East Fife 0 - 6 Dumbarton

League - Second Division
Saturday, August 27th, 2011, 3:00 PM at Bayview
Attendance: 635
Referee: Steven McLean
East Fife v Dumbarton, Aug 27th 2011, Bayview
East Fife Dumbarton 

Goalscorers
None. Martin McBride (16)
Bryan Prunty (19)
Bryan Prunty (32)
Jamie Lyden (45)
Bryan Prunty (78)
Bryan Prunty (84)

Team Managers
John Robertson Alan Adamson

Starting Eleven
Michael Brown
John Ovenstone
Craig Johnstone
David Muir
Steven Campbell
Scott Durie
Matthew Park
Darren Smith
Steven Hislop
Robert Linn
Ryan Wallace
Jamie Ewings
Jamie Lyden
Martin McNiff
James Creaney
Paul Nugent
Martin McBride
Scott Agnew
Kevin Nicoll
Mark Gilhaney
Pat Walker
Bryan Prunty

Bench
Lloyd Young
Robert Sloan
Robert Ogleby
Andrew Collier
Andrew Cook
Stephen Grindlay
Tony Wallace
Graeme Ramage
David Winters
Kieran Brannan

Substitutions
Lloyd Young for Darren Smith (3)
Robert Sloan for Lloyd Young (60)
Robert Ogleby for Steven Hislop (60)
Kieran Brannan for Martin McBride (75)
David Winters for Pat Walker (80)
Graeme Ramage for Scott Agnew (86)

Bookings
Matthew Park (78) Bryan Prunty (42)

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Jamie Ewings (GK) 4 apps -
Jamie Lyden 5 apps2 goals
Martin McNiff 51 apps1 goal
James Creaney 29 apps -
Paul Nugent 41 apps -
Martin McBride 5 apps1 goal
Scott Agnew 7 apps3 goals
Kevin Nicoll 6 apps -
Mark Gilhaney 36 apps10 goals
Pat Walker 30 apps10 goals
Bryan Prunty 6 apps5 goals
David Winters (sub) 18 apps5 goals
Graeme Ramage (sub) 6 apps -
Kieran Brannan (sub) 48 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jamie Lyden (17 years 331 days)
Oldest Player:Bryan Prunty (28 years 234 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 311 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jamie Lyden (17 years 331 days)
Oldest Player:Stephen Grindlay (29 years 174 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 164 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Martin McBride scored his first goal for the Club.

DUMBARTON put their faltering start to the league campaign firmly behind them with a devastating 6-0 win at East Fife.

And striker Bryan Prunty had a field day, grabbing four goals and of course taking possession of the matchball after the game.

A delighted Alan Adamson said: “Well, that was just terrific from the lads today.

"We didn't have a single failure throughout the team and we managed to keep a clean sheet too which is particularly pleasing.

“The team spirit shown was fantastic and the players got their rewards. However it's just one game and now we have a break for the Scotland international before we meet league leaders Arbroath. The tough games keep coming thick and fast.”

With Alan Lithgow suspended, skipper Paul Nugent was recalled to the line-up and Sons intent on taking the game to their hosts was evident from kick-off.

Scott Agnew went desperately close to an opener after 15 minutes but his low drilled shot was cleared off the line with Fife 'keeper Brown beaten.

However two minutes later Sons took a deserved lead via Martin McBride screamer with the lead doubled in quick succession thanks to a Bryan Prunty toe-poke from inside the six-yard box.

Ewings, who was rarely troubled, produced a decent stop from Bobby Linn in a rare East Fife attack before Prunty set himself up for a hat-trick on the half-hour when he scored his second goal and effectively killing the game.

Jamie Lyden added a fourth with a magnificent header right on the half-time whistle to give the noisy travelling support plenty to be happy about during the interval.

Unsurprisingly, the start of the second half proved a sluggish affair but Sons looked likely to add to their tally and did so via Prunty's third on 79 minutes.

The big striker fired home from eight yards after great lead-up work by Nicoll.

East Fife were awarded a penalty when Lyden tripped an on rushing Ryan Wallace, but Ewings made a great save from the spot-kick to keep the chances of a clean-sheet alive.

Prunty added a sixth and his fourth on 85 minutes after a great run from midfield by sub Keiran Brannan, with a top-drawer 18-yard drive to seal the victory.

Match report by Alan Findlay

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