Dumbarton 0 - 2 Greenock Morton 

League - Championship
Saturday, November 12th, 2016, 3:00 PM at Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium
Attendance: 1,147
Referee: Don Robertson
Dumbarton v Greenock Morton, Nov 12th 2016, Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium
Dumbarton  Greenock Morton

Goalscorers
None. Mark Russell (69)
Kudus Oyenuga (76)

Team Managers
Stevie Aitken Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
Alan Martin
Frazer Wright
Gregor Buchanan
Mark Docherty
Daniel Harvie
David Smith
Sam Stanton
Andy Stirling
Garry Fleming
Joe Thomson
Robert Thomson
Derek Gaston
Jamie McDonagh
Gavin Gunning
Ricki Lamie
Mark Russell
Thomas O'Ware
Ross Forbes
Andy Murdoch
Jamie Lindsay
Gary Oliver
Kudus Oyenuga

Bench
Jamie Ewings
Craig Pettigrew
Josh Todd
Donald McCallum
Ryan Stevenson
Lee Kilday
Michael Doyle
Michael Tidser
Jon Scullion
Caolan McAleer
Andrew McNeil
Jai Quitongo

Substitutions
Josh Todd for Mark Docherty (56)
Craig Pettigrew for Frazer Wright (60)
Donald McCallum for Joe Thomson (71)
Caolan McAleer for Kudus Oyenuga (90)
Lee Kilday for Ross Forbes (90)
Michael Tidser for Jamie McDonagh (90)

Bookings
David Smith (64)
Daniel Harvie (67)
Andy Stirling (85)
Jamie Lindsay (31)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Martin (GK) 14 apps -
Frazer Wright 36 apps1 goal
Gregor Buchanan 53 apps2 goals
Mark Docherty 55 apps5 goals
Daniel Harvie 13 apps -
David Smith 18 apps1 goal
Sam Stanton 9 apps -
Andy Stirling 17 apps1 goal
Garry Fleming 158 apps30 goals
Joe Thomson 13 apps1 goal
Robert Thomson 18 apps4 goals
Craig Pettigrew (sub) 15 apps -
Josh Todd (sub) 18 apps -
Donald McCallum (sub) 28 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Daniel Harvie (18 years 126 days)
Oldest Player:Frazer Wright (36 years 334 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 303 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Daniel Harvie (18 years 126 days)
Oldest Player:Frazer Wright (36 years 334 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 119 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

THEY say that bad things come in threes.

Whether it's injuries or goals against, Dumbarton are still waiting for the third.

Hopefully they'll never come, because both of those elements, two by two, cost them any chance against Morton.

The game had been meandering along at a pedestrian pace, even, for a short spell after half time, being put in danger by the floodlights. They went out, but power was restored.

Then, 10 minutes into the second half, Mark Docherty went off with what looked a bad injury. He was quickly followed by Frazer Wright, also having taken a knock too many.

Morton soon cashed in on the double blow to Sons, with Mark Russell scoring on 68 minutes and Kudus Oyenuga finishing it off six minutes later.

Until the injuries, a second consecutive goalless draw involving the Greenock men in G82 was looking highly probable.

Chances were few, neither side was finding much rhythm, and in all it was no classic.

However, Morton found theirs once the home side had to rethink their formation with the personnel available.

The visitors' Andy Murdoch had their closest chance of the first half on 21 minutes. Even then, it was a low, long distance shot which Alan Martin saved with relative ease.

Dumbarton were finding chances equally hard to create, but right on half time, Sam Stanton worked his way into a good position only to shoot over.

That, in a nutshell, was the first half action.

Much the same pattern followed in the early second half, but after the enforced changes to the Dumbarton line-up, the cracks began to show.

Within minutes of Docherty and Wright's exits, Martin had already done well to save from Ross Forbes, and then Russell. He also denied Gary Oliver at close range.

Meanwhile, Sons' best second half opportunity by far fell to Andy Stirling, but his header from Garry Fleming's well placed cross missed the target.

But there was nothing he could do about Russell's effort, low and hit well from distance after making space for himself.

Martin again kept Oliver out, but soon afterwards, the contest was over.

Possession was squandered to Morton on the edge of the area after Martin came out to clear a long ball. Oyenuga could hardly miss despite the efforts of defenders on the line.

Robert Thomson tried to head one back late in the day, but was off target from David Smith's cross.

Match report by Andy Galloway



Photography by Donald Fullarton

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Programme cover / Team sheet