Queen of the South win historic cup tie

Both sets of fans paid tribute to Ryan Baird. Credit: John Millar

Queen of the South have beaten Linfield FC 2 - 0 in extra time, to reach the quarter finals of the Scottish Challenge Cup.

The revamped competition now includes teams from Wales and Northern Ireland, and it was Linfield's first competitive match on Scottish soil.

Before kick off both teams held a minute of silence to remember Ryan Baird from Sanquhar, a Rangers and Linfield fan who was killed in a bus crash on the way to Ibrox last weekend.

Ryan Baird Credit: Facebook

Queen of the South thrashed Stenhousemuir 7 - 1 in the last round of the competition, but they were made to work much harder by the Northern Irish team.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll made a string of excellent saves, and Linfield clung on for a 0 - 0 draw in normal time.

They seemed fatigued in extra time though, and Lyndon Dykes rounded Carroll to slot in during the 12th minute.

It was a great day for the veterans - Roy Carroll continued to impress, but he had no chance when man-of-the-match Stephen Dobbie smashed a 30-yard free kick into the top corner.

The result means Queen of the South are still unbeaten at home this season.

They will find out who their quarter final opponents are on Monday.