Alloa Athletic 1
Dumbarton 2
League (League 1)

Alloa Athletic 

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League (League 1)
Saturday, November 20th, 2021
Indodrill Stadium. Att. 609
3:00 PM Kick-off

Conor Sammon (72) Stuart Carswell (pen.) (63)
Eoghan Stokes (82)

Team Managers
Barry Ferguson Stevie Farrell

Starting Eleven
David Hutton
Scott Taggart
Jon Robertson
Fernandy Mendy
Mark Durnan
Mouhamed Niang
Charlie Gilmour
Kevin Cawley
Stefan Scougall
Steven Boyd
Euan Henderson
Sam Ramsbottom .1
Pat Boyle .3
Gregor Buchanan .5
Edin Lynch .4
Stuart Carswell .6
Conner Duthie .7
Andy Geggan .8
Kalvin Orsi .9
Carlo Pignatiello .15
Callum Wilson .19
Ryan Schiavone .25

Adam King
Keir Burt
Cameron O'Donnell
Conor Sammon
Craig Howie
Alan Trouten
Daniel Church
Patrick O'Neil .21
Sam Muir .20
Evan Maley .24
Joe McKee .14
Eoghan Stokes .10
Kirk McKnight .22

Alan Trouten for Stefan Scougall (52)
Conor Sammon for Mouhamed Niang (69)
Craig Howie for Euan Henderson (75)
Eoghan Stokes for Ryan Schiavone (70)
Joe McKee for Andy Geggan (86)

Fernandy Mendy (61)
Mark Durnan (90)
Jon Robertson (90)
Gregor Buchanan (13)
Andy Geggan (72)
Edin Lynch (89)

Red Cards
Fernandy Mendy (72) None.

Match Officials

David Dickinson (Referee)
Colin Drummond & Michael MacDermid (Assistants)

Photography by Andy Scott

Match Report

Dumbarton stung Alloa Athletic with a much needed 2-1 win over the home side in a cinch League One clash. Manager Stevie Farrell gave starting places to Edin Lynch, Callum Wilson and Conner Duthie as Sons attempted to end their recent run of two draws and five defeats on a visit to the Indodrill Stadium.

Duthie made an immediate impact with a driving run which earned a corner, which he then nodded wide. At the other end Gregor Buchanan was booked in the 13th minute for a foul on Charlie Gilmour. Soon after Ryan Schiavone had a header from a corner cleared, as the visitors dominated.

There were few other incidents of note in the middle period of the half until Kalvin Orsi and Schiavone were both injured in tough challenges but were able to continue after treatment. Fernandy Mendy was then off target with a header from a corner, and half-time arrived with chances still few and far between and the scoresheet blank.

The second half began with a run by Carlo Pignatellio setting up Orsi to cross to Schiavone, but keeper David Hutton collected. At the other end a long range shot from Gilmour was diverted by keeper Sam Ramsbottom, then Mendy headed the resultant corner over the bar.

Sons were looking the brighter of the two sides at this point with Duthie coming close after a Pignatellio cross, then another superb Duthie run and cross ended with a handball. The ref pointed to the spot, booked Mendy, and skipper Stuart Carswell put Sons ahead, sending Hutton the wrong way.

However the lead lasted only seven minutes before Conor Sammon headed home a free kick, but soon after this the game turned when Mendy was sent off after a second booking. Sons looked to take advantage of the extra space and Wilson tried to net a free kick but Hutton saved, and then gathered a Duthie header from a Paddy Boyle corner.

Sons pressure paid of in the 82nd minute. Sub Eoghan Stokes, who had been looking lively since his introduction to the game, controlled the ball brilliantly, beat the defender and sent in a low drive into the far corner of the net leaving Hutton stranded.

A much needed return to form for Sons and an important win ahead of the break from league football and the drama of the cup to come.

Match report written by Graeme Robertson (

Squad Statistics (as at November 20th, 2021)

2021/22 All Time
Sam Ramsbottom (GK)25 17 - 34 -
Pat Boyle34 141344
Gregor Buchanan31 184957
Edin Lynch21 13 - 13 -
Stuart Carswell28 1921687
Conner Duthie24 182323
Andy Geggan34 11117911
Kalvin Orsi24 172172
Carlo Pignatiello21 16 - 16 -
Callum Wilson18 191191
Ryan Schiavone18 13 - 13 -
Eoghan Stokes (sub)25 114114
Joe McKee (sub)29 12 - 402

League Table (as at November 20th, 2021)

No league table has been added for this season.