Queen of the South 1 - 4 Dundee Utd

League - Championship
Saturday, November 5th, 2016, 3:00 PM at Palmerston
Attendance: 2,316
Referee: Steven McLean
Queen of the South Dundee Utd

Grant Anderson (45) Mark Durnan (14)
Tony Andreu (22)
Scott Fraser (57)
Simon Murray (77)

Team Managers
Gavin Skelton Ray McKinnon

Starting Eleven
Lee Robinson
Darren Brownlie
Andy Dowie
Chris Higgins
Jordan Marshall
Grant Anderson
Mark Millar
Kyle Jacobs
Lyndon Dykes
Stephen Dobbie
Derek Lyle
Cammy Bell
Mark Durnan
William Edjenguélé
Frank van der Struijk
Paul Dixon
Charlie Telfer
Willo Flood
Tony Andreu
Scott Fraser
Tope Obadeyi
Simon Murray

Jim Atkinson
Scott Hooper
Jamie Hamill
Owen Moxon
Dean Brotherston
Jake Pickard
Steven Rigg
Luis Zwick
Jamie Robson
Coll Donaldson
Seán Dillon
Nick van der Velden
Ali Coote
Cammy Smith

Steven Rigg for Derek Lyle (60)
Dean Brotherston for Grant Anderson (72)
Jamie Hamill for Kyle Jacobs (74)
Jamie Robson for Paul Dixon (43)
Luis Zwick for Cammy Bell (46)
Coll Donaldson for Mark Durnan (76)

Jamie Hamill (86)
Andy Dowie (86)
Scott Fraser (58)
William Edjenguélé (86)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Cammy Bell (GK) 18 apps -
Mark Durnan 45 apps5 goals
William Edjenguélé 11 apps2 goals
Frank van der Struijk 10 apps -
Paul Dixon 208 apps5 goals
Charlie Telfer 47 apps5 goals
Willo Flood 167 apps7 goals
Tony Andreu 10 apps8 goals
Scott Fraser 54 apps5 goals
Tope Obadeyi 18 apps1 goal
Simon Murray 44 apps14 goals
Luis Zwick (sub) (GK) 18 apps -
Coll Donaldson (sub) 37 apps -
Jamie Robson (sub) 10 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Charlie Telfer (21 years 130 days)
Oldest Player:Frank van der Struijk (31 years 230 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 99 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ali Coote (18 years 152 days)
Oldest Player:Nick van der Velden (34 years 333 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 56 days
Domestic Players:10 (55.56 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Queens threatened first with a penetrating run to the edge of the box by Lyndon Dykes after three minutes, but the United defence eventually cleared the danger. Two minutes later, Scott Fraser fired just past after good work by Tony Andreu, although the referee awarded a corner despite no apparent deflection. On seven minutes, Paul Dixon slipped allowing Grant Anderson in, but his shot from just outside the box fortunately drifted a yard or so wide of the far post. Two successive corners brought the Terrors the opener after 14 minutes. Fraser’s first was headed away for another corner from which the unmarked Mark Durnan headed home. That lead was doubled midway through the half when Dixon’s first time cross was cleverly nodded in at the near post from ten yards by Tony Andreu. Tope Obadeyi then engineered an opening only to be crowded out. The hosts had rarely threatened, but Fraser had to head away a dangerous Stephen Dobbie cross and then Cammy Bell saved bravely at the feet of the dangerous Dykes. However, there was a blow for United five minutes from the interval when Dixon went down in obvious pain had to be and stretchered off. Jamie Robson took over. Just before the interval, a Jordan Marshall shot flashed narrowly past. Then to the consternation of the healthy band of Arabs, the Doonhamers pulled one back when Dobbie curled a free kick to the edge of the six-yard box which Grant Anderson headed high into the net.

There was more bad news before the second period got underway with Luis Zwick coming on for skipper Cammy Bell. Almost immediately after the restart, Fraser first timed a 20-yard volley just over. And 12 minutes later, Scott Fraser fired in United’s third. It followed fine play down the right and Frank van der Struik laying the ball into Fraser’s path and firing a fierce shot into the top right-hand corner. Zwick’s touched the ball for the first time just after the hour break, comfortably saving from Dykes. Shortly afterwards, a Chris Higgins header landed on the top of the bar and went over. It was the visitors’ turn to hit the woodwork midway through the half, Simon Murray’s angled effort striking the outside of the post. And a few minutes later, only a fine save by home keeper Lee Robinson denied Fraser after he had been played in by Murray. But Robinson was beaten again 13 minutes from time when Andreu’s pass found Simon Murray and the striker coolly steered the ball into the far corner from 12 yards.

Match report written by Peter Rundo

Photography by DUFC Official

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Hibernian 12 8 3 1 21 6 15 27
2. UNITED 12 7 3 2 22 12 10 24
3. Raith Rovers 12 6 3 3 18 13 5 21
4. Morton 12 5 4 3 19 15 4 19
5. Falkirk 12 5 3 4 16 14 2 18
6. Queen of the South 12 5 3 4 15 15 0 18
7. Ayr United 12 4 2 6 11 19 -8 14
8. Dumbarton 12 2 4 6 12 18 -6 10
9. Dunfermline 12 2 3 7 15 23 -8 9
10. St Mirren 12 0 4 8 10 24 -14 4
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