Dumbarton 2 - 1 Albion Rovers 

League - Second Division
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011, 7:30 PM at Strathclyde Homes Stadium
Attendance: 406
Referee: Des Roache
Dumbarton v Albion Rovers, Oct 18th 2011, Strathclyde Homes Stadium
Dumbarton  Albion Rovers

Ross McKinnon (13)
Scott Agnew (51)
Steven Lawless (68)

Team Managers
Alan Adamson Paul Martin

Starting Eleven
Stephen Grindlay
Paul Nugent
Alan Lithgow
Tony Wallace
Ross McKinnon
Martin McNiff
James Creaney
Mark Gilhaney
Scott Agnew
Bryan Prunty
Pat Walker
Derek Gaston
Todd Lumsden
Alan Reid
Barry Russell
Michael O'Byrne
Ryan McStay
Anthony Stevenson
Chris Boyle
Robert Love
Andy Scott
Steven Lawless

Jamie Ewings
Jamie Lyden
Ryan Metcalf
Ryan Borris
Kieran Brannan
Christopher Fahey
Simon Marriott
James Gilmartin
Chris Hamilton
Larry Acqua

Kieran Brannan for Bryan Prunty (77)
Chris Hamilton for Andy Scott (62)
Larry Acqua for Chris Boyle (78)

None. Ryan McStay (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Stephen Grindlay (GK) 229 apps -
Alan Lithgow 10 apps -
Tony Wallace 11 apps -
Ross McKinnon 4 apps1 goal
Martin McNiff 56 apps1 goal
James Creaney 33 apps -
Paul Nugent 45 apps -
Mark Gilhaney 41 apps11 goals
Scott Agnew 12 apps5 goals
Bryan Prunty 11 apps7 goals
Pat Walker 35 apps10 goals
Kieran Brannan (sub) 52 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross McKinnon (19 years 13 days)
Oldest Player:Stephen Grindlay (29 years 226 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 260 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jamie Lyden (18 years 18 days)
Oldest Player:Stephen Grindlay (29 years 226 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 11 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Ross McKinnon scored his first goal for the Club.

SONS ended the first quarter of the season with a 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Albion Rovers in a poor game at the Rock.

Alan Adamson's men moved five points clear of the Wee Rovers who remain bottom of the division and into 7th position.

Goals from Ross McKinnon and Scott Agnew one in each half gave Dumbarton their first home win of the campaign which drew a sigh of relief from the support.

Sons started brightly, claiming the great majority of possession in the opening period. Gilhaney nearly opened the scoring just short of nine minutes, with a shot from the edge of the area and on thirteen minutes, the home side deservedly went ahead.

Ross McKinnon applied the finishing touch to James Creaney's good lead up work and Sons should have doubled their advantage soon after, but Bryan Prunty's scissor kick flew over Gaston's bar in a situation that called for composure.

Dumbarton continued to press forward, moving quickly and trying to take advantage of the swirling wind.

As the half drew to a close Rovers struggled to get hold of the ball, but Dumbarton could not translate possession into further advantage, despite more pressure from Scott Agnew and Pat Walker, in particular.

On 51 minutes Dumbarton broke through again, with a close-passing move. Mark Gilhaney outpaced the home defence and the ball broke to Agnew who made it 2-0 to Sons with a confident strike.

Rovers pressed forward in search of pulling a goal back utilising the elements and had the Sons defence on the rack for most of the half.

With 17 minutes remaining, on-loan Motherwell youngster Steven Lawless grabbed what turned out to be a consolation goal for the Coatbridge side.


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