Queen of the South 2
Dundee 0
Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)

Queen of South 

2 - 0


Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)
Saturday, March 8th, 2008
Palmerston Park
Attendance: 6,278
3:00 PM Kick-off

Stephen Dobbie (52)
Ryan McCann (92)

Team Managers
Gordon Chisholm Alex Rae

Starting Eleven
1. Jamie MacDonald
2. Ryan McCann
3. Robert Harris
4. Neil MacFarlane
5. Andrew Aitken
6. Andrew Aitken
7. Jamie McQuilken
8. Steve Tosh
9. Sean O'Connor
10. Stephen Dobbie
11. Paul Burns
Craig Samson .1
David Worrell .2
David Cowan .3
Milan Palenik .4
Paul Dixon .5
Frédéric Daquin .6
Paul McHale .7
Patrick Noubissie .8
Eddie Malone .9
Jan Zemlik .10
Robert Davidson .11

12. Stephen Grindlay
14. John Stewart
15. John O'Neill
16. Brian Gilmour
17. Eric Paton
Ludovic Roy .12
Alex Rae .14
Brian Clark .15
Jani Šturm .16
David O'Brien .17

John Stewart for Stephen Dobbie (78) Jani Šturm for Jan Zemlik (56)
David O'Brien for Frédéric Daquin (87)
Brian Clark for Patrick Noubissie (87)

Paul Burns (92) Paul McHale (71)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Mike McCurry (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee were dumped out of the Scottish Cup by Queen of the South. Goals from Stephen Dobbie and Ryan McCann gave the Dumfries side a 2-0 victory.

Queen's opener came seven minutes after half time when a ball over the top found Dobbie racing in on goal, his first touch killed the ball perfectly and his second dispatched his shot past Samson. Minutes earlier Jan Zemlik had wasted Dundee's one really good opportunity of the match, Jamie McDonald spilling a Paul Dixon cross at the feet of the striker, but the home keeper made up for his mistake by blocking the Czech's close range effort.

The clincher came late and was quite extraordinary, Keeper Samson was in the Queens' penalty area as Eddie Malone fired in a last minute free kick, the ball ricocheted around the box before falling for home right back Ryan McCann just outside his own penalty area, he hammered the ball forward and amazingly found the net from near 80 yards.

It made sure of a win that the Doonhamers deserved, Dundee worked hard but lacked inspiration, while the home side dominated the first half and created the better opportunities of the second period.

Alex Rae wasn't happy at the cup exit.

"I thought just before they scored we had a gilt-edged chance - I don't know how we didn't score," he said.

"It's disappointing because this was a good opportunity for us to progress to a semi-final.

"Queen of the South bettered us in most departments and, overall, probably deserved the win today."

The Dark Blues boss who named himself among the substitutes - lamented the absence of several key players for the Palmerston tie.

"We had too many key players missing - five or six from last week," he added.

"It was always going to be difficult and we just weren't up to the task.

"The first goal was the turning point - the ball travelled 60 yards in the air but Stephen Dobbie was the only guy to react. That's poor defending to say the least."

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme

Squad Statistics (as at March 8th, 2008)

2007-08 All Time
Craig Samson (GK)23 28 - 28 -
Milan Palenik - 284284
David Cowan26 6 - 6 -
David Worrell30 26 - 26 -
Eddie Malone22 191191
Paul Dixon21 29 - 1052
Patrick Noubissie24 1 - 1 -
Paul McHale26 292413
Robert Davidson21 2884311
Frédéric Daquin29 292292
Jan Zemlik30 232232
Brian Clark (sub)20 2 - 81
David O'Brien (sub)24 151151
Jani Šturm (sub)25 242242

League Table (as at March 8th, 2008)

No league table has been added for this season.