Dumbarton 0
Inverness CT 1
League (Championship)


Dumbarton
0 - 1
Inverness CT 

League (Championship)
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium. Att. 392
7:45 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Iain Vigurs (56)

Team Managers
Stevie Aitken
John Robertson

Starting Eleven
1. Scott Gallacher
55. Craig Barr
4. Andy Dowie
15. Dougie Hill
3. Chris McLaughlin
31. Liam Burt
6. Stuart Carswell
20. Dimitris Froxylias
5. Grant Gallagher
10. Tom Walsh
9. Mark Stewart
Marc Ridgers
Gary Warren
Coll Donaldson
Riccardo Calder
Brad McKay
Liam Polworth
Iain Vigurs
Joe Chalmers
Aaron Doran
Nathan Austin
George Oakley

Bench
19. Jamie Ewings
7. Calum Gallagher
21. Danny Handling
14. Kyle Hutton
25. Andy Stirling
8. David Wilson
24. Kevin Nisbet
Ryan Esson
Jake Mulraney
Charlie Trafford
Zak Elbouzedi
Collin Seedorf
Connor Bell
Carl Tremarco

Substitutions
Calum Gallagher for Mark Stewart (62)
Jamie Ewings for Scott Gallacher (67)
Kyle Hutton for Chris McLaughlin (74)
Collin Seedorf for Gary Warren (25)
Carl Tremarco for Aaron Doran (67)
Connor Bell for Nathan Austin (88)

Cautions
Dougie Hill (47)
Kyle Hutton (76)
Brad McKay (57)
Coll Donaldson (87)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Don Robertson (Referee)


Photography by Donald Fullarton

Match Report


THERE comes a point where you might have to admit that this really isn't your season.

Dumbarton aren't at that stage yet. They still have to win through two playoff ties to attach some success to the 2017/18 campaign.

But right now, that point feels pretty close.

When one defeat is followed by another to the same opposition, Inverness CT, and you lose your goalkeeper to injury, the doubt starts to creep in.

By the time Scott Gallacher was wheeled off, he had conceded the only goal of the game to Iain Vigurs on 56 minutes.

This, and the remaining two scheduled league games, are immaterial to Sons' final position in this year's Championship. They were already condemned to ninth place by Falkirk's win over St Mirren the previous night.

But the breaks have to change soon, as currently everything that can go wrong is doing exactly that.

A Dumbarton side featuring six changes to the team defeated 5-1 in Inverness four days earlier started fairly well. Tom Walsh met Dimitris Froxylias' cross at the back post but headed over.

On the whole, though, the first half was distinctly forgettable fare. Shots by Vigurs and then, right on half time, Liam Burt each rolled wide and that was really it.

Aaron Doran was well placed for Caley Thistle early in the second half but shot over, before Mark Stewart headed past.

The visitors, though, were finding their stride and after Nathan Austin's header was off target, they scored.

A cross from the left wasn't dealt with and Vigurs put away the loose ball.

Aside from a Liam Polworth shot from distance which sub keeper Jamie Ewings did well to turn away, that was all there was resembling a further goal.

Very few people who saw this game will recall it as a classic, and in a few weeks probably won't recall it at all.

Match report written by Andy Galloway



Squad Statistics (as at April 18th, 2018)


2017-18 All Time
Age
Scott Gallacher (GK)28 47 - 47 -
Craig Barr31 424424
Andy Dowie35 44 - 44 -
Dougie Hill33 25 - 25 -
Chris McLaughlin20 321321
Liam Burt19 13 - 13 -
Stuart Carswell24 321481
Dimitris Froxylias24 296296
Grant Gallagher27 61526
Tom Walsh21 363524
Mark Stewart29 334334
Jamie Ewings (sub) (GK)33 2 - 80 -
Calum Gallagher (sub)23 395465
Kyle Hutton (sub)27 41 - 41 -






League Table (as at April 18th, 2018)


No league table has been added for this season.