Queen of the South moved top of the Scottish Championship with a handsome win over Dumbarton, who sit bottom.

Derek Lyle slid in to capitalise on a poor passback by Scott Linton and give Queens the lead early in the match.

Gavin Reilly's header and Jamie Fowler's strike extended the visitors' advantage.

And Iain Russell completed the rout near the end when he slotted past goalkeeper Danny Rogers.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Dumbarton

  • 01 Rogers
  • 05 Mair
  • 03 Linton
  • 04 Graham Booked
  • 02 van Zanten
  • 08 Agnew (Gilhaney - 57' )
  • 06 Turner
  • 11 Kirkpatrick
  • 10 Megginson
  • 09 Nish (Prunty - 76' )
  • 20 Campbell (Fleming - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Gilhaney
  • 12 Taggart
  • 14 Fleming
  • 15 Prunty
  • 17 Murray
  • 18 McDougall
  • 21 Grindlay

Queen of the South

  • 01 Clark
  • 06 Higgins
  • 03 Holt
  • 05 Durnan
  • 04 Dowie
  • 17 Carmichael (Kidd - 80' )
  • 18 McShane
  • 26 Fowler
  • 11 Russell
  • 19 Lyle (Dzierzawski - 75' )
  • 10 Reilly (Baird - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Baird
  • 12 Kidd
  • 16 Dzierzawski
  • 20 Atkinson
  • 21 Slattery
  • 22 Hooper
  • 23 Smith
Ref: Don Robertson
Att: 958

Match Stats

Shots

5 13

On target

1 5

Corners

2 6

Fouls

6 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dumbarton 0, Queen of the South 4.

90:00 +0:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dumbarton 0, Queen of the South 4.

87:21

Foul by James Fowler (Queen of the South).

87:21

Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:51

Foul by John Baird (Queen of the South).

86:51

Andy Graham (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:38

Attempt missed. Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

82:44

Attempt missed. Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

82:19

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Lee Mair.

81:34

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

81:34

Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:30 Substitution

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

78:31

Attempt missed. Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

76:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. John Baird replaces Gavin Reilly.

76:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 0, Queen of the South 4. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

75:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Bryan Prunty replaces Colin Nish.

74:45

Foul by Ian McShane (Queen of the South).

74:45

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Kevin Dzierzawski replaces Derek Lyle.

70:46

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

70:18

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by David van Zanten.

69:45

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

67:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 0, Queen of the South 3. James Fowler (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

67:07

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

67:07

Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:40

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

64:57

Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:57

Foul by Colin Nish (Dumbarton).

63:31

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

63:31

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

62:02

Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

58:43

Attempt missed. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

57:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Garry Fleming replaces Archie Campbell.

56:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Mark Gilhaney replaces Scott Agnew.

53:53 Booking

Booking Andy Graham (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

53:42

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

53:42

Foul by Andy Graham (Dumbarton).

50:48

Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).

50:48

Scott Linton (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 0, Queen of the South 2. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Derek Lyle with a cross.

48:40

Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00

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

45:00 +1:52 Half time

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

43:26

Attempt saved. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

39:42

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

39:42

Foul by David van Zanten (Dumbarton).

36:35

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

36:35

David van Zanten (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:46

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

34:46

Archie Campbell (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:45

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

32:57

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Mark Durnan.

30:55

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

29:45

Delay in match Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) because of an injury.

29:26

Attempt missed. James Fowler (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

27:14

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Lee Mair.

25:11

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

25:11

Dangerous play by Andy Graham (Dumbarton).

22:27

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Andy Graham.

19:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 0, Queen of the South 1. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

15:54

Foul by James Fowler (Queen of the South).

15:54

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:05

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

13:05

Foul by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).

11:34

Attempt missed. Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

8:32

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

6:57

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Lee Mair.

3:27

Attempt missed. Chris Turner (Dumbarton) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left from a direct free kick.

2:58

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

2:58

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:36

Attempt missed. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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