Match Preview v Alloa (H) - 5th August 2023

With the league cup campaign over full focus now turns to our league one campaign which gets underway tomorrow. In the first of our 36 games, we welcome familiar opposition in Alloa Athletic.

We faced the Wasps five times last season, with a draw and two wins apiece. Our last meeting was away at the Indodrill Stadium at the tail end of the fixtures when Ruari Paton scored a double in our 2-1 victory. Ruari also scored the last time Alloa visited Palmerston in January, but Ross McIver scored late on to ensure them the three points with the same score line.

There will be a couple of recognisable faces in the visiting squad tomorrow with former Queens defenders Josh Debayo and Dave McKay having joined Brian Rice’s side in the summer.

We go into the game on the back of a good win over Queens Park in the league cup group stage, while Alloa come down to Dumfries on the back of a heavy defeat to Ayr United.

Manager Marvin Bartley will be aware of a rebound and says that their defeat means nothing “The cup campaign didn’t go their way, but we have to be respectful of every time and we will be expecting the best version of Alloa, so we need to be the best version of ourselves. It is the start of the league campaign, and we are really looking forward to it.

Whilst we are disappointed, we haven’t qualified for the knockout stages of the league cup, we are happy to be unbeaten after the four games in a strong group. The league was always going to be our main concern and it’s important that we get off to a good start.

The cup games have set us up and given us an idea of where we are. I still want to add to the squad but the players that we have already are more than capable of getting results. We will go into the league with the same attitude and go out hard in every game.

Thank you for your support so far and continue to get behind the team for what I hope will be a successful season”.


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, section 7 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 turnstile 3 to gain entry to their section of the stand.

Turnstiles will be open for spectator entry at 1345.

Entry is by ticket only. 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

Season ticket pricing are as follows-

Adults- £285

Concessions - £160

Student / 16-21- £90

Junior Blue u16- £18

Accessible Adult-£100

Accessible Concession-£56

Accessible u16- £18

Accessible Student / 16-21- £56


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. There will be no ticket office at the BDS stand for this match.

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.

Dumfries show takes place tomorrow so surrounding areas may be busier than usual.  People travelling should check Traffic Scotland website at for confirmation of any delays.


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 within the Arena is also open and will have a range of food/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.


Tomorrow’s match kicks off at 3 pm.