Scottish Championship
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Dumbarton 0-2 Queen of the South

By Connie McLaughlinBBC Scotland

Queen of the South went top of the Championship table after scoring a goal in each half against Dumbarton without reply.

Iain Russell tapped home after a cross from Alex Harris and then Derek Lyle secured the points midway through the second half with a header.

Willie Gibson came close for the Sons with a 25-yard shot that whistled wide of the post.

But, unlike Queens, Dumbarton could not make it three wins from three.

The visitors took the initiative through Iain Russell, his cross from the right finding Mark Millar, whose close-range effort was well blocked by goalkeeper Mark Brown.

Dumbarton tried to show some home team authority but had to make do with a shot from outside the box and Gibson's long-range effort whizzed past.

The visitors began to settle and Ryan Conroy had a great opportunity midway through the first half but his shot from the edge of the box was also off target.

The opener was not far away, though, as Harris delivered from the right and all Russell had to do was apply the finish. He kept calm and slotted passed Brown.

The second duly arrived after the break. Some poor defending from the Dumbarton defence allowed Lyle the space and time to pick his spot and Brown had no chance.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1BrownBooked at 66mins
  • 2Taggart
  • 5Buchanan
  • 14BarrBooked at 28mins
  • 3Docherty
  • 7CawleySubstituted forBrownat 67'minutes
  • 8GallagherSubstituted forKirkpatrickat 85'minutes
  • 17Routledge
  • 13Gibson
  • 9Fleming
  • 12CraigBooked at 66minsSubstituted forSmithat 82'minutes


  • 4Graham
  • 10Kirkpatrick
  • 11Smith
  • 16Waters
  • 19Ewings
  • 21Brown

Queen of Sth

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1ThomsonSubstituted forAtkinsonat 59'minutes
  • 4Dowie
  • 6Higgins
  • 23Marshall
  • 10Conroy
  • 8Millar
  • 14JacobsBooked at 49minsSubstituted forHuttonat 74'minutes
  • 5Brownlie
  • 7HarrisSubstituted forKiddat 78'minutes
  • 9LyleBooked at 69mins
  • 11Russell


  • 2Kidd
  • 16Hutton
  • 17Pickard
  • 18Heffernan
  • 20Atkinson
  • 22Hooper
  • 24Smith
Brian Colvin

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamQueen of Sth
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Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gordon Smith (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces Grant Gallagher.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Gordon Smith replaces Steven Craig.

  8. Post update

    Mark Docherty (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Lewis Kidd replaces Alex Harris.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Kyle Hutton replaces Kyle Jacobs.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jon Routledge (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Booking

    Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Dumbarton 0, Queen of the South 2. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner following a corner.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Scott Brown replaces Kevin Cawley.

  20. Booking

    Mark Brown (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.