Scottish Championship
Queen of Sth4Falkirk2

Queen of the South 4-2 Falkirk

Stephen Dobbie
Scorer Stephen Dobbie returned for a second spell at the Doonhamers last summer

Queen of the South held off a late fight back from Falkirk to claim victory in their Championship game.

Stephen Dobbie opened the scored for Queens, reacting first after goalkeeper Robbie Thomson's clearance hit off him.

Dobbie set up Lyndon Dykes for the second soon after and Darren Brownlie headed the third with 15 minutes left.

But Joe McKee's free-kick and a Jordan McGhee strike brought the Bairns late hope until Lyle Taylor settled the game with a stoppage-time breakaway.

The victory means Queens stay fifth in the table, while Falkirk remain second bottom.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1Martin
  • 4Fordyce
  • 5Brownlie
  • 15Kerr
  • 24MercerSubstituted forRooneyat 58'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 17MurraySubstituted forTappingat 78'minutes
  • 14Jacobs
  • 8Rankin
  • 16McFaddenSubstituted forLyleat 65'minutes
  • 11Dobbie
  • 25Dykes

Substitutes

  • 2Rooney
  • 6Tapping
  • 7Stirling
  • 9Lyle
  • 10Kane
  • 20Leighfield
  • 22Akubuine

Falkirk

  • 1Thomson
  • 4Muirhead
  • 21BalatoniBooked at 21mins
  • 23Gallacher
  • 3McGheeBooked at 63mins
  • 35Dunne
  • 6McKee
  • 8Kerr
  • 28CraigenSubstituted forHarrisat 71'minutes
  • 9AustinSubstituted forLoyat 45'minutes
  • 11HippolyteSubstituted forMillerat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Gasparotto
  • 17Harris
  • 18Miller
  • 20O'Hara
  • 31Mutch
  • 33Loy
  • 44Watson
Referee:
Steven Kirkland
Attendance:
1,716

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 4, Falkirk 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 4, Falkirk 2.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 4, Falkirk 2. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Falkirk 2. Jordan McGhee (Falkirk) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Cieran Dunne.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Darren Brownlie.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Falkirk 1. Joe McKee (Falkirk) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Shaun Rooney (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shaun Rooney (Queen of the South).

Cieran Dunne (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Joe McKee (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South).

Alex Harris (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan McGhee (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Callum Tapping replaces Connor Murray.

Attempt missed. Cieran Dunne (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Falkirk 0. Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Connor Murray with a cross.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Conrad Balatoni.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Tony Gallacher.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Conrad Balatoni.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Alex Harris replaces James Craigen.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Robbie Thomson.

Attempt saved. Connor Murray (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Joe McKee (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Lee Miller (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Derek Lyle replaces James McFadden.

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

Attempt missed. Cieran Dunne (Falkirk) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jordan McGhee (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan McGhee (Falkirk).

Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Shaun Rooney replaces Scott Mercer because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Tony Gallacher.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Mercer.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren117222315823
2Livingston116322015521
3Dunfermline1162325111420
4Dundee Utd116231211120
5Queen of Sth115331913618
6Morton114431512316
7Inverness CT113351316-312
8Dumbarton11245816-810
9Falkirk11155818-108
10Brechin11029824-162
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