Airdrieonians 3
Dumbarton 0
Scottish Cup (3rd Round)


3 - 0


Scottish Cup (3rd Round)
Saturday, November 24th, 2018
Penny Cars Stadium. Att. 592
3:00 PM Kick-off

Kyle Wilkie (26)
Darryl Duffy (36)
Kyle Wilkie (77)

Team Managers
Ian Murray Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
David Hutton
Chris O'Neil
Kieran MacDonald
Sean Crighton
Jonathan Page
Grant Gallagher
Leighton McIntosh
Keiran Millar
Darryl Duffy
Kyle Wilkie
Dale Carrick
Chris Smith .21
Scott Allardice .18
Andy Dowie .4
Ross Perry .5
Bobby Barr .11
Stuart Carswell .6
Ross Forbes .10
Calum Gallagher .9
Kyle Hutton .8
Brad Spencer .12
Michael Paton .15

Ryan Conroy
Scott Robertson
Scott Stewart
Jaoa Victoria
Ben McKenzie
Dean Cairns
Cammy Russell
Jamie McGowan .17
Cameron Ballantyne .2
Willie Dyer .3

Dean Cairns for Grant Gallagher (71)
Joao Victoria for Darryl Duffy (79)
Cammy Russell for Dale Carrick (82)
Willie Dyer for Scott Allardice (67)
Jamie McGowan for Chris Smith (76)
Cameron Ballantyne for Brad Spencer (81)

Grant Gallagher (50) Scott Allardice (20)
Kyle Hutton (64)
Stuart Carswell (86)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Steven Kirkland (Referee)
Ivan Stankovic & Jonathan Gall (Assistants)

Match Report

SO, that was the road to Hampden.

It's been a decent road for Dumbarton in recent years. The last 16 in two of the last three seasons, while Aberdeen in 2014 is still reasonably fresh in the memory.

And it was the man who managed them at Pittodrie who ended this season's road in 90 sobering minutes at Airdrie.

Ian Murray was in the opposition dugout this time as his Diamonds side coasted to a 3-0 victory, Sons' second consecutive reverse by that scoreline.

Kyle Wilkie scored either side of Darryl Duffy also finding the target.

Despite a second half improvement by Dumbarton which saw chances missed, this really was not much of a contest.

Much like events at Station Park seven days previously, this was not easy to watch.

They could actually have opened the scoring, or rather had it done for them, on 20 minutes when Sean Crighton deflected a cross from the left towards his own goal. The keeper saved just in time.

And seven minutes later Airdrie were in front, Wilkie applying a low, angled finish.

After a further nine minutes Duffy had the home side two goals ahead with a simple close range finish after a free kick was headed across goal.

A Ross Forbes free kick tested the Diamonds goalkeeper near half time, but matching last season's Scottish Cup progress was already proving a tall order.

Michael Paton and Calum Gallagher had opportunities in the early second half, before another one fell to the latter, whose header hit the crossbar from six yards. Yes, it was that type of afternoon.

With 20 minutes left, sub keeper Jamie McGowan was brought on by Dumbarton, and a minute later his first touch was to retrieve the ball from the back of his net.

Wilkie bent home a shot from the edge of the area which went in off the post.

A Bobby Barr shot which was well saved was all that resembled a consolation goal from there.

Match report written by Andy Galloway

Squad Statistics (as at November 24th, 2018)

2018-19 All Time
Chris Smith (GK)32 5 - 5 -
Scott Allardice20 10 - 10 -
Andy Dowie35 192672
Ross Perry28 14 - 14 -
Bobby Barr30 214214
Stuart Carswell25 181723
Ross Forbes29 214405
Calum Gallagher 24 1846711
Kyle Hutton27 19 - 66 -
Brad Spencer22 122122
Michael Paton29 161161
Jamie McGowan (sub) (GK)21 2 - 2 -
Willie Dyer (sub)31 15 - 15 -
Cameron Ballantyne (sub)21 10 - 10 -

League Table (as at November 24th, 2018)

No league table has been added for this season.