshney
  • 5Armstrong
  • 6Wedderburn
  • 3AdamsonBooked at 67mins
  • 7RobertsonSubstituted forOyenugaat 77'minutes
  • 4O'Brien
  • 8MilneSubstituted forNishat 71'minutes
  • 10Higgins
  • 15Buchanan
  • 26MarshallSubstituted forHughesat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Nish
  • 12Kane
  • 18Brownlie
  • 19Oyenuga
  • 20Miller
  • 25Sneddon
  • 28Hughes
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
1,671

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home18
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 4, Cowdenbeath 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 4, Cowdenbeath 1.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Zander Clark.

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

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 4, Cowdenbeath 1. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Carmichael.

Foul by Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South).

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Ian McShane.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Declan Hughes replaces Colin Marshall.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Stephen McKenna replaces Mark Millar.

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath).

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

Michael Paton (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Kudus Oyenuga replaces Jon Robertson.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Cowdenbeath 1. Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mark Millar with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Kenny Adamson.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Mark Durnan replaces Iain Russell.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Kenny Adamson.

Attempt missed. Sean Higgins (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Colin Nish replaces Lewis Milne.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

Attempt missed. Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Mark Millar (Queen of the South).

Colin Marshall (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

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

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 2, Cowdenbeath 1. Sean Higgins (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Derek Lyle replaces Gavin Reilly.

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

Attempt missed. Ian McShane (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Kenny Adamson.

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

Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).

Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts29253184186678
2Hibernian28167555243155
3Rangers27147649282149
4Queen of Sth28138749321747
5Falkirk28111074239343
6Raith Rovers28106123348-1536
7Dumbarton2986153064-3430
8Alloa3047192345-2219
9Cowdenbeath2854192272-5019
10Livingston2946192845-1713
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