Dumbarton 1
Raith Rovers 5
League (League 1)

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Raith Rovers 

League (League 1)
Saturday, September 29th, 2018
C & G Systems Stadium. Att. 756
3:00 PM Kick-off

Calum Gallagher  (70)
Lewis Vaughan (1)
Nathan Flanagan (12)
Nathan Flanagan (33)
Kevin Nisbet (37)
Liam Buchanan (87)

Team Managers
Stevie Aitken
John McGlynn

Starting Eleven
17. Jamie McGowan
18. Scott Allardice
4. Andy Dowie
3. Willie Dyer
5. Ross Perry
11. Bobby Barr
10. Ross Forbes
8. Kyle Hutton
12. Brad Spencer
23. Ryan Thomson
19. Jack Aitchison
Robbie Thomson
Euan Murray
Iain Davidson
Kyle Benedictus
Callum Crane
Nat Wedderburn
Regan Hendry
Nathan Flanagan
Kevin Nisbet
Lewis Milne
Lewis Vaughan

1. Grant Adam
9. Calum Gallagher
33. Rory Loy
14. Iain Russell
Jamie Watson
Liam Buchanan
Euan Valentine
Kevin Silva
David McKay
James Berry
Ryan Stevenson

Iain Russell for Kyle Hutton (46)
Calum Gallagher for Ross Forbes (69)
Rory Loy for Willie Dyer (81)
Liam Buchanan for Lewis Milne (74)
James Berry for Regan Hendry (89)
Ryan Stevenson for Nathan Flanagan (90)

Brad Spencer (28)
Ross Forbes (45)
Scott Allardice (51)
Nat Wedderburn (28)
Iain Davidson (63)
Lewis Milne (63)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Steven Reid (Referee)
Scott Leslie & Ross Haswell (Assistants)

Photography by Donald Fullarton

Match Report

WE'LL just stick to the facts, will we?

Beaten 5-1 on your own pitch, with four of the goals coming in the first 36 minutes. There really isn't much you can add to that.

Dumbarton had an opportunity to make a statement against Raith Rovers. What was presented to the crowd in the opening 45 minutes was the most one-sided of first halves, and not in a positive way where Sons were concerned.

It all started on 24 seconds when Lewis Vaughan controlled a through ball and neatly shot over Jamie McGowan and into the net.

The second goal should have come on seven minutes when Kevin Nisbet was well-placed, but headed wide.

Instead Dumbarton were two down five minutes later when nobody tracked the run of Nathan Flanagan at a corner and he mercilessly thrashed the ball home.

Vaughan then missed from six yards, but when Sons seemed to be managing the situation to some extent, more goals followed.

On 33 minutes, a clearance ricocheted off a defender six yards out and Flanagan snapped up the loose ball from close range.

And three minutes later, Nisbet was left unmarked to put away a corner.

Lewis Milne also shot narrowly wide after a further three minutes.

Starting the second half on a hiding to nothing, Dumbarton did rally. A Jack Aitchison shot was turned wide before Ross Forbes just missed the target with a free kick.

Then with 20 minutes to go, newly-introduced substitute Calum Gallagher headed home Iain Russell's cross into the area.

Ryan Thomson with an overhead kick, and then Ross Perry with a long distance effort, were then narrowly off target.

But after Vaughan shot narrowly over, Liam Buchanan completed the scoring four minutes from full time with a simple close range finish.

That's really it.

Match report written by Andy Galloway

Squad Statistics (as at September 29th, 2018)

2018-19 All Time
Jamie McGowan (GK)21 1 - 1 -
Scott Allardice20 4 - 4 -
Andy Dowie35 142622
Willie Dyer31 14 - 14 -
Ross Perry28 7 - 7 -
Bobby Barr30 143143
Ross Forbes29 142333
Kyle Hutton27 13 - 60 -
Brad Spencer22 6262
Ryan Thomson27 13 - 13 -
Jack Aitchison18 4 - 4 -
Calum Gallagher (sub)24 1236110
Iain Russell (sub)35 12114337
Rory Loy (sub)30 12 - 12 -

League Table (as at September 29th, 2018)

No league table has been added for this season.