Dumbarton 1 - 1 Stranraer 

League - League 1
Saturday, December 28th, 2019, 3:00 PM at C & G Systems Stadium
Attendance: 656
Referee: Barry Cook
Dumbarton v Stranraer, Dec 28th 2019, C & G Systems Stadium
Dumbarton  Stranraer

Goalscorers
Ryan Tierney  (85)
James Hilton (88)

Team Managers
Stevie Farrell

Starting Eleven
Conor Brennan
Ryan McGeever
Reghan Tumilty
Morgyn Neill
Rico Quitongo
Ruaridh Langan
Joe McKee
Stuart Carswell
Kyle Hutton
Conor Scullion
Ryan Tierney
Max Currie
Carlo Pignatiello
Lewis McIntyre
Adam Cummins
Jordan Allan
James Hilton
Connor McManus
Andy Stirling
Cameron Elliott
Rob Jones
David Dangana

Bench
Jordan Pettigrew
Stefan McCluskey
Reece Agnew
Lewis Dunn
Scott Phillips
Dale Burgess

Substitutions
Stefan McCluskey for Ruaridh Langan (65)
Reece Agnew for David Dangana (76)
Lewis Dunn for Carlo Pignatiello (85)

Bookings
None. Lewis McIntyre (31)
Jordan Allan (54)
Max Currie (73)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Conor Brennan (GK) 24 apps -
Ryan McGeever 23 apps5 goals
Reghan Tumilty 16 apps3 goals
Morgyn Neill 25 apps2 goals
Rico Quitongo 22 apps -
Ruaridh Langan 22 apps1 goal
Joe McKee 21 apps2 goals
Stuart Carswell 114 apps4 goals
Kyle Hutton 112 apps -
Conor Scullion 12 apps -
Ryan Tierney 16 apps2 goals
Stefan McCluskey (sub) 21 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Rico Quitongo (20 years 171 days)
Oldest Player:Kyle Hutton (28 years 333 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 41 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jordan Pettigrew (20 years 85 days)
Oldest Player:Stefan McCluskey (29 years 135 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 80 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

IN THE final game of 2019 and of the decade, Dumbarton earned a point from a 1-1 draw in an edgy game against Stranraer at the C&G Systems Stadium - one that they were a few minutes away from winning.

The wind played a dampening role in what became a strongly physical tussle, with the visitors edging possession and shots on target, but also receiving our cautions.

In a generally scrappy first half both teams had their chances, but neither side could find a breakthrough.

Ryan McGeever came closest for Dumbarton in the early stages of the match, but his header could not beat Stranraer keeper Currie.

The home side looked vulnerable to crosses from both sides during the first half hour.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the pitch, shots from Reghan Tumlity and Conor Scullion were scurried away.

McManus threw away a huge chance for the Blues just before half time, as he struck wide after a long ball was headed across goal.

At the beginning of the second half Stuart Carswell looked like he would put Sons in front, but some really sharp defending denied him.

By the hour mark Sons looked in control, but they were not managing to string together convincing or effective moves in the final third.

On 68 minutes Jones and Elliott came close or Stranraer as the men from the Rock continued to look vulnerable at the back.

Eight minutes later Scullion came close again for Dumbarton, driving the ball just over the bar.

Up until the final minutes it often seemed as if the match would fizzle out into a goalless affair.

Then suddenly it burst into life on 85 minutes when Joe McKee drilled the ball from the edge of the box and the rebound was fired home by Ryan Tierney.

But Dumbarton's lead lasted less than two minutes, as Stranraer pressed back and Hilton's looping header found the back of the net to make it 1-1.

The result from this game leaves Dumbarton in sixth position in SPFL League One at the end of the year, with 28 points from 19 games.

The Sonstrust Man of the Match was Kyle Hutton, who put in another hardworking performance.

Match report by Andy Galloway



Photography by Donald Fullarton

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Programme cover / Team sheet