Dumbarton 1 - 1 Forfar Athletic 

League - Second Division
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, 3:00 PM at Strathclyde Homes Stadium
Attendance: 443
Referee: Charlie Richmond
Dumbarton v Forfar Athletic, Dec 3rd 2011, Strathclyde Homes Stadium
Dumbarton  Forfar Athletic

Pat Walker (16)
Kevin Motion (90)

Team Managers
Alan Adamson Dick Campbell

Starting Eleven
Jamie Ewings
Alan Lithgow
Paul Nugent
James Creaney
Tony Wallace
Dominic Kennedy
Scott Agnew
Ryan Borris
Mark Gilhaney
Bryan Prunty
Pat Walker
Jamie Langfield
Iain Campbell
Jamie Bishop
Joe Shaughnessy
Craig Wilson
David Mowat
Nicky Low
Greg Ross
Graham Gibson
Chris Templeman
Ross Campbell

Stephen Grindlay
Jamie Lyden
Graeme Ramage
Kieran Brannan
David Winters
Greg Paterson
Stephen Tulloch
Michael Bolocheweckyj
Kevin Motion
Kevin Byers

David Winters for Pat Walker (75)
Kieran Brannan for Ryan Borris (83)
Kevin Byers for Graham Gibson (68)
Kevin Motion for Ross Campbell (79)
Michael Bolocheweckyj for Nicky Low (86)

Tony Wallace (74)
Joe Shaughnessy (28)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jamie Ewings (GK) 10 apps -
Alan Lithgow 17 apps1 goal
Paul Nugent 52 apps -
James Creaney 40 apps -
Tony Wallace 16 apps -
Dominic Kennedy 2 apps -
Scott Agnew 18 apps8 goals
Ryan Borris 94 apps7 goals
Mark Gilhaney 48 apps13 goals
Bryan Prunty 18 apps7 goals
Pat Walker 42 apps11 goals
Kieran Brannan (sub) 55 apps1 goal
David Winters (sub) 28 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Dominic Kennedy (19 years 236 days)
Oldest Player:Bryan Prunty (28 years 332 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 150 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jamie Lyden (18 years 64 days)
Oldest Player:Stephen Grindlay (29 years 272 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 275 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


KEVIN Motion's late goal helped the Loons rescue a point from a game Dumbarton will be wondering how they failed to win.

Gaffer Adamson shuffled his pack following injuries to defender Martin McNiff and ball winner Kevin Nicoll. On-loan St Mirren youngster Dominic Kennedy replaced McNiff with Tony Wallace retaining his place partnering Scott Agnew.

Mark Gilhaney was restored to the starting line up having been benched at Central Park and youngster Graeme Ramage took his place amongst the substitutes.

Sons looked set to build on the previous week's gritty point taken against the league leaders with a win when Pat Walker ended his goal drought on 15 minutes. The 27-year old scored his second goal of the season when he finished off a superb move involving Gilhaney and Borris.

Walker thought he had doubled the home side's advantage minutes later but his close effort was superbly blocked by a retreating Loons defender.

Mark Gilhaney was next to be disappointed when his in-swinging corner eluded Jamie Langfield but was cleared off the line, and the on-loan Aberdeen keeper had to be lively again when Scott Agnew's 25-yard drive tested his undoubted ability.

Another Gilhaney cross saw Prunty stretch to reach the ball but failing, and at the other end Paul Nugent's timely tackle stopped Forfar getting back level.

The match was being played in terrible overhead conditions with Sons predictably dominating the first half, aided by the now predictable strong wind at their backs. Despite ongoing pressure, Dumbarton could not add to Walker's initial goal and headed into the break just one goal ahead.

The away side started the second period better than Sons, but strangely the home team had the better scoring chance early in the half following a goalmouth scramble that somehow Forfar survived.

Forfar thought they had equalised with ten minutes remaining but a superb clearance with Ewings beaten by Alan Lithgow from sub Kevin Byers looked to have secured all three points for Dumbarton

But in the depths of injury time Sons paid a heavy price for some poor defending. The aforementioned Byers collected a throw-in and lobbed the ball forward for Kevin Motion to connect with his head which trickled beyond Ewings and over the line.

It was a gloomy end to a miserable day, however with other results helping, Sons are back to fourth place and in a play-off slot.

Match report by Alan Findlay


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