Kilmarnock B 1
Dumbarton 1 (8-9 on pens)
Challenge Cup (2nd Round)

Kilmarnock B 

1 - 1


Challenge Cup (2nd Round)
Wednesday, August 16th, 2023
Rugby Park. Att. 300
7:45 PM Kick-off

Bobby Wales (65) Carlo Pignatiello (40)

Team Managers
Chris Burke Stevie Farrell

Starting Eleven
Kieran O'Hara
Ethan Brown
Jack Sanders
Ruari Ellis
Aaron Quigg
Tom Davies
Ben Brannan
Andrew Miller
Steven Warnock
Aaron Brown
Bobby Wales
Harry Broun .16
Sean Crighton .26
Mark Durnan .5
Aron Lynas .2
Blair Malcolm .4
Matthew Shiels .22
Gregg Wylde .3
Finlay Gray .18
Kalvin Orsi .7
Carlo Pignatiello .12
Ryan Wallace .9

Nathan Smith
Daniel Devlin
Corey Armour
Zander Craic
Codi Stark
Lewis Mackie
Brett Long .1
Tony Wallace .14
Greig Young .29
Ryan Blair .6
James Hilton .17
Ross MacLean .11
Luca Vata .15
David Wilson .8

Nathan Smith for Ruari Ellis (54)
Zander Craic for Aaron Quigg (75)
James Hilton for Finlay Gray (66)
Ryan Blair for Blair Malcolm (66)
David Wilson for Carlo Pignatiello (66)
Tony Wallace for Ryan Wallace (72)
Ross MacLean for Matthew Shiels (72)

Ben Brannan (90) Ryan Blair (88)
Mark Durnan (90)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Daniel Graves (Referee)
Drew Kirkland & Jamie Andrews (Assistants)

Match Report

Dumbarton squeezed past Kilmarnock ‘B’ on penalties to move into the second round of the SPFL Trust Trophy.

Carlo Pignatiello had Sons ahead but Bobby Wales netted an equaliser for the home side after the interval to send the game to penalties.

After 17 consecutive scored penalties, Harry Broun was the hero for Dumbarton as he made the decisive save to book his sides spot in round three.

Boss Stevie Farrell made eight changes for the tie, giving game time to some of those who haven’t featured as much at the start of the season whilst also looking to get the likes of Finlay Gray and Kalvin Orsi back up to full match sharpness.

The home side started stronger and Gray was well placed to step back into defence to steal the ball off Brannan before Wales met a cross from the right with a first-time shot that flew over the bar.

The first shot on target, however, fell to Dumbarton when Matty Shiels headed the ball across goal for Gray who was then denied by O’Hara.

Wales was a real handful to the experienced Sons centre-half duo of Mark Durnan and Sean Crighton and had another opening just after the 20-minute mark but he dragged his shot wide.

At the other end, Gray was involved for Dumbarton again as he beat O’Hara to a long ball and cut the ball back for Orsi but it just got away from him.

With less than five minutes until the interval, Dumbarton took the lead when Pignatiello received the ball on the edge of the box and picked his spot, curling a terrific shot across goal and into the top corner.

Killie couldn’t have come closer to finding an equaliser with the last touch of the half when Wales drilled a strike that hit the inside of the post, rolled across the goal-line and went behind.

After the break, Gray slipped a pass through for Ryan Wallace and he forced O’Hara into a one-handed stop.

The hosts were level on 65 minutes and it was no surprise who found the net.

A quick move was met by Wales and his strike squeezed it’s way past Broun.

The youngsters tails were up and Sons had to hack an effort off the line as they nearly fell behind whilst James Hilton fired a shot over for Sons.

With no more goals it was straight to penalties with Hilton, David Wilson, Orsi, Ryan Blair, Tony Wallace, Gregg Wylde, Ross MacLean, Durnan and Aron Lynas all successful from the spot before Broun saved to secure Sons name in the hat for round three.

The draw the following afternoon paired Dumbarton with a home tie against Kelty Hearts, in what is set to be the first ever meeting between the clubs.

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Squad Statistics (as at August 16th, 2023)

2023/24 All Time
Harry Broun (GK)20 3 - 9 -
Sean Crighton33 7 - 7 -
Mark Durnan30 7 - 7 -
Aron Lynas27 6 - 512
Blair Malcolm26 1 - 1 -
Matthew Shiels22 3 - 12 -
Gregg Wylde32 5 - 586
Finlay Gray21 4 - 476
Kalvin Orsi26 2 - 852
Carlo Pignatiello23 61473
Ryan Wallace33 51375
Tony Wallace (sub)32 73426
James Hilton (sub)25 6 - 6 -
Ryan Blair (sub)27 71502
David Wilson (sub)28 7 - 735
Ross MacLean (sub)26 7 - 7314

League Table (as at August 16th, 2023)