St Mirren 1
Dumbarton 0
League (Championship)

St Mirren 

1 - 0


League (Championship)
Saturday, February 20th, 2016
Paisley 2021 Stadium. Att. 2,792
3:00 PM Kick-off

Lawrence Shankland (63) None.

Team Managers
Alex Rae Stevie Aitken

Starting Eleven
Jamie Langfield
Andy Webster
Jack Baird
Sean Kelly
Gary Irvine
David Clarkson
Rocco Quinn
Scott Agnew
Kyle McAllister
Calum Gallagher
Lawrence Shankland
Mark Brown .1
Darren Barr .14
Gregor Buchanan .5
Mark Docherty .3
Steven Saunders .4
Frazer Wright .22
Grant Gallagher .8
Jordan Kirkpatrick .11
Jon Routledge .17
Scott Taggart .2
Tom Walsh .23

Jim Goodwin
Alan Gow
Steven Thompson
Cameron Howieson
Daniel Wilks
Jordan Stewart
Nathan Flanagan
Jamie Ewings .19
Mikey Hopkins .20
Calum Waters .16
Kler Heh .24
Donald McCallum .15
Kevin Cawley .7

Stewart for Calum Gallagher (61)
Jim Goodwin for Scott Agnew (77)
Steven Thompson for David Clarkson (84)
Donald McCallum for Scott Taggart (69)
Kevin Cawley for Jon Routledge (80)
Kler Heh for Jordan Kirkpatrick (80)

None. Grant Gallagher (71)
Kevin Cawley (81)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

John Beaton (Referee)

Match Report

THEY say that the beauty of football is its unpredictability.

If that's the case, who knew that two journeys with Dumbarton across the Erskine Bridge, within a week, would be so similar?

Sons lost to St Mirren as a result of Lawrence Shankland's 63rd minute goal. There was barely anything between the sides, but the visitors all too rarely looked like finding the net themselves.

That second sentence may sound familiar - because it's exactly the same description as last week's 2-0 defeat to Morton. Two evenly-matched outfits, one of whom put chances away, the other didn't.

Dumbarton did go close at Paisley. Frazer Wright had a header cleared off the line while there was the odd other close call.

But it was not enough in an important match.

In a scrappy first half, all the action came between the 17th and 28th minutes, starting when Saints' Kyle McAllister hit the side netting with a narrow angled shot.

Sons' first opening fell to Jordan Kirkpatrick, whose shot from the edge of the area was on target, but saved.

Shankland had a shot blocked at close range by the unknowing Mark Brown, who was restored in goal. From the resulting corner, Scott Agnew put the ball straight into the net at the far post, but a free kick for a foul on the keeper saved Sons.

Then came Wright's effort which came close to breaking the duck.

His header from a corner on the right looked set to make it 1-0, but Rocco Quinn blocked on the line.

That was after 28 minutes, and it was the 62nd before either set of fans had anything to excite them again. Even then, Quinn's shot from the edge of the area was dealt with easily enough by Brown.

But 60 seconds later, after a bad break of the ball, Sons were behind. Shankland was first to find the way the ball spun and, after a couple of strides, slammed the ball out of Brown's reach.

Within another minute Clarkson almost made it 2-0 but blasted over after connecting with a cross.

Brown then kept out Agnew's deflected effort before there were signs of life upfront for Sons. Tom Walsh did well to create space for himself in the area after 74 minutes, but his shot bent wide of the far post.

The game then went into its shell again and St Mirren saw it out.

Match report written by Andy Galloway

Squad Statistics (as at February 20th, 2016)

2015-16 All Time
Mark Brown (GK)34 26 - 26 -
Darren Barr30 262262
Gregor Buchanan25 241241
Mark Docherty27 272272
Steven Saunders24 153153
Frazer Wright36 19 - 19 -
Grant Gallagher25 304304
Jordan Kirkpatrick23 2128012
Jon Routledge26 30 - 30 -
Scott Taggart24 13 - 482
Tom Walsh19 5 - 5 -
Donald McCallum (sub)19 111163
Kler Heh (sub)19 3 - 3 -
Kevin Cawley (sub)26 272272

League Table (as at February 20th, 2016)

No league table has been added for this season.