Queen of the South A-A Dundee United

Palmerston Park
Referee Craig Thomson said "a film of frost started to develop" at Palmerston

Queen of the South's Championship match with Dundee United was abandoned at half-time, with the score at 0-0, because of a frozen pitch.

Referee Craig Thomson said: "At the start of the game, the pitch was in good condition but it started to get harder as the temperature dropped.

"A film of frost started to develop and a number of players expressed concerns about turning and stopping.

"I checked the pitch at half-time and I felt it would only have got worse."

Thomson added on BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound: "The safety of players is paramount and it was not a great spectacle for spectators."

Earlier on Saturday, six Scottish Professional Football League games were postponed because of the cold weather.

Kyle Jacobs and Sam Stanton
Queens and United will need to rearrange their Championship meeting

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 20Leighfield
  • 24Mercer
  • 4Fordyce
  • 5Brownlie
  • 3Marshall
  • 10Thomas
  • 14Jacobs
  • 8RankinSubstituted forLyleat 64'minutes
  • 12Thomson
  • 11DobbieSubstituted forFergussonat 35'minutes
  • 25DykesBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMurrayat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Cameron
  • 9Lyle
  • 15Todorov
  • 17Murray
  • 18Fergusson
  • 23Beerman
  • 34Lyle

Dundee Utd

  • 25Lewis
  • 4Durnan
  • 5Quinn
  • 3Scobbie
  • 2MurdochBooked at 18mins
  • 16FloodSubstituted forSlaterat 88'minutes
  • 11KingSubstituted forMcMullanat 84'minutes
  • 12Stanton
  • 17RobsonBooked at 64mins
  • 9MikkelsenSubstituted forMcDonaldat 73'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 28Smith

Substitutes

  • 7McMullan
  • 8McDonald
  • 14Edjenguele
  • 15Slater
  • 21Mehmet
  • 24Gillespie
  • 38Chalmers
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
1,480

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 1, Dundee United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 1, Dundee United 3.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

Ross Fergusson (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Durnan (Dundee United).

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Jack Leighfield.

Attempt saved. Craig Slater (Dundee United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Craig Slater replaces Willo Flood.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Paul McMullan replaces Billy King.

Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Smith (Dundee United).

Scott McDonald (Dundee United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Scott McDonald (Dundee United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Booking

Scott McDonald (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Billy King (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Callum Fordyce (Queen of the South).

Billy King (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Stewart Murdoch.

Attempt saved. Joseph Thomson (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Matthew Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Scott McDonald replaces Thomas Mikkelsen.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Thomas Mikkelsen (Dundee United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Connor Murray replaces Lyndon Dykes.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Derek Lyle replaces John Rankin.

Booking

Jamie Robson (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dom Thomas (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Robson (Dundee United).

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Thomas Mikkelsen (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Callum Fordyce (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thomas Mikkelsen (Dundee United).

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 1, Dundee United 3. Matthew Smith (Dundee United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Quinn.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Scott Mercer.

Foul by Scott Mercer (Queen of the South).

Billy King (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joseph Thomson (Queen of the South).

Paul Quinn (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jamie Robson (Dundee United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 1, Dundee United 2. Matthew Smith (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Stewart Murdoch.

goal

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