1 - 4
1 - 4
Garry Fleming (78)
Peter MacDonald (49)
Ryan Conroy (68)
Peter MacDonald (pen.) (71)
Gavin Rae (88)
Garry Fleming for Scott Linton (69)
Jordan Kirkpatrick for Scott Smith (76)
Kevin Smith for Bryan Prunty (79)
Craig Wighton for Craig Beattie (64)
Steven Doris for Peter MacDonald (72)
Jamie Reid for Nicky Riley (79)
Colin Nish (30)
Paul McGinn (58)
Gary Irvine (41)
Peter MacDonald (51)
Declan Gallagher (77)
Colin Nish (58)
Barry Cook (Referee)
Dumbarton lost their third home SPFL Championship game in a row against Dundee in what was an incident packed match.
Five goals and a sending off gave the large Bet Butler Stadium crowd plenty talking points and food for thought for Sons gaffer Ian Murray.
He said: "It was a tough game and outcome for us. We were competing well until Nishy's sending off and this was a game changer."
Murray made two changes from the side that lost to Raith Rovers.
Scott Agnew missed out thanks to a groin injury with Scott Smith coming in to play as sweeper, and Garry Fleming dropped to the bench to make way for Colin Nish.
Sons got off to a bright start seconds from the kick-off when Bryan Prunty had an attempt at goal blocked.
However, the pattern for the first period was set with Dundee dominating possession but creating very little.
Colin Nish found himself in the referee's notebook on 30 mins after he had won a free kick and ten mins later the Dark Blues full-back Gary Irvine was also yellow-carded after flooring Megginson.
Both bookings would later prove to be major talking points in the second half.
Craig Beattie almost gave the away team a half-time lead when his 44th minute drive from distance struck Ewings' upright with the Dumbarton 'keeper beaten.
At the start of the second half Nish came close with a header before Dundee took the lead.
Defender Scott Smith was adjudged to have committed a foul on the edge of the Sons box; Peter MacDonald's resultant strike took a wicked deflection from the defensive wall and the ball squirmed away from Ewings.
On 50 mins Gary Irvine clattered into Linton and a second yellow beckoned. But Peter MacDonald was instead booked.
Seven minutes later Colin Nish was given his marching orders following an incident with Dundee's Ian Davidson.
Paul McGinn, later named as the Sonstrust man of the match, was also booked.
Sons settled into a 4-4-1 formation but the strength of eleven versus ten was apparent and Dundee extended their lead on 67 mins.
Ryan Conroy unleashed a beauty from his left foot, with the ball well beyond the reach of Ewings, and the Dark Blues went 2-0 up.
Garry Fleming replaced Linton and on 70 mins the game was put beyond Sons when MacDonald converted a penalty.
Dumbarton reduced the deficit when Fleming's solo run from midfield ended with the striker rounding Letheren and slotting home from an acute angle.
Any hint of a comeback was extinguished with 2 mins remaining via a crisp Gavin Rae shot from 18-yards which sealed the points for the visitors.
Match report written by Alan Findlay
|Jamie Ewings (GK)||29||12||-||39||-|
|Jordan Kirkpatrick (sub)||21||5||-||5||-|
|Garry Fleming (sub)||26||11||3||43||6|
|Kevin Smith (sub)||26||9||2||9||2|
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