Dumbarton 5
Alloa Athletic 0
Scottish Cup (3rd Round)


Dumbarton
5 - 0
Alloa Athletic 

Scottish Cup (3rd Round)
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
CID Stadium. Att. 274
7:45 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Donald McCallum (1)
Garry Fleming (14)
Jordan Kirkpatrick (78)
Jordan Kirkpatrick (90)
Calum Waters (90)
None.

Team Managers
Stevie Aitken
Paddy Connolly

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Mark Docherty
Gregor Buchanan
Darren Barr
Frazer Wright
Jon Routledge
Jamie Lindsay
Garry Fleming
Donald McCallum
Grant Gallagher
Kevin Cawley
Andrew McNeil
Michael Doyle
Mikk Reintam
Dougie Hill
Colin Hamilton
Iain Flannigan
Connor McManus
Graeme Holmes
Steven Hetherington
Robbie Crawford
Michael Duffy

Bench
Jamie Ewings
Calum Waters
Mikey Hopkins
Daniel Lightbody
Scott Taggart
Jordan Kirkpatrick
John Cunningham
David Crawford
Kyle McAusland
Burton O'Brien
Michael Chopra
Eddie Ferns
Catalin Paun
Mark Williams

Substitutions
Jordan Kirkpatrick for Donald McCallum (67)
Calum Waters for Garry Fleming (80)
Mikey Hopkins for Kevin Cawley (87)
Michael Chopra for Robbie Crawford (29)
Eddie Ferns for Steven Hetherington (60)
Kyle McAusland for Michael Chopra (85)

Cautions
Darren Barr (9)
Iain Flannigan (53)
Michael Chopra (72)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Stephen Finnie (Referee)


Photography by Donald Fullarton

Match Report


THE Scottish Cup doesn't have to produce a giantkilling act to make it a game to remember.

Not when you win 5-0 and a product of the club's youth development initiative scores after 19 seconds of his first start.

Donald McCallum certainly won't forget it in a hurry. Neither, for that matter, will any of the other goalscorers.

Garry Fleming put himself further clear as top goalscorer, while Jordan Kirkpatrick (twice) and Calum Waters each made a statement after coming off the bench.

By the time referee Stephen Finnie's whistle had stopped echoing, McCallum had Dumbarton ahead. When Fleming made it two after 13 minutes, Sons were right in command.

They weren't always on top in terms of possession. Alloa had their spells in the game, but against a strong home defence, they were light on clear chances.

As the final 15 minutes arrived, it looked like the Wasps would escape with the same 2-0 defeat that they sustained in the Championship three days earlier.

But the substitutes had other ideas, and this turned into the sort of result that should really breed confidence.

And with two league games now imminent against sides battling with them in the lower half of the Championship, it could hardly be better timed for Sons.

Saturday's victory over Alloa took its time in coming. This one certainly couldn't be accused of doing so.

Kick-off was taken, the ball was briefly passed around, Kevin Cawley played a low ball through to McCallum, who wove past the defence and finished. It really was that simple.

Goal number two was not far away either, and it, for different reasons, was a special one.

An excellent team move, from defence to attack, ended with Grant Gallagher sending over a low ball which Fleming couldn't fail to put away.

The first half then progressed fitfully, with Alloa's attacking threat in some evidence, but twice Mark Brown saved well from Michael Duffy.

Cawley was closest to making it 3-0 in the first half with a close range shot which the keeper turned away.

But it was Brown who was on form again early in the second half, keeping out Duffy's effort from close range.

Had that gone in, the game could have changed. As it was, Sons saw it through without looking too likely to add to their lead.

That was until the 78th minute, by which point Kirkpatrick had settled into the action after replacing McCallum.

After Cawley laid the ball off for him inside the area, the forward posted his first goal of the season with a well-placed bending shot.

Just afterwards, Dougie Hill looked to have pulled one back for Alloa but Gallagher cleared his effort off the line.

And with two minutes left, Kirkpatrick's fine run after a midfield interception ended with him squaring for Waters, who snapped up his first goal for Sons.

The demolition job was not complete, though, as with the final whistle imminent, Kirkpatrick's shot was powerful enough to roll under the keeper and into the net.

Despite three games in seven weeks, including two fixtures after days at work, Sons are braced for more. They may have found their shooting boots just in time for some big games.

Match report written by Andy Galloway



Squad Statistics (as at December 8th, 2015)


2015-16 All Time
Age
Mark Brown (GK)34 20 - 20 -
Darren Barr30 182182
Gregor Buchanan25 171171
Mark Docherty27 171171
Frazer Wright35 9 - 9 -
Garry Fleming28 20512121
Jamie Lindsay20 9 - 9 -
Jon Routledge26 20 - 20 -
Grant Gallagher24 204204
Donald McCallum19 4193
Kevin Cawley26 172172
Mikey Hopkins (sub)18 1 - 1 -
Calum Waters (sub)19 101101
Jordan Kirkpatrick (sub)23 1427312






League Table (as at December 8th, 2015)


No league table has been added for this season.