Queen of the South 0 - 3 Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup - 4th Round
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 3:00 PM at Palmerston
Attendance: 5,532
Referee: Dougie McDonald
Queen of the South Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Jim McIntyre (13)
Mark Wilson (24)
Stuart Duff (39)

Team Managers
Ian Scott Ian McCall

Starting Eleven
Colin Scott
Eric Paton
Brian Reid
Jim Thomson
David Craig
Paul Burns
Steve Bowey
Brian McColligan
Willie Gibson
David McNiven
Derek Lyle
Tony Bullock
Alan Archibald
Paul Ritchie
David McCracken
Stuart Duff
Lee Mair
Mark Wilson
Mark Kerr
Barry Robson
Stevie Crawford
Jim McIntyre

Bench
Brian McLaughlin
Emilio Jaconelli
Richard Barnard
Stephen Payne
Tom English
Nick Colgan
Garry Kenneth
Grant Brebner
Jason Scotland
James Grady

Substitutions
Brian McLaughlin for Willie Gibson (45)
Emilio Jaconelli for David McNiven (58)
Stephen Payne for Paul Burns (73)
Garry Kenneth for David McCracken (36)
Jason Scotland for Barry Robson (69)
Grant Brebner for Mark Kerr (76)

Bookings
Brian McColligan None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Tony Bullock (GK) 21 apps -
Alan Archibald 71 apps5 goals
Mark Wilson 96 apps10 goals
Paul Ritchie 17 apps -
David McCracken 127 apps5 goals
Stuart Duff 82 apps2 goals
Lee Mair 5 apps -
Mark Kerr 56 apps3 goals
Barry Robson 58 apps8 goals
Stevie Crawford 6 apps2 goals
Jim McIntyre 122 apps37 goals
Garry Kenneth (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Grant Brebner (sub) 24 apps1 goal
Jason Scotland (sub) 47 apps7 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Mark Wilson (20 years 250 days)
Oldest Player:Tony Bullock (32 years 361 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 262 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Garry Kenneth (17 years 234 days)
Oldest Player:James Grady (33 years 337 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 320 days
Domestic Players:13 (81.25 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Garry Kenneth(Signed February 19th, 2004)

Milestones
Mark Wilson reached 10 goals for the Club.

Ian McCall gave the majority of the players involved in the thrashing on Wednesday night the chance to put things right by making only two changes for the potentially tricky Cup tie at Palmerston. Paul Ritchie took the captainís armband for the afternoon in the absence of Derek McInnes whose place was taken by Stuart Duff. Nick Colgan dropped to the bench with Tony Bullock regaining his place between the posts. Queen of the South had former United man, David Craig, in the heart of their defence. There was a great atmosphere in the ground with the travelling Arabs in great spirits.

Queens were the first to go on the attack and following a foul by Duff on Stephen Bowey, they forced the first corner of the afternoon. The resulting corner was gathered easily by Tony Bullock who was looking to impress following his recall. On the 13-minute mark, there was nothing the home defence could do to stop their SPL visitors taking a well-deserved lead. United almost doubled their lead after 20 minutes when McIntyre swung in a brilliant cross which Stuart Duff headed against the bar although the United man was ruled to have been in an offside position. Five minutes later, the Tannadice men did go two up. Mark Wilson picked the ball up in the Queens half and lobbed it forward to the head of Crawford. The strikerís header came back to Wilson who hit a rasping volley from 35 yards out which Colin Scott got his hands to, but the ball fell behind the line to send the travelling band of Arabs into a frenzy. With five minutes of the half remaining Ian McCall's men put the tie beyond their hosts. McIntyre again was fed by Robson on the left and his deep cross was miskicked by Gibson. The ball landed at the feet of Stuart Duff who calmly slotted the ball home.

Not surprisingly, United returned for the second half with no changes to their line-up. Five minutes after the break it was nearly 4-0 when Barry Robson powered through the Queens midfield and set up Jim McIntyre who shot into the side netting. Despite holding a comfortable lead it was United who looked the more likely to add to their tally on the afternoon. Twice in the dying minutes they went close to a forth. First of all a cross from Archibald found man of the match Jim McIntyre at the back post but his header was saved by Scott. It was then Archibald himself who created and opportunity. An excellent one-two with Brebner set up the former Partick man and his shot stung the hands of the Queen's keeper. The final whistle sounded and was greeted with a huge cheer from the 1500 travelling supporters who had made the long journey south.



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