Dumbarton 1
Forfar Athletic 0
League (League 1)

1 - 0
Forfar Athletic 

League (League 1)
Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
C&G Systems Stadium (Behind closed doors)
7:00 PM Kick-off

Conner Duthie (88)

Team Managers
Jim Duffy
Gary Irvine

Starting Eleven
1. Sam Ramsbottom
5. Morgyn Neill
18. Nick McAllister
3. Rico Quitongo
2. Ryan McGeever
11. Adam Frizzell
17. Tomas Brindley
4. Ruaridh Langan
8. Ross Forbes
9. James Wallace
20. Isaac Layne
Marc McCallum
Bernard Coll
Ross Meechan
Gary Irvine
Roberto Nditi
Callum Moore
Murray MacKintosh
Daniel Scally
Grant Anderson
Scott Fenwick
Martin Scott

21. Jamie Barclay
7. Rabin Omar
15. Conner Duthie
6. Stuart Carswell
24. PJ Crossan
14. Jaime Wilson
10. Robert Jones
Michael Anderson
Jordan Allan
Steven Doris
Jordan Northcott
Hamish Thomson
Daniel Hoban
Mark Hill
Graeme Holmes
Scott Shepherd

Stuart Carswell for Nick McAllister (45)
Rabin Omar for Ruaridh Langan (64)
PJ Crossan for Tomas Brindley (64)
Robert Jones for Isaac Layne (71)
Conner Duthie for Adam Frizzell (79)
Jordan Allan for Scott Fenwick (63)
Steven Doris for Martin Scott (63)
Jordan Northcott for Daniel Scally (85)
Scott Shepherd for Murray MacKintosh (90)

Morgyn Neill (35)
Ross Forbes (85)
Jordan Allan (73)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Matthew MacDermid (Referee)
Stuart Hodge & David Dunne (Assistants)

Photography by Andy Scott

Match Report

IT verges on the incredible.

Dumbarton knew before a ball was kicked tonight that victory over Forfar Athletic was critical to their aspirations of staying in League One.

That result looked like it was not coming until the 88th minute, when Conner Duthie put away the game's only goal.

But that is not a fraction of the story. Events at Broadwood, where Clyde were due to play East Fife, put a whole different look on the evening as it went on.

With the Clyde game against East Fife called off, all kinds of scenarios came to mind. Only time will tell what will be the result.

What matters is that whether it keeps them in the division or not, Sons had the victory.

After only two minutes a Ross Forbes corner found Morgyn Neill at the back post, but the centre half found the angle too narrow and his header dropped wide of the post.

James Wallace, on his return to the starting line-up, also had a go with a low shot from 30 yards, but although it had pace, the keeper was alert to it.

After neither Isaac Layne nor Wallace could connect with a Tomas Brindley cross from the left, the game grew scrappy.

But nine minutes from half time, Sam Ramsbottom was called into an important save, keeping out a close range header by Scott Fenwick from a free kick.

Shortly after that, another Neill header from another Forbes corner, but this time his effort rose too high above the bar.

Then after a visiting defender inadvertently headed the ball to Wallace, the striker ran in, but his lobbed finish was also over.

By this time news was filtering through about the postponement at Broadwood and people were beginning to talk. What was going to happen?

But for two teams chasing a goal, the second half really was poor. Once again there was a big tick in the box marked 'effort', but despite a raft of changes, Sons could not create any telling openings.

Whatever they could throw at Forfar, the visiting defence stood tall. The same could be said of anything the Loons could offer in return.

However, with two minutes left – sensation.

PJ Crossan to Duthie from the left wing. One of those changes to another. No mistake from 12 yards. Lifeline.

What does that goal mean? We'll find out in the coming days.

Match report written by Andy Galloway (dumbartonfc.com)

Squad Statistics (as at April 27th, 2021)

2020/21 All Time
Sam Ramsbottom (GK)25 11 - 11 -
Nick McAllister20 11 - 11 -
Morgyn Neill25 25 - 604
Ryan McGeever26 222557
Rico Quitongo21 19 - 50 -
Tomas Brindley19 12 - 12 -
Adam Frizzell23 202305
Ross Forbes32 2219116
Ruaridh Langan22 16 - 441
Isaac Layne25 2 - 269
James Wallace20 8 - 8 -
Stuart Carswell (sub)27 20 - 1435
Conner Duthie (sub)24 9191
Rabin Omar (sub)23 101101
PJ Crossan (sub)22 171498
Robert Jones (sub)25 241312

League Table (as at April 27th, 2021)

No league table has been added for this season.