Match Report


Queen of the South extended their unbeaten start to the season in fine fashion with a 3-0 win over Brechin City at Glebe Park.

Two first half corners brought the first two goals with Chris Higgins and Derek Lyle scoring before Willie Gibson completed the victory with a second half penalty.

The visitors began the game on the front foot and were gifted an opportunity to open the scoring after only five minutes. Michael Andrews in the Brechin City goal picked up a pass-back from one of his own defenders and Queens were awarded an indirect free-kick on the corner of the six-yard-box.  Derek Lyle laid the ball off for Willie Gibson to strike at goal but he couldn’t find a way through the mass of bodies on the goal line.

Chris Mitchell whipped in the resulting corner and Chris Higgins rose above the static defence to give Queens the lead after just seven minutes.

It wasn’t the start Brechin were looking for and they immediately looked to hit back as Scott Dalziel worked his way to the byline inside the Queens box to cut the ball back across the six-yard box.  Luckily for Queens Chris Mitchell was there to play the ball behind and prevent Brechin from scoring.

The Queens defence was being made to work hard and important tackles from Mark Durnan, Kevin Holt and Chris Higgins needed to be made to prevent the home side getting an equaliser.  At the other end Carmichael was providing a threat and his cross found Derek Lyle free inside the box but the striker’s header toward goal was blocked.

Efforts on goal were becoming fewer and farther between as the first half drew to a close but the away side eventually found a way through late in the half.  A miscued clearance by a Brechin City player bobbled out for a corner kick and Chris Mitchell stepped up.  The right-back put another dangerous delivery into the box and Derek Lyle was there to power a header past the helpless goalkeeper.  It was almost a carbon-copy of the first goal albeit from the other side of the pitch.

Brechin managed their first effort on target as Andy Jackson brought a save from Lee Robinson before Derek Lyle almost bagged a second from yet another corner.  His header was stopped by Andrews before being hacked clear from under the crossbar by Jonathan Stewart.

The home side would have went in at the break feeling they were unlucky to go in two goals down after a fairly even first period.  Queens on the other hand would have been more than content with their first half efforts.

As at the start of the first half, the away side began the second well and were awarded a penalty after only five minutes.  Nicky Clark received the ball inside the Brechin box and turned his marker before being tripped.  Willie Gibson was the man to step up for Queens and he made no mistake as he sent the goalkeeper the wrong way.

The Doonhamers proceeded to freshen up the team after their exertions at Ibrox during the week as they introduced Gavin Reilly and Dan Orsi for Nicky Clark and Dan Carmichael.

Orsi looked bright as ever and was giving Brechin’s Jonathan Brown a tough time and picked up a booking for a late tackle on the winger.

Queens were in control of the match although the home side managed one or two dangerous attacks before the final whistle.

Andy Jackson is Brechin’s only scorer this season, on 5, and he tested Lee Robinson with a sharply hit daisy-cutter.  Substitute Allan Smith had broken clear of the defence before Chris Higgins got back to challenge and the ball broke kindly for Jackson who struck the ball towards the far post but the Queens ‘keeper was equal to it.

Derek Lyle then found himself behind the home defence only to be denied by the feet of Brechin goalkeeper Michael Andrews before Allan Smith had Brechin’s best opportunity of the match.  The striker was found clear on the edge of the Queens area and he looked to loop the ball over the onrushing Lee Robinson but the ‘keeper managed to get a hand on it before gathering at the second attempt.

That was the last attack of note as the league leaders played out yet another victory to continue an incredible start to the season.

  • Robinson

  • Mitchell

  • Durnan

  • Higgins

  • Holt

  • Carmichael


  • Burns

  • McKenna

  • Gibson
    1 (p)

  • Lyle

  • Clark



  • Atkinson

  • Reilly


  • McGuffie

  • Orsi


  • Johnston


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14:36 Hi all you happy Doonhamers fans, no doubt still buzzing about Tuesday night. Today we have a different sort of test as Brechin host Queens.
14:37 Glebe Park is bathed in sunshine as the teams warm up. Here are today`s teams:
14:38 Queens: 1 Robinson 2 Mitchell 3 Holt 4 Durnan 5 Higgins 6 Burns 7 Gibson 8 McKenna 9 Lyle 10 Clark 11 Carmichael
14:39 Subs: 14 Reilly 15 McGuffie 16 Orsi 17 Johnston 12 Atkinson (gk)
14:40 Brechin City: 1 Andrews 2 Stewart 3 Brown 4 McLean 5 Moyes 6 Brady 7 Lowdon 8 Fusco 9 Jackson 10 Dalziel 11 McKenna
14:43 Subs: 12 Smith 14 Murdoch 15 McLauchlan 16 Logridge (T) 20 Nelson (gk)
14:48 Queens will be looking to continue their fine start to the season whilst Brechin will be looking to kick-start their season.
14:52 The home side have 6 points in the league but have lost their last two fixtures at Forfar and at home to Alloa.
14:56 Andy Jackson will be the man for Queens to watch as the striker has scored all 5 of Brechin`s league goals this season.
14:57 Queens haven`t beaten Brechin in the last 6 meetings between the teams although 5 of those have been draws.
14:59 The last meeting saw Brechin win 2-1 at Palmerston in January 2011 whilst the last team Queens were winners came in December 2003.
4 min Queens have started on the front foot in their usual 4-4-2 formation.
6 min Indirect freekick inside the Brechin box for a passback picked up by the `keeper.
7 min GOAL QUEENS! Higgins the scorer
8 min The indirect free-kick was blocked by the Brechin `keeper and from the resulting corner Mitchell found the head of Higgins to head home.
10 min Straight from the restart Brechin are so close to hitting back. Dalziel gets to the byline but his cutback was put behind by Mitchell.
12 min Good defending from Durnan snuffs out a promising Brechin attack as Dalziel was freed down the left but the big defender cut out the cross.
16 min Dangerous attack by Queens sees Carmichael beat his man to whip in a cross. It`s met by Lyle but his header is blocked.
23 min Great saving tackle by Holt. Jackson plays in Dalziel but Holt slides in before Robinson comes out to meet the striker.
29 min It`s been a pretty even contest since the Queens goal. The away side have had to defend pretty well at times though.
37 min Strike by Brechin`s David McKenna flies a couple of yards over the Queens bar. That`s been the first effort of note for about 15 minutes.
40 min Yellow Card : Queens` Stephen McKenna for a late challenge on the halfway line
40 min GOAL QUEENS! Lyle the scorer
42 min Simple as you like. Another Mitchell corner - this time from the right - finds Lyle in the middle of the goal who heads in the second.
43 min First effort on target from Brechin today sees Jackson`s 25-yard free-kick find the safe hands of Lee Robinson.
45 min Off the line! Lyle meets another Mitchell corner and this time it is saved by the `keeper before being cleared from under the crossbar.
Half Time HALF TIME - Brechin 0:2 QOS
Half Time It`s been a pretty even half so far with Queens taking advantage of some poor defending from set-pieces.
Half Time It`s been a pretty even half so far with Queens taking advantage of some poor defending from set-pieces.
Half Time Brechin have looked a threat at times and the Queens defence will have to keep their concentration up to prevent an unlikely comeback.
48 min No changes to report from either team. Today`s attendance is 538.
52 min Penalty to Queens.
52 min Penalty to Queens.
53 min Penalty to Queens.
53 min GOAL QUEENS! Gibson the scorer
56 min Nicky Clark manages to turn his marker and is brought down inside the area for a simple penalty decision. Gibson steps up to score.
60 min Substitution : Orsi on for Carmichael
61 min Substitution : Reilly on for Clark
64 min Queens are in control now. Gibson and Orsi are looking to run at the defence whenever possible. Lyle fires over from inside the area.
67 min Great save by Robinson! Brechin`s Jackson follows up an attack and hits it hard and low but Robinson is equal to it.
71 min Yellow Card : Brechin`s Jonathan Brown is late on Dan Orsi
71 min Substitution : Johnston on for Gibson
74 min Save by Andrews! Derek Lyle is played through by Reilly and he looks to slide the ball past the Brechin goalie but it`s saved.
84 min Chance for Brechin! The home side`s best chance falls to sub Alan Smith who looks to lift it over Robinson but the Queens keeper saves.
90+3 min Save by Robinson. Brechin`s David McKenna tries his luck from 25 yards but Robinson claims it with ease.
16:50 FULL TIME - Brechin 0:3 QOS