Dumbarton 0
Airdrieonians 0
League (League 1)

0 - 0

League (League 1)
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
C & G Systems Stadium. Att. 594
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Jim Duffy
Ian Murray

Starting Eleven
1. Conor Brennan
3. Rico Quitongo
5. Morgyn Neill
25. Sam Wardrop
22. Ryan McGeever
10. Stefan McCluskey
6. Stuart Carswell
4. Ruaridh Langan
11. Ross Forbes
15. Robert Jones
7. Jai Quitongo
Scott Gallacher
Kyle MacDonald
Sean Crighton
Callum Fordyce
Leon McCann
Callum Smith
Nat Wedderburn
Kieran Millar
Innes Murray
Andy Ryan
Calum Gallagher

12. Jordan Pettigrew
2. Lewis Crawford
16. Mati Zata
20. Callum Wilson
9. Ryan Tierney
24. PJ Crossan
David Hutton
Adam Eckersley
Josh Kerr
Dean Hawkshaw
Ally Roy
Paul McKay
Kurtis Roberts

PJ Crossan for Jai Quitongo (70)
Kurtis Roberts for Calum Gallagher (68)
Ally Roy for Andy Ryan (76)

Ryan McGeever (59)
Rico Quitongo (62)
Robert Jones (71)
Stuart Carswell (83)
Kyle MacDonald (56)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Lloyd Wilson (Referee)
Andy Milne & David Ingram (Assistants)

Photography by Donald Fullarton

Match Report

AT the peak of the Burns Supper season, about the only person who could have done anything in these conditions was Tam o' Shanter.

The wind did indeed blow as it would blowing its last. Belatedly, we did have rattling showers.

It wasn't really dark enough to swallow the stars, and thunder? Maybe some other time.

Tam at least escaped Kirk Alloway in those conditions. Dumbarton and Airdrieonians couldn't find a net, and very rarely looked like doing so.

There wasn't much doubt about letting the game start but the only likely winner on the day was Storm Ciara.

Effort was plenty, clear chances were few. Most the opportunities there were fell to the Diamonds.

All things considered, Sons could be content with a point, and this was arguably the draw they should have had when they previously hosted Airdrie in September.

Having survived chances for Andy Ryan and Calum Gallagher, the first blocked by Conor Brennan, the second wide, Dumbarton found their feet playing into the strong wind.

Ross Forbes and Ryan McGeever had headed chances, but the former lacked the pace to trouble the keeper and the latter was wide.

Ryan's shot then looped over, and from the resulting corner Brennan made a fine save to push Callum Smith's shot over.

With half time closing in, Sam Wardrop clashed with Gallagher in the Sons area, but the referee showed no interest in the appeals.

Dumbarton had the wind in their favour in the second half and it was hoped they could use that to their advantage.

It started fairly promisingly, with Ruaridh Langan playing Stefan McCluskey through, but his angled shot trundled across goal and wide.

After that it was stop-start ad nauseum. The workrate was never in doubt but the game simply found no rhythm.

Indeed, Brennan had to be on form again to keep out Sean Crighton's effort from a corner.

Creighton tried again, this time with a header, but it was comfortable for Brennan.

Langan had a late chance for Sons, but the keeper reached Wardrop's low cross just ahead of him.

Another Airdrie penalty appeal caused panic in injury time, but once again the official rejected their pleas after Rico Quitongo and Smith seemed to tangle in the area.

Match report written by Andy Galloway

Squad Statistics (as at February 8th, 2020)

2019/20 All Time
Conor Brennan (GK)25 27 - 29 -
Morgyn Neill23 303303
Rico Quitongo20 27 - 27 -
Ryan McGeever25 285285
Sam Wardrop22 3 - 301
Ross Forbes30 2 - 6414
Ruaridh Langan21 261261
Stuart Carswell26 26 - 1184
Stefan McCluskey29 26 - 26 -
Jai Quitongo22 2 - 2 -
Robert Jones24 2121
PJ Crossan (sub)21 276276

League Table (as at February 8th, 2020)

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