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Club responds to fan death

Greenock Morton Football Club has released a statement after a spectator died in the crowd at its home game against Queen of the South.

It is with deep regret that our match today against Queen of the South F.C. was abandoned due to the tragic death of one of our loyal supporters during the game.

All at Greenock Morton Football Club would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt sympathy to all family and friends of the gentleman concerned.

We would further like to register our appreciation for the efforts of the emergency services, St Andrews First Aiders and stewards who carried our their duties in a professional and caring manner throughout.

– Greenock Morton FC

The club also thanked supporters from both teams for their patience and 'great respect'.

Queen of the South game abandoned after death of fan

Queen of the South's Scottish Championship game at Greenock Morton was abandoned after the death of a home fan in the crowd.

The supporter collapsed 10 minutes into the game. Referee Don Robertson halted play after becoming aware of a problem.

The decision to call off the game was mad by both teams.

The death is not suspicious.


Grass greener for Queen of the South

Things are looking up for Queen of the South. Not only is the club pulling away from the relegation zone in the Scottish Championship, but they also have something else to smile about.

The club's new state-of-the art indoor pitches have just opened, and they're proving a big hit with players and the public, as Lori Carnochan explains:

New pitches for Queen of the South

Two brand new state-of-the-art indoor football pitches are now up and running at Queen of the South Football Club.

As well as providing an all-weather training ground for the Doonhamers, the new facilities at Palmerston Park are also open to the public.

It has has been partly funded by the Holywood Trust.


Queens narrowly miss out on quarter-finals

Players applaud the crowd at Tynecastle Credit: Queen of the South

Queen of the South narrowly lost out on a place in the quarter-finals of the Scottish League Cup after taking Hearts to penalties.

The Doonhamers knocked out title holders St Mirren in the previous round, but it was the Jambos who booked their place in the last eight after beating Queens 4-2.

The Tynecastle side put themselves ahead three times, but the visitors fought back, and after 90 minutes it was all square on the scoreboard.

Dale Carrick netted the winning penalty as the Premier League side progressed to the next round.

Queens Manager Jim McIntyre said that despite the end result, he was very impressed with his men, and the supporters.

He said:

“First and foremost the pride I have in the players. We went behind three times and just kept at it. I thought we passed the ball extremely well and created good goalscoring opportunities. We just needed to be a bit more ruthless.

“I dont think it was a penalty kick which gave Hearts a lift and the third one as well I think the ball is out of play and my defenders saying that it wasn't a corner either so they`re really disappointing things but if we talk about those decisions it takes away a lot from the game.

“I thought we were excellent but you`ve got to credit Hearts. Hearts were ruthless when they got their opportunities so fair play to them.

“From our point of view we’ve got to look at how well weve performed and it’s not the first time weve performed like that this season.”

Queens ready for Rangers

It is a big night for Queen of the South as they play Rangers at Palmerston Park in the quarter final of the Ramsdens Cup.

Queen of the South are the Cup holders and they beat Rangers on the way to the final last season, in a dramatic penalty shootout.

Extra security is in place to ensure it is a good night on and off the pitch for the 7000 fans.

Kim Inglis reports:

Police advise fans to travel early

Police Scotland are advising fans travelling to tonight's Queen of the South game against Rangers to travel early.

"High numbers of supporters are expected to attend the match so there will be increased levels of traffic and pedestrians in the area.

"If going to the game travel early to avoid the congestion and please note that no parking cones will be in place, so park in areas further from the ground.

"Officers will be policing the event to ensure everyone’s safety and we ask all fans behave sensibly and consider others, including local residents, before, during and after the match. We hope everyone enjoys the big game."

– Police Scotlanf

Queen of the South prepare for Rangers

Queens won their legaue and the Ramsdens Cup last season Credit: ITV News Border

Queen of the South welcome Rangers to Palmerston Park tonight for the quarter-final of the Ramsdens Cup.

The Doonhamers knocked the Glasgow giants out of the cup at the same stage last year after a dramatic penalty shoot-out at Ibrox.

Jim McIntyre's side are hoping to get back to winning ways after their home defeat to Raith Rovers, but Ally McCoist's men will be coming to Dumfries looking for revenge.

More than 6,000 tickets have already been sold, but there are still some seats left for Queen of the South fans.

Tickets for the game, which kicks off at 7.45pm, can be bought at Palmerston Park until 3pm today.

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