SPFL League One: FC Edinburgh 1-3 Queen of the South

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FC Edinburgh's promotional play-off hopes suffered a huge setback as they went down 3-1 to Queen of the South at Meadowbank.

It is the fourth time Alan Maybury's men have come up short against the Doonhamers in League One this season and, despite a strong first-half showing in the Capital, the visitors punished their hosts after the break.

The Citizens are currently fifth in the standings, two points adrift of Alloa, who visit bottom-of-the-table Peterhead tomorrow.

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Marvin Bartley's Queens have also narrowed the gap on Edinburgh to just four points with six games left to play.

James Craigen's goal was too little too late. Picture: Tommy Lee.James Craigen's goal was too little too late. Picture: Tommy Lee.
James Craigen's goal was too little too late. Picture: Tommy Lee.

Ruari Paton notched the Dumfries club's first in the 64th minute, his effort taking a slight deflection on its way past Robbie Mutch in the home goal.

Connor Murray doubled Queens' advantage with ten minutes remaining before Paul McKay wrapped up the points with a third four minutes later.

James Craigen's fine volley proved no more than a consolation for Maybury's side in the final minute.

Next up for Edinburgh is the visit of Montrose next Saturday.