Airdrieonians 1 - 4 Dumbarton

Sunday 20th May 2012
D Holmes (35)C Dargo (9, 21)
M Gilhaney (45+3)
A Wallace (65)

Sons rise to First Division

Dumbarton have won promotion to the Scottish First Division after a 4-1 second-leg victory over Airdrie secured a 6-2 aggregate triumph in the play-off final.

Coming into the game with a 2-0 first-leg lead, it did not take the Sons long to put the tie beyond their opponents as Craig Dargo coolly converted Scott Agnew's pass in just the ninth minute.

The same combination extended their lead further after 21 minutes as Dargo grabbed his second of the afternoon with another accomplished finish from Agnew's set-up.

Airdrie gave themselves a glimmer of hope when Derek Holmes forced home William McLaren's cross just after the half-hour mark, but it was to be short-lived as Mark Gilhaney latched onto Anthony Wallace's pass to restore Dumbarton's three-goal aggregate lead in first-half injury time.

Wallace then put the visitors further ahead when he converted Bryan Prunty's pass midway through the second half and the hosts' afternoon got even worse when Jamie Bain saw red for a reckless challenge on James Creaney.

OfficialAlan Muir
Attendance2,914
VenueExcelsior Stadium
Kick Off
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Dumbarton
1:46
Shot taken by Craig Dargo using his left foot
2:00
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
2:37
Offside flag raised against Bryan Prunty
2:38
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
4:26
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
5:03
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
5:12
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
5:56
Cross from Euan McNeil
5:59
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley from the left penalty area
6:12
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
7:00
Shot taken by Euan McNeil using his left foot
7:15
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
7:37
Foul on Scott Agnew
7:53
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
8:24
Shot taken by Craig Dargo using his left foot from the left penalty area
8:24
Airdrieonians 0 - 1 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Craig Dargo using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
10:01
Shot taken by Sean Lynch with his right foot
10:12
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
10:40
Shot taken by Derek Holmes using his left foot
10:51
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
13:05
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot
13:14
Block taken by Euan McNeil
13:25
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
13:30
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
13:57
Foul on Nathan Blockley
14:04
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
14:17
Cross from James Stevenson
14:21
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
16:28
Cross from Euan McNeil
16:44
Cross from Paul Lovering
16:49
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
20:12
Shot taken by Craig Dargo with his right foot from the centre penalty area
20:12
Airdrieonians 0 - 2 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Craig Dargo with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
21:13
BOOKING: Craig Dargo of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
21:48
Cross from Ryan Donnelly
21:54
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
22:07
Foul on Paul Lovering
22:11
BOOKING: Anthony Wallace of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
22:27
Free Kick taken by David Lilley
23:14
Shot taken by William McLaren with his right foot from the centre penalty area
23:26
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
24:01
Cross from James Stevenson
24:03
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
27:06
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
27:16
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
27:28
Cross from Scott Agnew
27:31
Clearance by Euan McNeil
30:40
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the centre penalty area
30:46
Save made by Grant Adam
31:36
Shot taken by Craig Dargo with his right foot
31:52
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Ricki Lamie on for Kieron Stallard
32:24
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
32:36
Cross from James Stevenson
32:38
Shot taken by Sean Lynch from the centre penalty area
32:48
Block taken by Stephen Grindlay
32:54
Shot taken by Paul Lovering using his left foot
33:14
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
33:18
Foul on Martin McNiff
33:24
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
33:47
Cross from James Stevenson
33:51
Clearance by Martin McNiff
33:53
Corner taken by William McLaren with his right foot from the right byline
34:10
Shot taken by Derek Holmes with his right foot from the centre penalty area
34:10
Airdrieonians 1 - 2 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Derek Holmes with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
35:54
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
36:06
Block taken by David Lilley
36:16
Foul on Ryan Finnie
36:29
Free Kick taken by Ryan Finnie
37:17
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
37:39
Save made by Grant Adam
38:13
Offside flag raised against William McLaren
38:21
BOOKING: William McLaren of Airdrieonians given yellow card for dissent
38:33
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
39:21
Cross from Ryan Finnie
39:25
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
40:23
Cross from Scott Agnew
40:25
Clearance by William McLaren
40:28
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the left byline
43:40
Cross from Kevin Nicoll
43:50
Foul on Paul Lovering
43:53
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
45:00+0:15
Foul on James Stevenson
45:00+0:25
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
45:00+0:56
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
45:00+1:06
Block taken by James Creaney
45:00+1:24
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
45:00+1:26
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
45:00+2:07
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney using his left foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+2:07
Airdrieonians 1 - 3 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Mark Gilhaney using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
45:00+2:51
BOOKING: Mark Gilhaney of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Half Time
Airdrieonians 1 - 3 Dumbarton
Second Half Started
Airdrieonians 1 - 3 Dumbarton
45:36
Offside flag raised against Mark Gilhaney
45:38
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
45:59
Shot taken by James Stevenson using his left foot
46:11
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
46:34
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
46:35
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
47:49
Foul on Scott Agnew
48:02
Free Kick taken by Ryan Finnie
48:36
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
48:40
Clearance by Ricki Lamie
48:49
Offside flag raised against Scott Agnew
48:50
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
49:10
Foul on James Stevenson
49:20
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the right wing
51:51
Cross from William McLaren
51:56
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
53:48
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
54:05
Cross from Anthony Wallace
54:06
Clearance by David Lilley
54:09
Foul on Nathan Blockley
54:13
BOOKING: Kevin Nicoll of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:39
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
54:44
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
55:12
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
55:16
Cross from James Stevenson
55:20
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley from the centre penalty area
55:32
Substitution for Airdrieonians: John Boyle on for Sean Lynch
56:40
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
57:05
Foul on Scott Agnew
57:36
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
59:31
Foul on Jamie Bain
59:40
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
59:57
Cross from James Stevenson
59:58
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
60:02
Shot taken by Euan McNeil with his right foot
60:15
Substitution for Dumbarton: Patrick Walker on for Craig Dargo
60:27
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
60:57
Foul on Derek Holmes
61:05
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
61:22
Cross from James Stevenson
61:29
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
61:40
Foul on James Stevenson
61:47
Free Kick taken by Ricki Lamie
62:06
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot
62:17
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
62:44
Offside flag raised against John Boyle
62:50
Substitution for Dumbarton: Mark Lamont on for Mark Gilhaney
63:00
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
64:04
Shot taken by Jamie Bain using his left foot
64:13
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
64:24
Offside flag raised against John Boyle
64:26
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
64:59
Shot taken by Anthony Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area
64:59
Airdrieonians 1 - 4 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Anthony Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
65:55
Cross from John Boyle
65:58
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
66:24
Cross from Paul Lovering
66:30
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
66:34
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline
66:50
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
67:20
Foul on John Boyle
67:23
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering from the left wing
67:34
Cross from Paul Lovering
67:35
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
67:46
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley with his right foot
67:58
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
68:36
Cross from Euan McNeil
68:39
Shot taken by William McLaren from the right six yard line
68:52
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
69:36
Offside flag raised against John Boyle
69:38
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
70:56
Shot taken by John Boyle using his left foot from the left penalty area
71:08
Block taken by Stephen Grindlay
71:13
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline
71:26
Clearance by James Creaney
71:37
Cross from Nathan Blockley
71:39
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
72:05
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
72:34
BOOKING: Paul Lovering of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
73:19
Cross from William McLaren
73:22
Clearance by Martin McNiff
74:01
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
74:11
Save made by Grant Adam
74:24
Foul on Patrick Walker
74:27
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
75:32
Offside flag raised against William McLaren
75:33
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
76:50
Foul on Paul Lovering
76:54
BOOKING: Patrick Walker of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
77:17
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
77:30
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the left penalty area
77:43
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
77:50
Foul on Derek Holmes
77:55
Free Kick taken by William McLaren
78:04
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot
78:20
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
78:24
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline
78:41
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
78:44
Corner taken by Mark Lamont using his left foot from the left byline
79:01
Save made by Grant Adam
79:08
Foul on Martin McNiff
79:18
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
79:46
Foul on James Creaney
79:57
DISMISSAL: Jamie Bain of Airdrieonians sent off for serious foul play
81:17
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
82:04
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the centre penalty area
82:15
Save made by Grant Adam
82:52
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ally Graham on for Bryan Prunty
83:34
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
84:35
Foul on Euan McNeil
84:41
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
85:55
Foul on Nathan Blockley
85:58
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
87:20
Corner taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
88:21
Shot taken by Anthony Wallace with his right foot from the right penalty area
88:33
Save made by Grant Adam
89:16
Offside flag raised against Patrick Walker
89:18
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
89:44
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
90:00+0:28
Foul on Anthony Wallace
90:00+0:45
Free Kick taken by Ryan Finnie from the right wing
90:00+1:15
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
90:00+1:43
Shot taken by James Stevenson using his left foot
90:00+1:56
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
90:00+2:44
Shot taken by Patrick Walker using his left foot
90:00+2:52
Save made by Grant Adam
Full Time
Airdrieonians 1 - 4 Dumbarton

Airdrieonians

vs

Dumbarton

1
Goals
4
1
Assists
4
20
Shots
14
7
On Target
11
13
Off Target
3
18
Crosses
6
5
Corners
4
31
Throw Ins
28
7
Saves
10
4
Clearances
8
8
Goal Kicks
17
2
Blocks
3
19
Free Kicks
17
7
Offside
5
2
Yellow Cards
5
1
Red Cards
0

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Adam
02.Euan McNeil
03.Paul Lovering (73+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Kieron Stallard 32+0' Injury
05.David Lilley
06.Sean Lynch 56+0' Tactical
07.James Stevenson
08.Nathan Blockley
11.William McLaren (39+0: Dissent)
09.Derek Holmes
10.Ryan Donnelly

Substitutes

17.Andrew Duncan
12.Jamie Bain (80+0: Serious Foul Play)
16.Ricki Lamie 32+0' Injury
14.John Boyle 56+0' Tactical
15.Scott Morton

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Ryan Finnie
03.James Creaney
04.Alan Lithgow
05.Martin McNiff
06.Mark Gilhaney (45+3: Unsporting behaviour) 63+0' Tactical
07.Anthony Wallace (23+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Kevin Nicoll
08.Kevin Nicoll (55+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Scott Agnew
09.Bryan Prunty 83+0' Tactical

Substitutes

11.Craig Dargo (22+0: Unsporting behaviour) 61+0' Tactical
19.Jamie Ewings
16.Dominic Kennedy
12.Patrick Walker (77+0: Unsporting behaviour) 61+0' Tactical
14.Mark Lamont 63+0' Tactical
15.Ally Graham 83+0' Tactical

MacDonald misses promotion decider

Airdrie defender Cameron MacDonald will miss out against Dumbarton in the second leg of the Scottish First Division play-off final.

The centre-back picked up an ankle injury in Wednesday night's 2-1 first-leg defeat and will play no part at New Broomfield.

Wingers Phil Johnston and Graeme Owens both remain sidelined with manager Jimmy Boyle predicting a high-scoring encounter.

He said: "Both teams play in a very open fashion and the first leg saw numerous half chances created and we could end up with a few goals in this one.

"As long as we score two more than them by the final whistle I will be delighted.

"We have not won against Dumbarton in our last four games and this would be a terrific game in which to put that right."

Dumbarton will be without suspended captain Paul Nugent.

Nugent was dismissed in the first leg at the Strathclyde Homes Stadium and will play no part in the return fixture.

Striker Craig Dargo has been ruled out with a hamstring injury with midfielder Mark Gilhaney rated extremely doubtful after picking up a similar problem on Wednesday.

Sons boss Alan Adamson said: "We will not look to defend as we have not played like that all season and we are not going to start now.

"We took a one goal lead to Arbroath last week and saw things out by playing our natural game.

"We will attack and Airdrie will attack and hopefully we will come out on top. If we do the same thing again then it will be a fantastic day for the club."

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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