Dundee 1 Queen’s Park 5

A hat trick by Scott Williamson and goals from Alex Bannon and Alex Fairlie earned Young Queen’s Park all three points today against Dundee in SPFL Reserve Cup match at Whitton Park.

Dundee started the game strongly pushing Queen’s back for the opening minutes.

Queen’s had their first attempt on goal in the seventh minute when Scott Williamson raced past Dundee’s Lamb and fired in a shot from 20 yards out.

Two minutes later Queen’s opened the scoring. Scott Williamson, who from very early on was causing all sorts of bother in the Dundee defence with his pace, picked up the ball wide left. He beat two defenders and cut in to shoot from a very tight angle. Harry Sharp, in goal for Dundee, parried the shot and Alex Bannon was in the right place to head home from six yards out.

Alex Bannon heads in Queen's first goal

In the 13th minute Gregor Nicol almost doubled Queen’s lead. He dribbled past a defender at the edge of the box and shot. Unfortunately his shot hit the far post and rebounded to safety.,

In the 20th minute, again great play by Scott Williamson who played the ball to David Boateng. David made a superb return pass into the Dundee six yard box. The pass looked like it would find its way back to Scott but Dundee’s Lamb intercepted the ball before Scott could reach it.

Six minutes later, Scott Williamson intercepted a Dundee pass and closed in on goal but Lamb, once again, was positioned to push Scott wide.

Dundee started to get back in to the game in the final five minutes of the half but without really troubling the Queen’s defence.

Half-time: Dundee 0 Queen’s Park 1

Four minutes into the half Jacques Heraghty had to react swiftly, diving at the feet of Dundee’s McGinn to clear the danger.

In the 58th minute Scott Williamson had the ball in the net but was deemed to be offside,

Four minutes later Queen’s go 2-0 up. Lennon Connolly played through ball to Scott Williamson at the edge of the Dundee box. Scott cut inside and curled a shot past the keeper into the corner of the net.

Scott Williamson make the score 2-0

In the 66th minute David Boateng brought out a great save by the Dundee keeper when he cut in after racing down the right wing, and shot across the keeper only to see his shot pushed away for a corner.

In the 69th minute Queen’s added a third. And it was Scott Williamson again. Excellent play by Alex Fairlie who pushed through the middle then played the ball to Scott at the edge of the Dundee box.This time Scott turned a defender cut inside and fired a low shot just inside the near post.

Scott Williamson adds a third

In the 86th minute Alex Fairlie added a fourth when he lobbed the ball over the keeper from 20 yards out after Scott Williamson played him in.

Alex Fairlie adds a fourth

Two minutes from time Dundee pulled a goal back when substitute Jamie Richardson turned home a McGinn free-kick for a late Dundee consolation.

In the final minute of normal time Scott Williamson added his third and Queen’s fifth.

Scott scores his third and Queen's fifth of the game

Full-time: Dundee 1 Queen’s Park 5

Queen’s Park: Heraghty, Bannon, Reid, Gillies, Bruce, D. Boateng, McLeish (McQuaid 68′), Biggar,  Nicol (Fairlie 55′), Connolly (Thomson 87′), Williamson. Subs not used: Graham, Mauchin, Lind.

Dundee: Sharp, Findlay, Murray, Sheridan, Wilkie, Blacklock, McGinn, Lamb, Cameron, McCowan, Osei.

Subs: Welsh, Jakubiak, Buchan, White, Lorimer, Clark, Richardson.

Goals from the game

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