Dumbarton 0 - 2 Dundee United 

League - Championship
Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 3:00 PM at YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium
Attendance: 986
Referee: Craig Charleston
Dumbarton v Dundee United, Oct 28th 2017, YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium
Dumbarton  Dundee United

None. Sam Stanton (2)
Sam Stanton (15)

Team Managers
Stevie Aitken Laurie Ellis

Starting Eleven
Scott Gallacher
Sam Wardrop
Dougie Hill
Craig Barr
Chris McLaughlin
Andy Dowie
Dimitris Froxylias
Tom Walsh
David Wilson
Kyle Hutton
Mark Stewart
Harry Lewis
Tam Scobbie
Mark Durnan
Jamie Robson
Stuart Murdoch
Sam Stanton
Willo Flood
Matty Smith
Billy King
Scott McDonald
Scott Fraser

Jamie Ewings
Calum Gallagher
Chris Johnston
Kyle Prior
Stuart Carswell
Ally Roy
Greg Morrison
Paul McMullan
Declan Glass
James Keatings
Patrick Nkoyi
Scott Allardice
Deniz Mehmet
William Edjenguele

Greg Morrison for Tom Walsh (46)
Ally Roy for David Wilson (81)
Calum Gallagher for Mark Stewart (87)
James Keatings for Scott Fraser (72)
Paul McMullan for Matty Smith (82)
Declan Glass for Billy King (90)

Craig Barr (53)
James Keatings (87)

Red Cards
Craig Barr (63)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Scott Gallacher (GK) 18 apps -
Chris McLaughlin 18 apps -
Andy Dowie 16 apps -
Sam Wardrop 14 apps1 goal
Dougie Hill 13 apps -
Craig Barr 16 apps2 goals
Dimitris Froxylias 9 apps3 goals
Tom Walsh 31 apps2 goals
David Wilson 18 apps1 goal
Kyle Hutton 14 apps -
Mark Stewart 15 apps4 goals
Calum Gallagher (sub) 21 apps1 goal
Ally Roy (sub) 16 apps1 goal
Greg Morrison (sub) 7 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Chris McLaughlin (19 years 225 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Dowie (34 years 226 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 163 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kyle Prior (18 years 64 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Dowie (34 years 226 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 60 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


THERE was only one player starting this game who played for Dumbarton last season.

He showed his class then, and he did it again in this game to earn his team the points.

Unfortunately, this time his team was Dundee United.

By the time 16 minutes had been played, Sam Stanton had scored twice for the visitors, and as it turned out, more or less wrapped things up even by that stage.

The two goals punished mistakes by a Dumbarton side whose effort was never in any doubt, but who struggled to lay a glove on the managerless United.

The afternoon was summed up when Craig Barr was sent off for two bookings on 64 minutes, just when it looked as if all the effort just might come to something.

However, Sons, as well as missing several players through injury, also lacked elements of recent performances which have gained little reward.

All that can now be done is to focus on a vital game at Brechin, for which Barr and some of the injured players will be missing.

That game will require more cutting edge, but also a retention of the determination which lasted the full 90 minutes of this game.

By the time the second of those minutes had passed, Sons were behind after carelessly conceding possession in their own half.

The ball was worked from the right wing to the edge of the area, and Stanton showed he has still got it with a fine finish into the top corner.

There was real class about that finish, but what followed 14 minutes later was simply cashing in on more errors.

His shot from a corner seemed to lack much pace, but somehow found the net via deflections. This was the fourth goal conceded by Sons from a corner in the last five games.

Barr went close four minutes later, but couldn't get his header from a flicked corner on target. The corner was awarded after a United defender seemed to handle the ball out of play.

The visitors remained on top, but neither Billy King nor Stewart Murdoch could convert opportunities they were given. Dumbarton, meanwhile, were toiling, and brought on striker Greg Morrison at half time hoping his presence could give renewed threat upfront.

He almost did with 11 minutes gone of the second half, but his header from David Wilson's corner was deflected wide. Soon after, Scott Gallacher did well to save from Scott McDonald, touching his effort over the bar.

Then Barr went down under a challenge in the area, but all he got was a second booking, making him the fifth Sons player dismissed in referee Craig Charleston's last six games with the club.

All that really remained of the game was a Matty Smith shot from the edge of the area which saw Gallacher again up to the test.

That was on 78 minutes, but the real damage had been done over an hour earlier. Sons must now move on.

Match report by Andy Galloway

Photography by Donald Fullarton


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