Match ends, Queen of the South 0, Dundee 1.
Jordon Forster's first goal of the season gave Dundee victory against struggling Queen of the South and moved them back into the play-off positions in the Scottish Championship.
The former Hibernian defender finished from 10 yards at Palmerston after Christophe Berra's effort was saved.
Dundee are up to third, but have played two games more than Ayr United, whose game at Arbroath was abandoned.
Queens, meanwhile, slipped behind Alloa to ninth, the relegation play-off spot.
Allan Johnston's side, now without a win in six league games, missed a great early chance when Deimantas Petravicius shot weakly at Conor Hazard.
Dundee have now won twice in a row as they seek to secure the top-four finish required to enter the Premiership play-offs.
'It's not momentum yet' - reaction
QoS manager Allan Johnston: "We had the best chance of the first half and we've got to score. We're in a fight. Every game is going to be massive between now and the end of the season.
"You start losing a few games and it becomes a bit nervy, and the crowd gets a bit nervy. Everybody needs to stick together."
Dundee manager James McPake: "Jordon [Forster] was great defensively but he's a real threat in the other box as well. We looked really solid as a unit.
"It's only two wins in a row; it's not enough. It's not quite momentum yet. When it becomes a few more decent performances and results, I'll be happier."
Queen of Sth
- 14DevineSubstituted forHamiltonat 80'minutes
- 17OsmanSubstituted forKiddat 18'minutes
- 19PetraviciusSubstituted forOliverat 73'minutes
- 10McGowanSubstituted forKerrat 81'minutes
- 9NelsonSubstituted forCrankshawat 69'minutes
- Don Robertson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Queen of the South 0, Dundee 1.
Foul by Dan Pybus (Queen of the South).
Cammy Kerr (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Oliver Crankshaw (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Iain Wilson (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cammy Kerr (Dundee).
Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Kevin Holt.
Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Jordon Forster.
Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Dundee) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.
Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Dundee) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Jordon Forster (Dundee) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.
Oliver Crankshaw (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Scott Mercer (Queen of the South).
Substitution, Dundee. Cammy Kerr replaces Paul McGowan.
Substitution, Queen of the South. Jack Hamilton replaces David Devine.
Foul by Shaun Byrne (Dundee).
Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul McGowan (Dundee).
Gary Oliver (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.