Queen of the South 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League - Championship
Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, 8:45 PM at Palmerston Park, Dumfries
Attendance: 631
Referee: Matthew MacDermid
Queen of the South Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Josh Todd (6)
Euan East (40)
Logan Chalmers (17)

Team Managers
Wullie Gibson Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
Josh Rae
Wullie Gibson
Darragh O'Connor
Euan East
Alex Cooper
Josh Todd
Calvin McGrory
Harry Cochrane
Lee Connely
Innes Cameron
Ruben Soares Junior
Mark Ridgers
Wallace Duffy
Robbie Deas
Daniel Devine
Sean Welsh
Reece McAlear
David Carson
Aaron Doran
Logan Chalmers
Joe Hardy
Shane Sutherland

Bench
Ruari Paton
Ally Roy
Josh Debayo
Niyah Joseph
Lieran McKechnie
Roberto Nditi
Shea Gordon
Sam Folarin
Charlie Cowie
Cameron Mackay
Cameron Harper
Lewis Hyde
Roddy MacGregor
Lewis Hyde
Tom Walsh
Lewis Hyde
Austin Samuels
Billy Mckay

Substitutions
Shea Gordon -> Calvin McGrory (78)
Ruari Paton -> Innes Cameron (84)
Cameron Harper for Robbie Deas (63)
Austin Samuels for Shane Sutherland (63)
Billy Mckay for Joe Hardy (63)
Tom Walsh for Aaron Doran (73)
Roddy MacGregor for Sean Welsh (77)

Bookings
Lee Connelly (52)
Innes Cameron (58)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 188 apps -
Wallace Duffy 36 apps1 goal
Daniel Devine 146 apps5 goals
Robbie Deas 75 apps1 goal
Aaron Doran 324 apps50 goals
Sean Welsh 100 apps13 goals
Reece McAlear 35 apps4 goals
David Carson 87 apps1 goal
Shane Sutherland 157 apps19 goals
Logan Chalmers 11 apps5 goals
Joe Hardy 11 apps -
Cameron Harper (sub) 67 apps2 goals
Tom Walsh (sub) 100 apps14 goals
Roddy MacGregor (sub) 84 apps4 goals
Billy Mckay (sub) 192 apps80 goals
Austin Samuels (sub) 11 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Reece McAlear (20 years 71 days)
Oldest Player:Sean Welsh (32 years 43 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 251 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lewis Hyde (19 years 283 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (33 years 187 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 147 days
Domestic Players:12 (66.67 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Sean Welsh played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.
Tom Walsh played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.

Absolutely Buffered! After a sloppy opening from the visitors who appeared bus-lagged, Queens opened the scoring through Josh Todd who took advantage of a poor defensive clearance to finish tidily. Logan Chalmers did likewise after Queens gave away the ball in midfield, his finish was stunning. Queens went back in front before the break, goal was scored by buffering. A great finish by East I am told. Half Time 2-1 and there was no further scoring after the break.

Our aim was to get enough points to clinch third place to get the slight advantage of playing at home in the 3rd/4th place play-off second leg with second place pretty much out of our reach. We failed to achieve that, on to the next game.

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Kirk Broadfoot was rested completely and Billy Mckay was on the bench with Joe Hardy starting. Queens had a few changes from the team that got pumped by Arbroath, although the result flattered Arbroath somewhat.

An early scramble in the visitors box after a corner ended with the ball being blocked but a minute later Queens took an early lead after a slack clearance from Shane Sutherland was fed forward and stroked into the net by Josh Todd after he waltzed into the box in the sixth minute. A really sloppy start to this game from the visitors.

Fortunately, Queens returned the favour in the seventeenth minute when Logan Chalmers got the ball in midfield, but wide on the left. He strode forward and his left peg did the job once more from distance with another stunning strike.

Unfortunately for me, and most others, the stream from Palmerston was as reliable as both defences tonight and buffering was proving to be more irritating than Michael Gardyne.

Buffering put Queens back in front, Euan East, (I am told), with a shot into the top corner.

Sean Welsh had a shot saved before the break as we tried to respond but even the interval was plagued by buffering. Get yourselves down a division with this Mickey Mouse show.

HALF TIME: 2-1

A second half full of buffering and misplaced passes saw Sean Welsh take a knock ten minutes in after being hit by the buffers.

Todd shot over as the game continued on the park.

It's maybe just as well we couldn't witness most of this as it appears we have been rank rotten so far against the team heading for league one.

Ten minutes left and we fired a free kick high over, one wonders why the man with the magic left peg never took it. Moments later he went really close with a curling effort that just cleared the corner of the bar.

Duffy drilled one wide after a good run forward and Billy Mckay trundled a ten yard effort towards goal which Rae saved easily.

Danny Devine ended the game with a cut on his head after averting a goal and ending up inside the net off the post, and Innes Cameron missed a one on one which would have wrapped up the points for Queens.

Apparently they did win anyway as the live stream gave up the ghost completely in injury time.

Messy stuff all round on a frustrating night on and off the pitch.

FULL TIME: 2-1

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Kilmarnock 34 19 6 9 47 25 22 63
2. Arbroath 34 16 14 4 50 26 24 62
3. Inverness CT 34 14 11 9 48 34 14 53
4. Partick Thistle 34 13 10 11 44 37 7 49
5. Raith Rovers 34 11 13 10 41 43 -2 46
6. Hamilton Academical 34 10 12 12 38 47 -9 42
7. Morton 34 9 13 12 36 43 -7 40
8. Ayr United 34 8 11 15 35 50 -15 35
9. Dunfermline 34 7 14 13 35 50 -15 35
10. Queen of the South 34 7 8 19 33 52 -19 29