Queen of the South 2
Arbroath 2
Scottish League (Championship)

Queen of South 

2 - 2


Scottish League (Championship)
Saturday, January 16th, 2021
Palmerston Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Connor Shields (46)
Connor Shields (52)
Scott Stewart (63)
Tam O'Brien (65)

Team Managers
Allan Johnston Dick Campbell

Starting Eleven
Rohan Ferguson
Willie Gibson
James Maxwell
Gregor Buchanan
Ayo Obileye
Joesph McKee
Aidan Fitzpatrick
Daniel Pybus
Connor Shields
Rhys McCabe
Euan East
Derek Gaston
Jason Thomson
Tam O'Brien
Colin Hamilton
Ben Williamson
Jake Davidson
David Gold
Mark Whatley
James Craigen
Dale Hilson
Kris Doolan

Tommy Goss
Stephen Dobbie
Harry Robinson
Calvin McGrory
Niyah Joseph
Rhys Breen
Charlie Cowie
Scott Gallagher
Gavin Swankie
Scott Stewart
Michael McKenna
Michael Ruth
Bobby Linn
Luke Donnelly

Stephen Dobbie for Joesph McKee (78) Scott Stewart for Mark Whatley (55)
Bobby Linn for Jake Davidson (60)
Michael Ruth for Kris Doolan (72)

Joesph McKee (38)
Daniel Pybus (47)
Rhys McCabe (68)
Jason Thomson (40)
Tam O'Brien (82)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Steven Reid (Referee)
Graham McNeillie & Brian Templeton (Assistants)

Photography by Graham Black

Match Report

The Lichties came back from 2 goals down to secure a well deserved point and were unlucky not to get all 3 after having the best of the play.

Arbroath gave debuts to Jake Davidson and Ben Williamson with Derek Gaston in goal, Mark Whatley starting at left back, with Colin Hamilton joining Thomas O’Brien in central defence with Jason Thomson at right back. James Craigen started on the right with Jake Davidson playing in front of the defence with Ben Williamson in front of him with David Gold on the left in a diamond midfield with Kris Doolan and Dale Hilson up front.

After a very poor first half, Connor Shields who is the form striker in the Championship scored just after 6 seconds into the second half, perhaps confusion in the Arbroath defence after Whatley moved to right back, Thomson joining O’Brien and then Hamilton returning to left back.

Connor Shields made it 2-0 in the 52nd minute with a stunning strike in the 52nd minute.

However substitute Scott Stewart, who came on in the 55th minute to replace Whatley wasted no time in getting Arbroath back into it with a low drilled shot in in the 63rd minute before Captain Thomas O’Brien pulled Arbroath level with a bullet header just 2 minutes later from a corner kick from substitute Bobby Linn, who had come on for Davidson in the 60th minute.

Arbroath kept on attacking in numbers with substitute Michael Ruth unlucky with a bursting run and shot late on.

Match Stats
Possession – Queen of the South 49% – 51% Arbroath
Total Shots – Queen of the South 5 – 9 Arbroath
On Target – Queen of the South 3 – 4 Arbroath
Off Target – Queen of the South 2 – 5 Arbroath
Blocked – Queen of the South 0 – 0 Arbroath
Corners – Queen of the South 4 – 6 Arbroath
Fouls Committed – Queen of the South 14 – 16 Arbroath

Match report written by Arbroath FC Official Website

Squad Statistics (as at January 16th, 2021)

2020-21 All Time
Derek Gaston (GK)33 16 - 42 -
Tam O'Brien29 14313010
Jason Thomson33 161805
Colin Hamilton28 13 - 25118
James Craigen29 132172
Mark Whatley30 3 - 2387
David Gold28 14219011
Jake Davidson20 1 - 1 -
Ben Williamson19 1 - 1 -
Kris Doolan34 142142
Dale Hilson28 152213
Scott Stewart (sub)24 132365
Michael Ruth (sub)19 14 - 14 -
Bobby Linn (sub)35 13129178

League Table (as at January 16th, 2021)

No league table has been added for this season.