Forfar Athletic 3
Dumbarton 0
League (League 1)

Forfar Athletic 

3 - 0


League (League 1)
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Station Park. Att. 491
3:00 PM Kick-off

Darren Whyte (49)
John Baird (54)
Mark Hill (78)

Team Managers
Jim Weir Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
Marc McCallum
Jamie Bain
Ross Meechan
Darren Whyte
Michael Travis
Thomas Reilly
Dale Hilson
Mark Hill
John Baird
Dylan Easton
Lewis Moore
Chris Smith .21
Scott Allardice .18
Cameron Ballantyne .2
Ross Perry .5
Bobby Barr .11
Stuart Carswell .6
Ross Forbes .10
Calum Gallagher .9
Kyle Hutton .8
Dom Thomas .20
Michael Paton .15

Murray MacKintosh
Ross Cunningham
Eddie Malone
Connor Coupe
Andrew Munro
Willie Muir
Jamie McGowan .17
Willie Dyer .3
Brad Spencer .12

Connor Coupe for Dylan Easton (83)
Ross Cunningham for John Baird (85)
Murray MacKintosh for Lewis Moore (89)
Brad Spencer for Calum Gallagher (82)

Michael Travis (60) Scott Allardice (53)
Ross Perry (62)
Michael Paton (88)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Lloyd Wilson (Referee)
Ross Hardie & Douglas Ross (Assistants)

Photography by Donald Fullarton

Match Report

IF you enjoy trips to far flung parts of Scotland to follow Dumbarton, this started out as the season for you.

All four trips to Angus on the itinerary for the first time in over 40 years.

And all of them, at the first time of asking, have ended in defeat.

In this game, Forfar simply did in the second half what they should have done in the first. Had 3-0 been the scoreline 45 minutes through the game instead of after 90, there could have been no complaints.

Sons, somehow still in the game at the interval, were put to the sword after it with goals by Darren Whyte, John Baird and Mark Hill.

It was sobering viewing from start to finish.

Within 20 seconds Dylan Easton had hit the side netting, and in four minutes Baird hit the post with a volley and the ball rebounded clear.

There was some response, with Bobby Barr seeing a shot well saved, but Easton then rolled a shot across goal and wide.

Dom Thomas then missed the target before the first half finished in a blaze of one way traffic which was just missing the goals it was so obviously threatening.

Michael Travis' shot on the turn was deflected wide before Chris Smith twice saved from Easton. Dale Hilson then looked certain to score after Forfar passed their way through, but rolled his shot wide.

Sometimes when you survived that onslaught, your luck is in for the rest of the day. Truth be told, Sons had used their share of fortune to get to half time still level.

Four minutes into the second half they were behind when Whyte was in splendid isolation to head home a corner from the left.

And five minutes later the defence failed to clear a cross and Baird thrashed the ball home.

In an effort to get Dumbarton back into it, Ross Forbes shot from 40 yards with the keeper off his line, but he got back on to it to turn the ball over.

But after Hilson had missed two further opportunities for Forfar, Hill thrashed in a 25-yard free kick for the third.

Forbes and Baird had late chances for each team, but neither found the target.

Match report written by Andy Galloway

Squad Statistics (as at November 17th, 2018)

2018-19 All Time
Chris Smith (GK)32 4 - 4 -
Scott Allardice20 9 - 9 -
Cameron Ballantyne21 9 - 9 -
Ross Perry28 13 - 13 -
Bobby Barr30 204204
Stuart Carswell25 171713
Ross Forbes29 204395
Calum Gallagher 24 1746611
Kyle Hutton27 18 - 65 -
Dom Thomas22 6363
Michael Paton29 151151
Brad Spencer (sub)22 112112

League Table (as at November 17th, 2018)

No league table has been added for this season.