The last time the two teams met, in August, Queen’s ran out 6-0 winners.
Last night’s game was also a dress rehearsal for the SFA Youth Cup 3rd round game later this month.
Queen’s made four changes from last week’s game against Fife Elite. Out go: Russell, McDowell, McCormick and Howie, replaced by: Beverage, Thomson, McLeish and Mahon.
Dundee started the game with a high press, which caused some initial panic in the Queen’s defence. However the young Spiders soon settled down and fought back to dominate the game, without really creating any chances to open the scoring.
The second half started with a change of shape and the introduction of Lucas McCormick up front.
These changes worked for Queen’s as Dundee were penned in their own half for most of the second half.
Just like last week, Queen’s had a chance to take the lead when they were awarded a penalty, but, just like last week, the penalty kick was missed.
Queen’s had further chances from Fairlie and Graham and a super header from McLeish brought out an outstanding save for the Dundee keeper late in the game, meant the Queen’s had to settle for a 0-0 draw.
Coach Charlie King commented after the game: “Overall a good performance after a shaky start. Disappointed for the boys not to get a couple of goals that their play deserved. But good to restrict Dundee to no chances of note.”
Queen’s Park: Beverage, Thomson, Bruce, Graham, Reid, McQuaid, Lind, McLeish, Scott, Mahon, Lickrish. Subs: Fairlie, McCormick, Howe, McDowell, Ross, Russell.
St Mirren 4 Queen’s Park 3
Fife Elite 2 Queen’s Park 3
Queen’s Park 5 Dundee 0
Ayr United 0 Queen’s Park 1
Morton 1 Queen’s Park 3
Kilmarnock 0 Queen’s Park 6
Queen’s Park 3 St Johnstone 1
Partick Thistle 0 Queen’s Park 4
Inverness CT 1 Queen’s Park 2
St Mirren 0 Queen’s Park 3
Queen’s Park 2 Motherwell 1
Queen’s Park 0 Fife Elite 1