Queen of the South 2-1 Brechin

Second Division champions Queen of the South recorded a second win over Brechin City in the space of four days.

Queens clinched the title in emphatic fashion with a 6-0 win over third-placed City on Wednesday but did not find it as easy this time around.

Mark Durnan headed the Doonhamers in front from Chris Mitchell's 16th-minute corner and that was the way it stayed until 17 minutes from time.

Derek Lyle, who had earlier headed against the post, grabbed the crucial second from another Mitchell corner, converting right-footed into the top corner from 12 yards.

Brechin immediately pulled one back from the penalty spot to set up an interesting finale. Alan Trouten converted after Durnan's foul on Andrew Jackson, but the visitors could not level.

Queen of South: Robinson, Mitchell, Durnan, Higgins, Fitzpatrick, Carmichael (Gibson 57), McKenna, Young, Paton, Reilly (Kevin Smith 67), Clark (Lyle 57). Subs Not Used: Atkinson, McGuffie.

Booked: Durnan.

Goals: Durnan 16, Lyle 73.

Brechin: Andrews, Pursehouse, Rodger, Hay, Paul McLean, Murdoch (Carcary 61), Jonathan Stewart, Trouten, Longridge (Ferguson 61), Ryan Stewart (Cameron 71), Jackson. Subs Not Used: Nelson, McKenna.

Goals: Trouten 75 pen.

Att: 2,026

Ref: Greg Aitken