Dumbarton 1
Brechin City 0
League (Championship)


Dumbarton
1 - 0
Brechin City 

League (Championship)
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium. Att. 403
7:45 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Dimitris Froxylias (37)
None.

Team Managers
Stevie Aitken
Darren Dods

Starting Eleven
1. Scott Gallacher
55. Craig Barr
22. Liam Dick
4. Andy Dowie
12. Sam Wardrop
6. Stuart Carswell
20. Dimitris Froxylias
21. Danny Handling
14. Kyle Hutton
25. Andy Stirling
23. Iain Russell
Patrick O'Neil
Sean Crighton
Kostadinov Gadzhalov
Euan Smith
Liam Watt
Callum Tapping
James Dale
Euan Spark
Callum Morrison
Kalvin Orsi
Dylan Mackin

Bench
19. Jamie Ewings
15. Dougie Hill
30. Aidan Wilson
31. Liam Burt
7. Calum Gallagher
24. Kevin Nisbet
9. Mark Stewart
Gary Fusco
Finn Graham
Isaac Layne
Craig Storie
Scott Costello

Substitutions
Kevin Nisbet for Iain Russell (65)
Liam Burt for Danny Handling (77)
Mark Stewart for Dimitris Froxylias (86)
Gary Fusco for Kostadin Gadzhalov (20)
Isaac Layne for Kalvin Orsi (60)
Finn Graham for James Dale (77)

Cautions
None. Kalvin Orsi (30)
Gary Fusco (52)
Euan Spark (67)
Callum Tapping (81)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Alan Newlands (Referee)
Jim Burns & Ivan Stankovic (Assistants)


Photography by Donald Fullarton

Match Report


THE good news is that Jim McAllister's CD of the Piranhas playing 'Tom Hark' still works.

The bad news is that it took us 732 minutes of football to establish that.

But the great news may yet be still to come.

If Dumbarton had any aspirations at all of getting out of the division's bottom two, this was the must-win game to end them all.

It didn't have to be done spectacularly, or in any dominat fashion. They simply had to score more goals than Brechin.

Dimitris Froxylias opened the scoring on 37 minutes and, as it turned out, ended it as well.

They won't be selling DVDs of this game come the end of the season. But the job was done by that single goal, and help was received from Dunfermline in the form of their victory over Inverness CT.

It's a start, no more than that. There is still a lot of the mountain to climb. But Sons are off the ground.

From the start, Froxylias was the most likely to make the difference. He was unlucky on 13 minutes with a bending shot from the edge of the area which went just past.

He was then played in by Kyle Hutton at the end of a great run by the midfielder, but his finish was well over.

Andy Dowie then cleared off the line in a goalmouth scramble from a corner, but eight minutes from half time Sons had their first league goal since Boxing Day.

The ball broke to Froxylias in the area from Andy Stirling's assist, and his bending shot found the net.

Five minutes later all the good work was nearly undone when some slack retention of the ball led to a chance for Callum Tapping, but Scott Gallacher was alert.

The second half was a scrap from start to finish, but a bit less of a scrap in the final 15 minutes when the chances came more Stirling's way.

His low shot from the edge of the area was saved before he tried his luck from further out, only for the keeper to be on form again.

In injury time he was closer to goal at a narrow angle, but his shot was past the far post.

Job done. It now must be done again, to the same opposition, on Saturday.

Match report written by Andy Galloway



Squad Statistics (as at March 13th, 2018)


2017-18 All Time
Age
Scott Gallacher (GK)28 38 - 38 -
Craig Barr30 332332
Liam Dick22 8 - 8 -
Andy Dowie34 36 - 36 -
Sam Wardrop20 261261
Stuart Carswell24 271431
Dimitris Froxylias24 236236
Danny Handling 24 121121
Kyle Hutton27 32 - 32 -
Andy Stirling 28 3 - 443
Iain Russell35 8112536
Liam Burt (sub)19 5 - 5 -
Kevin Nisbet (sub)21 6 - 6 -
Mark Stewart (sub)29 264264






League Table (as at March 13th, 2018)


No league table has been added for this season.