Scottish Championship
DunfermlineDunfermline3Queen of SthQueen of the South1

Dunfermline 3-1 Queen of the South

Nicky Clark
Nicky Clark moved on to 20 goals for the season

Nicky Clark scored his second hat-trick of the month as Dunfermline beat Queen of the South to move into the Championship's promotion play-off zone.

Clark got on the end of Fraser Aird's cross to head past visiting goalkeeper Jack Leighfield for the opener.

The forward doubled his tally before the break, firing in from the edge of the area.

Jordan Marshall pulled one back for the visitors in the second half before Clark nodded his third in added time.

The Pars overtake Greenock Morton into fourth place on goal difference and are two points behind Dundee United, who have played two games fewer.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Robinson
  • 2Williamson
  • 5Morris
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 3Martin
  • 7HigginbothamSubstituted forArmstrongat 68'minutes
  • 31Beadling
  • 28Craigen
  • 17AirdSubstituted forWedderburnat 83'minutes
  • 9McManus
  • 10Clark

Substitutes

  • 4Mvoto
  • 8Wedderburn
  • 12Armstrong
  • 14Talbot
  • 16Ryan
  • 20Gill
  • 27Shiels

Queen of Sth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 20Leighfield
  • 24MercerSubstituted forRooneyat 86'minutes
  • 4Fordyce
  • 5Brownlie
  • 3Marshall
  • 14Jacobs
  • 8RankinSubstituted forLyleat 66'minutes
  • 10Thomas
  • 12Thomson
  • 16Todd
  • 25DykesSubstituted forTodorovat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rooney
  • 9Lyle
  • 15Todorov
  • 17Murray
  • 21Carmichael
  • 23Beerman
  • 34Lyle
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
4,762

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Queen of the South 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Queen of the South 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Queen of the South 1. Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Williamson.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Josh Todd (Queen of the South).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Shaun Rooney replaces Scott Mercer.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Kyle Jacobs.

  7. Post update

    Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Nathaniel Wedderburn replaces Fraser Aird.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Joseph Thomson (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joseph Thomson (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Armstrong (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Nikolay Todorov replaces Lyndon Dykes.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott Mercer.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joseph Thomson (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Lewis Martin.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 2, Queen of the South 1. Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lyndon Dykes.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Daniel Armstrong replaces Kallum Higginbotham.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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