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Arbroath 0-0 Queen of the South: Home side begin term with draw

Steven Doris (right) of Arbroath
Steven Doris (right) had Arbroath's best chances

Arbroath started their Scottish Championship campaign solidly with a point against Queen of the South.

Dick Campbell's men can be satisfied with a competent beginning to life in the second tier, their first venture at that level for 16 years.

Steven Doris had the hosts' best chances, heading straight at Robby McCrorie in the first half and shooting just wide in the second.

Queens had a great chance to win it late on but Callum Semple nodded wide.

Arbroath did have the ball in the net when Greig Spence tucked in Bobby Linn's cutback, but the offside flag was up.

Arbroath manager Dick Campbell: "You would have to be happy with a point when we're playing a full-time team. We're not going to be easy fodder for anybody, because we've got good players."

Queen of the South manager Allan Johnston: "Definitely not happy - we've got to win games like this. It's a hard place to come and the pitch isn't the biggest, but with the quality we've got we should be looking to win."

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Jamieson
  • 2Thomson
  • 4Little
  • 17Wilson
  • 3Hamilton
  • 16StewartSubstituted forMcKennaat 66'minutes
  • 18MurphySubstituted forGoldat 72'minutes
  • 6Whatley
  • 11LinnSubstituted forKaderat 78'minutes
  • 9Doris
  • 14Spence

Substitutes

  • 7Gold
  • 8McKenna
  • 10Swankie
  • 12Kader
  • 15Donnelly
  • 21Gaston

Queen of Sth

  • 1McCrorie
  • 2Mercer
  • 18Semple
  • 5Brownlie
  • 3Holt
  • 6Pybus
  • 8KiddSubstituted forMcCarthyat 78'minutes
  • 25Paton
  • 10Oliver
  • 7Murray
  • 9Hamilton

Substitutes

  • 4Kilday
  • 14McCarthy
  • 21Irving
  • 22Gourlay
  • 24Williams
  • 29Williamson
  • 30Burns
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
1,100

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 0, Queen of the South 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 0, Queen of the South 0.

Greig Spence (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Semple (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Callum Semple (Queen of the South) header from very close range misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Omar Kader.

Foul by Jason Thomson (Arbroath).

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

Foul by Steven Doris (Arbroath).

Scott Mercer (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Gold (Arbroath).

Andrew McCarthy (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Omar Kader replaces Bobby Linn.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Andrew McCarthy replaces Lewis Kidd.

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

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

David Gold (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Paton (Queen of the South).

Hand ball by Gary Oliver (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. David Gold replaces James Murphy.

Foul by Callum Semple (Queen of the South).

Steven Doris (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Ricky Little.

Foul by Michael Paton (Queen of the South).

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Michael McKenna replaces Scott Stewart.

Attempt saved. Connor Murray (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

James Murphy (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Michael Paton (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Robby McCrorie.

Attempt saved. Steven Doris (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Gary Oliver (Queen of the South) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).

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

Gary Oliver (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd11004133
2Ayr11004223
3Dundee10102201
4Dunfermline10102201
5Alloa10101101
6Partick Thistle10101101
7Arbroath10100001
8Queen of Sth10100001
9Morton100124-20
10Inverness CT100114-30
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