Dumbarton 3 - 2 Arbroath

Monday 2nd January 2012
B Prunty (20)
A Lithgow (84)
P Walker (90+3)
S Doris (26)
J Falkingham (32)

Walker leaves it late

Dumbarton gained revenge on Arbroath for two defeats earlier in the season with a late Patrick Walker strike securing a 3-2 win.

The hosts went ahead after 20 minutes, Bryan Prunty getting on the end of Mark Lemont's cross from the left to head in his ninth goal of the season.

Arbroath levelled soon after through their top scorer Steven Doris, who powered home a Brian Kerr through ball to notch his 10th of the campaign.

Gavin Swankie played in Josh Falkingham to slot the Smokies ahead before the break.

Stephen Grindlay produced a great reaction save to deny Liam Caddis from extending Arbroath's lead after the interval and Alan Lithgow went down the other end to level for Dumbarton and set up a nervous finale.

And deep into stoppage time, substitute Walker drilled in Anthony Wallace's delivery to snatch Dumbarton's first win in five matches right at the death.

OfficialDes Roache
Attendance585
VenueStrathclyde Homes Stadium
Kick Off
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Arbroath
1:58
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
2:00
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
2:04
Cross from Paul Nugent
2:06
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
2:26
Cross from Gavin Swankie
2:30
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
2:58
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
3:23
Foul on Liam Caddis
3:27
Free Kick taken by Craig Wedderburn
4:10
Foul on Alan Lithgow
4:15
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
5:23
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
6:06
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
6:18
Block taken by Brian Kerr
6:28
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
6:50
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the right penalty area
7:05
Block taken by Anthony Wallace
7:10
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the right byline
7:29
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the centre penalty area
7:48
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
8:02
Shot taken by Mark Baxter using his left foot
8:21
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
8:26
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the left penalty area
8:40
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
8:47
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
9:03
Clearance by Paul Nugent
9:13
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
9:17
Clearance by Anthony Wallace
9:23
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie using his left foot from the left byline
9:39
Shot taken by Liam Caddis from the centre penalty area
9:57
Clearance by Paul Nugent
10:44
Cross from Mark Lamont
10:50
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
10:53
Shot taken by James Creaney using his left foot
11:04
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
11:14
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
11:34
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
12:48
Cross from Steven Doris
12:55
Clearance by James Creaney
13:05
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the right byline
13:22
Clearance by Stephen Grindlay
13:48
Cross from Bryan Prunty
13:53
Shot taken by Ally Graham from the centre penalty area
14:07
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
14:24
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
14:28
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty from the centre penalty area
14:39
Save made by Darren Hill
15:04
Cross from Mark Lamont
15:11
Save made by Darren Hill
17:25
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
17:39
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
17:54
Foul on Gavin Swankie
18:02
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
18:26
Cross from Gavin Swankie
18:30
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the centre penalty area
18:48
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
19:05
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty from the centre penalty area
19:05
Dumbarton 1 - 0 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Bryan Prunty from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
21:15
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
21:18
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
22:01
Foul on Paul Sheerin
22:05
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
22:22
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
22:26
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
23:20
Cross from Bryan Prunty
23:22
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
23:28
Foul on James Creaney
23:36
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
24:10
Shot taken by Kevin Nicoll with his right foot
24:26
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
24:44
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
24:51
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
25:15
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the centre penalty area
25:15
Dumbarton 1 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Steven Doris with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
26:24
Offside flag raised against Ally Graham
26:30
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
26:50
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
26:52
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
27:25
Foul on Gavin Swankie
27:30
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham
27:50
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
28:16
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
28:28
Block taken by Kevin Nicoll
28:33
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the left byline
28:42
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
29:05
Foul on Steven Doris
29:10
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham
30:50
Cross from Liam Caddis
30:53
Clearance by Anthony Wallace
31:07
Cross from Gavin Swankie
31:13
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the centre penalty area
31:13
Dumbarton 1 - 2 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
33:30
Cross from Mark Lamont
33:36
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
34:19
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
34:27
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
34:39
Foul on Mark Lamont
34:51
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
35:19
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
35:47
Save made by Darren Hill
36:41
Cross from Mark Lamont
36:49
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
37:57
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
38:03
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
38:19
Cross from Scott Agnew
38:31
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
40:00
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
40:09
Shot taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the left penalty area
40:28
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
42:17
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
42:51
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
43:00
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
43:15
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
43:19
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
43:39
Cross from Scott Agnew
43:46
Save made by Darren Hill
44:03
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
44:54
BOOKING: Kevin Nicoll of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Half Time
Dumbarton 1 - 2 Arbroath
Second Half Started
Dumbarton 1 - 2 Arbroath
46:54
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
47:00
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
48:48
Cross from Ally Graham
48:52
Save made by Darren Hill
49:14
Cross from Brian Kerr
49:21
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
51:23
Offside flag raised against Steven Doris
51:25
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
52:18
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
52:30
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
53:37
Cross from Liam Caddis
53:41
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right penalty area
53:57
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
54:22
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
54:29
BOOKING: James Creaney of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:42
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin from the right wing
55:00
Cross from Paul Sheerin
55:16
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
55:57
Cross from Mark Baxter
56:00
Clearance by Paul Nugent
56:49
Cross from Gavin Swankie
56:57
Shot taken by Liam Caddis with his right foot from the right six yard line
57:12
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
57:18
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
58:17
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
58:23
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot
58:41
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
58:56
Foul on Brian Kerr
59:01
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
60:18
Cross from Mark Baxter
60:23
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
60:44
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot
60:58
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
61:15
Foul on Bryan Prunty
61:21
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
61:47
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left penalty area
62:00
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
62:30
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
62:31
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
63:17
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
63:54
Cross from Gavin Swankie
63:57
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the centre penalty area
64:12
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
64:17
Foul on Bryan Prunty
64:22
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
64:51
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
65:07
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
65:33
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
66:27
Cross from Mark Lamont
66:30
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
67:47
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
68:08
Cross from Mark Lamont
68:13
Block taken by Brian Kerr
68:19
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
68:32
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
68:35
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
72:24
Cross from Paul Nugent
72:28
Clearance by Mark Baxter
72:37
Foul on Liam Caddis
72:41
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham
73:05
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
73:08
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
73:23
Cross from Gavin Swankie
73:28
Shot taken by Steven Doris from the centre penalty area
73:40
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
74:44
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the right penalty area
75:00
Substitution for Arbroath: Lee Sibanda on for Liam Caddis
75:44
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
75:47
Foul on Mark Lamont
76:00
Free Kick taken by Kevin Nicoll
76:46
Cross from Paul Nugent
76:48
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
77:01
Block taken by Craig Wedderburn
77:06
Corner taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
77:37
Offside flag raised against Scott Agnew
78:03
Substitution for Dumbarton: Patrick Walker on for Ally Graham
79:51
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
79:57
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
80:10
Cross from Scott Agnew
80:23
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
82:02
Corner taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the right byline
82:34
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
82:53
Cross from Scott Agnew
83:01
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
83:58
Shot taken by Alan Lithgow with his right foot from the left six yard line
83:58
Dumbarton 2 - 2 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Alan Lithgow with his right foot from the left six yard line to the top left of the goal.
86:31
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left penalty area
86:47
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
87:04
Shot taken by Mark Lamont using his left foot
87:24
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ryan Borris on for Scott Agnew
88:04
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
88:15
Free Kick taken by Anthony Wallace
88:43
Foul on Ryan Borris
88:50
Free Kick taken by Kevin Nicoll
89:50
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
89:56
Free Kick taken by James Creaney
89:58
BOOKING: Lee Sibanda of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+1:09
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+1:24
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
90:00+1:33
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
90:00+2:07
Shot taken by Keith Gibson with his right foot
90:00+2:35
Shot taken by Patrick Walker with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+2:35
Dumbarton 3 - 2 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Patrick Walker with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
90:00+2:58
Substitution for Arbroath: Kevin Brown on for Paul Sheerin
Full Time
Dumbarton 3 - 2 Arbroath
Result
Dumbarton 3 - 2 Arbroath

Dumbarton

vs

Arbroath

3
Goals
2
3
Assists
2
15
Shots
19
8
On Target
11
7
Off Target
8
25
Crosses
15
9
Corners
7
29
Throw Ins
22
6
Saves
5
10
Clearances
11
12
Goal Kicks
12
2
Blocks
3
18
Free Kicks
11
2
Offside
5
2
Yellow Cards
1

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Paul Nugent
03.James Creaney (55+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Alan Lithgow
07.Anthony Wallace
06.Mark Lemont
08.Kevin Nicoll
08.Kevin Nicoll (45+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Scott Agnew 88+0' Tactical
14.Mark Lamont
06.Mark Gilhaney

Substitutes

09.Bryan Prunty
15.Ally Graham 79+0' Tactical
14.Kieran Brannan
15.James Lyden
16.Ryan Borris 88+0' Tactical
17.Ryan Borris
18.Graeme Ramage
19.Patrick Walker 79+0' Tactical

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Stuart Malcolm
03.Craig Wedderburn
04.Liam Caddis 75+0' Tactical
05.Mark Baxter
06.Mark Baxter
07.Kieran McAnespie
08.Joshua Falkingham
09.Brian Kerr
10.Paul Sheerin 90+3' Tactical
11.Gavin Swankie

Substitutes

12.Steven Doris
13.Michael White
14.Beau Busch
15.Kevin Brown 90+3' Tactical
16.Keith Gibson
17.Lee Sibanda (90+0: Unsporting behaviour) 75+0' Tactical

Sons aim to upset the odds

Dumbarton will again be without midfield duo Kevin Nicoll and Martin McNiff when they entertain second-placed Arbroath

Nicoll (groin) and McNiff (foot) miss out as the Sons finally get back to action after more than three weeks of being idle due to the weather, with manager Alan Adamson looking forward to finally seeing on-loan recruit Ally Graham in action.

Adamson said: "It has been a frustrating period for everyone but hopefully we can get going again against Arbroath.

"We have lost 4-3 both times against them this season in crazy games and after having a soft penalty awarded against us in one and a man sent off for very little in the other, we feel we are due a bit of luck."

Arbroath hope influential midfielder Josh Falkingham will return after a one-game injury-enforced absence.

Striker Jordan Elfverson is also facing a late fitness test due to a back injury as the Gayfield men start playing catch-up with leaders Cowdenbeath.

Manager Paul Sheerin said: "With our game against Stirling being abandoned on Boxing Day we lost the opportunity to stick together with Cowdenbeath so we know that we have to win this game to remain firmly on their tails.

"There have been 14 goals in the two games between ourselves and Dumbarton this season as we both have really good players going forward but could do with being tighter at the back.

"We will make a final decision on whether Josh can feature after he has trained over the weekend."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 18 23 38
2 Arbroath 17 12 32
3 Stenhousemuir 18 5 28
4 Airdrieonians 19 -2 24
5 Up Brechin City 18 -3 24
6 Up Dumbarton 17 -3 22
7 Down Albion Rovers 18 -5 21
8 East Fife 16 -12 19
9 Up Stirling Albion 15 -8 15
10 Down Forfar Athletic 16 -7 14

Updated 2/01/2012 at 17:05

 

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