Dumbarton 1
Clyde 1
League (League 1)

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League (League 1)
Saturday, November 6th, 2021
Moreoom.com Stadium. Att. 562
3:00 PM Kick-off

Eoghan Stokes (89)
David Goodwillie (90)

Team Managers
Stevie Farrell
Danny Lennon

Starting Eleven
1. Sam Ramsbottom
3. Pat Boyle
5. Gregor Buchanan
6. Stuart Carswell
8. Andy Geggan
14. Joe McKee
9. Kalvin Orsi
18. Paul Paton
15. Carlo Pignatiello
11. Ross MacLean
25. Ryan Schiavone
Neil Parry
Matthew Elsdon
Mark Docherty
Jonathan Page
Morgaro Gomis
Aaron Splaine
Barry Cuddihy
Adam Livingstone
Ross Cunningham
Robert Jones
David Goodwillie

21. Patrick O'Neil
20. Sam Muir
4. Edin Lynch
7. Conner Duthie
10. Eoghan Stokes
19. Callum Wilson
22. Kirk McKnight
Billy Mortimer
Marky Munro
Scott Rumsby
Ally Love
Joshua Bradley-Hurst
Euan Deveney
Gregory Tade

Conner Duthie for Kalvin Orsi (70)
Eoghan Stokes for Ryan Schiavone (70)
Callum Wilson for Joe McKee (87)
Gregory Tade for Robert Jones (75)
Ally Love for Adam Livingstone (75)

Gregor Buchanan (79)
Paul Paton (84)
Stuart Carswell (86)
Robert Jones (30)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Steven Kirkland (Referee)
Frank Connor & Ian Hart (Assistants)

Match Report

WHEN Eoghan Stokes opened the scoring of this game with a minute of ordinary time left, the task was clear.

All Dumbarton had to do was see it out. Give or take, they had three minutes to see Clyde's threat clear, a task they had accomplished for most of the afternoon.

But when you are down, you are down. Giving a striker with 10 goals already this season the chance to tap in an equaliser isn't a good idea.

David Goodwillie made it 11 for the season with one of the game's last meaningful touches. Few, if any, of those goals will have been easier.

Had chances been converted by Sons in the second half, that goal would largely have been an irrelevance. Instead, it was the moment that made it six games without a win.

Clyde had a clear wind advantage in the first half and almost made it count after 13 minutes. Aaron Splaine fancied his chances from distance, but Sam Ramsbottom turned his shot over the bar.

The same player then tried again from range, but his volley was straight at Ramsbottom, who held on.

Chances weren't exclusive to him, though, or to Clyde. A Ross MacLean shot on 27 minutes just missed the upright.

There was then the ominous sight of Robert Jones bearing down on one of his former home goals, but again Ramsbottom was on form and saved his angled effort.

He then denied Splaine again with a lower effort from distance as half time with a clean sheet closed in.

A Dumbarton corner close to the whistle caused panic for the visitors, but Pat Boyle found the angle too narrow to finish with a header.

With Clyde having had the wind, anything-nil was an alright half time scoreline for Sons, and while a goal for them would have been nice, that was what they headed inside with.

Despite the change in wind advantage, it was Clyde who were first to threaten in the second half. Ramsbottom turned away Ross Cunningham's shot, with no takers for the loose ball.

Dumbarton's first serious effort of the second half came just after the hour mark, but Paul Paton's shot was too high.

An effort by Boyle then rolled across goal, but neither Ross MacLean nor newly introduced sub Stokes could touch it home.

Paton was then played in, but the keeper was out to block at close range. It was getting increasingly frustrating.

But with a minute of ordinary time left, two substitutes combined for what should have been the game's decisive moment. A Callum Wilson corner was flicked on for Stokes to swivel and finish with a close range volley.

That was enough to give Sons the three points - if they could see out what little time there was left.

One cross by Gregory Tade, and one tap-in for Goodwillie, later, three points became one again.

Match report written by Andy Galloway (dumbartonfc.com)

Squad Statistics (as at November 6th, 2021)

2021/22 All Time
Sam Ramsbottom (GK)25 15 - 32 -
Pat Boyle34 121324
Gregor Buchanan31 164937
Stuart Carswell28 1711666
Andy Geggan34 9117711
Joe McKee29 10 - 382
Kalvin Orsi24 152152
Paul Paton34 6161
Carlo Pignatiello21 14 - 14 -
Ross MacLean24 155155
Ryan Schiavone18 11 - 11 -
Conner Duthie (sub)24 162303
Eoghan Stokes (sub)25 9393
Callum Wilson (sub)18 171171

League Table (as at November 6th, 2021)

No league table has been added for this season.