Scottish Championship
Queen of Sth3Brechin1

Queen of the South 3-1 Brechin City

Stephen Dobbie
Queen of the South's top scorer Stephen Dobbie again showed his prowess in front of goal

Stephen Dobbie scored a hat-trick as Queen of the South beat Brechin City to go level on points with fourth-placed Dunfermline in the Championship.

Dobbie, 35, curled a superb shot past Graeme Smith for the opener and twisted and turned past the visiting defence to fire his second.

A further Dobbie effort was ruled offside but he again outfoxed defenders to complete his third treble this term.

Callumn Morrison grabbed a late consolation for bottom side Brechin.

Veteran forward Dobbie's latest haul of goals takes his total this season to 23.

Ross Fergusson and new loan signing from Newcastle United Kyle Cameron might have added to Queens' tally.

Finn Graham's shot was brilliantly saved by Queens goalkeeper Alan Martin in the first half and, after the break, Isaac Layne's flashing header went just past the post with the keeper struggling.

Brechin remain without a league win this season.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1Martin
  • 4FordyceBooked at 42mins
  • 5Brownlie
  • 6Cameron
  • 23BeermanSubstituted forBellat 66'minutes
  • 25Dykes
  • 12Thomson
  • 8RankinSubstituted forMurrayat 77'minutes
  • 24MercerBooked at 74mins
  • 18FergussonSubstituted forLyleat 74'minutes
  • 11Dobbie

Substitutes

  • 7Stirling
  • 9Lyle
  • 17Murray
  • 19Bell
  • 20Leighfield
  • 26Gourlay

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 14Lynas
  • 2McLeanSubstituted forat 89'minutes
  • 20Crighton
  • 15SparkBooked at 75mins
  • 8Graham
  • 7Tapping
  • 6DaleSubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
  • 21SinclairSubstituted forOrsiat 45'minutes
  • 16Morrison
  • 10LayneSubstituted forJacksonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dyer
  • 4Fusco
  • 9Jackson
  • 11Watt
  • 18Orsi
  • 19O'Neil
  • 29Smith
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
1,211

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 3, Brechin City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 3, Brechin City 1.

Foul by Owen Bell (Queen of the South).

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

Foul by Callum Fordyce (Queen of the South).

Andrew Jackson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Connor Murray (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Tapping (Brechin City).

Connor Murray (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Tapping (Brechin City).

Paul McLean went off injured after Brechin City had used all subs.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Brechin City 1. Callumn Morrison (Brechin City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrew Jackson.

Attempt missed. Callum Tapping (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Joseph Thomson.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Andrew Jackson replaces Isaac Layne.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Connor Murray replaces John Rankin.

Booking

Euan Spark (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Scott Mercer (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Mercer (Queen of the South).

Callumn Morrison (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Derek Lyle replaces Ross Fergusson.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Brechin City 0. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lyndon Dykes.

Scott Mercer (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Isaac Layne (Brechin City).

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

Attempt missed. Kyle Cameron (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Owen Bell replaces Myles Beerman.

Scott Mercer (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Tapping (Brechin City).

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Alan Martin.

Attempt saved. Callumn Morrison (Brechin City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Euan Smith replaces James Dale.

Foul by Kyle Cameron (Queen of the South).

Isaac Layne (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ross Fergusson (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Callum Fordyce (Queen of the South).

Callum Tapping (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Myles Beerman (Queen of the South).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren23163443241951
2Dundee Utd2212463026440
3Livingston2110653324936
4Dunfermline2296738261233
5Queen of Sth229673731633
6Morton218763021931
7Inverness CT238693028230
8Falkirk225892335-1223
9Dumbarton2248101530-1520
10Brechin2204181751-344
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