Match Preview v Falkirk (H) - 18th March 23

It’s promotion chasing Falkirk up next for us in league one.

The Bairns make the trip to Palmerston on a high after coming from behind to reach the last four of the Scottish Cup with a win over Ayr on Monday. Also going well in the league, they sit second in the table, 8 points behind leaders Dunfermline with 9 games to play.

They’ve beaten us three times this season, in high scoring games. Winning 3-1 in August at the Falkirk Stadium before repeating the score-line on their last visit to Palmerston in October. And in December, John McGlynn’s side secured three points with a 5-2 victory.


Ahead of the game, Marvin Bartley said “Our last home game against Airdrie was a great all-round performance as we showed both sides of the game. For 70 minutes we played some good free flowing football and scored some very good goals. We did let Airdrie back into it and had to show grit, determination and character in the latter stages which was very pleasing. For me it’s all about performances and that was what I’m looking for, although we can always improve.

It was a different story against Clyde last week, the first half we were outfought and outworked by a part time team. That for me isn’t acceptable and will not be tolerated! We did improve after the break and could have gone on to win it, but it wasn’t the level that we can play at. We know as a squad that we can’t have off halves like that.

This week we welcome another team who are pushing for promotion. We have to get back to what we were like against Airdrie and have been in the main under my tenure.

We still have plenty of points to play for and we want to accumulate as many points and good performances as we possibly can before the end of the campaign”.


Supporters Information

HOME supports will be located within The Alpha Solway stand, along with the West section of the BDS and the Oakbank Terracing. While for this match, sections 6 – 9 in the East side of the BDS have been allocated to AWAY fans.

To gain entry to the BDS stand – HOME supporters should use turnstiles 1 & 2. Entry to the Oakbank Terrace will be via turnstiles 16 & 17 only. Please note that there will be no general entry to the BDS Stand via the terracing so please make sure you enter the ground via the correct turnstiles.

AWAY fans should use turnstiles 3 & 4 to gain entry to their section of the stand.

Turnstiles will be open for spectator entry at 1345.

Entry is by ticket only and it is encouraged that you purchase these in advance if possible. Tickets are now on sale for both home and away fans online via our ticket partner TicketCo, using the link below:


Season Tickets:

Season tickets are of course valid for the game. The email you received with your season ticket, and QR code(s), is all you will need for the season. The same QR code(s) should be scanned in at each game.

TicketCo also has its own app, where you can store tickets for easy use or tickets can be added to other wallet apps. There’s more information here


On the day prices for the game are:

Adults: £18
All Concessions (OAP/Students, 16–21-year-olds): £10
U16s: £5
All Accessible tickets: £8 (including carer)

Accessible Tickets for home and away fans include a carer ticket free of charge. When buying a ticket, please select one seat for the Accessible Ticket - the carers ticket will be allocated by the office after purchase. If you require a wheelchair space, these are marked on the seat map. The seat immediately behind the wheelchair spaces have already been reserved for carers.

Please note - all concessions and accessible ticket holders should bring proof of entitlement as this will be checked at the ground prior to entry.

Tickets will be available online until kick off or at the ground on the day of the game from the ticket office located within the QOS Arena which will open at 1230. With everyone using the same ticket office and a larger number of visiting supporters than normal expected, please give yourself plenty of time to be served or purchase online in advance.

The only way to buy tickets in advance will be online.

Please note that tickets are not transferable or refundable.


Car parking will be available to all spectators within the Queen of the South Arena car park on a first come / first served basis.

Supporter’s buses should drop off their passengers in Terregles St/King Street and thereafter park on College Mains road just off the roundabout with the A76 on the town bypass (adjacent to Curry’s/PC World, as the other side at Aldi is the access road to the ambulance depot and is extremely busy). Pick up should be the same location as drop off.

Supporters’ buses including minibuses will not be allowed to park in the Arena car park.


There are a lot of ongoing roadworks which could result in delays on the roads. People travelling should check Traffic Scotland website at for confirmation on the day.


The catering outlets within the supporter’s areas of the ground will also be open for use. And the bar under the Alpha Solway stand will be open to both sets of supporters’ pre-match. The Snaq café with the Arena is also open and will have a range of snacks on offer ahead of kick off.


For safety reasons, QOS have adopted a robust and thorough search policy for spectators entering the ground to ensure that ground rules and regulations are strictly adhered to, especially in relation to pyrotechnic devices and controlled containers. We would like to remind supporters that letting off smoke devices is a criminal offence, and anyone found doing so will be referred to Police Scotland which may result in a custodial sentence. Not only is it against the law, but it is also extremely dangerous and a health hazard to other spectators. All bags will be searched and spectators presenting themselves for entry may also be subject to search. Spectators who refuse to be searched by stewards will be denied entry to the ground.

Palmerston Park is a non-smoking venue, this includes e cigarettes and other such devices. Stewards are empowered to eject spectators who disobey these rules. No persons will be admitted to the ground who are deemed to be under the influence of alcohol.


The club shop located in the Arena will be open until kick off where you can purchase our club merchandise. Including half-time draw tickets and match day programmes.


Much needed donations for our Community Fridge will be accepted within the Club shop or at the Press Office ahead of kick off.


Tomorrow’s match kicks off at 3 pm.