Match Report

Stephen Dobbie hit a superb 16-minute treble and helped Queens move third in the Championship after a convincing 5-2 win over Dunfermline.
Queens visited East End Park for the first time this season and it was a brutally cold afternoon but the manner of the Doonhamers performance certainly warmed up the away support.
Gary Naysmith named an unchanged starting line-up to the one that drew with Inverness last weekend. 
Former Queens players Nicky Clark and Michael Paton started for the Pars, led by ex-Queens gaffer Allan Johnston.
The visitors had the upper hand in the early stages of the match. On two minutes, Dobbie played through Andy Stirling. The winger lined up a shot from the edge of the box but was deflected off a defenders leg and into Pars keeper Sean Murdoch?s hands.
Five minutes later Dobbie was at the heart of another move as he whizzed the ball left towards Lyndon Dykes, who recently signed a contract extension, but the Australian couldnt get his attempt on target.
However, Queens did the opener in style a minute later. Dobbie sent Nat Wedderburn to the shops with superb movement and played through Stirling. The midfielder back heeled into the path of forward Chris Kane. 
The on-loan St Johnstone player finished the moved nicely and hit the ball into the bottom corner.
Kane scores his first
Pars Joe Cardle was played through one on one in 14 minutes but his shot from the right was beaten away by keeper Alan Martin. Play was stopped two minutes later for Clark to receive treatment on his ankle and he was able to return moments later.
Dobbie continued to amaze all at East End Park. He switched a beautiful ball to the right and right-back Scott Mercer was off balance and his attempt dragged wide.
Queens continued to dominate their opponents and again it was Dobbie who was a threat to the Dunfermline defence as he cut in from the left. However his shot was blocked and sailed over the bar. 
The hosts started to battle back into the match but the stern visiting defence were holding strong.
Queens doubled their advantage on 27 minutes when Dobbie twisted and turned more than once leaving Ryan Williamson in no man`s land. Dobbie waited for his opportunity to slide the ball into Kane and he fired in a delightful strike past the keeper into the corner of the net.
Kane rises from the turf after hitting his second
On the half hour mark Pars defender Jason Talbot slipped as he tried to keep Stirling out but the former Par couldn`t capitalise and his low shot was held by Murdoch.
Queens continued to look most likely to score a third and the home support were beginning to get restless. Boo`s were ringing out of East End when Wedderburn was substituted for ex-Rangers forward Dean Shiels.
Queens held onto their two goal at the break.
The Doonhamers were on the front-foot from the restart. Dobbie again twisted and turned past his marker and hit a curled effort just inches over Murdoch`s crossbar.
Dunfermline halved the deficit only a minute later when a Williamson cross was stuck away at the near post by Clark. There was little celebrations from the ex-Doonhamer as he picked up the ball and ran towards the centre circle.
The visitors were unlucky to not restore their two-goal advantage on 51 minutes. Dobbie beat three players on the right but his fierce delivery into the box couldn`t be met by a Queens player.
The hosts were fortunate to not be down to ten men three minutes later when defender Morris brought down Kane. Morris was certainly the last man but referee William Collum brandished a yellow card. 
With 18 minutes remaining Dobbie kept up the pressure and he took three defenders to town with his skill but his cross wasn`t met by any of the Queens players in the box. I`m sure Dobbie will be in the Dunfermline`s defenders` nightmares for weeks to come.
A mistake from Shiels was disposed by Kyle Jacobs 35 yards out and Kane chased the loose ball. 
Murdoch came out and robbed the ball of the Queens player some 25 yards out but the ball broke to Dobbie who booted the ball into the empty net. A well-deserved goal for the hitman.
Dobbie slides in to celebrate his first
Queens had the chance to get goal number four when Dykes was brought down in the box. Our lord and master Dobbie made no mistake with the penalty kick, despite Murdoch guessing the correct way.
Dobbie strikes the penalty home
Dunfermline did respond with a goal five minutes later. Shiels powered a low shot on target, Clark chased the ball right and cut back for ex-Morton forward Declan McManus to head home.
Jacobs had a chance to get number five for the Doonhamers but his fierce effort went inches over the bar.
Queens did manage to get their fifth, and there were no surprises who got it. Dobbie struck from close range to complete his hat-trick.
Dobbie slots in his third
Hat trick celebration
Three from me
It was one of the best performances of the season from the Queen of the South players, especially Stephen Dobbie who was untouchable for the whole 90 minutes.
Queens are now third in the league, and have the best away form in the Championship. The Doonhamers host current league leaders Dundee United on Saturday at Palmerston Park.

  • Martin

  • Mercer

  • Brownlie

  • Kerr

  • Marshall

  • Stirling


  • Jacobs

  • Rankin

  • Dykes

  • Dobbie
    3 (p)

  • Kane


  • Leighfield

  • Bell

  • Lyle

  • Tapping

  • McFadden

  • Murray

  • Rooney


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15:00 The teams are out at East End Park and we`re moments from kick-off.
2 min Congratulations to Lyndon Dykes on signing a contract extension and being the first outfield Queens player to wear gloves this season. 0-0.
4 min Dobbie plays in Stirling but his shot from the edge of the box is deflected into Murdoch`s hands. 0-0
6 min Dobbie threads through Kane but Murdoch punts the ball out, over the stand, for a throw-in.
7 min Dobbie whizzes the ball left to Dykes but can`t get his attempt on target.
8 min GOAL QUEENS. Kane the scorer - Dunfermline 0:1 QOS
10 min Dobbie sends Wedderburn for a pie in the south stand, plays through Stirling, who back heels to Kane and he makes no mistake 1-0. Ya beauty.
11 min corner to Pars
13 min Martin makes a brilliant save to deny Cardle. Still 1-0 Queens.
18 min Dobbie, who has been on fire today so far, plays an excellent ball to the right but Mercer`s shot flies wide. #dobbiediag
20 min Dobbie cuts in from the left but his shot is blocked and goes over the bar. Queens are all over Pars so far.
26 min Pars are starting to pressure the defence but so far so good for the Doonhamers. #monthesouth
27 min GOAL QUEENS. Kane the scorer - Dunfermline 0:2 QOS
27 min Oh my word.....what a goal.
28 min Dobbie now sends Martin home with a telling off, squares to Kane and he fires in his second. Get in there.
31 min Kane plays in Stirling but his low shot is saved by Murdoch.
35 min Substitution : Wedderburn on for Shiels
36 min Some tension between the home support. Loud boo`s ring out at East End.
39 min Williamson`s shot is deflected out.
Half Time HALF TIME - Dunfermline 0:2 QOS
Half Time A superb first half from the Doonhamers. Chris Kane`s double fires Queens two ahead on a bitterly cold afternoon. Dobbie the standout so far
46 min Dobbs nearly makes it three but his curling effort flies inches over the bar.
47 min Goal Dunfermline. Clark the scorer - Dunfermline 1:2 QOS
47 min Clark scores early doors in the second half.
51 min Dobbie beats three players on the right and his delivery into the box isn`t met by a Queens player. Unlucky 1-2.
52 min Yellow Card : Morris
53 min Morris takes down Kane. Lucky it wasn`t a red card there. Dobbie to take free0kick.
53 min Dobbie`s free-kick blocked.
57 min Kane is clearly fouled but the referee doesn`t blow the whistle. Poor.
58 min Dobbie is a cut above the rest so far. He easily beats the defender but his cross isn`t met by a Queens player.
62 min Queens pressure at the moment. Four corners in quick succession.
65 min Substitution : Higginbotham on for Martin
72 min Dobbie will be in the Dunfermline defenders` nightmares tonight. He takes them to town once again but his cross isn`t met by the defence.
74 min GOAL QUEENS. Dobbie the scorer - Dunfermline 1:3 QOS
74 min Our lord and master has surely sealed the points for the Doonhamers.
76 min Dobbie smashes home from the edge of the area. Queens currently up to third with the win.
76 min #talkdobbietome
78 min Ok maybe Stephen Dobbie is human. He fires an attempt over the bar. But he has been immense all afternoon.
79 min Penalty to Queens.
79 min Dykes brought down and Collum points to the spot.
80 min GOAL QUEENS. Dobbie the scorer - Dunfermline 1:4 QOS
80 min Dobbie makes no mistake to extend the lead. Woooooooooooooooooo
83 min Substitution : Rooney on for Stirling
85 min Goal Dunfermline. McManus the scorer - Dunfermline 2:4 QOS
85 min McManus heads home for close range.
85 min Jacobs fires over the bar. So close.
87 min Substitution : Aird on for Talbot
89 min Marshall fires over the bar.
90 min GOAL QUEENS. Dobbie the scorer - Dunfermline 2:5 QOS
90+1 min Dobbie completes a 16 minute hat-trick fantastic.
90+3 min Kane misses from 20 yards.
16:50 FULL TIME - Dunfermline 2:5 QOS