Airdrieonians 3 - 0 Dumbarton

Scottish Cup - 3rd Round
Saturday, November 24th, 2018, 3:00 PM at Penny Cars Stadium
Attendance: 592
Referee: Steven Kirkland
Airdrieonians v Dumbarton, Nov 24th 2018, Penny Cars Stadium
Airdrieonians Dumbarton 

Kyle Wilkie (26)
Darryl Duffy (36)
Kyle Wilkie (77)

Team Managers
Ian Murray

Starting Eleven
David Hutton
Chris O'Neil
Kieran MacDonald
Sean Crighton
Jonathan Page
Grant Gallagher
Leighton McIntosh
Keiran Millar
Darryl Duffy
Kyle Wilkie
Dale Carrick
Chris Smith
Ross Perry
Andy Dowie
Scott Allardice
Stuart Carswell
Ross Forbes
Brad Spencer
Calum Gallagher
Kyle Hutton
Bobby Barr
Michael Paton

Ryan Conroy
Scott Robertson
Scott Stewart
Jaoa Victoria
Ben McKenzie
Dean Cairns
Cammy Russell
Jamie McGowan
Cameron Ballantyne
Willie Dyer

Dean Cairns for Grant Gallagher (71)
Joao Victoria for Darryl Duffy (79)
Cammy Russell for Dale Carrick (82)
Willie Dyer for Scott Allardice (67)
Jamie McGowan for Chris Smith (76)
Cameron Ballantyne for Brad Spencer (81)

Grant Gallagher (50) Scott Allardice (20)
Kyle Hutton (64)
Stuart Carswell (86)

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Chris Smith (GK) 5 apps -
Ross Perry 14 apps -
Andy Dowie 67 apps2 goals
Scott Allardice 10 apps -
Stuart Carswell 72 apps3 goals
Ross Forbes 40 apps5 goals
Brad Spencer 12 apps2 goals
Calum Gallagher 67 apps11 goals
Kyle Hutton 66 apps -
Bobby Barr 21 apps4 goals
Michael Paton 16 apps1 goal
Jamie McGowan (sub) (GK) 2 apps -
Cameron Ballantyne (sub) 10 apps -
Willie Dyer (sub) 15 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Scott Allardice (20 years 243 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Dowie (35 years 253 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 351 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Scott Allardice (20 years 243 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Dowie (35 years 253 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 126 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


SO, that was the road to Hampden.

It's been a decent road for Dumbarton in recent years. The last 16 in two of the last three seasons, while Aberdeen in 2014 is still reasonably fresh in the memory.

And it was the man who managed them at Pittodrie who ended this season's road in 90 sobering minutes at Airdrie.

Ian Murray was in the opposition dugout this time as his Diamonds side coasted to a 3-0 victory, Sons' second consecutive reverse by that scoreline.

Kyle Wilkie scored either side of Darryl Duffy also finding the target.

Despite a second half improvement by Dumbarton which saw chances missed, this really was not much of a contest.

Much like events at Station Park seven days previously, this was not easy to watch.

They could actually have opened the scoring, or rather had it done for them, on 20 minutes when Sean Crighton deflected a cross from the left towards his own goal. The keeper saved just in time.

And seven minutes later Airdrie were in front, Wilkie applying a low, angled finish.

After a further nine minutes Duffy had the home side two goals ahead with a simple close range finish after a free kick was headed across goal.

A Ross Forbes free kick tested the Diamonds goalkeeper near half time, but matching last season's Scottish Cup progress was already proving a tall order.

Michael Paton and Calum Gallagher had opportunities in the early second half, before another one fell to the latter, whose header hit the crossbar from six yards. Yes, it was that type of afternoon.

With 20 minutes left, sub keeper Jamie McGowan was brought on by Dumbarton, and a minute later his first touch was to retrieve the ball from the back of his net.

Wilkie bent home a shot from the edge of the area which went in off the post.

A Bobby Barr shot which was well saved was all that resembled a consolation goal from there.

Match report by Andy Galloway

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