Queen of the South 1-0 Alloa Athletic

Nicky Clark was the hero for Queen of the South as they recorded their fifth straight league win of the season with a victory over Alloa Athletic.

The league leaders made a strong start to the game and had no shortage of early chances.

The best of these fell to Clark, whose 20-yard drive was punched to safety by Scott Bain in the 10th minute.

Athletic hit back in the second half but the home side defended well and never looked like conceding.

Shortly after re-start, Clark hit his seventh goal of the season to put his side ahead.

Alloa pushed for an equaliser, but Clark's goal was enough to seal all three points for the Doonhamers.

Queen of the South: Robinson, Mitchell, Durnan, Higgins, Holt, Carmichael, Burns, Derek Young, Gibson (Orsi 68), Reilly, Clark. Subs Not Used: Atkinson, McKenna, McGuffie, Johnston.

Goals: Clark 67.

Alloa Athletic : Bain, James Doyle, Gordon, Marr, Meggatt, Young (Docherty 40), Simmons, Ryan McCord, Cawley, Grehan (Thomson 55), Holmes. Subs Not Used: Craig McDowall, Ross McCord, Makombo-Eboma.

Booked: Ryan McCord, Gordon.

Att: 1,370

Ref: John Beaton