Dumbarton 2 - 1 Airdrieonians

Wednesday 16th May 2012
B Prunty (29)
A Wallace (32)
J Bain (42)

Narrow lead for Sons

Dumbarton will take a slender advantage into their First Division play-off final second leg after a 2-1 home win over Airdrie.

The Sons, bidding to secure promotion to the second tier of Scottish football for the first time in 16 years, took a 2-0 lead inside 32 minutes.

Bryan Prunty opened the scoring in the 29th minute, latching on to a Mark Gilhaney cross before firing into the top corner from 12 yards.

They then doubled their advantage, Anthony Wallace heading home Scott Agnew's free-kick.

Airdrie pulled a goal back three minutes before half-time from the penalty spot.

Wallace was adjudged to have fouled Jamie Stevenson and although Jamie Bain saw his initial kick parried by Stephen Grindlay, he converted the rebound.

The visitors came closest to a leveller after the break but Grindlay produced a fine finger-tip save to keep out Stevenson's 18-yard effort.

Dumbarton defender Paul Nugent was sent off in injury time for a second bookable offence and he will now miss the second leg.

OfficialIain Brines
Attendance1,746
VenueStrathclyde Homes Stadium
Kick Off
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
0:59
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley with his right foot
1:07
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
3:41
Cross from James Creaney
3:45
Clearance by Paul Lovering
4:51
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
5:02
Clearance by Anthony Wallace
5:17
Cross from Patrick Walker
5:25
Clearance by Kieron Stallard
5:34
Cross from Anthony Wallace
5:36
Clearance by Kieron Stallard
5:40
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
6:07
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
7:33
Corner taken by Paul Lovering with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
7:52
Corner taken by Paul Lovering with his right foot from the right byline
8:34
Foul on James Stevenson
8:38
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
8:52
Foul on Patrick Walker
8:58
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
9:58
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the right penalty area
10:08
Save made by Grant Adam
10:14
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
10:26
Clearance by David Lilley
11:43
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
12:07
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
13:44
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
13:49
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the right wing
14:29
Cross from James Stevenson
14:31
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
15:55
Foul on Jamie Bain
15:58
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
16:28
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot
16:42
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
16:51
Offside flag raised against Patrick Walker
16:52
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
17:23
Foul on Bryan Prunty
17:31
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
19:00
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
19:11
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
19:55
Foul on David Lilley
19:58
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
21:17
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley with his right foot
21:25
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
22:08
Offside flag raised against Derek Holmes
22:10
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
23:59
Cross from Patrick Walker
24:18
Foul on Martin McNiff
24:27
Free Kick taken by James Creaney
24:49
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot
24:58
Block taken by Kieron Stallard
25:27
Cross from Martin McNiff
25:34
Clearance by Kieron Stallard
26:01
Shot taken by Sean Lynch using his left foot
26:12
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
27:51
Shot taken by James Creaney with his right foot
28:00
Save made by Grant Adam
28:20
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
28:20
Dumbarton 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
29:17
Cross from Bryan Prunty
29:21
Clearance by Cameron MacDonald
29:41
Shot taken by Paul Lovering using his left foot
29:53
Block taken by Scott Agnew
29:57
Cross from James Stevenson
29:59
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
30:11
Shot taken by Patrick Walker using his left foot
30:26
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
30:50
Foul on James Creaney
31:02
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
31:26
Cross from Scott Agnew
31:37
Shot taken by Anthony Wallace from the centre penalty area
31:37
Dumbarton 2 - 0 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Anthony Wallace from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
33:00
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
33:29
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
33:40
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
33:52
Shot taken by David Lilley with his right foot from the centre penalty area
34:04
Block taken by Martin McNiff
34:41
Cross from Ryan Donnelly
34:46
Block taken by Paul Nugent
34:48
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
35:07
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
36:29
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
37:12
Foul on Anthony Wallace
37:22
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
37:35
BOOKING: Paul Lovering of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
38:33
Substitution for Dumbarton: Mark Lamont on for Mark Gilhaney
39:13
Cross from Scott Agnew
39:20
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty from the centre penalty area
39:25
Save made by Grant Adam
39:43
Foul on James Stevenson
41:32
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Jamie Bain and saved with his right foot to the bottom left
41:32
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
41:42
Shot taken by Jamie Bain using his left foot from the right six yard line
41:42
Dumbarton 2 - 1 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Jamie Bain using his left foot from the right six yard line going centre high of the goal.
43:15
Shot taken by Paul Nugent using his left foot
43:24
Block taken by Paul Lovering
43:30
Cross from Mark Lamont
43:32
Clearance by Paul Lovering
44:36
Cross from Mark Lamont
44:38
Clearance by Martin McNiff
44:44
Foul on Jamie Bain
44:49
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
Half Time
Dumbarton 2 - 1 Airdrieonians
45:01
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Euan McNeil on for Cameron MacDonald
Second Half Started
Dumbarton 2 - 1 Airdrieonians
46:27
Foul on James Stevenson
46:30
Free Kick taken by Euan McNeil
46:56
Shot taken by Euan McNeil with his right foot
47:03
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
47:10
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
47:19
Shot taken by Paul Lovering from the centre penalty area
47:32
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
48:21
Shot taken by Kevin Nicoll with his right foot
48:32
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
49:27
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
49:35
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
49:56
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot
50:02
Block taken by Kevin Nicoll
50:20
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
50:28
Save made by Grant Adam
50:31
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
50:48
Shot taken by Kevin Nicoll from the centre penalty area
51:10
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
51:14
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
51:18
Free Kick taken by James Creaney
51:46
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
52:07
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
52:45
Shot taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot
54:34
Shot taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot
54:49
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
57:06
Cross from Alan Lithgow
57:10
Save made by Kieron Stallard
57:31
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the right penalty area
57:48
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
58:31
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley with his right foot
58:41
Block taken by Alan Lithgow
58:47
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
58:56
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
59:03
Corner taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the left byline
59:14
Clearance by Derek Holmes
59:20
Cross from Mark Lamont
59:36
Shot taken by Martin McNiff from the centre penalty area
59:45
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
60:20
Foul on Bryan Prunty
60:52
BOOKING: Nathan Blockley of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
61:27
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
61:55
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
62:44
Shot taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the left penalty area
62:58
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
63:20
Cross from Euan McNeil
63:25
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
63:50
Cross from Euan McNeil
63:52
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
64:54
Cross from James Stevenson
64:57
Block taken by Kevin Nicoll
67:04
Foul on James Stevenson
67:07
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
67:32
Cross from Euan McNeil
67:35
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
67:42
Cross from Patrick Walker
67:56
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
69:01
Cross from Ryan Donnelly
69:05
Clearance by Martin McNiff
71:01
Substitution for Airdrieonians: William McLaren on for Jamie Bain
71:30
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ally Graham on for Patrick Walker
72:19
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
74:36
Corner taken by William McLaren with his right foot from the right byline
74:42
Clearance by James Creaney
74:57
Cross from William McLaren
75:01
Block taken by Alan Lithgow
75:08
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
75:17
Clearance by Paul Nugent
75:25
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline
75:38
Clearance by Paul Nugent
75:49
Cross from James Stevenson
75:53
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the left penalty area
76:02
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
76:39
Cross from William McLaren
76:42
Shot taken by Derek Holmes from the centre penalty area
76:47
Block taken by Paul Nugent
76:56
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
78:41
Cross from Mark Lamont
80:31
Foul on Nathan Blockley
80:54
BOOKING: Paul Nugent of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
80:59
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
81:05
Cross from James Stevenson
81:07
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
81:22
Shot taken by Sean Lynch with his right foot
81:34
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
83:06
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot
83:13
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
84:47
Cross from Mark Lamont
84:50
Block taken by Derek Holmes
84:53
Substitution for Dumbarton: David Gray on for Anthony Wallace
85:12
Substitution for Airdrieonians: John Boyle on for Ryan Donnelly
86:17
Shot taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot
86:36
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
90:00+1:39
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot
90:00+1:50
Save made by Grant Adam
90:00+1:59
Foul on John Boyle
90:00+2:17
DISMISSAL: Paul Nugent of Dumbarton sent off for second bookable offence
90:00+2:35
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
90:00+2:39
Cross from James Stevenson
Full Time
Dumbarton 2 - 1 Airdrieonians

Dumbarton

vs

Airdrieonians

2
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
19
Shots
18
9
On Target
13
10
Off Target
5
15
Crosses
13
3
Corners
11
13
Throw Ins
12
10
Saves
6
14
Clearances
8
10
Goal Kicks
10
8
Blocks
3
8
Free Kicks
10
1
Offside
1
0
Penalties
1
1
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Paul Nugent (81+0: Unsporting behaviour) (90+3: Second Bookable Offence)
03.James Creaney
04.Alan Lithgow
07.Anthony Wallace 85+0' Tactical
05.Martin McNiff
06.Mark Gilhaney 39+0' Injury
08.Kevin Nicoll
08.Kevin Nicoll
10.Scott Agnew
09.Bryan Prunty

Substitutes

12.Patrick Walker 72+0' Tactical
19.Jamie Ewings
16.Dominic Kennedy
15.David Gray 85+0' Tactical
14.Mark Lamont 39+0' Injury
15.Ally Graham 72+0' Tactical

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Adam
03.Paul Lovering (38+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Kieron Stallard
04.Cameron MacDonald 45+0' Injury
05.David Lilley
06.Sean Lynch
07.James Stevenson
08.Nathan Blockley (61+0: Unsporting behaviour)
12.Jamie Bain 72+0' Injury
09.Derek Holmes
10.Ryan Donnelly 86+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Andrew Duncan
02.Euan McNeil 45+0' Injury
16.Ricki Lamie
11.William McLaren 72+0' Injury
14.John Boyle 86+0' Tactical

Sons boosted by Nugent return

Dumbarton have defender Paul Nugent available after suspension as they host Airdrie in the first leg of their play-off final.

Ryan Finnie and Mark Lamont continue to be ruled out through ankle injuries with Sons manager Alan Adamson predicting a tight contest.

"Airdrie gave us a bit of a roasting earlier in the season when they won 3-0 but after that the games have been really tight," he said. "We drew 1-1, we won 3-2 in a game that could have gone either way.

"We also won a game last month 2-1 but they had a goal chopped off late on so things are squeaky tight.

"We scored goals at home to see off Arbroath at home and then defended magnificently away from home and it would be great to do the same."

Airdrie will give defensive pair Paul Lovering and Cameron MacDonald until the last minute to prove their fitness for the trip.

Jimmy Boyle has again ruled out Graeme Owens and Phil Johnston through injury and has told his men to maintain the attacking style that took them into the end-of-season contest and past First Division Ayr at the weekend.

Boyle said: "We will go there and give it a go as that is the only way we know how to play. We have attacked teams all season and scored goals all season but over time we have become better at not conceding goals.

"I will not be changing things around just because this game is a play-off one."

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 Accies 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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