Scottish Championship
DumbartonDumbarton0Queen of SthQueen of the South0

Dumbarton 0-0 Queen of the South

By Connie McLaughlinBBC Scotland at CID Stadium

Leaders Queen of the South remain unbeaten in the Championship after a frustrating day in Dumbarton.

The visitors struggled to find a cutting edge without top goalscorer Derek Lyle, who picked up a thigh injury in the warm up.

Dumbarton's Robert Thomson's clipped the post with a header and Darren Barr missed a close-range chance.

The hosts threaten again after the interval when Sam Stanton drove a shot into the side-netting.

The Doonhamers will lose top spot if nearest challengers Hibernian beat Dundee United at Easter Road on Sunday.

The Dumfries side had been averaging two goals a game in the league but found openings hard to come by.

Josh Todd had the first sight of goal for Dumbarton in the eighth minute when he won the ball in midfield and drove forward but dragged his effort wide.

Stephen Dobbie teed up Kyle Jacobs but his shot was narrowly wide before the former saw his shot blocked and Steven Rigg pulled the rebound wide.

After Thomson grazed the woodwork Barr should have put the hosts ahead but put the ball over the crossbar after a long throw from Daniel Harvie caused havoc in the Queens box.

Dobbie curled an early shot wide in the second half before Alan Martin had to be sharp to stop Rigg's header.

Lyndon Dykes then sent another header wide for Queens as both sides had to settle for a point.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Martin
  • 2Pettigrew
  • 14Barr
  • 3DochertyBooked at 70mins
  • 12Harvie
  • 17Smith
  • 4ThomsonSubstituted forFlemingat 83'minutes
  • 7Todd
  • 11StantonSubstituted forStirlingat 73'minutes
  • 6Stevenson
  • 10Thomson

Substitutes

  • 9Fleming
  • 15McCallum
  • 19Ewings
  • 22Stirling

Queen of Sth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Robinson
  • 4Dowie
  • 5Brownlie
  • 2Hamill
  • 6Higgins
  • 7AndersonSubstituted forBrotherstonat 72'minutes
  • 8Millar
  • 14Jacobs
  • 25Dykes
  • 12RiggSubstituted forPickardat 81'minutes
  • 11Dobbie

Substitutes

  • 3Marshall
  • 16Hooper
  • 17Pickard
  • 19Moxon
  • 21Leighfield
  • 35Brotherston
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
840

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dumbarton 0, Queen of the South 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dumbarton 0, Queen of the South 0.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Josh Todd (Dumbarton).

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Garry Fleming replaces Joseph Thomson.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Jake Pickard replaces Steven Rigg.

  7. Post update

    Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Andy Stirling (Dumbarton).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Robert Thomson (Dumbarton).

  11. Post update

    Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steven Rigg (Queen of the South) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Andy Stirling replaces Samuel Stanton.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert Thomson (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Dean Brotherston replaces Grant Anderson.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Booking

    Mark Docherty (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mark Docherty (Dumbarton).

  19. Post update

    Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joseph Thomson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.