Dumbarton 0
Queen's Park 3
League (League 1)

0 - 3
Queen's Park 

League (League 1)
Saturday, October 16th, 2021
Moreroom.com Stadium. Att. 652
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Grant Gillespie (49)
Bob McHugh (74)
Luis Longstaff (79)

Team Managers
Stevie Farrell
Laurie Ellis

Starting Eleven
1. Sam Ramsbottom
3. Pat Boyle
5. Gregor Buchanan
4. Edin Lynch
2. Ryan McGeever
6. Stuart Carswell
8. Andy Geggan
11. Ross MacLean
14. Joe McKee
9. Kalvin Orsi
15. Carlo Pignatiello
William Muir
Lee Kilday
Michael Doyle
Charlie Fox
Thomas Robson
Grant Gillespie
Louis Longridge
Liam Brown
Jack Thomson
Connor Smith
Bob McHugh

21. Patrick O'Neil
20. Sam Muir
7. Conner Duthie
10. Eoghan Stokes
19. Callum Wilson
28. David Hopkirk
25. Ryan Schiavone
Luis Longstaff
Lewis Moore
Callum Biggar
Callum Yeats
Max Gillies
Calum Ferrie
Jake Davidson

Callum Wilson for Andy Geggan (66)
Conner Duthie for Joe McKee (77)
David Hopkirk for Kalvin Orsi (77)
Lewis Moore for Connor Smith (70)
Luis Longstaff for Bob McHugh (76)
Jake Davidson for Jack Thomson (84)

Ryan McGeever (43)
Andy Geggan (62)
Stuart Carswell (87)
Jack Thomson (39)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Barry Cook (Referee)
Scott Anderson & Brian Christie (Assistants)

Photography by Andy Scott

Match Report

HE phrase 'a game of two halves' is almost as old as football itself.

But here we had the perfect example of how two periods of 45 minutes can be so different.

Dumbarton started the afternoon against Queen's Park as one of five teams who, at least theoretically, could end the day the top of League One.

Midway through it, scores being what they were, they were within a goal of being joint top. They'd lacked a little in chances, but they were very much in the game.

In the second half, they were not.

Grant Gillespie, Bob McHugh and Luis Longstaff scored for the Spiders. It was something of a miracle that they were not joined on the scoresheet in the later stages of the game.

Sons? Nothing.

A game which had everything to play for at half time ended with them being dominated and well beaten on their own pitch.

It had been keenly anticipated after the positivity of the first quarter. By the time of the third goal the only thing anybody of a home persuasion was looking forward to was the final whistle.

The opening stages of the game were fairly positive for Dumbarton, who saw their share of the ball going forward without finding the net.

Actually they did, but an early header by Joe McKee was ruled out for a shove by Ross MacLean in setting him up.

The half hour mark arrived with neither keeper having made a significant save, with the defences doing their bit.

Never more so than when the Spiders' Connor Smith found space in the area, but Gregor Buchanan did well to block at close range.

A glancing header by Bob McHugh with 10 minutes left of the first half also looked ominous, but rolled the right side of the post for Sons.

Shortly afterwards there was a test for a goalkeeper, and a decent one it was too, but Willie Muir saw Pat Boyle's volley from the corner of the box all the way.

However, the second half got off to a disastrous start when Stuart Carswell was penalised for a shirt pull in the box. Ramsbottom saved Gilliespie's initial effort but he headed away the rebound.

It just wasn't happening for Dumbarton from there. They fought hard, they minimised the chances for the visitors, but failed to test the goalkeeper to any significant extent.

And with 15 minutes left, Queens were given too much space as a cross came into the box and McHugh was in to finish at the back post.

Then, five minutes later, another crushing and avoidable goal. Longstaff had all the time in the world to finish with an angled shot despite Ramsbottom getting a hand to it.

Dumbarton had collapsed. The ball dropped to Liam Brown on the edge of the box soon afterwards but to the home side's relief, his shot sped wide.

The same player then looked to be played in by Longstaff six yards out, but found the angle too narrow and hit the side netting.

A second half which started with such interest ended with the sound of the final whistle being little short of merciful.

Match report written by Andy Galloway (dumbartonfc.com)

Squad Statistics (as at October 16th, 2021)

2021/22 All Time
Sam Ramsbottom (GK)25 12 - 29 -
Pat Boyle34 91294
Gregor Buchanan31 144917
Edin Lynch21 11 - 11 -
Ryan McGeever27 1427310
Stuart Carswell28 1411636
Andy Geggan34 7117511
Ross MacLean24 134134
Joe McKee28 7 - 352
Kalvin Orsi24 122122
Carlo Pignatiello21 11 - 11 -
Callum Wilson (sub)18 141141
Conner Duthie (sub)24 131272
David Hopkirk (sub)28 11 - 11 -

League Table (as at October 16th, 2021)

No league table has been added for this season.