Two first-half goals gave Queen of the South victory over Alloa Athletic on the opening day of the Scottish Championship.

Derek Lyle finished smartly from the centre of penalty area to give Queens an early lead.

And Gavin Reilly gave the home fans further cheer with a thunderous strike from outside the box.

The Wasps came into the match in the second half but some stubborn defending ensured there would be no comeback.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Queen of the South

  • 01 Clark
  • 04 Dowie
  • 03 Holt
  • 18 McShane
  • 05 Durnan
  • 06 Higgins Booked
  • 17 Carmichael (Kidd - 70' )
  • 26 Fowler
  • 10 Reilly (Dzierzawski - 88' )
  • 19 Lyle (Baird - 77' )
  • 11 Russell

Substitutes

  • 09 Baird
  • 12 Kidd
  • 16 Dzierzawski
  • 20 Atkinson
  • 21 Slattery
  • 22 Hooper
  • 23 Smith

Alloa Athletic

  • 01 Gibson
  • 17 Doyle
  • 05 Meggatt
  • 06 Simmons
  • 15 Marr
  • 04 Gordon Booked
  • 10 Holmes
  • 08 McCord Booked (Flannigan - 69' )
  • 09 Spence
  • 07 Cawley
  • 19 Buchanan

Substitutes

  • 16 Flannigan
  • 18 Hetherington
  • 20 Asghar
  • 21 McDowall
  • 22 Hynd
Ref: Andrew Dallas
Att: 1,635

Match Stats

Shots

8 9

On target

4 3

Corners

6 9

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +2:07 Full time

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

90:00 +0:52

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Graeme Holmes.

89:55

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:55

Foul by John Baird (Queen of the South).

88:30

Attempt missed. Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

87:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Kevin Dzierzawski replaces Gavin Reilly.

84:31 Booking

Booking Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

84:24

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

84:24

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

83:17

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

83:17

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

82:49

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

81:25

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

81:25

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

76:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. John Baird replaces Derek Lyle.

73:15

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Iain Russell.

71:58

Attempt missed. Ian McShane (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high from a direct free kick.

71:02

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

71:02

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

69:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Lewis Kidd replaces Daniel Carmichael.

68:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Iain Flannigan replaces Ryan McCord.

66:00

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

64:41

Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:41

Foul by Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South).

62:44

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

61:00

Attempt missed. Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) header from the left side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

60:45

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Mark Durnan.

59:40

Foul by James Fowler (Queen of the South).

59:40

Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:16

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:16

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

53:49

Attempt missed. Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high following a corner.

53:16

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

51:43

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

51:21

Attempt saved. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

49:50

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

49:27

Attempt saved. Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

47:00

Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46:56

Foul by Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic).

45:00

Second Half begins Queen of the South 2, Alloa Athletic 0.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

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

44:41 Booking

Booking Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

44:34

Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

44:34

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

43:40

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Daryll Meggatt.

42:19

Attempt saved. Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

39:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 2, Alloa Athletic 0. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Iain Russell following a fast break.

38:26

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

38:00

Attempt blocked. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

36:43

Foul by Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic).

36:43

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

36:06 Booking

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

36:00

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:57

Foul by Chris Higgins (Queen of the South).

35:24

Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

35:11

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

34:36

Attempt blocked. Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

33:52

Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:52

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South).

32:55

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Daniel Carmichael.

31:16

Attempt missed. Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

29:14

Hand ball by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

28:40

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Zander Clark.

28:08

Attempt saved. Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

25:11

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

21:54

Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

17:24

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

17:24

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:54

Attempt missed. Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

14:58

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

9:31

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

9:31

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

7:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queen of the South 1, Alloa Athletic 0. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

5:24

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

5:24

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

4:00

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:53

Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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