St Mirren 6 - 0 Dumbarton

League Cup - Group H
Saturday, July 28th, 2018, 3:00 PM at Simple Digital Arena
Attendance: 1,610
Referee: Euan Anderson
St Mirren v Dumbarton, Jul 28th 2018, Simple Digital Arena
St Mirren Dumbarton 

Hayden Coulson (1)
Cammy Smith (35)
Ross Stewart (48)
Stephen McGinn (53)
Jim Kellerman (82)
Cammy Smith (84)

Team Managers
Alan Stubbs Stevie Aitken

Starting Eleven
Craig Samson
Paul McGinn
Jack Baird
Cole Kpekawa
Hayden Coulson
Kyle Magennis
Matty Willock
Stephen McGinn
Cammy Smith
Danny Mullen
Ross Stewart
Grant Adam
Craig Barr
Andy Dowie
Ross Perry
Willie Dyer
Kyle Hutton
Stuart Carswell
Ross Forbes
Bobby Barr
Rory Loy
Michael Paton

Josh Heaton
Ryan Flynn
Jim Kellerman
Cody Cooke
Jeff King
Ethan Erhahon
Danny Rogers
Jamie McGowan
Cameron Ballantyne
Calum Gallagher
Andy Little
Iain Russell

Ryan Flynn for Matty Willock (56)
Jim Kellerman for Kyle Magennis (62)
Jeff King for Danny Mullen (71)
Andy Little for Ross Perry (18)
Calum Gallagher for Rory Loy (68)
Iain Russell for Stuart Carswell (75)

None. Willie Dyer (31)
Craig Barr (40)
Stuart Carswell (58)

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Grant Adam (GK) 4 apps -
Craig Barr 50 apps6 goals
Andy Dowie 52 apps -
Ross Perry 4 apps -
Willie Dyer 4 apps -
Ross Forbes 23 apps1 goal
Bobby Barr 4 apps1 goal
Kyle Hutton 51 apps -
Stuart Carswell 58 apps2 goals
Rory Loy 2 apps -
Michael Paton 4 apps -
Calum Gallagher (sub) 53 apps8 goals
Iain Russell (sub) 134 apps36 goals
Andy Little (sub) 4 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Stuart Carswell (24 years 328 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Dowie (35 years 134 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 220 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Cameron Ballantyne (21 years 111 days)
Oldest Player:Iain Russell (35 years 265 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 212 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Craig Barr played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

Sons ended a promising Betfred Cup campaign with a crushing and confidence sapping 6-0 defeat to St Mirren and it was 90 mins to forget at the Simple Digital Arena.-

Dumbarton never got going in a game that could have seen them qualify for the last 16 of the competition, but it simply wasn't to be with the contest lost in the first half hour.

With Sons settling into their formation, they found themselves 1-0 down after just 60 seconds when Saints left-back Coulson cut inside Perry to fire past a helpless Grant Adam.

Coulson almost made it two for him and his team but his well struck shot cannoned off Adam's right hand post with the keeper a mere spectator.

Former Son Paul McGinn provided the assist for the inevitable second goal for St Mirren with Cammy Smith getting on the end of his cross.

The game was effectively over as a contest just three mins after the half-time break when Ross Stewart headed home.

Stephen McGinn made it four soon after with a powerful strike from 30 metres with Adam again unable to stop the shot.

The Buddies went nap in 82 mins with Kellerman poking home following some dreadful defending by Dumbarton.

And Sons' misery was complete on 85 mins when Cammy Smith spotted Grant Adam wandering too far from his goal-line and his long distance lob sailed into the net.

Match report by Alan Findlay

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