Montrose 1 - 0 Dumbarton

League - League 1
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, 3:00 PM at Links Park
Attendance: 549
Referee: John McKendrick
Montrose v Dumbarton, Nov 3rd 2018, Links Park
Montrose Dumbarton 

Graham Webster (53) None.

Team Managers
Stewart Petrie

Starting Eleven
Jordan Millar
Terry Masson
Andrew Steeves
Matty Allan
Sean Dillon
Ryan Harrington
Chris Antoniazzi
Patrick Cregg
Craig Johnston
Martin Rennie
Jamie Redman
Chris Smith
Ross Perry
Andy Dowie
Cameron Ballantyne
Stuart Carswell
Ross Forbes
Dom Thomas
Calum Gallagher
Kyle Hutton
Bobby Barr
Iain Russell

Paul Watson
Graham Webster
Michael Bolochoweckyj
Danny Cavanagh
Euan Henderson
Ross Campbell
Martyn Fotheringham
Jamie McGowan
Scott Allardice
Brad Spencer
Michael Paton
Andy Little

Graham Webster for Chris Antoniazzi (45)
Euan Henderson for Craig Johnston (63)
Michael Bolochoweckyj for Terry Masson (82)
Michael Paton for Stuart Carswell (73)
Scott Allardice for Bobby Barr (73)
Andy Little for Iain Russell (77)

None. Ross Perry (14)
Calum Gallagher (76)

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Chris Smith (GK) 2 apps -
Ross Perry 11 apps -
Andy Dowie 66 apps2 goals
Cameron Ballantyne 7 apps -
Stuart Carswell 69 apps3 goals
Ross Forbes 37 apps4 goals
Dom Thomas 4 apps2 goals
Calum Gallagher 64 apps11 goals
Kyle Hutton 63 apps -
Bobby Barr 18 apps4 goals
Iain Russell 147 apps38 goals
Scott Allardice (sub) 7 apps -
Andy Little (sub) 11 apps -
Michael Paton (sub) 13 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Cameron Ballantyne (21 years 209 days)
Oldest Player:Iain Russell (35 years 363 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 217 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Scott Allardice (20 years 222 days)
Oldest Player:Iain Russell (35 years 363 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 149 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


CUP finalists and still a Championship club in March. Bottom of League One in November.

Emotional investment in football can go down as well as up. There'll be a rise again at Dumbarton, and hopefully it will be soon under the new regime.

But that was difficult to contemplate on the way down the A9, home from a defeat at Montrose which put Sons 10th out of 10 in their division.

Graham Webster's goal for the Gable Endies on 52 minutes was the one which put them there. Dumbarton toiled, and had the ball for what seemed to be most of the afternoon, but the goal they needed rarely looked like coming.

So where do they go from here? Simple. They attend the C&G Systems Stadium on Saturday ready to face Stenhousemuir, knowing that a win will lift them at least one place.

However, the next few days have to be spent looking at the League One table with Sons' name at the foot.

Iain Russell's 200th career goal continued to elude him, with the striker missing two decent chances in the first half.

On 11 minutes his six-yard effort from a grounded position was saved, and after the keeper also stopped Calum Gallagher, Russell then saw an angled effort kept out.

Webster had entered the action as a sub for an injured Montrose player and provided a warning on half time when his shot went across goal and wide.

The warning was not heeded, and seven minutes after the restart, he met a cross from the left at the back post and thrashed it home.

Dumbarton's first semblance of an equaliser did not come until the 74th minute when Scott Allardice's header was saved.

That was really it, apart from Chris Smith preventing a second for Montrose in injury time by pushing Patrick Cregg's shot away.

Match report by Andy Galloway

Photography by Donald Fullarton

Programme cover / Team sheet