Scottish Championship
Queen of SthQueen of the South4BrechinBrechin City1

Queen of the South 4-1 Brechin City

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queen of the South 4, Brechin City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queen of the South 4, Brechin City 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Jesse Akubuine replaces Kyle Jacobs.

  4. Post update

    Jack Leighfield (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Rooney (Queen of the South).

  7. Post update

    Kalvin Orsi (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Elliot Ford replaces Chris O'Neil.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Queen of the South 4, Brechin City 1. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the high centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Sean Crighton.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Queen of the South 3, Brechin City 1. Chris O'Neil (Brechin City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ally Love.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South).

  13. Post update

    Finn Graham (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Andy Stirling (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    John Rankin (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Chris O'Neil (Brechin City).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Finn Graham (Brechin City).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Rooney (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Jordan Sinclair replaces Gary Fusco.