Dob­bie in­sists Queens will keep their feet on the ground


QUEEN OF THE SOUTH con­tinue to ap­ply the pres­sure af­ter a dou­ble from Derek Lyle and an­other from Stephen Dob­bie gave them to a 3-1 win at St Mir­ren who have slumped to the bot­tom of the ta­ble.

“It is only five games into the league cam­paign and we have had a great start but as the gaffer keeps telling us we are only one de­feat away from things turn­ing the other way,” pointed out Dob­bie.

“But we are go­ing well and into the next round of both cups too so we are happy and we want to keep things go­ing well on a Satur­day.

“It was nice to get a goal but I am not too both­ered who ac­tu­ally scores them as long as re­sults are go­ing well and I will be happy if I don’t score any more but as­sist Derek Lyle in scor­ing 50 this sea­son!”

Ayr United recorded their first league vic­tory – 2-1 over Mor­ton at Som­er­set Park with Paul Cair­ney and Alan For­rest on Tar­get – and Falkirk moved up to fifth with a 2-0 win at Raith Rovers, John Baird and Tom Taiwo scor­ing.

Jack Ross’s re­ac­tion to Al­loa Ath­letic’s 10-match win­ning streak com­ing to an end was sim­ple.

“All we do is start an­other one,” the Al­loa man­ager said af­ter his team were dis­man­tled by Liv­ingston in the first half at the In­do­drill Sta­dium, even­tu­ally los­ing 3-1.

Putting to­gether an­other 10-match win­ning run is eas­ier said than done given that, af­ter trav­el­ling to Queen’s Park on Satur­day, their next game is at Celtic Park in the Bet­fred Cup.

There is no doubt this re­sult took the wind out of their sails. Scott Pittman, Liam Buchanan and Michael Miller had all scored be­fore half-time and all Al­loa had to show for the sec­ond half was a Greig Spence penalty.

Brechin City moved to the top of the league as they held off Air­drieo­ni­ans 3-2 at Glebe Park. Brechin twice had their lead can­celled out be­fore Dougie Hill scored what proved to be the win­ning goal. There were first league wins of the sea­son for Al­bion Rovers and Peter­head.

Al­bion over­whelmed Sten­house­muir with four sec­ond-half goals in a 4-0 win at Clifton­hill and man­ager Dar­ren Young was pleased with what he saw: “We’ve been play­ing well all sea­son but ev­ery­thing came to­gether here.”

Peter­head also scored their goals in the sec­ond half as they saw off Queen’s Park, who missed a first-half penalty, 2-0 with Jamie Red­man and Nicky Ri­ley net­ting. Jamie In­sall scored both of East Fife’s goals in a 2-0 home win over Stran­raer with man­ager Gary Nay­smith re­veal­ing a social night ear­lier in the week had helped build team spirit.

For­far Ath­letic made it five wins out of five to go five points clear at the top of League Two with a 2-1 win at An­nan Ath­letic.

For­far trailed to a Max Wright penalty but hit back to take the points through Andy Munro and Lewis Milne.

It came af­ter some strong words in the dress­ing-room at half-time.Clyde moved sec­ond with a 3-2 home win over Ar­broath with vet­eran striker Peter MacDon­ald scor­ing the de­ci­sive goal.

Ed­in­burgh City picked up their first point since join­ing the SPFL with Ross Al­lum’s 85th-minute strike earn­ing them a 1-1 draw at Stir­ling Al­bion.

It moved them to within a point of sec­ond-bot­tom Mon­trose, who lost 2-1 at home to Cow­den­beath.

DOU­BLE: Queens’ striker Stephen Dob­bie

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