Queen’s Park 0 Dundee 2

A first-half double by Dundee's Alex Jakubiak gave an experienced Dens Park side all three points in the Reserve League match this afternoon at Lochinch.

Young Queen’s Park were up against a Dundee side which included more than half of the team made up of first team players.

Dundee started the game on top, quickly moving the ball around the big Lochinch pitch. Queen’s found it difficult to get going, with Dundee’s pace and experience really testing the young Queen’s side.

Queen’s managed to get a couple of corners in the opening period, but didn’t really test the Dundee defence.

In the 10th minute, just when Queen’s were beginning to get a toe-hold in the game, they lost a soft goal. A Dundee player intercepted a pass out from defence and played in Jakubiak, who slotted the ball past Heraghty into the corner of the net.

Jakubiak opens the scoring for Dundee

Eight minutes later Jakubiak doubled Dundee’s lead. Queen’s keeper Heraghty got caught in possession. Jakubiak nicked the ball, rounded Heraghty and hit the ball into the empty net for Dundee’s, and his, second goal.

Jakubiak makes the score 2-0 to Dundee

In the 32nd minute Lucas McCormick intercepted a cross-field pass by the Dundee defence, passed to Lennon Connolly who shot. Unfortunately Lennon’s effort narrowly missed the post.

One positive from the first half was seeing Charlie Fox getting some minutes again after being out for a while with a foot injury.

Charlie Fox in action

Half-time: Queen’s Park 0 Dundee 2

Queen’s replaced Fox with Reid, another played who had been out for while, at the start of the second half.

Queen’s certainly picked up the pace at the start of the second half. Liam McQuaid had an effort from the edge of the box after good play in the Queen’s midfield.

Liam McQuaid has a shot

Queen’s next replaced McLeish with Brady.

In the 56th minute, Dundee came close to adding a third when a Robertson shot hit the junction of the post and bar.

Queen’s by now were certainly getting more of the ball, but were finding it difficult to get behind the well organised Dundee back line.

Lennon Connolly attempts to get through the Dundee defence

Queen’s made more substitutions during the final part of the half replacing Biggar, Fairlie, McQuaid with Smith, Lind and Ferguson.

In the dying minutes of the game, Queen’s created their best chance of the day when Connolly intercepted a loose ball, moved the ball out to McCormick on the left. Lucas stepped inside and fired a shot which narrowly missed the far post.

Full-time: Queen’s Park 0 Dundee 2

Queen’s Park: Heraghty, Thomson, Fox (Reid 45’), Graham, Bruce, Fairlie (Lind), McQuaid (Ferguson), McLeish (Brady), Biggar (Smith), Connolly, McCormick.

Dundee: Sharp, Donald (Richardson 67’), Strachan, Graham, Wilkie, Williamson, Lamb, Byrne, Jakubiak (White 83’), Robertson, McGinn. Subs not used: Lynch, Murray, Lorimer, Kelly.

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