Dumbarton 1
Stenhousemuir 2
League (League 1)

1 - 2

League (League 1)
Saturday, March 30th, 2019
C & G Systems Stadium. Att. 613
3:00 PM Kick-off

Craig Barr (85)
David Marsh (27)
Conor McBrearty (72)

Team Managers
Jim Duffy
Colin McMenamin

Starting Eleven
1. Grant Adam
12. David Ferguson
55. Craig Barr
2. Cameron Ballantyne
9. Calum Gallagher
11. Bobby Barr
20. Dom Thomas
8. Kyle Hutton
10. Ross Forbes
23. Ryan Thomson
15. Michael Paton
Graeme Smith
David Marsh
Andy Munro
Morgyn Neil
Conor McBrearty
Mark Ferry
Russell Dingwall
Ruaridh Donaldson
Alan Reid
Greg Hurst
Mark McGuigan

21. Eric Tschibanga
4. Brian McLean
7. Boris Melingui
16. Ben Armour
14. Iain Russell
Sean Dickson
Lewis McMinn
Conner Duthie
Ryan Watters
Thomas Halleran
Sebastian Ross
Keiran Gibbons

Boris Melingui for Michael Paton (45)
Ben Armour for David Ferguson (82)
Keiran Gibbons for David Marsh (76)
Thomas Halleran for Greg Hurst (81)
Sebastian Ross for Mark McGuigan (89)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Steven Reid (Referee)
Ryan Lee & Stuart Hodge (Assistants)

Match Report

JUST when you thought it was safe to look forward to League One football at worst next season.

Following, seven games unbeaten, square one is within far closer reach for Dumbarton than it was only eight days before this game.

And with the season running out, any complete return there, while a very real threat, would be utterly disastrous.

Stenhousemuir got the victory they worked hard for through goals by David Marsh and Conor McBrearty.

Those were hardly two of a procession of chances for the Warriors, but they took them when they came and in terms of spirit and workrate, they lived up to their nickname and then some.

Craig Barr's goal for Sons with six minutes left wasn't exactly meaningless. It would have been even further from it had a late chance for Boris Melingui found the net.

But Dumbarton, for the second Saturday running, just didn't hit the heights of previous games. And they have limited time to return to them.

After nine minutes Calum Gallagher played Dom Thomas in after intercepting the goalkeeper's kick, but the forward was denied at close range.

Soon after, Bobby Barr did well to meet Michael Paton's cross, but his shot went across goal.

Stenny, though, were in there fighting and took the lead on 27 minutes when Marsh cashed in on the complete absence of marking to charge in and head home a corner.

Seven minutes into the second half, Thomas tried again, but after his shot from the corner of the area was spilled by the keeper, it was scrambled clear.

Then 20 minutes later, the visitors were 2-0 in front. Possession was poorly squandered in midfield and McBrearty did not need a second invitation to run in and force the ball home.

Melingui, on as a half time substitute for Paton, had a decent shot beaten away by the keeper, and then late in the day, Barr gave Sons a lifeline.

He fired home in a scramble from a corner, but apart from Melingui's later effort, which was blocked at close range, that was it.

Match report written by Andy Galloway

Squad Statistics (as at March 30th, 2019)

2018-19 All Time
Grant Adam (GK)27 21 - 21 -
Cameron Ballantyne21 26 - 26 -
Craig Barr32 152617
David Ferguson23 9 - 9 -
Ryan Thomson27 24 - 24 -
Ross Forbes30 37115612
Kyle Hutton28 35 - 82 -
Dom Thomas23 20122012
Bobby Barr30 377377
Calum Gallagher 24 3398216
Michael Paton30 302302
Ben Armour (sub)20 7 - 7 -
Boris Melingui (sub)22 8181

League Table (as at March 30th, 2019)

No league table has been added for this season.