Posted by: palmerstonblue | September 17, 2011



A superb first 38 minutes saw Queens swamp league leaders Morton at a rain soaked Palmerston this afternoon, and 3 goals in eight fantastic minutes, had Queens leading 4-0 at the interval, and Kevin Smith already negotiating with the referee about keeping the match ball. Visitors Morton were completely overwhelmed by Queens in the first half, and although the 2nd half never reached the heights of the first 45 minutes,it was Queens who could have added to the score several times before Morton scored a late consolation goal. The midfield was dominated by Queens, with McKenna and Simmons being solid in the middle,and Johnston and McLaughlin playing equally well on the flanks. Hat-trick hero, Kevin Smith linked well with Brighton, and the defence and Lee Robinson were solid for the whole game. This was a strong team performance from Queens, and the confidence that they will take into their next game should ensure that  fans who go to Rugby Park for Tuesday’s Communities cup clash with Kilmarnock will travel with a good deal of hope that a cup upset may be on the cards.


Robinson  7- Never really troubled,commanded area well.

C.Reid 7- Solid and composed.

McGuffie 7-Defended well alongside Campbell.

Simmons 7-Helped run midfield, excellent cross for 2nd goal.

Campbell 7-Another solid display, marshalled defence well.

Higgins 7-Switched to full back with ease, delivered some teasing crosses when going forward.

Allan Johnston 8-Really good delivery from both open play, and corners from which 2 goals came.

McKenna 8-Solid as ever,nothing exciting, but full of hard work.

Brighton 7-Linked well with Smith,very good header for his goal.

Smith 9-Undoubted man of the match performance,good direct attacking play,full of confidence after his 3 goals.

McLaughlin 7-Full of running, always involved in the game.

Carmichael 6- Replaced Johnston,lively at times,not really able to get involved.

Clark 6-On for last half an hour, created chance for Smith,fairly quiet.

Holt 4-Given debut for last 8 minutes, a few nice touches.

Agree or disagree? why not leave a comment with your own views?

GOALS : SMITH (20,35,38) BRIGHTON (30)

CROWD:  1699

CARDS:  McKENNA (Yellow 89)





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