Dumbarton 0 - 0 Dundee 

Scottish Cup - 5th Round
Saturday, February 6th, 2016, 3:00 PM at CID Stadium
Attendance: 1,410
Referee: Stephen Finnie
Dumbarton v Dundee, Feb 6th 2016, CID Stadium
Dumbarton  Dundee

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Stevie Aitken Paul Hartley

Starting Eleven
Jamie Ewings
Frazer Wright
Darren Barr
Gregor Buchanan
Mark Docherty
Steven Saunders
Garry Fleming
Grant Gallagher
Jon Routledge
Tom Walsh
Christian Nade
Scott Bain
Kevin Holt
Thomas Konrad
Greg Stewart
Rory Loy
Kane Hemmings
Nick Ross
Paul McGowan
Paul McGinn
Darren O'Dea
Gary Harkins

Bench
Mark Brown
Calum Waters
Kler Heh
Jordan Kirkpatrick
Donald McCallum
Scott Taggart
Kevin Cawley
Nicky Low
Julien Extabeguren
Arturo Perez-Reverte
Kostadin Gadzhazov
Cam my Kerr
Craig Wighton
David Mitchell

Substitutions
Kevin Cawley for Christian Nade (75)
Scott Taggart for Grant Gallagher (79)
Arturo Perez-Reverte for Nick Ross (71)
Nicky Low for Rory Loy (78)

Bookings
Jon Routledge
Gary Harkind

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jamie Ewings (GK) 65 apps -
Frazer Wright 17 apps -
Darren Barr 24 apps2 goals
Gregor Buchanan 22 apps1 goal
Mark Docherty 25 apps2 goals
Steven Saunders 13 apps3 goals
Garry Fleming 129 apps24 goals
Grant Gallagher 28 apps4 goals
Jon Routledge 28 apps -
Tom Walsh 3 apps -
Christian Nade 1 app (debut) -
Scott Taggart (sub) 47 apps2 goals
Kevin Cawley (sub) 25 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Tom Walsh (19 years 214 days)
Oldest Player:Frazer Wright (36 years 54 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 4 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kler Heh (19 years 112 days)
Oldest Player:Frazer Wright (36 years 54 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 176 days
Domestic Players:15 (83.33 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Christian Nade (Signed January 31st, 2016)

Milestones

THEY say that the underdog only gets one chance in a cup tie, especially when the first game is at home.

That theory may or may not come true for Dumbarton when they do it all again with Dundee at Dens Park.

But they'll give it a right go just as they did over this 90 minutes of pure blood and thunder cup tie football.

The romance of the cup may not have been in total evidence as neither side could find the net in the steady downpour. What the game did have was guts, spirit and determination from both sides from first whistle to last.

Sons did ride their luck at times. The visitors hit the post, Mark Docherty spectacularly cleared a shot off the line, and the Dark Blues saw two late efforts miss by very fine margins.

However, just for a change, Sons had the breaks against Dundee. In all four league meetings between the sides two seasons ago, they could justly claim not to have had any.

And they now have another opportunity to face the Premiership side, set to take place on Tayside during the week commencing Monday, February 15.

The scenesetters ahead of this game were plenty. Dundee's Paul McGinn was back on his former home ground, Sons' new signing Christian Nade made his debut against his ex-club, and there was the potential shock value of the tie.

Both McGinn and Nade were applauded by their former fans as well as their current ones, but were part of an all-out battle which didn't take long to ignite.

Nick Ross' fifth minute shot from the edge of the area rebounded off the post, with Jamie Ewings smothering the loose ball.

There were not many first half chances despite the 100 per cent effort from each side. After Gary Harkins dragged a 20 yard shot wide, Nade charged down a clearance only for Scott Bain to be alert enough to deal with the situation.

On 36 minutes a Kane Hemmings shot had Ewings beaten and looked for all the world like the opening goal. Docherty wasn't giving up and his tenacity paid off with a dramatic clearance off the line.

After a Hemmings goal was disallowed for offside on 55 minutes, a Sons counter attack ended with Nade just failing to reach Tom Walsh's cross. Docherty was also close with a bending shot which narrowly missed the far post.

Midway through the second half, Harkins headed Greg Stewart's corner over at point blank range. Ewings easily dealt with Rory Loy's narrow angled effort and as the minutes ran out Sons held their own.

But there was a late threat when Kevin Holt looked to take advantage of a missed clearance only for his effort to miss the target.

And in injury time, Stewart's low drive had pace, but not quite enough accuracy, leaving referee Stephen Finnie, for the third time this season, to call time on a goalless draw for Sons.

Match report by Andy Galloway

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