Dumbarton 0 - 1 Queen of the South 

League - Championship
Saturday, March 10th, 2018, 3:00 PM at YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium
Attendance: 642
Referee: Stephen Finnie
Dumbarton v Queen of the South, Mar 10th 2018, YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium
Dumbarton  Queen of the South

None. Dom Thomas (48)

Team Managers
Stevie Aitken Gary Naysmith

Starting Eleven
Scott Gallacher
Sam Wardrop
Dougie Hill
Liam Dick
Andy Dowie
Stuart Carswell
Kyle Hutton
Danny Handling
Kevin Nisbet
Iain Russell
Mark Stewart
Jack Leighfield
Darren Brownlie
Callum Fordyce
Jordan Marshall
Scott Mercer
Joe Thomson
Kyle Jacobs
Lyndon Dykes
Dom Thomas
Derek Lyle
Stephen Dobbie

Jamie Ewings
Aidan Wilson
Liam Burt
David Wilson
Dimitris Froxylias
Calum Gallagher
Christian Nade
John Rankin
Kyle Wright
Nikolay Todorov
Myles Beerman
Connor Murray
Ross Ferguson
Curtis Lyle

Liam Burt for Mark Stewart (55)
Christian Nade for Iain Russell (68)
Dimitris Froxylias for Danny Handling (72)
Nikolay Todorov for Derek Lyle (73)
John Rankin for Lyndon Dykes (80)
Kyle Wright for Dom Thomas (90)

Dimitris Froxylias (78)
Kyle Jacobs (12)
Callum Fordyce (57)
Darren Brownlie (66)
Stephen Dobbie (67)
Lyndon Dykes (74)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Scott Gallacher (GK) 37 apps -
Sam Wardrop 25 apps1 goal
Dougie Hill 21 apps -
Liam Dick 7 apps -
Andy Dowie 35 apps -
Stuart Carswell 42 apps1 goal
Kyle Hutton 31 apps -
Danny Handling 11 apps1 goal
Kevin Nisbet 5 apps -
Iain Russell 124 apps36 goals
Mark Stewart 25 apps4 goals
Liam Burt (sub) 4 apps -
Dimitris Froxylias (sub) 22 apps5 goals
Christian Nade (sub) 57 apps12 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Sam Wardrop (20 years 146 days)
Oldest Player:Iain Russell (35 years 125 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 153 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Liam Burt (19 years 42 days)
Oldest Player:Iain Russell (35 years 125 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 219 days
Domestic Players:16 (88.89 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


AND so it goes on.

The clock has now reached 74 days. When Dumbarton scored through Ally Roy against Livingston on Boxing Day, little did they know that it would be their last league goal until at least March 13.

This game, against Queen of the South, once again saw the two teams well matched. Sons should not have lost it.

They did for one simple reason. The Doonhamers managed to put the ball in the net, through Dom Thomas on 47 minutes. Even from the penalty spot, Dumbarton couldn't score.

That opportunity presented itself midway through the second half, but Kevin Nisbet blasted the spot kick over. It was by no means the only clear chance of the afternoon.

Queens dominated the early stages, but Scott Gallacher was alert to save from Stephen Dobbie, and then Scott Mercer's cross which was deflected towards goal.

He then couldn't stop Kyle Jacobs finding the net from the resulting corner, but the midfielder did use his hands, and the goal was ruled out.

Danny Handling then twice went close, the latter effort seeing the ball spin loose from the keeper's save, but Sam Wardrop too was denied.

When Liam Dick's shot was cleared off the line after Nisbet played the ball back, this already had 'one of those days' written all over it.

Gallacher made another save from Thomas before Kyle Hutton volleyed wide when well placed.

But two minutes into the second half, Queens were awarded a free kick on the corner of the area. Thomas scored twice on their second visit to Dumbarton last season, and added another to his tally from the set piece.

Sons struggled initially to fight back, but on 68 minutes, Handling's free kick saw Dobbie penalised for handball in the area.

It was Dumbarton's first league penalty for a week short of a year, but Nisbet was some way off target.

Andy Dowie and Dimitris Froxylias then had efforts saved as time ran out before Gallacher did well to save from Todorov in injury time.

Another matchday, another blank sheet when a better result was there to be gained.

Match report by Andy Galloway

Photography by Donald Fullarton


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