Queen of the South secured their fourth home win of the season in the Scottish Championship by defeating promotion contenders Inverness 2–1.
Josh Todd’s first opening goal for Queens was disallowed by Logan Chalmers, but Euan East’s free kick snapped the home team’s six game losing streak.
Darragh O’Connor had threatened twice for Queens before Todd ran into a long pass from Ruben Soares-Junior to open the scoring in the sixth minute.
Inverness equalized 11 minutes later through Dundee United striker Chalmers on loan, who beat two defenders on the edge of the box before scoring his fifth goal in as many games.
East regained the lead for Queens five minutes before halftime, hitting a free kick in the top corner after Sean Welsh fouled Soares-Junior.
Inverness boss Billy Dodds, whose side secured a play-off place last week, sent off all four substitutes in the 73rd minute, but the closest they came to equalizing was when Chalmers fired a high-kick in the minute. 82.
Queens came close to extending their lead when Danny Devine cleared Soares-Junior’s last-minute effort at the goal line.
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