Scottish Championship
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Queen of the South 1-1 Morton: Hosts rue missed chances

Stephen Dobbie
Stephen Dobbie was one of a number of players to miss a good chance for the hosts

Queen of the South inch three points clear of the Scottish Championship relegation zone after drawing with Morton.

Gary Naysmith's side went ahead three minutes before half-time through Kyle Jacobs' long-range effort.

The hosts had chances to add to their lead but a string of saves from Robbie McCrorie kept Morton in the game.

They took full advantage of those wasted opportunities after the break as Charlie Telfer rifled in the equaliser.

The result means Queen of the South are three points above Falkirk, who occupy the relegation play-off spot in ninth, with Morton just one point better off in sixth.

Queens face bottom side Alloa Athletic next week.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 20Leighfield
  • 2Mercer
  • 30Maguire
  • 6Doyle
  • 3MarshallBooked at 69mins
  • 7Stirling
  • 8JacobsSubstituted forMcGrathat 56'minutes
  • 21Wilson
  • 10Todd
  • 11Dobbie
  • 25Dykes

Substitutes

  • 4Fordyce
  • 5Brownlie
  • 12McGrath
  • 13Mehmet
  • 17Murray
  • 26Ivison
  • 28Irving

Morton

  • 23McCrorie
  • 8McAlister
  • 4BuchananBooked at 51mins
  • 2Kilday
  • 14Tumilty
  • 32Lyon
  • 7Millar
  • 6Telfer
  • 3Iredale
  • 18OliverSubstituted forDallasat 59'minutes
  • 20Kiltie

Substitutes

  • 1Gaston
  • 15Dykes
  • 17O'Connell
  • 36Hynes
  • 37McGrattan
  • 39Watt
  • 44Dallas
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
1,442

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 1, Morton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 1, Morton 1.

Attempt saved. Andrew Dallas (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Jack Iredale.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Andy Stirling.

Hand ball by Andy Stirling (Queen of the South).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

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

Attempt missed. Reece Lyon (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Scott Mercer.

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

Attempt missed. Ian McGrath (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Barry Maguire (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Greg Kiltie (Morton).

Attempt saved. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Kilday (Morton).

Attempt blocked. Charlie Telfer (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South).

Greg Kiltie (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Lee Kilday (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South).

Foul by Chris Millar (Morton).

Iain Wilson (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 1, Morton 1. Charlie Telfer (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Andrew Dallas replaces Gary Oliver.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Ian McGrath replaces Kyle Jacobs because of an injury.

Gary Oliver (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Queen of the South).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Jordan Marshall.

Attempt missed. Gary Oliver (Morton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Gregor Buchanan (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Morton).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County31187653302361
2Dundee Utd3216884338556
3Inverness CT32121374335849
4Ayr30138944301447
5Dunfermline31118123234-241
6Morton31812112941-1236
7Queen of Sth31811123938135
8Partick Thistle3196163649-1333
9Falkirk32711143343-1032
10Alloa3188153347-1432
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