7:30 PM
Greenock Morton
Tidser - 38
Durnan - 66
Clark - 105

  • Robinson

  • McGuffie

  • 1

  • Higgins

  • Holt

  • Mitchell

  • McKenna

  • Sub2

  • Carmichael


  • 1 Sub3

  • Sub1


  • Atkinson

  • Sub1-68

  • Sub2-110

  • Black

  • Sub3-118

  • Sub3-118

  • Sub3-118

Allan Johnston’s Queen of the South continued their 100% start to the season with a hard-fought extra-time victory over Greenock Morton at Cappielow in the Ramsdens Cup Second Round.

Goals from Mark Durnan and Nicky Clark saw the Doonhamers progress to the Third Round after falling behind to Michael Tidser’s fierce drive.

A tight first half saw the home side do most of the pressing without really threatening the Queen of the South defence and it took twenty minutes for the first real effort of note.

Morton’s David O’Brien cut in from his wide role to fire a shot towards the far corner of the net but Lee Robinson in the Queen of the South goal dealt with it easily.

It was the away side’s turn to threaten next as the ball fell to Gavin Reilly who laid the ball off to his player-manager Allan Johnston to play in Dan Carmichael on the edge of the Morton area but the diminutive winger didn’t catch the shot and the goalkeeper blocked with his feet.

That was Queens only effort of note in the first half as Morton pressed the play and won a number of corners which were dealt with ably by the Queen of the South defence.

The Queens defence  were caught napping on forty minutes, however, as they allowed Michael Tidser the space to pick his spot and fire Greenock Morton into the lead.  It was a fine strike that gave Lee Robinson no chance.
Morton had just about edged the first half and Allan Johnston had his work cut out to rally his troops to get back into the game.

Queen of the South looked brighter after the half-time break but it was Morton who created the first opportunity as the ball was cut back to Peter Weatherson on the edge of area.  His scuffed shot was heading into the corner but Lee Robinson was on hand to push the ball around the post.

The away side started to take control of the cup-tie after this and began to create chances through the bright play of Dan Carmichael and Nicky Clark.  They forced an equaliser through a Chris Mitchell free-kick which deflected before being turned in by centre-back Mark Durnan.  It was the former St Johnstone man’s first goal for the club since signing at the start of the season.

The Queen of the South players were looking confident and almost took the lead just minutes later as substitute Derek Lyle had two goal-bound efforts blocked as the Morton defence started to wobble.

After surviving ten minutes of pressure Morton broke out with Michael Tidser flicking the ball over Stephen McKenna’s head before playing a through-ball inside Kevin Holt in the Queens defence for David Graham to strike into the side-netting from an angle.

Both teams were going for the win but it was the home side who made the better chances.  Firstly, a flicked header by Mark McLaughlin looked to be heading into the far corner before Lee Robinson spread himself to push the ball clear.

Minutes later Peter Weatherson had the chance to win the match as the referee awarded Morton a soft-looking penalty with just five minutes remaining.  The former Queens man saw his firmly hit shot saved by Robinson before David Graham’s rebound effort was also pushed over the bar by the goalkeeper.  It was a fantastic piece of goalkeeping and saved the tie for the Doonhamers.

Neither side could force a winner and the match went into extra-time.

Extra-time began slowly with the players starting to look tired but both sides created real chances to take the lead.  Queens’ player-manager Allan Johnston drove at the Morton defence and found Derek Lyle’s feet inside the area but the striker’s effort flew inches past the far post before Peter Weatherson saw his header crack against the Queen of the South crossbar.  Ryan McGuffie then headed Archie Campbell’s effort off the line.

Into the second half of extra-time and Queens took the lead within two minutes through Nicky Clark’s header.  Ryan McGuffie backed up a Queens attack and volleyed the ball back into the penalty area where Clark was ready to meet it with a diving header.  Derek Gaston in the Morton goal will feel he could have done better as the ball seemed to go through his outstretched hands.

Queens brought on young players Dan Orsi and David Hopkirk in an effort to close out the game with fresh legs and succeeded in doing so as the home side struggled to create any sort of chance in the final ten minutes.

Queen of the South held on to progress to the Third Round of the Ramsdens Cup, extending their winning run to four games and continuing their 100% start to the season.

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Queens through after extra time victory
Posted in Match Reports on 15/8/2012 12:17
Allan Johnston’s Queen of the South continued their 100% start to the season with a hard-fought extra-time victory over Greenock Morton at Cappielow in the Ramsdens Cup Second Round. Goals from Mar ...
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Morton Prices Agreed
Posted in Cup News on 10/8/2012 17:19
We have now been able to confirm match details with Morton for our Ramsdens Cup tie next midweek. The match will take place at Cappielow on Tuesday night with a 7:30pm kick off. Prices agreed between the clubs are: Adults £12, Concessions £6 and Children £3. If you can be there please come along and support the team. ...
19:11 - Hi folks and welcome to Cappielow for live updates on the Greenock Morton v Queen of the South Ramsdens Cup match. Hope you enjoy it!
19:13 - Both teams are out warming up in the Greenock sunshine and looking to progress into the 3rd Round of what used to be the Challenge Cup.
19:15 - Here are the teams: Queens: 1 Robinson 2 McGuffie 3 Holt 4 Durnan 5 Higgins 6 Mitchell 7 Carmichael 8 McKenna 9 Reilly 10 Clark 11 Johnston
19:16 - And subs: 14 Lyle 15 Orsi 16 Black 17 Hopkirk 12 Atkinson (gk)
19:18 - Morton: 1 Gaston 2 Taggart 3 Halsman 4 Reid 5 Rutkiewicz 6 McLaughlin 7 Stirling 8 Tidser 9 Wallace 10 Weatherson 11 O`Brien
19:18 - Subs: 12 Campbell 14 Graham 15 Wilkie 16 O`Ware 20 Combe (gk)
19:20 - And the man in the middle is George Salmond, assisted by John McCrossan and Mark Ainslie.
19:23 - Both teams are unbeaten so far this season with Queens winning all 3 of their games and Morton winning 2 and drawing Saturday`s league match
19:25 - Queens are in good form against Morton. they were unbeaten in the 4 matches last season, winning 2 and drawing 2.
19:28 - Queens have made 2 changes from Saturday`s line-up with manager Allan Johnston and youngster Reilly replacing Dan Orsi and Derek Lyle.
19:28 - Whilst Morton start with 2 ex-Queens players in Craig Reid and Peter Weatherson.
19:29 - The teams are out and raring to go...
2 min - Queens are in their home kit with Morton wearing bright yellow, to match the sunshine maybe.
4 min - Both teams have lined-up in good old-fashioned 4-4-2 formations.
10 min - No efforts on goal yet as both teams size each other up.
18 min - Cheers and jeers from the Queens fans as Peter Weatherson fluffs a shot and ends up on his backside.
20 min - First real effort comes from Morton but Robinson deals with a fierce shot with ease.
22 min - The home side have had the better of the first 20 mins. Queens haven`t made any in-roads up front as yet but have defended well so far.
30 min - Queens chance! The ball falls to Reilly who lays it to Johnston to play in Carmichael on the edge of the box whose low shot is saved.
32 min - That`s the best opening of the game so far. Dan Carmichael didn`t catch the shot as he would have liked and the `keeper saved with his feet
37 min - Morton shot. A curling effort from David O`Brien flies a foot over the Queens bar.
39 min - Craig Reid launches a shot over the stand behind the Queens goal.
39 min - Goal Morton. Tidser the scorer
40 min - Yellow Card : Queens: Stephen McKenna
41 min - The Queens defence lost their way a bit and allowed Tidser sight of goal and he buried it into the corner from 25 yards.
41 min - McKenna was booked for something he said to the ref it seems. Silly.
45 min - Yellow Card : Morton`s Stirling for a pull on McKenna
Half Time - HALF TIME - Morton 1:0 QOS
Half Time - A tight first half with Morton doing most of the pressing but aside from Tidser`s goal they haven`t troubled the Queens defence too much.
Half Time - Queens need get their offensive players into the game more. Apart from a late flurry and Carmichael`s chance they haven`t shown much up top
47 min - The sun has disappeared here at Cappielow. Hopefully that signifies a change in the match for Queens.
49 min - Save by Robinson! Morton get in down the left, the ball is cut back to Weatherson but Robinson turns it around the post.
50 min - Long range effort from Clark. Nicky Clark stings the Morton `keeper`s hands with a shot from 30 yards.
53 min - Carmichael takes the ball beautifully out of the air before putting in a dangerous cross. The ball has stuck to his feet at times tonight.
54 min - Reilly nearly gets in! A slack pass from a defender finds Reilly. He tries to run past the last man who stretches to poke the ball behind.
60 min - Queens are pushing on a bit more now.
63 min - Reilly wins a freekick on the edge of the box but Mitchell`s effort flies over.
66 min - GOAL QUEENS! Durnan the scorer
67 min - It`s been coming. Mitchell whips in a freekick and it flicks off a couple of players before ending up in the net. Durnan is claiming it.
68 min - Substitution : Lyle on for Reilly
69 min - Lyle chance! Straight into the action and the big man has 2 efforts blocked from inside the box.
71 min - The Queens players have their tails up now and even Ryan McGuffie is getting in on the action. His volley clears the stand though.
73 min - A cheer goes up from the Queens fans as Morton replace Craig Reid with David Graham.
75 min - Shot by Morton! Nice play by Morton as Tidser plays a ball inside Kevin Holt and Graham fires a shot wide from an angle.
78 min - Yellow Card : Queens` Lyle for kicking the ball away.
79 min - Lyle chance! Carmichael jinks down the left and plays a cross to the front post where Lyle flicks it goalwards but can`t get power on it.
83 min - Flashpoint as Chris Higgins piles through the back of Morton forward who doesn`t like it. They have a bit of argy-bargy but no cards.
84 min - Great save! From the resulting freekick, a flicked header looks to be going in but Robinson dives to push it out of the Queens net.
85 min - Penalty to Morton.
86 min - Goal Morton. SAVED! the scorer
86 min - Robinson dives to his left to beat out Weatherson`s penalty and gets up to parry the rebound over the bar. Quality `keeping.
88 min - Oops. Pushed the wrong button. The score is still 1-1.
90+2 min - Weatherson fires a well-hit volley just wide of the Queens goal.
90+3 min - End of 90 minutes. Score 1-1. Extra time to come.
90+6 min - Queens have `keeper Lee Robinson to thank after 3 quality saves in the last 10 mins but both teams may feel that they`d done enough to win.
90+6 min - Extra time kicks off.
90+12 min - Nice play from Queens sees Carmichael back-heel it to Johnston who feeds Lyle down the channel. His cross flies just too high for Clark.
90+17 min - Not much happening yet in extratime in terms of goalmouth action. Queens have a corner though...
90+18 min - Chris Mitchell puts the corner into the 6 yard box but nobody touches it and it rolls wide into empty space.
90+19 min - Chance for Queens! Johnston drives toward the box and the ball finds the feet of Lyle whose low shot slides inches past the far post.
90+21 min - Off the bar! Morton whip the ball into the area and the ball smacks off the crossbar. The ball falls to Campbell but his header is blocked.
90+21 min - Half time in Extra Time. Score still 1-1.
90+22 min - Ryan McGuffie was the Queens hero there as he was in the right place at the right time to head off the line. Saved a certain goal there.
90+22 min - We`re off again. 15 minutes left to play
90+24 min - GOAL QUEENS! Clark the scorer
90+27 min - Queens pushing on and the ball was played back into the box by McGuffie where Nicky Clark met it with a diving header to put Queens in front
90+27 min - Substitution : Orsi on for Johnston
90+29 min - Queens have put Orsi on the right and pushed Chris Mitchell into the centre of midfield.
90+31 min - Nice running from Orsi wins a corner.
90+32 min - That was a chance. The corner finds McGuffie`s run to the near post but he sclaffs the ball wide.
90+33 min - Some home fans leaving the stadium already.
90+35 min - Substitution : Hopkirk on for Clark
90+37 min - David Hopkirk on for his first appearance since signing for the club as Queens look to close the game out.
21:55 - FULL TIME - Morton 1:2 QOS