Scottish Championship
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Arbroath 2-0 Queen of the South: Hosts up to fourth in Championship

David Gold and Dale Hilson
David Gold and Dale Hilson were both on target for Arbroath

Queen of the South's winless start to 2020 continued as Arbroath eased to a Championship victory at Gayfield.

First-half goals from David Gold and Dale Hilson were enough for Dick Campbell's men who now move into a Premiership play-off place.

They sit two points off second-placed Inverness Caledonian Thistle and one behind Ayr, having played two games more.

Only goal difference keeps Queens out of a relegation play-off spot.

Allan Johnston's visitors are without a win since 28 December.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 21Gaston
  • 2Thomson
  • 4Little
  • 5O'Brien
  • 3Hamilton
  • 10SwankieSubstituted forStewartat 70'minutes
  • 7GoldSubstituted forCraigenat 53'minutes
  • 6WhatleySubstituted forMurphyat 85'minutes
  • 22Virtanen
  • 9Hilson
  • 14Wighton

Substitutes

  • 1Jamieson
  • 11Linn
  • 12Kader
  • 15Donnelly
  • 16Stewart
  • 18Murphy
  • 28Craigen

Queen of Sth

  • 1Stewart
  • 5LedgerSubstituted forHamiltonat 45'minutes
  • 14Devine
  • 4Kilday
  • 3HoltBooked at 79mins
  • 15Lyon
  • 23Wilson
  • 6PybusBooked at 55minsSubstituted forKiddat 62'minutes
  • 19Petravicius
  • 7MurraySubstituted forPatonat 67'minutes
  • 11Dobbie

Substitutes

  • 8Kidd
  • 9Hamilton
  • 10Oliver
  • 17Osman
  • 18Semple
  • 20Leighfield
  • 25Paton
Referee:
Steven Reid
Attendance:
801

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 2, Queen of the South 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 2, Queen of the South 0.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Jack Hamilton.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by David Devine.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. James Murphy replaces Mark Whatley.

Attempt missed. Craig Wighton (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Mark Whatley (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jack Hamilton (Queen of the South).

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Michael Paton (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Attempt saved. Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Kevin Holt (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

Craig Wighton (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Thomas O'Brien.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Darren Lyon (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dale Hilson (Arbroath).

Attempt saved. Darren Lyon (Queen of the South) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

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

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

Foul by Dale Hilson (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Scott Stewart replaces Gavin Swankie.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Michael Paton replaces Connor Murray because of an injury.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Ricky Little.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Lewis Kidd replaces Dan Pybus.

James Craigen (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Pybus (Queen of the South).

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Thomas O'Brien.

Attempt saved. Dale Hilson (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Dan Pybus (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Pybus (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. James Craigen replaces David Gold because of an injury.

Jason Thomson (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Deimantas Petravicius (Queen of the South).

Attempt saved. Dale Hilson (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

David Gold (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Pybus (Queen of the South).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd24173449183154
2Inverness CT2211383024636
3Ayr2211293531435
4Arbroath24104102325-234
5Dundee239682931-233
6Dunfermline2394103632431
7Morton2384113243-1128
8Queen of Sth2375112631-526
9Alloa2468102737-1026
10Partick Thistle2465133045-1523
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