Montrose 1
Dumbarton 0
League (League 1)


1 - 0


League (League 1)
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Links Park. Att. 549
3:00 PM Kick-off

Graham Webster (53) None.

Team Managers
Stewart Petrie Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
Jordan Millar
Terry Masson
Andrew Steeves
Matty Allan
Sean Dillon
Ryan Harrington
Chris Antoniazzi
Patrick Cregg
Craig Johnston
Martin Rennie
Jamie Redman
Chris Smith .21
Cameron Ballantyne .2
Andy Dowie .4
Ross Perry .5
Bobby Barr .11
Stuart Carswell .6
Ross Forbes .10
Calum Gallagher .9
Kyle Hutton .8
Dom Thomas .20
Iain Russell .14

Paul Watson
Graham Webster
Michael Bolochoweckyj
Danny Cavanagh
Euan Henderson
Ross Campbell
Martyn Fotheringham
Jamie McGowan .17
Scott Allardice .18
Brad Spencer .12
Andy Little .7
Michael Paton .15

Graham Webster for Chris Antoniazzi (45)
Euan Henderson for Craig Johnston (63)
Michael Bolochoweckyj for Terry Masson (82)
Michael Paton for Stuart Carswell (73)
Scott Allardice for Bobby Barr (73)
Andy Little for Iain Russell (77)

None. Ross Perry (14)
Calum Gallagher (76)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

John McKendrick (Referee)
Ross MacLeod & Graeme Leslie (Assistants)

Photography by Donald Fullarton

Match Report

CUP finalists and still a Championship club in March. Bottom of League One in November.

Emotional investment in football can go down as well as up. There'll be a rise again at Dumbarton, and hopefully it will be soon under the new regime.

But that was difficult to contemplate on the way down the A9, home from a defeat at Montrose which put Sons 10th out of 10 in their division.

Graham Webster's goal for the Gable Endies on 52 minutes was the one which put them there. Dumbarton toiled, and had the ball for what seemed to be most of the afternoon, but the goal they needed rarely looked like coming.

So where do they go from here? Simple. They attend the C&G Systems Stadium on Saturday ready to face Stenhousemuir, knowing that a win will lift them at least one place.

However, the next few days have to be spent looking at the League One table with Sons' name at the foot.

Iain Russell's 200th career goal continued to elude him, with the striker missing two decent chances in the first half.

On 11 minutes his six-yard effort from a grounded position was saved, and after the keeper also stopped Calum Gallagher, Russell then saw an angled effort kept out.

Webster had entered the action as a sub for an injured Montrose player and provided a warning on half time when his shot went across goal and wide.

The warning was not heeded, and seven minutes after the restart, he met a cross from the left at the back post and thrashed it home.

Dumbarton's first semblance of an equaliser did not come until the 74th minute when Scott Allardice's header was saved.

That was really it, apart from Chris Smith preventing a second for Montrose in injury time by pushing Patrick Cregg's shot away.

Match report written by Andy Galloway

Squad Statistics (as at November 3rd, 2018)

2018-19 All Time
Chris Smith (GK)32 2 - 2 -
Cameron Ballantyne21 7 - 7 -
Andy Dowie35 182662
Ross Perry28 11 - 11 -
Bobby Barr30 184184
Stuart Carswell25 151693
Ross Forbes29 183374
Calum Gallagher 24 1546411
Kyle Hutton27 16 - 63 -
Dom Thomas22 4242
Iain Russell35 16214738
Scott Allardice (sub)20 7 - 7 -
Michael Paton (sub)29 131131
Andy Little (sub)29 11 - 11 -

League Table (as at November 3rd, 2018)

No league table has been added for this season.