Scottish Championship
Queen of SthQueen of the South4BrechinBrechin City1
Derek Lyle
Derek Lyle enjoyed a scoring start to the new season

Derek Lyle scored twice as Queen of the South battered Championship new boys Brechin City.

The veteran striker drilled home from Jordan Marshall's corner and pounced on a rebound to make it 2-0 at the break.

John Rankin added to the lead with a tap in before Chris O'Neil pulled one back in the 75th minute.

Lyndon Dykes restored the hosts' three-goal cushion almost immediately, chipping goalkeeper Graeme Smith to put the game beyond doubt.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1MartinSubstituted forLeighfieldat 17'minutes
  • 2Rooney
  • 4Fordyce
  • 5Brownlie
  • 3Marshall
  • 17Murray
  • 8Rankin
  • 14JacobsSubstituted forAkubuineat 82'minutes
  • 21CarmichaelSubstituted forStirlingat 59'minutes
  • 9Lyle
  • 25Dykes

Substitutes

  • 6Tapping
  • 7Stirling
  • 19Bell
  • 20Leighfield
  • 22Akubuine
  • 24Mercer

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McLean
  • 15Spark
  • 20Crighton
  • 3DyerBooked at 59mins
  • 7Love
  • 4FuscoSubstituted forSinclairat 68'minutes
  • 8Graham
  • 12O'NeilBooked at 66minsSubstituted forFordat 79'minutes
  • 9Jackson
  • 10LayneSubstituted forOrsiat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Ford
  • 18Orsi
  • 19O'Neil
  • 21Sinclair
  • 24Dods
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
1,209

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away3
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away7

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