Stranraer 0
Dumbarton 0
League (League 1)


Stranraer 

0 - 0

Dumbarton


League (League 1)
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
Stair Park. Att. 289
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Stevie Farrell Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
Max Currie
Scott Robertson
Lee Hamilton
Adam Cummins
Jordan Allan
Connor McManus
Ryan Thomson
Carlo Pignatiello
James Hilton
Andy Stirling
Cameron Elliott
Conor Brennan
Rico Quitongo
Reghan Tumilty
Morgyn Neill
Kyle Hutton
Joe McKee
Ruaridh Langan
Adam Frizzell
Stuart Carswell
Isaac Layne
PJ Crossan

Bench
Mark Stewart
Leon Murphy
David Smith
Robert Jones
Ian Smith
David Dangana
Dale Burgess
Jordan Pettigrew
Matthew Shiels
Lewis Crawford
Mati Zata
Conor Scullion
Stefan McCluskey
Ryan Tierney

Substitutions
Leon Murphy for James Hilton (75)
David Dangana for Cameron Elliott (77)
Ian Smith for Ryan Thomson (84)
Ryan Tierney for Isaac Layne (76)
Stefan McCluskey for Ruaridh Langan (76)
Matthew Shiels for PJ Crossan (83)

Cautions
Connor McManus (89) Stuart Carswell (57)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Steven Reid (Referee)
Chris Rae & Gordon Crawford (Assistants)



Match Report


DRAW, not much fitba, could have gone either way with a break.

Often overused about goalless draws, but definitely the case about events between Stranraer and Dumbarton.

There was plenty of effort from each side, with Sons striving for a second consecutive win to follow up their previous outing against Forfar.

But the longer this game went on, the more apparent it became that a point was all either side would take, barring something bizarre or inspired.

Neither happened, and Dumbarton made the long trip back with a point gained at a ground where, on many occasions, they haven't even taken that. Not to mention their first league clean sheet of the season. Ups and downs and all that.

Much was hoped for from Adam Frizzell and it was he who gave the game its first spark after six minutes. His low 20-yard shot was on target but the home keeper was equal to it.

He was also on form seven minutes later to keep out Isaac Layne's shot at close range after a free kick dropped his way.

Action followed at the other end, but a vital interception by Stuart Carswell denied Andy Stirling a tap-in from James Hilton's low ball back on 18 minutes.

It then looked as if the opener may have come in identical circumstances to the Forfar game. Joe McKee's corner found Morgyn Neill, but this time the defender's header was pawed away by the keeper.

Then it was back to Conor Brennan's goal, where he did well to turn away Hilton's low shot.

And after a neat exchange of passes by Stranraer four minutes from half time, Hilton again tested Brennan, who smothered the shot before Cammy Elliott could put it away.

The second half was initially short on quality but a low ball by McKee on 62 minutes almost changed it around. A defender cleared it from danger only to hit a team-mate who deflected it behind.

McKee then tried a 20-yard free kick which the keeper beat away, and Layne shot wide from close range. It was becoming frustrating.

The second half continued with plenty of effort, but precious little that either side could come up with that resembled a goal.

That was until the second minute of injury time when Matthew Shiels' header from a corner looped towards goal, but the keeper held on.

Match report written by Andy Galloway



Squad Statistics (as at October 19th, 2019)


2019/20 All Time
Age
Conor Brennan (GK)25 12 - 14 -
Reghan Tumilty22 7171
Rico Quitongo20 15 - 15 -
Morgyn Neill23 152152
Adam Frizzell21 2222
Ruaridh Langan21 131131
Joe McKee26 12 - 12 -
Kyle Hutton28 14 - 102 -
Stuart Carswell26 14 - 1064
PJ Crossan21 153153
Isaac Layne24 126126
Matthew Shiels (sub)19 4 - 4 -
Stefan McCluskey (sub)29 12 - 12 -
Ryan Tierney (sub)21 101101






League Table (as at October 19th, 2019)



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