Dumbarton 0
Forfar Athletic 1
League (League 1)

0 - 1
Forfar Athletic 

League (League 1)
Saturday, March 20th, 2021
C&G Systems Stadium (Behind closed doors)
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Ryan McGeever O.G. (57)

Team Managers
Jim Duffy
Stuart Malcolm

Starting Eleven
1. Sam Ramsbottom
2. Ryan McGeever
12. Sam Wardrop
5. Morgyn Neill
8. Ross Forbes
16. Nat Wedderburn
17. Tomas Brindley
11. Adam Frizzell
6. Stuart Carswell
10. Robert Jones
14. Jaime Wilson
Marc McCallum
Bernard Coll
Ross Meechan
Roberto Nditi
Andy Munro
Callum Moore
Murray MacKintosh
Gary Irvine
Grant Anderson
Martin Scott
Jordan Northcott

21. Chris Smith
18. Nick McAllister
15. Conner Duthie
7. Stefan McCluskey
4. Ruaridh Langan
24. PJ Crossan
Hamish Thomson
Scott Shepherd
Daniel Scally
Kyle Dalling
Daniel Hoban
Graham Homes
Christian Antoniazzi
Jordan Allan

PJ Crossan for Robert Jones (65)
Stefan McCluskey for Jaime Wilson (65)
Conner Duthie for Nat Wedderburn (78)
Scott Shepherd for Jordan Northcott (74)
Graeme Holmes for Roberto Nditi (76)
Jordan Allan for Grant Anderson (90)

Adam Frizzell (88)
Roberto Nditi (29)
Ross Meechan (42)
Andy Munro (55)
Grant Anderson (82)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Kevin Graham (Referee)
Gordon Crawford & Michael MacDermid (Assistants)

Photography by Andy Scott

Match Report

THREE months Dumbarton waited for this game.

The chance to play football again. The chance to be out there, competing against another team for the points.

And then that moment. THAT moment.

Fifty-seven minutes of football had meandered along until it happened.

It probably wouldn't have happened 99 times out of 100. The bald fact is that it did happen.

Sam Ramsbottom's clearance cannoned off Ryan McGeever 20 yards out from Sons' goal and rolled into the net to give Forfar the victory. It's easy if you say it fast enough.

There was, once again, no lack of workrate or endeavour. What was not there was the cutting edge to rescue something from the game.

It is a fixture Dumbarton hope to put behind them and move forward. But the way this game was lost will take some putting behind anybody.

'Rich in chances' would not be an accurate description of the game's opening stages. As always, there was plenty effort, but neither goalkeeper was given an immediately warm welcome back to action.

Midway through the first half a corner for the Loons found Andy Munro, but his header missed the target.

For Dumbarton a Ross Forbes free kick came promisingly into the box but Jaime Wilson, at full stretch, couldn't quite connect at the back post. Late in the first half the keeper was then down well to save from Wilson.

Right on half time Forfar came the closest of either side in the first half, when Scott's volley from the edge of the area went wide off the bottom of the post.

Early in the second half, Dumbarton had shown some threat. And then Ramsbottom's clearance hit McGeever, who was 20 yards out, and rolled in. Not a lot else you can say, really.

Sons' efforts to respond saw Adam Frizzell shoot wide after Tomas Brindley's low ball found him in the box. The visiting goalkeeper then did well to block Sam Wardrop's angled effort.

Then in injury time, Ross Forbes wove away from the Forfar defence, but shot over from 12 yards.

Match report written by Andy Galloway (dumbartonfc.com)

Squad Statistics (as at March 20th, 2021)

2020/21 All Time
Sam Ramsbottom (GK)24 1 - 1 -
Ryan McGeever26 11 - 445
Morgyn Neill25 13 - 484
Sam Wardrop23 14 - 481
Tomas Brindley19 1 - 1 -
Nat Wedderburn29 131131
Ross Forbes32 12 - 8115
Stuart Carswell27 12 - 1355
Adam Frizzell23 101204
Robert Jones25 131202
Jaime Wilson23 112112
Conner Duthie (sub)24 1 - 1 -
Stefan McCluskey (sub)30 4 - 35 -
PJ Crossan (sub)22 6 - 387

League Table (as at March 20th, 2021)

No league table has been added for this season.