Match Preview v Kelty Hearts (H) - 18th Nov 23

We are back at Palmerston tomorrow as we welcome, Kelty Hearts in league one.

In our earlier meeting in the season, the visitors ran out 3-1 winners despite Jake Hutchinson giving us the lead seven minutes before the interval. That was cancelled out by Lewis Moore from the penalty spot minutes later to make it all square at the break. Reece Lyon headed home a second minutes into the second half with Michael Tidser rounding off the scoring in added on time.

After the first 13 games of the campaign, Kelty sit fifth in the table on 18 points, three places and five points ahead of ourselves.


Ahead of the game tomorrow, Manager Mavin Bartley said “Last week was extremely frustrating. It was a game that we were well in but again an individual error cost us at least a point. It was disappointing because it was a basic thing that we didn’t do properly and exactly what we go over regularly.

It was our eighth defeat this season and that simply isn’t good enough. I know that my coaching staff know that, and the players know it too. We understand the fans hurt and anger because we feel the same.

This week we welcome Kelty Hearts a side that we have struggled against so far, so we need to stick to our task and do the basics correctly.

We know we can compete against teams higher up the table so it’s about getting the fundamentals right and remaining positive.


Supporters Information

HOME supports will be located within The Thompson Solicitors 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 has 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

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. Supporters 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.  They should not park in the Arena car park or next to Aldi,as this is the access road to the ambulance depot and is extremely busy. Pick up should be the same location as drop off. 

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 Main 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.