Dumbarton 0 - 0 Airdrieonians 

League - League 1
Saturday, February 8th, 2020, 3:00 PM at C & G Systems Stadium
Attendance: 594
Referee: Lloyd Wilson
Dumbarton v Airdrieonians, Feb 8th 2020, C & G Systems Stadium
Dumbarton  Airdrieonians

None. None.

Team Managers
Ian Murray

Starting Eleven
Conor Brennan
Rico Quitongo
Sam Wardrop
Ryan McGeever
Morgyn Neill
Ruaridh Langan
Stefan McCluskey
Stuart Carswell
Ross Forbes
Robert Jones
Jai Quitongo
Scott Gallacher
Kyle MacDonald
Sean Crighton
Callum Fordyce
Leon McCann
Callum Smith
Nat Wedderburn
Kieran Millar
Innes Murray
Andy Ryan
Calum Gallagher

Jordan Pettigrew
Lewis Crawford
Callum Wilson
Mati Zata
Ryan Tierney
PJ Crossan
David Hutton
Adam Eckersley
Josh Kerr
Dean Hawkshaw
Ally Roy
Paul McKay
Kurtis Roberts

PJ Crossan for Jai Quitongo (70)
Kurtis Roberts for Calum Gallagher (68)
Ally Roy for Andy Ryan (76)

Ryan McGeever (59)
Rico Quitongo (62)
Robert Jones (71)
Stuart Carswell (83)
Kyle MacDonald (56)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Conor Brennan (GK) 29 apps -
Rico Quitongo 27 apps -
Sam Wardrop 30 apps1 goal
Ryan McGeever 28 apps5 goals
Morgyn Neill 30 apps3 goals
Ruaridh Langan 26 apps1 goal
Stefan McCluskey 26 apps -
Stuart Carswell 118 apps4 goals
Ross Forbes 64 apps14 goals
Robert Jones 2 apps1 goal
Jai Quitongo 2 apps -
PJ Crossan (sub) 27 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Rico Quitongo (20 years 213 days)
Oldest Player:Ross Forbes (30 years 349 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 327 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Mati Zata (19 years 234 days)
Oldest Player:Ross Forbes (30 years 349 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 149 days
Domestic Players:15 (88.24 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


AT the peak of the Burns Supper season, about the only person who could have done anything in these conditions was Tam o' Shanter.

The wind did indeed blow as it would blowing its last. Belatedly, we did have rattling showers.

It wasn't really dark enough to swallow the stars, and thunder? Maybe some other time.

Tam at least escaped Kirk Alloway in those conditions. Dumbarton and Airdrieonians couldn't find a net, and very rarely looked like doing so.

There wasn't much doubt about letting the game start but the only likely winner on the day was Storm Ciara.

Effort was plenty, clear chances were few. Most the opportunities there were fell to the Diamonds.

All things considered, Sons could be content with a point, and this was arguably the draw they should have had when they previously hosted Airdrie in September.

Having survived chances for Andy Ryan and Calum Gallagher, the first blocked by Conor Brennan, the second wide, Dumbarton found their feet playing into the strong wind.

Ross Forbes and Ryan McGeever had headed chances, but the former lacked the pace to trouble the keeper and the latter was wide.

Ryan's shot then looped over, and from the resulting corner Brennan made a fine save to push Callum Smith's shot over.

With half time closing in, Sam Wardrop clashed with Gallagher in the Sons area, but the referee showed no interest in the appeals.

Dumbarton had the wind in their favour in the second half and it was hoped they could use that to their advantage.

It started fairly promisingly, with Ruaridh Langan playing Stefan McCluskey through, but his angled shot trundled across goal and wide.

After that it was stop-start ad nauseum. The workrate was never in doubt but the game simply found no rhythm.

Indeed, Brennan had to be on form again to keep out Sean Crighton's effort from a corner.

Creighton tried again, this time with a header, but it was comfortable for Brennan.

Langan had a late chance for Sons, but the keeper reached Wardrop's low cross just ahead of him.

Another Airdrie penalty appeal caused panic in injury time, but once again the official rejected their pleas after Rico Quitongo and Smith seemed to tangle in the area.

Match report by Andy Galloway

Photography by Donald Fullarton


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