St Mirren 6
Dumbarton 0
League Cup (Group H)

St Mirren 

6 - 0


League Cup (Group H)
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Simple Digital Arena. Att. 1,610
3:00 PM Kick-off

Hayden Coulson (1)
Cammy Smith (35)
Ross Stewart (48)
Stephen McGinn (53)
Jim Kellerman (82)
Cammy Smith (84)

Team Managers
Alan Stubbs Stevie Aitken

Starting Eleven
Craig Samson
Paul McGinn
Jack Baird
Cole Kpekawa
Hayden Coulson
Kyle Magennis
Matty Willock
Stephen McGinn
Cammy Smith
Danny Mullen
Ross Stewart
Grant Adam .1
Craig Barr .55
Andy Dowie .4
Willie Dyer .3
Ross Perry .5
Bobby Barr .11
Stuart Carswell .6
Ross Forbes .10
Kyle Hutton .8
Rory Loy .33
Michael Paton .15

Josh Heaton
Ryan Flynn
Jim Kellerman
Cody Cooke
Jeff King
Ethan Erhahon
Danny Rogers
Jamie McGowan .17
Cameron Ballantyne .2
Calum Gallagher .9
Andy Little .7
Iain Russell .14

Ryan Flynn for Matty Willock (56)
Jim Kellerman for Kyle Magennis (62)
Jeff King for Danny Mullen (71)
Andy Little for Ross Perry (18)
Calum Gallagher for Rory Loy (68)
Iain Russell for Stuart Carswell (75)

None. Willie Dyer (31)
Craig Barr (40)
Stuart Carswell (58)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Euan Anderson (Referee)
Ralph Gordon & Ivan Stankovic (Assistants)

Match Report

Sons ended a promising Betfred Cup campaign with a crushing and confidence sapping 6-0 defeat to St Mirren and it was 90 mins to forget at the Simple Digital Arena.-

Dumbarton never got going in a game that could have seen them qualify for the last 16 of the competition, but it simply wasn't to be with the contest lost in the first half hour.

With Sons settling into their formation, they found themselves 1-0 down after just 60 seconds when Saints left-back Coulson cut inside Perry to fire past a helpless Grant Adam.

Coulson almost made it two for him and his team but his well struck shot cannoned off Adam's right hand post with the keeper a mere spectator.

Former Son Paul McGinn provided the assist for the inevitable second goal for St Mirren with Cammy Smith getting on the end of his cross.

The game was effectively over as a contest just three mins after the half-time break when Ross Stewart headed home.

Stephen McGinn made it four soon after with a powerful strike from 30 metres with Adam again unable to stop the shot.

The Buddies went nap in 82 mins with Kellerman poking home following some dreadful defending by Dumbarton.

And Sons' misery was complete on 85 mins when Cammy Smith spotted Grant Adam wandering too far from his goal-line and his long distance lob sailed into the net.

Match report written by Alan Findlay

Squad Statistics (as at July 28th, 2018)

2018-19 All Time
Grant Adam (GK)27 4 - 4 -
Craig Barr31 41506
Andy Dowie35 4 - 52 -
Willie Dyer31 4 - 4 -
Ross Perry28 4 - 4 -
Bobby Barr30 4141
Stuart Carswell24 4 - 582
Ross Forbes29 4 - 231
Kyle Hutton27 4 - 51 -
Rory Loy30 2 - 2 -
Michael Paton29 4 - 4 -
Calum Gallagher (sub)23 41538
Andy Little (sub)29 4 - 4 -
Iain Russell (sub)35 3 - 13436

League Table (as at July 28th, 2018)

No league table has been added for this season.