Queen of the South held on to beat Cowdenbeath, despite a late rally from the visitors.

Christopher Higgins fired the hosts in front by turning in Christopher Mitchell's corner.

Gavin Reilly produced a neat finish from close range to double Queen's advantage.

There was a glimmer of hope for Cowden when substitute Sammy Stewart fired home but it proved to be too little, too late for the away side.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Queen of the South

  • 01 Clark
  • 02 Mitchell
  • 03 Holt
  • 04 McShane
  • 05 Dowie Booked
  • 06 Higgins
  • 11 Russell (Paton - 51' )
  • 08 Kerr
  • 10 Reilly
  • 09 McHugh (Lyle - 69' )
  • 07 Burns

Substitutes

  • 12 Atkinson
  • 14 Lyle
  • 15 Paton
  • 16 Carmichael
  • 17 Dzierzawski
  • 18 Kidd
  • 19 Hooper

Cowdenbeath

  • 17 Usai
  • 14 Brett (Morton - 47' )
  • 02 McKeown
  • 18 Milne
  • 05 Armstrong
  • 06 Wedderburn Booked
  • 26 Kane
  • 16 Fowler
  • 09 Stewart
  • 08 Stevenson (Miller - 65' )
  • 22 Robertson (Stewart - 47' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Flynn
  • 04 O'Brien
  • 07 Stewart
  • 11 Morton
  • 12 Gold
  • 19 Pyper
  • 20 Miller
Ref: Craig Charleston
Att: 1,619

Match Stats

Shots

15 9

On target

4 4

Corners

8 7

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queen of the South 2, Cowdenbeath 1.

90:00 +2:44 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queen of the South 2, Cowdenbeath 1.

90:00 +1:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 2, Cowdenbeath 1. Sammy Stewart (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

90:00 +1:03 Booking

Booking Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:57

Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +0:54

Foul by Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South).

89:35

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:35

Foul by James Fowler (Cowdenbeath).

88:29

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:29

Foul by Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath).

86:37

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Rory McKeown.

85:41

Foul by Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath).

85:41

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

84:38

Attempt missed. Paul Burns (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

82:26

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Mark Kerr.

80:56

Attempt missed. Paul Burns (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

79:11

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

78:31

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

78:04

Jordan Morton (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:04

Foul by Michael Paton (Queen of the South).

77:53

Attempt saved. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

77:00

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:56

Foul by Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath).

74:37

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

73:57 Booking

Booking Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

73:48

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath).

73:48

Mark Kerr (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:16

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

72:34

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

72:27

Attempt saved. Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

71:37

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Paul Burns.

71:30

Attempt blocked. James Fowler (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

70:53

Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

68:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Derek Lyle replaces Robert McHugh.

67:22

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:22

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

65:37

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

65:30

Attempt blocked. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

64:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Kyle Miller replaces Jamie Stevenson.

64:00

Attempt missed. Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

63:25

Attempt blocked. Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

62:59

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

61:51

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by John Armstrong.

61:07

Robert McHugh (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:07

Foul by James Fowler (Cowdenbeath).

60:12

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

58:26

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by John Armstrong.

57:02

Attempt missed. Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

56:28

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

56:28

Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:22

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

52:02

Foul by Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South).

52:02

Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

51:38

Attempt missed. Ian McShane (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

50:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Michael Paton replaces Iain Russell.

49:19

Attempt saved. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

48:28

Foul by Ian McShane (Queen of the South).

48:28

Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:14

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Jamie Stevenson.

46:45

Attempt missed. Jordan Morton (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

46:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Sammy Stewart replaces Jon Robertson.

46:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Jordan Morton replaces Dean Brett.

45:00

Second Half begins Queen of the South 2, Cowdenbeath 0.

45:00 +0:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queen of the South 2, Cowdenbeath 0.

44:01

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

40:01

Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).

40:01

Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:05

Hand ball by Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath).

33:52

Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

33:52

Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 2, Cowdenbeath 0. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

31:36

Hand ball by Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath).

28:04

Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

27:34

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Dean Brett.

26:23

Hand ball by Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath).

24:43

Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

24:43

Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:24

Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

21:49

Mark Kerr (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:49

Foul by Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath).

19:28

Hand ball by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).

18:00

Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:35

Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).

17:35

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 1, Cowdenbeath 0. Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Mitchell with a cross.

14:29

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by James Fowler.

6:28

Foul by Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath).

6:28

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

5:54

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Mark Kerr.

5:06

Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:06

Foul by Chris Higgins (Queen of the South).

4:39

Foul by Robert McHugh (Queen of the South).

4:39

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:46

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

2:46

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:01

Attempt missed. Paul Burns (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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