Scottish Championship
Queen of Sth3Alloa1

Queen of the South 3-1 Alloa Athletic

Iain Russell scored twice as Queen of the South began their Championship campaign with a comfortable win.

Derek Lyle tucked in a fifth-minute shot, with Geoff Mitchell heading wide from a good chance to level.

Russell then finished off a good move before beating two defenders to slot home his second.

Iain Flannigan pulled one back but Alloa could not make further inroads as Queens passed up several good chances to stretch their lead.

Lyle cleared the crossbar with an audacious effort from his own half and Russell twice could have had his hat-trick.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1Thomson
  • 2KiddSubstituted forTappingat 83'minutes
  • 4Dowie
  • 6Higgins
  • 23Marshall
  • 10ConroySubstituted forBrownlieat 90+4'minutes
  • 17Pickard
  • 14Jacobs
  • 11Russell
  • 9LyleSubstituted forSmithat 90+3'minutes
  • 22Hooper

Substitutes

  • 5Brownlie
  • 12Rutherford
  • 15Tapping
  • 19Moxon
  • 20Atkinson
  • 24Smith
  • 27Higgins

Alloa

  • 21Crawford
  • 20Williams
  • 4ReintamBooked at 29minsSubstituted forChopraat 45'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 5Hamilton
  • 3HillSubstituted forMarrat 83'minutes
  • 2McAusland
  • 8O'Brien
  • 14McManusSubstituted forFernsat 69'minutes
  • 16Flannigan
  • 7Duffy
  • 23Mitchell

Substitutes

  • 1McNeil
  • 6Marr
  • 9Chopra
  • 10Holmes
  • 11Ferns
  • 12Kader
  • 18Hetherington
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
1,726

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home11
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.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Darren Brownlie replaces Ryan Conroy.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Aidan Smith replaces Derek Lyle.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Scott Hooper.

Foul by Jake Pickard (Queen of the South).

Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jason Marr replaces Dougie Hill because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Callum Tapping replaces Lewis Kidd.

Ryan Conroy (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic).

Foul by Scott Hooper (Queen of the South).

Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

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

Foul by Geoff Mitchell (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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

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

Foul by Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt missed. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Connor McManus.

Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt saved. Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Kyle McAusland.

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

Foul by Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic).

Foul by Chris Higgins (Queen of the South).

Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Hooper (Queen of the South).

Colin Hamilton (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

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

Attempt missed. Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

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