Match Preview v East Fife 250723

Tomorrow, we continue our League cup matches when East Fife visit Palmerston for our third game in group G. With a draw at home to Motherwell and a win over Elgin at the weekend, we sit third in the table with four points, while the visitors are second, one point better off after a victory over Elgin and a bonus win over Queens Park after they fought out a goal-less ninety-minutes.

Competitive matches between the two sides have been few and far between in recent years, with the last one at Bayview in October 2018 when Kevin Smith and Anton Dowds scored to give the Fifers a 2-0 win in the Irn Bru Cup.

The last time the two sides faced each other at Palmerston was in the 2012/13 season. In the same division, Nicky Clark scored two late goals to earn a two all draw.

We have played three pre-season friendly matches between 2018 and 2022 with Queens winning all three, 4-0, 2-1 and 3-0.

Ahead of the game Manager, Marvin Bartley said “It makes no difference that they are in league two, as they are a good team with a good manager who have made a terrific start, following a strong season last year”.

“The two games we have played so far against Motherwell and Elgin have been different and this will be different again. They will come looking for the win and will show us no respect and nor should they, we are expecting a tough game so we will have to be up for it. We want to make it seven points on the board, so we need to play with plenty of energy and go out and execute the game plan we have been working on”.


Supporters Information

For the game, Queens supports will have access to The Alpha Solway stand, along with the Wet section of the BDS and the Oakbank Terracing. While section 7 in the East side of the BDS has been allocated to East Fife supporters.

To gain entry to the BDS stand – HOME supporters should use turnstiles 1 & 2, while AWAY fans should enter via turnstile 3. 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.

Turnstiles will be open for spectator entry around 1830.

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:

Prices for the game are:

Adults: £12
All Concessions (OAP/Students, 16–21-year-olds): £6
Pre-school: Free

All concessions 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 for both sets of supporters. Home fans can purchase tickets at the ground from the ticket office located within the QOS Arena.

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. It is suggested that buses/minibuses 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.

Roadworks continue around the region but no major delays are expected, however 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 now 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.


Tomorrow’s game kicks off at 7.45 pm. In the event of the game being level at the end of 90 minutes, we will go straight to penalties to determine who picks up a bonus point.