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Queen of the South 1-0 Dunfermline Athletic: Dumfries side keep up play-off push

Willie Gibson scored the winner at Palmerston
Willie Gibson scored the winner at Palmerston

Queen of the South boosted their Scottish Championship play-off hopes with a third successive victory against Dunfermline Athletic.

Willie Gibson's fine strike from the edge of the box after the break was the difference at Palmerston.

Dunfermline - who had Declan McManus' penalty saved and Lewis Mayo sent off late on - missed the chance to cut the the 12-point gap to leaders Hearts.

They slip to third, with Queens now just three points behind in fourth.

Queen of the South manager Allan Johnston: "We had to work for it, they had a lot of possession. I thought second half we were excellent, and obviously we get the goal."

Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford: "Disappointed, I thought we were very good in the first half, but for the possession we had we didn't work the goalkeeper enough. We've just got to make sure we use the hurt from today."

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 20Ferguson
  • 33GibsonBooked at 81mins
  • 4Buchanan
  • 19Breen
  • 3Maxwell
  • 5Obileye
  • 16East
  • 15McGroryBooked at 75mins
  • 12McCabe
  • 25Jones
  • 17JosephSubstituted forAwokoya-Mebudeat 62'minutesBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 7Fitzpatrick
  • 9Goss
  • 11Dobbie
  • 18McKechnie
  • 21McMahon
  • 29Awokoya-Mebude
  • 31Rae

Dunfermline

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fon Williams
  • 6MacDonald
  • 44WatsonBooked at 84mins
  • 21Murray
  • 3Edwards
  • 22MayoBooked at 90mins
  • 16WhittakerBooked at 34minsSubstituted forWilsonat 68'minutes
  • 9Wighton
  • 24McInroy
  • 23ThomasSubstituted forBanksat 73'minutes
  • 10McManusSubstituted forO'Haraat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7O'Hara
  • 8Turner
  • 13Gaspuitis
  • 14McCann
  • 15Wilson
  • 20Gill
  • 25Banks
Referee:
Mike Roncone

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queen of the South 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queen of the South 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Paul Watson.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Josh Edwards.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Paul Watson (Dunfermline Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Dapo Mebude (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Josh Edwards (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Rhys McCabe (Queen of the South).

  9. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Lewis Mayo (Dunfermline Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Mayo (Dunfermline Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Dapo Mebude (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Booking

    Paul Watson (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Paul Watson (Dunfermline Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Dapo Mebude (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kyle MacDonald (Dunfermline Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Isaiah Jones (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Fraser Murray (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Dapo Mebude (Queen of the South).

  19. Booking

    William Gibson (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Josh Edwards.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts18123344202439
2Raith Rovers168353224827
3Dunfermline177642619727
4Queen of Sth187382635-924
5Dundee155642829-121
6Arbroath185671520-521
7Inverness CT154742319419
8Morton174761622-619
9Ayr164572021-117
10Alloa1834112041-2113
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