Clean sheet at Inverness
The deadlock could not be broken in the Highlands as Queens bagged another Championship clean sheet.
It was the Doonhamers who showed early promise and they had the first half chance of the game.
Gary Naysmith’s side started brightly through Gary Harkins. The midfielder played the ball along the 18 yard line to Lyndon Dykes and he kept the ball low but his shot was straight at the keeper.
Harkins and his tricky skills inside the box were causing all sorts of problems for the home defence and Coll Donaldson had to be on time to clear for a corner. With Queens continuing to attack, Andy Stirling switched the ball wide for Jordan Marshall but the young left back’s quick delivery into the box was well blocked.
Queens kept fighting to retain possession and although Dobbie and Harkins were heavily involved they could not break through the home rearguard.
The strong wind blowing across the park made it difficult for both sides but Queens’ attack play was limiting Inverness to a few chances. Former Queens defender Shaun Rooney and Liam Polworth tried to create chances but failed with their delivery.
However, Alan Martin was called into action when Donaldson’s powerful run from the back set up a chance for Tom Walsh. His stinging left-foot shot tested the Queens keeper but he got down well to pull off a double-handed stop.
As the game opened up and flowed from end to end, Scott Mercer mis-timed his challenge leaving Walsh to race forward but he was greedy and held onto the ball long enough for Queens to retreat and for Dykes to get back to clear for a corner.
Dobbie turned Donaldson at the half way line to play the ball through for Todd and Polworth blasted one over the bar to leave the game without a goal in the first half.
After the break Queens came out determined to open the scoring and Callum Semple came close when he headed over from a corner.
Thistle were equally as determined to maintain their unbeaten run and Sean Walsh hit a right-foot shot that sailed not too far over the crossbar.
Midway through the half Dobbie was brought down by Brad McKay, 30 yards from goal. With the Queens talisman and Harkins standing over the ball, it was Dobbie who struck the free kick and agonisingly watched as it crashed back off the crossbar with Mark Ridgers beaten.
The Highland Jags fought to take the sting out of Queens’ play in the hope they could catch them on the counter. It almost paid off in the final minutes as Rooney found space on the right but Semple managed to turn the danger clear for a corner.
Queens were still seeking the win and at the other end, Dobbie curled a right foot shot inches past the upright.
In the end as both sides cancelled each other out it finished goal-less and Queens had to settle for point.
Gary Harkins Caused the home defence lots of problems