Dumbarton 0
League (Championship)

0 - 1

League (Championship)
Saturday, March 10th, 2018
YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium. Att. 642
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Dom Thomas (48)

Team Managers
Stevie Aitken
Gary Naysmith

Starting Eleven
1. Scott Gallacher
22. Liam Dick
4. Andy Dowie
15. Dougie Hill
12. Sam Wardrop
6. Stuart Carswell
21. Danny Handling
14. Kyle Hutton
24. Kevin Nisbet
23. Iain Russell
9. Mark Stewart
Jack Leighfield
Darren Brownlie
Callum Fordyce
Jordan Marshall
Scott Mercer
Joe Thomson
Kyle Jacobs
Lyndon Dykes
Dom Thomas
Derek Lyle
Stephen Dobbie

19. Jamie Ewings
30. Aidan Wilson
31. Liam Burt
20. Dimitris Froxylias
7. Calum Gallagher
8. David Wilson
27. Christian Nade
John Rankin
Kyle Wright
Nikolay Todorov
Myles Beerman
Connor Murray
Ross Ferguson
Curtis Lyle

Liam Burt for Mark Stewart (55)
Christian Nade for Iain Russell (68)
Dimitris Froxylias for Danny Handling (72)
Nikolay Todorov for Derek Lyle (73)
John Rankin for Lyndon Dykes (80)
Kyle Wright for Dom Thomas (90)

Dimitris Froxylias (78)
Kyle Jacobs (12)
Callum Fordyce (57)
Darren Brownlie (66)
Stephen Dobbie (67)
Lyndon Dykes (74)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Stephen Finnie (Referee)
Jordan Stokoe & David Ingram (Assistants)

Photography by Donald Fullarton

Match Report

AND so it goes on.

The clock has now reached 74 days. When Dumbarton scored through Ally Roy against Livingston on Boxing Day, little did they know that it would be their last league goal until at least March 13.

This game, against Queen of the South, once again saw the two teams well matched. Sons should not have lost it.

They did for one simple reason. The Doonhamers managed to put the ball in the net, through Dom Thomas on 47 minutes. Even from the penalty spot, Dumbarton couldn't score.

That opportunity presented itself midway through the second half, but Kevin Nisbet blasted the spot kick over. It was by no means the only clear chance of the afternoon.

Queens dominated the early stages, but Scott Gallacher was alert to save from Stephen Dobbie, and then Scott Mercer's cross which was deflected towards goal.

He then couldn't stop Kyle Jacobs finding the net from the resulting corner, but the midfielder did use his hands, and the goal was ruled out.

Danny Handling then twice went close, the latter effort seeing the ball spin loose from the keeper's save, but Sam Wardrop too was denied.

When Liam Dick's shot was cleared off the line after Nisbet played the ball back, this already had 'one of those days' written all over it.

Gallacher made another save from Thomas before Kyle Hutton volleyed wide when well placed.

But two minutes into the second half, Queens were awarded a free kick on the corner of the area. Thomas scored twice on their second visit to Dumbarton last season, and added another to his tally from the set piece.

Sons struggled initially to fight back, but on 68 minutes, Handling's free kick saw Dobbie penalised for handball in the area.

It was Dumbarton's first league penalty for a week short of a year, but Nisbet was some way off target.

Andy Dowie and Dimitris Froxylias then had efforts saved as time ran out before Gallacher did well to save from Todorov in injury time.

Another matchday, another blank sheet when a better result was there to be gained.

Match report written by Andy Galloway

Squad Statistics (as at March 10th, 2018)

2017-18 All Time
Scott Gallacher (GK)28 37 - 37 -
Liam Dick22 7 - 7 -
Andy Dowie34 35 - 35 -
Dougie Hill33 21 - 21 -
Sam Wardrop20 251251
Stuart Carswell24 261421
Danny Handling 24 111111
Kyle Hutton27 31 - 31 -
Kevin Nisbet21 5 - 5 -
Iain Russell35 7112436
Mark Stewart29 254254
Liam Burt (sub)19 4 - 4 -
Dimitris Froxylias (sub)24 225225
Christian Nade (sub)33 2815712

League Table (as at March 10th, 2018)

No league table has been added for this season.