Scottish Championship
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Queen of the South 3-1 Alloa Athletic

Queen of the South pulled away from the relegation play-off zone with their first victory of 2014.

Queens hit the front through Michael Paton's deflected shot and doubled their lead as Gavin Reilly found the top corner with a brilliant volley.

Derek Lyle made the points safe on 55 minutes as he finished from close range at the end of a flowing Queens move.

Substitute Ross Caldwell gave Alloa hope when he turned home Ben Gordon's but the hosts held on.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1Clark
  • 2Mitchell
  • 3Holt
  • 4McKennaBooked at 13mins
  • 5Durnan
  • 6Higgins
  • 10Paton
  • 8BurnsBooked at 39mins
  • 9LyleSubstituted forMcGuffieat 83'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 11RussellSubstituted forCarmichaelat 69'minutes
  • 7Reilly

Substitutes

  • 12Atkinson
  • 14Carmichael
  • 15McShane
  • 16Dzierzawski
  • 17McGuffie
  • 18Slattery
  • 19Smith

Alloa

  • 1Bain
  • 2Doyle
  • 3Meggatt
  • 8McCordSubstituted forCaldwellat 53'minutes
  • 4Gordon
  • 5MarrSubstituted forCreaneyat 83'minutes
  • 10HolmesBooked at 68mins
  • 6SimmonsSubstituted forFernsat 72'minutes
  • 9Kirk
  • 7CawleyBooked at 61mins
  • 11Caddis

Substitutes

  • 12Young
  • 14Caldwell
  • 15Ferns
  • 16Tiffoney
  • 17Robertson
  • 18Creaney
  • 21McDowall
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
1,476

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 3, Alloa Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 3, Alloa Athletic 1.
Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Michael Doyle.
Attempt blocked. Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).
Michael Paton (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ross Caldwell (Alloa Athletic).
Foul by Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South).
Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Paul Burns (Queen of the South).
Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Paul Burns (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Ryan McGuffie (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Ryan McGuffie (Queen of the South).
Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. James Creaney replaces Jason Marr because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Ryan McGuffie replaces Derek Lyle.
Attempt saved. Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Graeme Holmes.
Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).
Paul Burns (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Ross Caldwell (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).
Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).
Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Stephen Simmons.
Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Daniel Carmichael replaces Iain Russell.

Booking

Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Paul Burns (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).
Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Attempt saved. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Alloa Athletic 1. Ross Caldwell (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Graeme Holmes.

Booking

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Zander Clark.
Attempt saved. Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Alloa Athletic 0. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Iain Russell.
Foul by Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South).
Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Ross Caldwell replaces Ryan McCord.
Attempt missed. Paul Burns (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).
Attempt missed. Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Mark Durnan.
Attempt blocked. Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Second Half

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

Half Time

First Half ends, Queen of the South 2, Alloa Athletic 0.
Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic).
Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Chris Higgins.
Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).
Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Paul Burns (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee2012351839
2Hamilton2011541238
3Falkirk199641533
4Raith Rovers20866-130
5Livingston20848028
6Alloa20848028
7Dumbarton20839-527
8Queen of Sth19748325
9Cowdenbeath205312-1718
10Morton202414-2510
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