Stranraer 0 - 0 Dumbarton

League - League 1
Saturday, October 19th, 2019, 3:00 PM at Stair Park
Attendance: 289
Referee: Steven Reid
Stranraer v Dumbarton, Oct 19th 2019, Stair Park
Stranraer Dumbarton 

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Stevie Farrell

Starting Eleven
Max Currie
Scott Robertson
Lee Hamilton
Adam Cummins
Jordan Allan
Connor McManus
Ryan Thomson
Carlo Pignatiello
James Hilton
Andy Stirling
Cameron Elliott
Conor Brennan
Morgyn Neill
Rico Quitongo
Reghan Tumilty
Adam Frizzell
Kyle Hutton
Ruaridh Langan
Stuart Carswell
Joe McKee
PJ Crossan
Isaac Layne

Bench
Mark Stewart
Leon Murphy
David Smith
Robert Jones
Ian Smith
David Dangana
Dale Burgess
Jordan Pettigrew
Matthew Shiels
Lewis Crawford
Conor Scullion
Mati Zata
Stefan McCluskey
Ryan Tierney

Substitutions
Leon Murphy for James Hilton (75)
David Dangana for Cameron Elliott (77)
Ian Smith for Ryan Thomson (84)
Ryan Tierney for Isaac Layne (76)
Stefan McCluskey for Ruaridh Langan (76)
Matthew Shiels for PJ Crossan (83)

Bookings
Connor McManus (89) Stuart Carswell (57)

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Conor Brennan (GK) 14 apps -
Morgyn Neill 15 apps2 goals
Rico Quitongo 15 apps -
Reghan Tumilty 7 apps1 goal
Adam Frizzell 2 apps2 goals
Kyle Hutton 102 apps -
Ruaridh Langan 13 apps1 goal
Stuart Carswell 106 apps4 goals
Joe McKee 12 apps -
PJ Crossan 15 apps3 goals
Isaac Layne 12 apps6 goals
Matthew Shiels (sub) 4 apps -
Stefan McCluskey (sub) 12 apps -
Ryan Tierney (sub) 10 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Rico Quitongo (20 years 101 days)
Oldest Player:Kyle Hutton (28 years 263 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 317 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Matthew Shiels (19 years 40 days)
Oldest Player:Stefan McCluskey (29 years 65 days)
Average Player Age:22 years 330 days
Domestic Players:15 (83.33 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

DRAW, not much fitba, could have gone either way with a break.

Often overused about goalless draws, but definitely the case about events between Stranraer and Dumbarton.

There was plenty of effort from each side, with Sons striving for a second consecutive win to follow up their previous outing against Forfar.

But the longer this game went on, the more apparent it became that a point was all either side would take, barring something bizarre or inspired.

Neither happened, and Dumbarton made the long trip back with a point gained at a ground where, on many occasions, they haven't even taken that. Not to mention their first league clean sheet of the season. Ups and downs and all that.

Much was hoped for from Adam Frizzell and it was he who gave the game its first spark after six minutes. His low 20-yard shot was on target but the home keeper was equal to it.

He was also on form seven minutes later to keep out Isaac Layne's shot at close range after a free kick dropped his way.

Action followed at the other end, but a vital interception by Stuart Carswell denied Andy Stirling a tap-in from James Hilton's low ball back on 18 minutes.

It then looked as if the opener may have come in identical circumstances to the Forfar game. Joe McKee's corner found Morgyn Neill, but this time the defender's header was pawed away by the keeper.

Then it was back to Conor Brennan's goal, where he did well to turn away Hilton's low shot.

And after a neat exchange of passes by Stranraer four minutes from half time, Hilton again tested Brennan, who smothered the shot before Cammy Elliott could put it away.

The second half was initially short on quality but a low ball by McKee on 62 minutes almost changed it around. A defender cleared it from danger only to hit a team-mate who deflected it behind.

McKee then tried a 20-yard free kick which the keeper beat away, and Layne shot wide from close range. It was becoming frustrating.

The second half continued with plenty of effort, but precious little that either side could come up with that resembled a goal.

That was until the second minute of injury time when Matthew Shiels' header from a corner looped towards goal, but the keeper held on.

Match report by Andy Galloway



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