Stranraer 3
Dumbarton 2
League (League 1)


3 - 2


League (League 1)
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
Stair Park. Att. 305
3:00 PM Kick-off

Grant Anderson (9)
David Brownlie (34)
Paul Crossan (65)
Ross Forbes (12)
Dom Thomas (60)

Team Managers
Stevie Farrell Stevie Aitken

Starting Eleven
Max Currie
David Smith
David Brownlie
Jamie Hamill
Adam Cummins
Andrew McDonald
Connor McManus
Kyle Turner
Grant Anderson
Luke Donnelly
Paul Crossan
Robbie Mutch .21
Scott Allardice .18
Andy Dowie .4
Ross Perry .5
Bobby Barr .11
Ross Forbes .10
Calum Gallagher .9
Brad Spencer .12
Dom Thomas .20
Ryan Thomson .23
Iain Russell .14

Daniel Higgins
Isaac Layne
Ian Smith
Lyle Avci
Cameron Elliott
Innes Cameron
Ciaran Diver
Jamie McGowan .17
Stuart Carswell .6
Andy Little .7
Michael Paton .15

Isaac Layne for Grant Anderson (79)
Daniel Higgins for Luke Donnelly (86)
Innes Cameron for Paul Crossan (90)
Michael Paton for Ross Forbes (68)
Andy Little for Calum Gallagher (72)

David Brownlie (52) Ross Perry (76)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Barry Cook (Referee)
Chris Rae & Drew Kirkland (Assistants)

Photography by Donald Fullarton

Match Report

IT started with a 3-2 win at the ground where his playing career began.

It ended with a 3-2 defeat in the arena where he started as a manager.

Stevie Aitken's spell with Dumbarton was closed by the team they recruited him from back in May 2015.

Nearly three and a half years after he started against Morton, his tenure closed at Stranraer on another afternoon of deep frustration.

Grant Anderson and David Brownlie had the home side ahead twice, but those goals were equalised by Ross Forbes and Dom Thomas.

But there was no leveller to PJ Crossan's goal on 66 minutes which proved to be the home side's winner.

And with that, a chapter closed.

The scoring was opened in 11 minutes when Anderson took control of a long ball and ran in to lob the ball over debuting keeper Robbie Mutch.

But the deficit lasted only two minutes. Bobby Barr's cross was flicked on by Calum Gallagher ahead of the keeper and Forbes scrambled the ball away.

Forbes tried again from distance but saw his shot saved.

Then 10 minutes from half time, Brownlie was left unmarked at a corner and converted from six yards.

On the hour mark Sons were level again, Thomas marking his debut with a deflected shot which found the net.

However, six minutes later Crossan's run was not tracked, and he shot home from 15 yards.

Thomas tried again twice, but his efforts were saved, and that was as close as Dumbarton got to a third equaliser.

Match report written by Andy Galloway

Squad Statistics (as at October 6th, 2018)

2018-19 All Time
Robbie Mutch (GK)20 1 - 1 -
Scott Allardice20 5 - 5 -
Andy Dowie35 152632
Ross Perry28 8 - 8 -
Bobby Barr30 153153
Ross Forbes29 153344
Calum Gallagher 24 1336210
Brad Spencer22 7272
Dom Thomas22 1111
Ryan Thomson27 14 - 14 -
Iain Russell35 13114437
Michael Paton (sub)29 101101
Andy Little (sub)29 9 - 9 -

League Table (as at October 6th, 2018)

No league table has been added for this season.