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Queen of the South – Preview

Dundee head to Dumfries on Friday to take on Queen of the South in the Ladbrokes Championship and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Queen of the South v Dundee

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Championship

DATE: Friday 27th September 2019

KICK-OFF: 7.05pm

VENUE: Palmerston Park

Ticketing Information

Turnstile numbers for visiting fans, section of the ground

BDS Digital (East) Stand sections 6 & 7 have been set aside for away supporters. Turnstile 3 & 4 will be in use in the BDS Stand. Turnstiles will be open for spectator entry at 6.20pm

Separate catering outlets and toilets will be available for use.

Catering is also available in the Arena café where a full menu is available before kick-off. The bar under the Gates Stand will also be open for refreshments.

Tickets, location of sales & entry cost

Entry is by ticket only. Ticket offices are open at:

Arena – 4.30 p.m.

BDS Stand away section – 5 p.m.

Please note that the BDS Stand ticket office is CASH ONLY. If you wish to purchase your ticket by card then you should use the Arena ticket office.

Adults £18

OAP/Concession £10

Student £10

Age 16-21 £10

Under 16 £5

Pre-School Kids FREE

Disabled Access 

Wheelchair access for away supporters is on the south side of BDS Digital stand. There is a lay by on King Street for vehicles to drop their passengers for flat access to the ground. Disabled parking is available on the north side of the BDS Digital Stand or at the Arena car park.

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1919

STADIUM: Palmerston Park

CAPACITY: 8,690

PITCH SIZE: 112 x 73 yards

MANAGER: Allan Johnston

CHAIRMAN: Billy Hewitson

NICKNAME: The Doonhamers

MASCOTS: Dougie the Doonhamer

CLUB COLOURS: Blue and White

HONOURS: Scottish League Challenge Cup winners: 2002/03, 2012/13

Scottish League B Division (second tier) winners: 1950/51

Scottish League Second Division (third tier) winners: 2001/02,

2012/13

Scottish Qualifying Cup winners: 1923/24

RECORD WIN: 11-1 v Stranraer, Scottish Cup, 16/1/1932

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 26,552 v Hearts, 23/2/1952, Scottish Cup 4th Round

CLUB WEBSITE: www.qosfc.com

Getting to the Ground

The full address of Queen of the South for Sat-Nav is Palmerston Park, Lochfield Road, Dumfries, DG2 9BA

By Car / Coach:

From the North

  1. Come off the M74 at J15 (Moffat) and follow A701 to Dumfries
  2. On entering Dumfries, follow this road through one mini-roundabout to the large roundabout on the A75
  3. Turn right onto the A75 (Dumfries Bypass)
  4. At the next roundabout take the second exit – signposted “Dumfries A76”
  5. Go straight across the first mini roundabout
  6. At the next roundabout, turn right onto Lochfield Road
  7. Follow this road to the next mini roundabout which is the entrance to the car park on the left

From the West

  1. Follow the A75 until you come to the “A76 Dumfries” turn off
  2. Follow instructions from 5 above

Car Parking/Bus Parking

Queen of the South have suggested that buses/minibuses drop off their passengers in Terregles Street /King Street and thereafter park on College Mains road just off the roundabout with the A76 on the town bypass (adjacent to Curry’s/PC World, as the other side at Aldi is the access road to the ambulance depot and is extremely busy). Pick up should be the same location. Car parking is available in the Arena car park; alternatively there is plenty of other on & off street parking available around the stadium.

The weather forecast is for sleet/light snow during travel time and for the duration of the match. This could have an effect on travel times. Please leave plenty of time to travel safely to the ground.

There are no known roadworks around Dumfries that would affect travel times to Palmerston Park but fans should check the Traffic Scotland website at http://trafficscotland.org/index.aspx for confirmation and of any other delays.

By Train:

All trains come into Dumfries at the same station.

There are direct trains from Glasgow and there is also the option of coming via Carlisle. Alternatively, it can sometimes be more convenient to get off the train at Lockerbie and get the bus or taxi into Dumfries.

There is a taxi rank at the station, and the ground is approximately 5 minutes by car.

Walking to the ground from the station takes around 20 minutes, using the most direct route:

  1. Come out of the station on the west side, into the main car park (directly outside the front of the Station Hotel)
  2. Walk round to the right of the Station Hotel and turn right onto Lovers Walk.
  3. Follow Lovers walk round the corner to the traffic lights at the T-junction
  4. Turn left at the traffic lights onto the Edinburgh Road
  5. Follow this road into town and round the corner (keeping Greyfriars church on your right) down onto Buccleuch Street
  6. Continue down to the bottom of Buccleuch Street
  7. Follow the On Foot directions below

The alternative is to go through the centre of town. This will take slightly longer but has more options for refreshment along the way:

  1. Come out of the station on the west side, into the main car park (directly outside the front of the Station Hotel)
  2. Walk up the hill, to the left of the Station Hotel, to the traffic lights
  3. Turn right at the traffic lights onto St Marys Street
  4. Continue on St Marys Street, past the Cairndale Hotel and council buildings.
  5. Continue onto English Street and follow this up the hill into town
  6. From here, you can take any street, as long as you keep walking in the same direction, you will come onto the High Street
  7. Follow the On Foot directions below

On Foot:

The stadium is about a 10 minute walk from the centre of Dumfries. From the High Street, head towards Greyfriars Church and then down Buccleuch Street, or find the Whitesands and walk along it with the river on your left.

Then:

  1. Cross the Buccleuch Street bridge over the river, to the traffic lights.
  2. Turn right at the traffic lights, onto the Glasgow Road.
  3. Take the first left, onto David Street.
  4. Take the first right onto King Street

Then For Away Fans

  1. Follow King Street but turn left just before the Ice Bowl
  2. Take the next right, which will take you behind the Ice Bowl to the away section of the Rosefield Salvage stand.

Match Officials

Referee – Willie Collum
AR1 – John McCrossan
AR2 – Barry Reid
Fourth Official – Scott Lambie

Head to Head v Queen of the South

LEAGUE: Won 38, Drawn 16, Lost 23

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 2, Drawn 3, Lost 2

LEAGUE CUP: Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 2

TOTALS: Won 43, Drawn 21, Lost 22

Last Five Dundee v Queen of the South Games

  1. 29/1/2019  | Away | Scottish Cup | Lost 3-0 | 1,421
  2. 19/1/2019 | Home | Scottish Cup | Drew 1-1 | 2,728 | J. Curran
  3. 25/3/2014 | Home | Championship | Won 1-0 | 3,999 | Davidson
  4. 15/2/2014 | Away | Championship | Won 1-0 | 2,152 | Conroy
  5. 19/10/2013 | Home | Championship | Won 2-1 | 4,357 | MacDonald, Beattie

Last Meeting

Dundee crashed out of the Scottish Cup last January with a 3-0 defeat in the Scottish Cup 4th round replay against Queen of the South in Dumfries. A catastrophically poor defensive performance allowed Stephen Dobbie an easy hat trick as Queens ran out comfortable and well deserved winners.

Queen of the South: Martin, Mercer, Fordyce, Maguire, Marshall, Doyle (Murray 36’), Jacobs, Low, Stirling, Dykes, Dobbie (c) (Bell 89’)

Unused subs: Leighfield (gk), Watson, Harvey, Irving.

Goals: Dobbie (12’, 27’, 73’).

Dundee FC 4-4-2

Dieng, Kerr, Inniss (Moore 30), Kusunga, Ralph, Deacon (Lambert at half time), McGowan, O’Dea, Dales (Nelson 74), Craig Curran, Kenny Miller (c)

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Jefferies.

Attendance: 1,421 (114 Dees).

Referee: Steven McLean. Assistants: Alan Mulvanny, Mark McLean.

Queen of the South’s Season So Far

Queen of the South’s season started by hosting Premiership Motherwell in the Betfred Cup where they lost 3-0 before hosting neighbours Annan Athletic. The League Two side did well to earn a 3-3 draw but The Doonhamers won the bonus point in the penalty shoot out.

A 4-1 win away at Dumbarton gave QOS a chance to qualify as one of the best runners-up but in the final match against fellow Championship side Morton, exited the competition when they lost the bonus point after coming back from 3-1 down at Cappielow to draw 3-3. 

Queens’ league campaign started with a 0-0 draw at newly promoted Arbroath and earned another point a week later in a 1-1 draw at home with Dunfermline.

Two 1-0 defeats followed to Ayr and Alloa but they got their first Championship win in the next game with a 1-0 win over Morton at Palmerston.

In the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup, Queens went out after a 3-2 defeat away to Clyde and lost 2-0 at Inverness in the league last week.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Johnson 5; Nelson 4; Hemmings, Kerr, McGhee 1

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH: Murray, Dobbie 3; Oliver 2; Mercer, Paton, Kilday, Semple, El Bahktaoui 1

Matchday Programme

The 2019/20 Queen of the South matchday programme costs £3 and will be available in and around the ground and in the Palmerston club shop under the main stand from 6.30pm

How To Watch

This match is live on the BBC Scotland channel from 7pm.

Overseas subscribers will be able to watch the match live on DeeTV. While those within the UK and Ireland can hear live audio commentary.

Fans in the UK can sign up to DeeTV for a monthly fee of £5.99 or an annual fee of £59.99 which will give them access to live audio of Ladbrokes Championship games, full match replays and highlights, behind the scenes content and exclusive interviews.

The full match replay will be available to every subscriber of DeeTV on Friday evening while a shorter highlights package will be available on Saturday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

Additional Information

Queen of the South FC have adopted a robust and thorough search policy for spectators entering the ground to ensure that ground rules and regulations are strictly adhered to, especially in relation to pyrotechnic devices and controlled containers. All bags will be searched and spectators presenting themselves for entry may also be subject to search. Spectators who refuse to be searched by stewards will be denied entry to the ground.

Palmerston Park is a non-smoking venue, this includes e-cigarettes and other such devices. Stewards are empowered to eject spectators who disobey these rules. No persons will be admitted to the ground who are deemed to be under the influence of alcohol.

All spectators are required to abide by QOS’ acceptable behavior policy.

Further information can be accessed via the Queen of the South website www.qosfc.com and social media.

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