Match Report

It was a case of déjà vu for Queens as they crashed out of another cup at the hands of Livingston in extra time.

A last gasp goal by Myles Hippolyte was the difference between the two sides in the second round of the League Cup in a game that won`t live long in the memory.
The two sides were becoming sick of the sight of each other after this was the third meeting since the season started in a 4-3 Petrofac Training Cup victory for Livingston.
The Doonhamers failed to avenge that opening day defeat on Saturday at Palmerston as 10-man Queens drew with the Lions 1-1. After nine goals being scored in the previous two games, more of the same was expected. However, after 120 long minutes, even a goal seemed too much to ask for.
With a place in the next round of the League Cup at stake, McIntyre`s men were determined to make it third time lucky at the Energy Assets Arena but Queens named a side which looked favoured for a defensive-minded display. Kevin Dzierzawski, Lewis Kidd and John Baird were the three changes made by McIntyre with Iain Russell and Kidd often supporting lone striker Baird.
The game did very little to excite the 620 fans inside the stadium on a sunny night in Livingston and the opening half hour was littered with misplaced passes and route one football. Half-chances fell to Glen and White of Livi and Baird registered the only shot on target in the entire first half for Queens with a weak header in a dismal opening spell.
Burton O`Brien almost gave the hosts the lead with a spectacular free-kick but a relieved Zander Clark watched the ball skim the top of his net and go behind for a goal kick. Clark was then called in to action five minutes before half time as Keaghan Jacobs drilled the ball from outside the box but the ‘keeper produced a fine save to keep the game goalless at the half.
The second half continued as the first half finished - with Clark keeping Queens in the game. Keaghan Jacobs again rifled the ball from 20 yards out and the ball snuck through the Queens defenders and Clark`s reactions kicked in to deny the Livi midfielder. White followed up with a rebound which was kept out by the former St Johnstone man and even though the flag was up, Clark had no way of knowing and produced two great stops.
The game played out with very little chances being created as both sides were missing a killer pass and a touch of class - the game was destined for extra time.
Another thirty minutes of football was on the cards at the Energy Assets Arena and the 620 in attendance were hopeful that it couldn`t be any worse than the first 90.
Michael McKenna had the first opportunity of the opening half of extra time but he ballooned his effort well over the bar. Talbot followed soon after but the only person in danger from his strike was the ballboy in the stand behind Clark.
Queens best chance of the game came just in to the second half of extra time as Iain Russell was through one on one and looked to slot the ball past Jamieson but the Livi stopper produced a great save. Clark refused to be outdone, however, and a minute later he pulled off an equally stunning save to deny Mark Burchill the winner.
But Clark couldn`t do anything to stop the winning goal from Myles Hippolyte two minutes from time. Burchill squared the ball to the striker who was standing unmarked in the six yard box and he fired Livingston in to the next round of the cup.
It was the cruelest way for Queens to lose in a match that will not go down in the history books as a classic.
McIntyre`s men now turn their attention to Ibrox on Saturday as they take on Rangers in the Championship.

  • Clark

  • Dowie

  • Higgins

  • Durnan

  • Holt

  • Kidd


  • McShane


  • Fowler

  • Dzierzawski

  • Russell

  • Baird



  • Atkinson

  • Lyle


  • Smith


  • Carmichael


  • Slattery

  • Hooper

  • Smith

Often a 4-4-2 with Russell supporting Baird, Fowler at left mid with Dzierzawski and McShane in the middle of the park.
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19:12 Good evening from Livingston as Queens get set to take on Livi for a place in the next round of the League Cup.
19:13 Team news for tonight`s 7:45 kick-off to follow..
19:36 Qos Team : 1.Clark 3.Holt 4.Dowie 5.Durnan 6.Higgins 9.Baird 11.Russell 12.Kidd 16.Dzierzawski 18.McShane 26.Fowler
19:36 Qos Subs : 17.Carmichael 19.Lyle 20.Atkinson 21.Slattery 22.Hooper 23.Smith 24.Smith
19:43 Today`s Referee is George Salmon who is assisted by Michael Banks and Joseph Lawson.
6 min A scramble in the box sees Gary Glen mishit a great chance to put Livi in front.
13 min Jordan White skies the ball from six yards out for the hosts.
19 min Baird registers Queens` first effort on target but his header is right at Jamieson in the Livingston goal.
29 min Yellow Card : Kyle Jacobs
31 min Burton O`Brien almost gives Livi the lead with a fantastic free-kick which skims the top of the net.
33 min Substitution : Lyle on for McShane
40 min Keaghan Jacobs forces Clark to make a superb diving save.
Half Time HALF TIME - Livingston 0:0 QOS
Half Time Not the best of first halfs at the Energy Assets Arena here. 0-0 at the break.
Half Time Today`s Attendance at the Energy Assets Arena is 620.
57 min A fantastic double save from Clark keeps out Jacobs and White. Queens have the number one to thank for being level.
61 min Substitution : Beaumont on for Jacobs
61 min Kyle Jacobs makes way for Livingston as they push for the game`s opening goal.
62 min Correction: Sives on for Jacobs
66 min Talbot volleys wide from inside the box. Very uneventful second half so far.
70 min Yellow Card : Russell
70 min Substitution : Hippolyte on for Mullen
75 min Substitution : Carmichael on for Baird
82 min Big shout for a Queens penalty as Dzierzawski`s shot fires off bodies in the Livi box. The Referee waves away the claims.
21:35 END OF 90 MINUTES - Livingston 0:0 QOS
21:37 It goes to extra time here at the Energy Assets Arena. Not many wanted another 30 minutes but we`re getting it anyway...
90 min KICK OFF - Extra Time
97 min Substitution : Smith on for Kidd
97 min Dean Smith replaces Lewis Kidd as the Manager looks to inject some energy in to the game.
Half Time in Extra Time HALF TIME ET - Livingston 0:0 QOS
Half Time in Extra Time Substitution : Burchill on for Glen
105 min SECOND HALF - Extra Time
108 min Iain Russell is through one on one but Jamieson pulls off a great save and denies Queens the lead. Best chance of the game for Queens.
110 min Burchill forces Clark to keep Queens in the game - again. His shot looked destined for the bottom corner but the `keeper had other ideas.
113 min Yellow Card : Hipployte
118 min Goal Livingston. Hippolyte the scorer - Livingston 1:0 QOS
119 min Hippolyte rattles the ball home from six yards out and that most likely seals it for Livingston.
22:13 FULL TIME -
22:14 Hippolyte`s goal two minutes from time knocks Queens out of the league cup.