Scottish Championship
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Stephen Dobbie hat-trick for Queen of the South sinks Falkirk to bottom spot

Stephen Dobbie
Stephen Dobbie grabbed two goals before the break

Gary Naysmith hailed Queen of the South's 3-0 victory over Falkirk as the best performance of his reign at Palmerston.

Stephen Dobbie scored a hat-trick to blow away their hosts at Westfield for their first win of the league campaign.

"It was a complete performance," Naysmith told BBC Scotland, who has been Queens boss since December 2016.

"Even at 3-0 I was urging the players on. I wanted that clean sheet."

The 35-year-old opened the scoring for the visitors in the 10th minute when he volleyed into the net from 20 yards out.

Dobbie then doubled Queens' lead on six minutes before the break as he burst by the Falkirk defence to finish just inside the box.

The striker added his third from close range on the 75th minute.

Falkirk thought they had equalised earlier in the game from Andy Irving's free-kick but referee Steven Reid ruled it out for a foul.

The result means Falkirk slip to the foot of the table.

"We were miles off it. We didn't perform to any level," said Falkirk manager Paul Hartley.

"We were well beaten. If it wasn't for the keeper it could have been even more. It's a disappointing result and performance.

"We had 10 outfield guys who didn't perform today."

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Fasan
  • 4MuirheadBooked at 78mins
  • 5Dallison-Lisbon
  • 15HarrisonSubstituted forPetraviciusat 45'minutes
  • 3McGhee
  • 25IrvingSubstituted forGreenwoodat 45'minutes
  • 6PatonBooked at 44mins
  • 10Owen-EvansSubstituted forFroxyliasat 67'minutes
  • 26Russell
  • 9Lewis
  • 24Haber

Substitutes

  • 2Kidd
  • 7Petravicius
  • 8Sammut
  • 11Froxylias
  • 14Robson
  • 23Greenwood
  • 31Mutch

Queen of Sth

  • 1Martin
  • 2Mercer
  • 12Semple
  • 6Doyle
  • 3Marshall
  • 10ToddSubstituted forBellat 85'minutes
  • 8Jacobs
  • 14HarkinsSubstituted forIvisonat 90+1'minutes
  • 7Stirling
  • 25Dykes
  • 11DobbieSubstituted forWatsonat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Watson
  • 17Murray
  • 18Tremble
  • 19Bell
  • 20Leighfield
  • 26Ivison
Referee:
Steven Reid
Attendance:
4,026

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home3
Away27
Shots on Target
Home0
Away11
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home18
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 0, Queen of the South 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 0, Queen of the South 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Dean Watson replaces Stephen Dobbie.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Robbie Ivison replaces Gary Harkins.

Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. Gary Harkins (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Callum Semple (Queen of the South).

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

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Leonardo Fasan.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Owen Bell replaces Josh Todd.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Leonardo Fasan.

Attempt saved. Gary Harkins (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Dimitris Froxylias (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South).

Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Josh Todd (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Haber (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andy Stirling (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk).

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

Foul by Deimantas Petravicius (Falkirk).

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 0, Queen of the South 3. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Josh Todd (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk).

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

Foul by Deimantas Petravicius (Falkirk).

Foul by Scott Mercer (Queen of the South).

Rees Greenwood (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Leonardo Fasan.

Attempt missed. Andy Stirling (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Dimitris Froxylias replaces Tom Owen-Evans.

Michael Doyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Haber (Falkirk).

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr32106157
2Morton32106337
3Dundee Utd32017526
4Ross County32015326
5Inverness CT31203215
6Queen of Sth31116424
7Partick Thistle310236-33
8Dunfermline310259-43
9Alloa301225-31
10Falkirk300316-50
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