Scottish Championship
Queen of SthQueen of the South3AlloaAlloa Athletic1

Queen of the South 3-1 Alloa Athletic

Iain Russell scored twice as Queen of the South began their Championship campaign with a comfortable win.

Derek Lyle tucked in a fifth-minute shot, with Geoff Mitchell heading wide from a good chance to level.

Russell then finished off a good move before beating two defenders to slot home his second.

Iain Flannigan pulled one back but Alloa could not make further inroads as Queens passed up several good chances to stretch their lead.

Lyle cleared the crossbar with an audacious effort from his own half and Russell twice could have had his hat-trick.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Thomson
  • 2KiddSubstituted forTappingat 83'minutes
  • 4Dowie
  • 6Higgins
  • 23Marshall
  • 10ConroySubstituted forBrownlieat 90+4'minutes
  • 17Pickard
  • 14Jacobs
  • 11Russell
  • 9LyleSubstituted forSmithat 90+3'minutes
  • 22Hooper

Substitutes

  • 5Brownlie
  • 12Rutherford
  • 15Tapping
  • 19Moxon
  • 20Atkinson
  • 24Smith
  • 27Higgins

Alloa

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 21Crawford
  • 20Williams
  • 4ReintamBooked at 29minsSubstituted forChopraat 45'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 5Hamilton
  • 3HillSubstituted forMarrat 83'minutes
  • 2McAusland
  • 8O'Brien
  • 14McManusSubstituted forFernsat 69'minutes
  • 16Flannigan
  • 7Duffy
  • 23Mitchell

Substitutes

  • 1McNeil
  • 6Marr
  • 9Chopra
  • 10Holmes
  • 11Ferns
  • 12Kader
  • 18Hetherington
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
1,726

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queen of the South 3, Alloa Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queen of the South 3, Alloa Athletic 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Darren Brownlie replaces Ryan Conroy.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Aidan Smith replaces Derek Lyle.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Scott Hooper.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jake Pickard (Queen of the South).

  7. Post update

    Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Booking

    Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jason Marr replaces Dougie Hill because of an injury.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Callum Tapping replaces Lewis Kidd.

  13. Post update

    Ryan Conroy (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Scott Hooper (Queen of the South).

  16. Post update

    Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  18. Post update

    Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Geoff Mitchell (Alloa Athletic).

  20. Post update

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