Dumbarton 0 - 1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 

League - Championship
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, 7:45 PM at YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium
Attendance: 392
Referee: Don Robertson
Dumbarton v Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Apr 18th 2018, YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium
Dumbarton  Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Goalscorers
None. Iain Vigurs (56)

Team Managers
Stevie Aitken John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Scott Gallacher
Craig Barr
Dougie Hill
Chris McLaughlin
Andy Dowie
Grant Gallagher
Liam Burt
Stuart Carswell
Dimitris Froxylias
Tom Walsh
Mark Stewart
Marc Ridgers
Gary Warren
Coll Donaldson
Riccardo Calder
Brad McKay
Liam Polworth
Iain Vigurs
Joe Chalmers
Aaron Doran
Nathan Austin
George Oakley

Bench
Jamie Ewings
Andy Stirling
David Wilson
Calum Gallagher
Danny Handling
Kyle Hutton
Kevin Nisbet
Ryan Esson
Jake Mulraney
Charlie Trafford
Zak Elbouzedi
Collin Seedorf
Connor Bell
Carl Tremarco

Substitutions
Calum Gallagher for Mark Stewart (62)
Jamie Ewings for Scott Gallacher (67)
Kyle Hutton for Chris McLaughlin (74)
Collin Seedorf for Gary Warren (25)
Carl Tremarco for Aaron Doran (67)
Connor Bell for Nathan Austin (88)

Bookings
Dougie Hill (47)
Kyle Hutton (76)
Brad McKay (57)
Coll Donaldson (87)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Scott Gallacher (GK) 47 apps -
Craig Barr 42 apps4 goals
Dougie Hill 25 apps -
Chris McLaughlin 32 apps1 goal
Andy Dowie 44 apps -
Grant Gallagher 52 apps6 goals
Liam Burt 13 apps -
Stuart Carswell 48 apps1 goal
Dimitris Froxylias 29 apps6 goals
Tom Walsh 52 apps4 goals
Mark Stewart 33 apps4 goals
Jamie Ewings (sub) (GK) 80 apps -
Calum Gallagher (sub) 46 apps5 goals
Kyle Hutton (sub) 41 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Liam Burt (19 years 81 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Dowie (35 years 33 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 328 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Liam Burt (19 years 81 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Dowie (35 years 33 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 193 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

THERE comes a point where you might have to admit that this really isn't your season.

Dumbarton aren't at that stage yet. They still have to win through two playoff ties to attach some success to the 2017/18 campaign.

But right now, that point feels pretty close.

When one defeat is followed by another to the same opposition, Inverness CT, and you lose your goalkeeper to injury, the doubt starts to creep in.

By the time Scott Gallacher was wheeled off, he had conceded the only goal of the game to Iain Vigurs on 56 minutes.

This, and the remaining two scheduled league games, are immaterial to Sons' final position in this year's Championship. They were already condemned to ninth place by Falkirk's win over St Mirren the previous night.

But the breaks have to change soon, as currently everything that can go wrong is doing exactly that.

A Dumbarton side featuring six changes to the team defeated 5-1 in Inverness four days earlier started fairly well. Tom Walsh met Dimitris Froxylias' cross at the back post but headed over.

On the whole, though, the first half was distinctly forgettable fare. Shots by Vigurs and then, right on half time, Liam Burt each rolled wide and that was really it.

Aaron Doran was well placed for Caley Thistle early in the second half but shot over, before Mark Stewart headed past.

The visitors, though, were finding their stride and after Nathan Austin's header was off target, they scored.

A cross from the left wasn't dealt with and Vigurs put away the loose ball.

Aside from a Liam Polworth shot from distance which sub keeper Jamie Ewings did well to turn away, that was all there was resembling a further goal.

Very few people who saw this game will recall it as a classic, and in a few weeks probably won't recall it at all.

Match report by Andy Galloway



Photography by Donald Fullarton

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Programme cover / Team sheet