Dumbarton 1
Dundee 2

1 - 2

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium. Att. 300
7:45 PM Kick-off

Gregor Buchanan (70)
Cammy Kerr (20)
Cammy Kerr (89)

Team Managers
Stevie Aitken
Paul Hartley

Starting Eleven
Jamie Ewings
Mark Docherty
Frazer Wright
Craig Pettigrew
Darren Barr
Gregor Buchanan
Andy Stirling
Grant Gallagher
David Smith
Ryan Stevenson
Robert Thomson
Jamie Bain
Kevin Holt
Danny Williams
Mark O'Hara
Julien Etxabeguren
Nick Ross
Yordi Teijsse
Darren O'Dea
Kostadin Gadzhalov
Gary Harkins
Cammy Kerr

Mark Brown
A Trialist
B Trialist
E Trialist
Donald McCallum
C Trialist
D Trialist
Garry Fleming
David Mitchell
Andy Black
Greg Stewart
Matty Allan
Craig Wighton
Rory Loy

Mark Brown for Jamie Ewings (46)
Garry Fleming for Grant Gallagher (46)
B Trialist for Frazer Wright (46)
D Trialist for David Smith (65)
Donald McCallum for Robert Thomson (65)
E Trialist for Andy Stirling (65)
C Trialist for Ryan Stevenson (77)
A Trialist for Mark Docherty (83)
David Mitchell for Jamie Bain (46)
Greg Stewart for Danny Williams (46)
Rory Loy for Teijsse (46)
Craig Wighton for Nick Ross (58)
Matty Allan for Julien Extabeguren (65)
Colquhoun for Gary Harkins (75)
Dryden for Colquhoun (80)
Andy Black for Kevin Holt (80)

None. Darren O'Dea

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Nick Walsh (Referee)

Photography by Donald Fullarton

Match Report

SO there you have it. That's what you get after waiting seven weeks.

A reminder of how well Dumbarton can acquit themselves, even against top-flight opposition.

And also how things don't always work out as they should.

Defeat in this game, to two Cameron Kerr goals for Dundee either side of Gregor Buchanan's equaliser, won't be too concerning to Sons boss Stevie Aitken.

In a game which progressed fitfully, as friendlies do, Kerr's first goal was the only thing keeping the sides apart at the interval.

The home side had the better of the second half and Buchanan's header deservedly brought them level, only for Kerr's second to win it.

The scoreline, though, is the only thing Sons can look back on with disappointment. Some elements will be fine tuned before the start of the season, but 10 days after their first training session, they did well enough.

They forced the first chance on 19 minutes when Darren Barr headed Ryan Stevenson's free kick narrowly wide.

But a minute later they were behind. A diagonal pass found Kerr in space and after winning possession ahead of Jamie Ewings, he forced the ball into the empty net.

Three minutes from half time Robert Thomson, a presence upfront, was played in by Andy Stirling only to blast over from six yards.

Dundee, meanwhile, threatened through a Danny Williams effort which was easily saved, and a Mark O'Hara effort deflected into the side netting.

Early in the second half, one of five Sons trialists on the night headed narrowly off target from another Stevenson delivery.

After Garry Fleming and David Smith had efforts which forced the visiting keeper into some action, Buchanan had a header deflected wide.

But he only had to wait until the 70th minute to have better luck when another ball in by Stevenson went over the keeper and the centre half headed home.

It looked as if things would, just about rightly, end level, only for Dundee to steal it as Greg Stewart sent in a high ball from the right.

Kerr got to it first and applied a close range headed finish for the Dark Blues.

The Betfred Cup tie between the sides, three weeks on Saturday, will definitely have more intensity and possibly changes to both teams.

However, for Sons, the preparation for season 2016/17 is underway.

Match report written by Andy Galloway

Squad Statistics (as at June 28th, 2016)

2016-17 All Time

League Table (as at June 28th, 2016)

No league table has been added for this season.