St Mirren 1 - 3 Queen of the South: Derek Lyle at the double

High-flying Queens notched up another win as their excellent start to the season continued, consigning St Mirren to the foot of the table and their worst start to a season at this level in their 139-year history.

Derek Lyle, right, celebrates after firing home to give Queen of the South the lead against St Mirren. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Queens were ahead after 12 minutes, Derek Lyle taking full advantage of a sumptuous touch from Stephen Dobbie and some farcical home defending to fire home.

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Saints levelled through a smart Tom Walsh finish, but Queens hit back instantly with Lyle ramming home from close range.

Within ten-minutes of the restart Queens struck again with Dobbie mercilessly punishing more horrendous slow-motion defending from Saints to set off a chorus of boos from the Paisley fans.

At times Queens were guilty of not ramming home their supremacy against a Saints team completely lacking spirit, heart, leadership, ideas, organisation, shape, solidity and punch.