Queen of the South all but secured a place in the play-offs with victory over Livingston.

Goals from Ian McShane and Iain Russell tied up a victory that leaves Queens three points ahead of Dumbarton and with a much better goal difference with one game left.

The hosts took the lead when McShane went through on goal and slotted under Darren Jamieson.

And Russell calmly converted a second to put the result beyond doubt.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Queen of the South

  • 01 Clark
  • 02 Mitchell Booked
  • 03 Holt
  • 04 Kerr
  • 05 Durnan
  • 06 Dowie
  • 07 Burns
  • 08 McShane (Kidd - 74' )
  • 09 Lyle (Young - 62' )
  • 10 Paton (McHugh - 26' )
  • 11 Russell

Substitutes

  • 12 Atkinson
  • 14 McHugh
  • 15 Carmichael
  • 16 Young
  • 17 Dzierzawski
  • 18 Higgins
  • 19 Kidd

Livingston

  • 01 Jamieson
  • 07 Jacobs
  • 03 Talbot
  • 16 Beaumont (Habai - 66' )
  • 05 Fordyce
  • 19 Sives
  • 21 Jacobs
  • 08 O'Brien
  • 09 McNulty
  • 31 Praprotnik (Lander - 62' )
  • 48 Mullen (Wilkie - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Scott
  • 11 Denholm
  • 14 Habai
  • 17 Walker
  • 18 Wilkie
  • 45 Rutherford
  • 49 Lander
Ref: Don Robertson
Att: 1,923

Match Stats

Shots

11 6

On target

6 2

Corners

1 3

Fouls

7 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queen of the South 2, Livingston 0.

90:00 +1:25 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queen of the South 2, Livingston 0.

90:00 +1:05

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90:00 +0:16

Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).

90:00 +0:16

Jason Talbot (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:06

Foul by Robert McHugh (Queen of the South).

87:06

Craig Sives (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:18

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

78:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livingston. Kyle Wilkie replaces Daniel Mullen.

75:45

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

75:45

Foul by Craig Sives (Livingston).

74:31

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.

73:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Lewis Kidd replaces Ian McShane.

71:16

Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).

71:16

Callum Fordyce (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:15

Kevin Holt (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

68:15

Foul by Burton O'Brien (Livingston).

65:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livingston. Michal Habai replaces Jack Beaumont.

61:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Derek Young replaces Derek Lyle.

61:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livingston. Kyle Lander replaces Nejc Praprotnik.

61:22

Foul by Mark Kerr (Queen of the South).

61:22

Nejc Praprotnik (Livingston) wins a free kick on the left wing.

59:40

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

59:40

Foul by Marc McNulty (Livingston).

57:24

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Chris Mitchell.

55:41 Booking

Booking Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

55:34

Foul by Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South).

55:34

Marc McNulty (Livingston) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 2, Livingston 0. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Burns.

52:53

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

52:29

Attempt saved. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

51:38

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

45:00

Second Half begins Queen of the South 1, Livingston 0.

45:00 +0:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queen of the South 1, Livingston 0.

39:14

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

38:40

Foul by Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South).

38:40

Jason Talbot (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:12

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

38:12

Foul by Marc McNulty (Livingston).

31:26

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

27:18

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Chris Mitchell.

25:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Robert McHugh replaces Michael Paton because of an injury.

24:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 1, Livingston 0. Ian McShane (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

22:31

Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:31

Foul by Michael Paton (Queen of the South).

21:05

Attempt missed. Daniel Mullen (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

20:32

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Chris Mitchell.

19:07

Attempt missed. Nejc Praprotnik (Livingston) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

18:50

Attempt saved. Nejc Praprotnik (Livingston) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

14:14

Attempt missed. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

11:02

Attempt saved. Michael Paton (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

8:07

Foul by Nejc Praprotnik (Livingston).

8:07

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

5:20

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

5:08

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

4:49

Attempt blocked. Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

4:12

Foul by Nejc Praprotnik (Livingston).

4:12

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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