Dumbarton 2 - 1 Arbroath

Wednesday 9th May 2012
A Wallace (16)
B Prunty (61)
S Malcolm (6)

Sons hold first-leg advantage

Dumbarton secured a 2-1 victory over Arbroath in the first-leg of their play-off semi-final at the Dumbarton Football Stadium.

The visitors got off to a flying start when Stuart Malcolm rose highest to head home Josh Falkingham's cross in the sixth minute.

But they were pegged back 10 minutes later, Anthony Wallace with a simple finish after Darren Hill failed to hold on to Scott Agnew's original effort.

Alan Lithgow could have put the hosts ahead minutes before the interval but failed to direct his header on target from inside the six-yard box.

They did claim the lead just after the hour-mark, Bryan Prunty with a neat finish inside the area after a well-worked free-kick with Agnew.

Liam Caddis and Lee Sibanda both went close in the final minutes but the Sons held firm.

OfficialCraig Charleston
Attendance911
VenueStrathclyde Homes Stadium
Kick Off
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Arbroath
0:32
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
1:00
Save made by Darren Hill
1:16
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the left byline
1:43
Clearance by James Creaney
1:57
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
2:17
Save made by Darren Hill
2:57
Foul on Anthony Wallace
3:12
Free Kick taken by Paul Nugent
3:34
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
4:56
Block taken by Kevin Nicoll
4:57
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
4:58
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right byline
5:37
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the left six yard line
5:37
Dumbarton 0 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Stuart Malcolm from the left six yard line to the top left of the goal.
7:52
Foul on Scott Agnew
8:10
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
8:22
Cross from Scott Agnew
8:24
Shot taken by Alan Lithgow from the right six yard line
8:36
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
9:03
Foul on Anthony Wallace
9:07
Free Kick taken by Paul Nugent
11:11
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
11:16
Shot taken by Craig Dargo from the right six yard line
11:26
Save made by Darren Hill
14:35
Shot taken by Paul Nugent with his right foot
14:53
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
15:38
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
15:44
Save made by Darren Hill
15:47
Dumbarton 1 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Anthony Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
17:01
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
17:02
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
19:47
Foul on Collin Samuel
19:53
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
20:18
Foul on Craig Dargo
20:26
BOOKING: Chris Innes of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
20:45
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
21:13
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
21:18
Save made by Darren Hill
25:38
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney using his left foot
25:57
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
27:06
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
27:27
Foul on Alan Lithgow
27:33
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
27:52
Cross from Scott Agnew
27:55
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
28:24
Foul on James Creaney
29:34
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
29:39
Cross from Scott Agnew
29:41
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
29:56
Cross from Anthony Wallace
30:01
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
31:25
Cross from Stuart Malcolm
31:28
Block taken by Kevin Nicoll
31:32
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right byline
31:57
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the centre penalty area
32:03
Block taken by Kevin Nicoll
32:07
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the left byline
32:21
Clearance by Paul Nugent
32:32
Cross from Paul Sheerin
32:35
Clearance by Martin McNiff
33:07
Offside flag raised against Collin Samuel
33:08
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
33:36
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
34:59
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
35:08
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham from the right wing
35:23
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
35:26
Shot taken by Steven Doris from the centre penalty area
37:12
Foul on Craig Dargo
37:18
BOOKING: Kieran McAnespie of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
37:39
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
37:54
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
38:11
Save made by Darren Hill
38:14
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
38:28
Shot taken by Alan Lithgow from the left six yard line
38:43
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
39:58
Shot taken by Anthony Wallace with his right foot
40:09
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
43:34
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
43:46
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
44:35
Foul on Bryan Prunty
44:41
Free Kick taken by Mark Gilhaney
44:57
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
44:59
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
45:00+0:49
Cross from Mark Baxter
45:00+0:55
Clearance by Mark Gilhaney
Half Time
Dumbarton 1 - 1 Arbroath
Second Half Started
Dumbarton 1 - 1 Arbroath
46:45
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
46:48
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
47:23
Substitution for Arbroath: Keith Gibson on for Paul Sheerin
49:33
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
51:11
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
52:01
Shot taken by Keith Gibson with his right foot
52:14
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
53:14
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
53:23
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
54:36
Cross from Kevin Nicoll
54:41
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
56:14
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
56:51
BOOKING: Bryan Prunty of Dumbarton given yellow card for dissent
57:47
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham
57:50
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
57:52
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
58:22
Shot taken by Collin Samuel with his right foot
58:39
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
59:42
Back Pass taken by Stuart Malcolm
59:58
BOOKING: Darren Hill of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
60:47
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the centre penalty area
60:52
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
60:52
Dumbarton 2 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
63:03
Foul on Craig Dargo
63:10
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
63:39
Cross from Scott Agnew
63:41
Clearance by Connor Birse
64:59
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right byline
65:36
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
66:54
Substitution for Arbroath: Liam Caddis on for Connor Birse
67:31
Cross from Mark Baxter
67:33
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
67:44
Foul on Keith Gibson
67:59
BOOKING: Kevin Nicoll of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
68:16
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
68:56
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
69:07
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
70:34
Substitution for Dumbarton: Patrick Walker on for Bryan Prunty
72:22
Cross from Liam Caddis
72:29
Clearance by Anthony Wallace
72:42
Foul on Alan Lithgow
72:50
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
74:28
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left penalty area
74:38
Block taken by Alan Lithgow
74:41
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
74:55
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
75:02
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
75:04
Clearance by Martin McNiff
75:23
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
75:26
Free Kick taken by Chris Innes
75:37
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
78:06
Offside flag raised against Collin Samuel
78:08
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
78:16
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
78:21
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
78:36
Offside flag raised against Chris Innes
78:38
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
79:11
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
79:18
Free Kick taken by Keith Gibson
81:46
Cross from Collin Samuel
81:49
Clearance by Scott Agnew
82:58
Cross from Liam Caddis
83:07
Substitution for Arbroath: Lee Sibanda on for Collin Samuel
83:44
Substitution for Dumbarton: David Gray on for Mark Gilhaney
84:06
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
85:01
Cross from Liam Caddis
85:04
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
85:43
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
86:35
Shot taken by Liam Caddis using his left foot from the right penalty area
86:52
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
87:03
Foul on Craig Dargo
87:28
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
87:41
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
87:50
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
89:22
Foul on Keith Gibson
89:27
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr from the right wing
90:00+0:02
Shot taken by Lee Sibanda using his left foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+0:23
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
90:00+2:19
Shot taken by Lee Sibanda with his right foot
90:00+2:27
Block taken by Martin McNiff
90:00+2:29
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+2:42
Clearance by Martin McNiff
Full Time
Dumbarton 2 - 1 Arbroath
Result
Dumbarton 2 - 1 Arbroath

Dumbarton

vs

Arbroath

2
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
12
Shots
11
5
On Target
5
7
Off Target
6
8
Crosses
13
3
Corners
7
20
Throw Ins
37
5
Saves
6
9
Clearances
4
10
Goal Kicks
12
0
Back Passes
1
5
Blocks
0
15
Free Kicks
10
1
Offside
3
2
Yellow Cards
3

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Paul Nugent
03.James Creaney
04.Alan Lithgow
07.Anthony Wallace
05.Martin McNiff
08.Kevin Nicoll
08.Kevin Nicoll (68+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Scott Agnew
06.Mark Gilhaney 84+0' Tactical
09.Bryan Prunty (57+0: Dissent) 71+0' Tactical

Substitutes

11.Craig Dargo
19.Jamie Ewings
16.Dominic Kennedy
15.Glenn Thomson
16.David Gray 84+0' Tactical
17.Patrick Walker 71+0' Tactical

Arbroath

Formation: 4-1-4-1

01.Darren Hill (60+0: Unsporting behaviour)
02.Mark Baxter
03.Stuart Malcolm
04.Chris Innes (21+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Kieran McAnespie (38+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Paul Sheerin 48+0' Tactical
07.Joshua Falkingham
08.Brian Kerr
09.Steven Doris
10.Connor Birse 67+0' Tactical
11.Collin Samuel 84+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Michael White
13.Beau Busch
14.Liam Caddis 67+0' Tactical
15.Keith Gibson 48+0' Tactical
16.Lee Sibanda 84+0' Tactical

Sons fight on without Finnie

Dumbarton entertain Arbroath in the Scottish First Division play-off semi-finals without injured full-back Ryan Finnie.

Winger Mark Lamont is another confirmed absentee, with striker Ally Graham struggling to shake off a knock.

Craig Dargo is in line to make the starting XI for the first leg after hitting a hat-trick against Brechin on Saturday.

The Sons were last in the First Division 16 years ago and manager Alan Adamson is determined that they get back there via the play-offs.

He said: "At the start of the season if we had been offered a spot in the play-offs we would have said `yes that will do' but now we want promotion via them.

"Our games with Arbroath this season have produced 21 goals and I expect both sides to be on the front foot again in this game."

Arbroath striker Jordan Elfverson has been passed fit.

Elfverson can now be included in a fully-fit and suspension-free Gayfield squad ahead of a trip to the Strathclyde Homes Stadium.

Despite spending over 20 years in the game, Smokies player-manager Paul Sheerin has never experienced play-off football before, but he has been doing his research.

He explained: "I have been talking to a number of people that have been through them and the consistent message is that we should be looking at a 180-minute game and not a 90-minute one.

"Dumbarton and ourselves have attacked teams right throughout the season and it may well be that we need to sacrifice some of that approach until the second leg."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 36 40 79
2 Dundee 36 10 55
3 Falkirk 36 5 52
4 Up Hamilton 36 -1 49
5 Down Livingston 36 2 48
6 Partick Thistle 36 11 47
7 Up Raith Rovers 36 -3 44
8 Down Morton 36 -15 42
9 Ayr United 36 -23 38
10 Queen of South 36 -26 32

Updated 5/05/2012 at 17:00

 

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