Morton 2 Queen of the South 2 A new year and a new club, but for veteran Barry Wilson it was business as usual, writes Alex Dowdalls.

The attacking midfielder, who turns 37 next month, has scored goals wherever he's plied his trade. His bow for his latest employers, Queen of the South, at a bitterly cold Cappielow, added another chapter to his career, having dropped out of the SPL after five fruitful years with Inverness Caley Thistle.

Asked by one reporter if he hoped to return eventually to the higher echelon, Wilson smiled, but he is a player in the twilight of a successful career, and he recognises that.

Gordon Chisholm, his new manager, however, knows how lethal he can be if given a sight of goal and Wilson needed only seven minutes to find the target.

Jamie McQuilken was halted in his tracks on the left. The ball broke to Wilson 18 yards out who promptly drilled a left-foot shot past goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert.

Wilson said: "It's good to get off the mark early at a new club. We are definitely a better side than our league position. They have to start believing in themselves."

Queen's, who haven't lost in the league at Cappielow since September, 1988, went two up in 19 minutes. Wilson turned provider, knocking the ball on for the unmarked Gary Arbuckle to crack the ball past Cuthbert.

Sadly for Arbuckle he was later to be stetchered off with a suspected broken leg after a clash with Morton defender Dom Shimmin.

Without a win in nine games, the Dumfries side, looked to be in control, but Davie Irons' men had other ideas. Peter Weatherson sent a superb header past goalkeeper Lee Robinson in 34 minutes after a terrific ball from Kevin Finlayson.

Queen's appeared to have weathered the storm, until four minutes into stoppage time, and with just three seconds left, Weatherson nipped in to crack a knock on from substitute Erik Paartalu past Robinson.

Chisholm said: "Losing that goal seconds from the end in effect felt like a defeat. It looks like we've lost Arbuckle for a while.

I thought Shimmin did it two of three times to him, I didn't think it was a great tackle."

Irons said: "Dominic Shimmin is a big aggressive player, but it was not deliberate."