After a happy smiley three-game winning run, the ugly face of Dundee United was on show again with a dreadful performance in Dumfries.
One team was looking to secure a play-off place, while the other had nothing tangible to strive for.
You would have thought the roles had been reversed.
With Dunfermline grabbing a stoppage time equaliser against Inverness Caley Thistle, United’s play-off place was sealed but this display won’t give their supporters much faith they can get into the Premiership.
Queens thoroughly deserved their 3-0 win.
The warning signs were there for United after just 28 seconds when Stephen Dobbie passed up a glorious chance.
The hosts only had to wait until the ninth minute for their opener, though, when Lyndon Dykes finished from close range after a ball came in from the right.
That goal was hardly a defending masterclass but it got even worse for the Queens second just after the half-hour when United failed to clear on several occasions and eventually watched a deflected Josh Thomson shot trundle into the corner of the net.
The visitors enjoyed more possession in the second half, without looking like scoring, but the game was put out of their reach when Connor Murray scored a spectacular long range goal from the corner of the box.