Edinburgh City 1
Dumbarton 3
League 1 Play Offs (Final 1st Leg)

Edinburgh City 

1 - 3


League 1 Play Offs (Final 1st Leg)
Monday, May 17th, 2021
Ainslie Park (Behind closed doors)
7:35 PM Kick-off

Robbie McIntyre (44) Ryan McGeever (53)
Tomas Brindley (67)
Morgyn Neill (82)

Team Managers
Gary Naysmith Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
Callum Antell
Liam Henderson
Robbie McIntyre
Craig Thomson
Lee Hamilton
Josh Campbell
Andrew Black
Daniel Jardine
Liam Brown
Danny Handling
Ouzy See
Sam Ramsbottom .1
Rico Quitongo .3
Ryan McGeever .2
Morgyn Neill .5
Nick McAllister .18
Ross Forbes .8
Tomas Brindley .17
Adam Frizzell .11
Nat Wedderburn .16
Stuart Carswell .6
Robert Jones .10

Ryan Goodfellow
Samuel Denham
Jamie Dishington
Blair Henderson
Raffaele De Vita
Conrad Balatoni
Alex Harris
Jamie Barclay .21
Ruaridh Langan .4
Rabin Omar .7
Conner Duthie .15
James Wallace .9

Raffaele De Vita for Andrew Black (74)
Blair Henderson for Danny Handling (79)
James Wallace for Adam Frizzell (84)
Rabin Omar for Robert Jones (85)

Craig Thomson (58)
Andrew Black (64)
Raffaele De Vita (85)
Tomas Brindley (72)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Colin Steven (Referee)
Ross MacLeod & Alastair Mather (Assistants)
Duncan Williams (Fourth Official)

Photography by Andy Scott

Match Report

A FINE second half fightback gave Dumbarton a 3-1 advantage going into Thursday's second leg.

Robbie McIntyre fired the hosts in front on the cusp of half-time. However, Ross Forbes inspired the fightback, setting up all three of the Sons' second-half goals.

After early midfield exchanges, Sons first goal attempt came on 14 minutes when Adam Frizzell got on the end of an intricate passing move to fire in a long range effort just wide. Six minutes later, Forbes gave us a glimpse of what was to come with a fierce shot from 30 yards that was well saved by Calum Antell.

On 41 minutes City had their best chance of the half which ended with a header going just wide. That warning wasn't heeded by Sons and on the stroke of halftime the home side took the lead. The ball broke to Robbie McIntyre who sent a low shot low into the far corner of the net.

Forbes wasn't long getting back into the action when, on 48 minutes, he had another shot saved by Antell. However, the leveller wasn't long in arriving when eight minutes after the restart, following a short corner, he crossed for Ryan McGeever to nod in the equaliser at close range. On 67 minutes, he had another effort on goal when his effort was parried by Antell, but Tomas Brindley was following up to score his first goal in a Dumbarton shirt to put Sons ahead.

With eight minutes left it was 3-1 - from another assist by Forbes. This time he sent in a free kick from the corner of the box and Morgyn Neill headed in to make it a centre half double for the night.

Funnily enough, Ross picked up the BBC Alba Man of the Match award. Speaking to the cameras after the game, he said: "It was a bit disappointing to concede just before half-time but we stuck in and fought right until the end.

"It's pleasing to get the win but we know the job is not done yet. It was a tough game tonight. Edinburgh City are a tough team, they play really good football. They will throw everything at us on Thursday."

Match report written by Graeme Robertson (dumbartonfc.com)

Squad Statistics (as at May 17th, 2021)

2020/21 All Time
Sam Ramsbottom (GK)25 16 - 16 -
Rico Quitongo21 24 - 55 -
Nick McAllister20 15 - 15 -
Morgyn Neill25 302656
Ryan McGeever27 253588
Stuart Carswell27 25 - 1485
Nat Wedderburn29 262262
Adam Frizzell23 242345
Tomas Brindley19 161161
Ross Forbes32 2719616
Robert Jones25 291362
Rabin Omar (sub)23 151151
James Wallace (sub)20 13 - 13 -

League Table (as at May 17th, 2021)

No league table has been added for this season.