Dumbarton 2
East Fife 0
League (League 1)

2 - 0
East Fife 

League (League 1)
Saturday, January 15th, 2022
Moreroom.com Stadium. Att. 481
3:00 PM Kick-off

Joshua Oyinsan (55)
Gregg Wylde (65)

Team Managers
Stevie Farrell
Stevie Crawford

Starting Eleven
1. Sam Ramsbottom
22. Gregg Wylde
3. Pat Boyle
16. Stephen Bronsky
5. Gregor Buchanan
11. Ross MacLean
6. Stuart Carswell
15. Carlo Pignatiello
7. Conner Duthie
18. Paul Paton
26. Joshua Oyinsan
Scott Gallacher
Chris Higgins
Aaron Steele
Daniel Higgins
Leon Watson
Ryan Blair
Danny Denholm
Ross Davidson
Liam Newton
Ryan Wallace
Kyle Connell

4. Edin Lynch
10. Eoghan Stokes
14. Joe McKee
8. Andy Geggan
19. Callum Wilson
9. Kalvin Orsi
Liam Watt
Pat Slattery
Kevin Smith
Jamie Semple
Jack Healy
Jude Smith
Connor McManus

Kalvin Orsi for Joshua Oyinsan (81)
Callum Wilson for Gregg Wylde (87)
Eoghan Stokes for Ross MacLean (90)
Connor McManus for Ross Davidson (35)
Jamie Semple for Liam Newton (71)
Kevin Smith for Danny Denholm (77)

Joshua Oyinsan (31)
Conner Duthie (84)
Ryan Wallace (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Alan Newlands (Referee)
Ross MacLeod & Gary Hilland (Assistants)

Match Report

A TAP-IN would have done. Or even, in fact, a close range header which squirmed through the opposing goalkeeper's hands.

The latter was what Dumbarton had for 10 minutes against East Fife, courtesy of debutant Joshua Oyinsan marking his first game in a Sons shirt with a goal.

And then Gregg Wylde found some space 30 yards out. Some might say it was even further.

The game was effectively over from the moment the ball left his boot. It was travelling at pace, hit the inside of the post, and rolled into the bottom corner.

There were 25 minutes left to navigate, but Dumbarton were always strong enough. It didn't matter how the points were put on the board, as long as they went there.

It was by no means an outstanding game, but it was an outstanding moment that settled it, and Sons were well worth the important result.

After 13 minutes, Ross MacLean skinned the East Fife defence and sent in an angled shot which the keeper turned away. The ball spun loose, but Oyinsan couldn't quite adjust to finish.

The visitors' first opening fell to Ross Davidson shortly afterwards, but Sam Ramsbottom turned his shot past.

MacLean then crossed for Oyinsan, whose close range header was saved. The ball spun Conner Duthie's way, but from even closer range, he too was kept out.

It had been a frantic spell, but it wasn't reflective of what was to come. The teams attacked in fits and starts, but there were no further clear chances and they went indoors goalless.

However, 10 minutes into the second half, Oyinsan had his debut goal. His header from Wylde's cross looked reasonably comfortable for the visiting keeper, but it found a way through and Sons had the breakthrough.

Within minutes, MacLean thought he had a second, tapping in at the back post after the ball travelled across the area. The referee, though, ruled the goal out for a foul on the keeper.

Instead, the honour of scoring the second went to Wylde - and didn't he just score it?

There was no apparent danger when the new signing made space 30 yards out, but soon there was threat - a very serious one. He thrashed in a shot that found the net off the post.

East Fife looked for a late lifeline and twice went close. A Ryan Wallace shot rebounded from the post before Ramsbottom made a fine save from Jamie Semple.

At the other end, Paul Paton went for it from distance, but the goalkeeper did well to save.

Three goals fewer than last time East Fife were in G82. But no less important.

Match report written by Andy Galloway (dumbartonfc.com)

Squad Statistics (as at January 15th, 2022)

2021/22 All Time
Sam Ramsbottom (GK)25 24 - 41 -
Pat Boyle34 191394
Gregg Wylde30 2121
Gregor Buchanan31 2441017
Stephen Bronsky27 1 - 1 -
Conner Duthie24 244385
Carlo Pignatiello21 231231
Stuart Carswell28 2331728
Ross MacLean24 215215
Paul Paton34 122122
Joshua Oyinsan27 1111
Kalvin Orsi (sub)24 242242
Eoghan Stokes (sub)25 174174
Callum Wilson (sub)18 261261

League Table (as at January 15th, 2022)

No league table has been added for this season.