Welcome Win For Queens Over 10 Men Dees

Last updated : 27 December 2007 By Queens MAD

Dundee's Lyle
The Doonhamers put the disappointment of East End Park behind them with a surprise but fortunate victory against Promotion favourites Dundee who were reduced to 10 man for most of the match.

The match kicked off in front of a very disappointing Festive Period crowd of only 1980 which included a maller than usual turnout of Dees fans. There was little festive cheer however from the referee in the 7th minutes when former Queen's striker Lyle was sent off for a clash with Jim Thomson. This reduced Dundee to 10 men and the Home Support sensed that perhaps Queens could take full advantage.

Dundee however had other ideas as they took the game to Queens and it was no surprise when the visitors took the lead on 20 minutes after Palenik was given an easy chance after a Malone corner. The Doonhamers were stunned but were unable to use their numerical advantage until just before the interval when Burns squeezed home an equaliser after a poor clearance from the Dees defence.

Dundee were still very much in the game during a tense second half and looked every inch promotion contenders but the 10 man disadvantage began to take its toll and Queens snatched victory 62 minutes when Dundee's Worrell turned a Dobbie cross into his own net.

This was a vital win for Queens which keeps us right in the mix and more of the same against Livi on Saturday will set us up nicely to have a real go at Hamilton on the 2nd of January.