You count on drama in a final-day winner-takes-all title decider. You count on a energetic ambiance. You count on pleasure.
You most likely do not count on three objectives within the first 12 minutes. 4 within the opening 17. 5 in 34. And for it to be 3-3 at half time.
“You could not script it higher,” have been the phrases of Dundee supervisor Gary Bowyer.
Simpler mentioned after his aspect scored twice extra within the second half to lastly safe an epic Scottish Championship title-clinching victory over Queen’s Park.
What unfolded in entrance of the BBC Scotland cameras at Ochilview was nothing wanting astonishing. We misplaced monitor at occasions throughout it, so there’s each probability you probably did too.
So first let’s set the scene. Dundee went into the sport high by two factors. A draw was sufficient for Bowyer’s males.
However for Owen Coyle’s aspect, who have been seeking to return Queen’s to the highest flight for the primary time since 1958, solely a win would do.
Queen’s Park 0-1 Dundee
Dundee have been aiming for a right away return to the highest tier after final Could’s relegation, and after a vibrant opening they appear nicely on their method to reaching that.
Lyall Cameron capitalises on dodgy defending – a relentless theme all through the night – and lays the ball on a plate for Alex Jakubiak.
Not the cleanest strike, however the do the Dundee followers care? Not a jot. If solely they knew what they have been about to be in for…
Queen’s Park 1-1 Dundee
Eh, okay. Six minutes later, Queen’s centre-back Charlie Fox decides to attain his second aim of the season. A fairly ridiculous strike on the bounce from 30 yards out. You may not see a greater aim all weekend.
At this level we are able to begin to settle for we is perhaps in for a little bit of a wild one.
Queen’s Park 2-1 Dundee
Nope, you are not dreaming. Twelve minutes in and Queen’s at the moment are 2-1 up. Dundee cannot clear a nook and earlier than you may blink… bang. Connor Shields hammers in on the volley.
Because it stands, Queen’s are champions. You learn that accurately. Coyle’s males are on track for a third-straight promotion and a spot within the Premiership.
Queen’s Park 2-2 Dundee
Hmm… not for lengthy, although.
A fourth aim in a chaotic opening 17 minutes comes from one other centre-back. This time he’s in a Dundee shirt. It’s Lee Ashcroft, who sweeps the ball in.
Appears like a good offside name, however no video asssitant referee is right here to even try and destroy this one.
Queen’s Park 2-3 Dundee
Wait… is that this truly occurring?
Dundee have the lead once more. It is one other scrappy one as a ricochet units Zach Robinson free, and one other ricochet sends the ball over the road at a snail’s tempo. Scarcely plausible stuff at Ochilview.
Queen’s Park 3-3 Dundee
At this level, all we are able to do is snort in disbelief. That is totally wild.
Queen’s centre-back Fox is now on a hat-trick on this title decider after crashing an excellent header into the far nook. Bedlam is sort of merely an understatement at this stage.
Queen’s Park 3-4 Dundee
Ah, half-time. A stunning break from the insanity. Take a deep breath.
However do not get too cozy. Simply 9 minutes into the second interval, we’re absolutely immersed within the chaos once more.
Luke McCowan carries the ball for what looks like an age. His cross finally lands on the toes of Lyall Cameron, who guides in a fourth for Dundee and aim quantity seven of the match.
Queen’s Park 3-5 Dundee
What a method to seal it.
Limbs fly all over the place within the Dundee finish as McCowan goes on one other mazy run earlier than curling a peach of an effort into the far nook.
A becoming end to an unforgettable Championship finale. We’ll wait proper right here if you wish to attempt to discover a higher league…