Airdrieonians 2 - 3 Dumbarton

Saturday 21st January 2012
R Donnelly (15)
J Boyle (36)
A Lithgow (34)
S Agnew (67)
P Walker (88)

Walker leaves it late

Substitute Patrick Walker scored an 88th-minute winner as Dumbarton twice came from behind to win 3-2 at 10-man Airdrie.

Ryan Donnelly put the hosts in front after 15 minutes when he swept home from William McLaren's delivery.

Defender Alan Lithgow equalised for the visitors in the 34th minute, meeting Scott Agnew's inswinging corner to head into the net.

But the home side regained the lead just two minutes later courtesy of striker John Boyle's neat finish.

Three minutes after the interval Airdrie defender Cameron MacDonald was shown a straight red card for violent conduct following his challenge on Bryan Prunty.

Midfielder Agnew fired in from deep inside the penalty area to level things after 67 minutes before Walker, introduced in the 59th minute, scored from close range to grab the winner with just two minutes of normal time remaining.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance743
VenueExcelsior Stadium
Kick Off
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Dumbarton
1:24
Shot taken by William McLaren with his right foot from the left penalty area
1:42
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
3:09
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
4:09
Foul on Sean Lynch
4:21
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
6:33
Foul on Bryan Prunty
6:42
Free Kick taken by Kevin Nicoll
6:57
Offside flag raised against Bryan Prunty
6:58
Free Kick taken by Nathan Blockley
9:09
Offside flag raised against Bryan Prunty
9:11
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
10:05
Foul on James Creaney
10:14
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
11:43
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
14:48
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the centre penalty area
14:48
Airdrieonians 1 - 0 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
16:14
Offside flag raised against John Boyle
16:16
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
17:38
Foul on William McLaren
17:46
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
18:16
Offside flag raised against Ally Graham
18:17
Free Kick taken by Nathan Blockley
22:12
Foul on Nathan Blockley
22:21
Free Kick taken by William McLaren from the right wing
22:34
Cross from William McLaren
22:40
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
23:01
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
25:15
Foul on James Creaney
25:30
BOOKING: Jamie Bain of Airdrieonians given yellow card for dissent
26:17
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
27:22
Foul on Bryan Prunty
27:31
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
28:32
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
28:41
Foul on William McLaren
28:46
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
29:03
Cross from James Stevenson
29:07
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
29:14
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline
30:21
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
30:43
Save made by Connor Fairley
31:25
Shot taken by Paul Lovering using his left foot
31:55
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
32:41
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
33:18
Shot taken by Alan Lithgow from the centre penalty area
33:18
Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Alan Lithgow from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
34:28
Offside flag raised against Ally Graham
34:30
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
35:08
Shot taken by John Boyle using his left foot from the centre penalty area
35:08
Airdrieonians 2 - 1 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by John Boyle using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
39:05
Foul on John Boyle
39:19
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
41:15
Foul on Mark Lamont
41:31
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
42:24
Shot taken by Paul Lovering from the centre penalty area
42:56
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
43:04
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
44:23
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot
45:00+0:06
Foul on Ryan Finnie
45:00+0:14
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
Half Time
Airdrieonians 2 - 1 Dumbarton
Second Half Started
Airdrieonians 2 - 1 Dumbarton
46:47
Foul on Bryan Prunty
47:25
DISMISSAL: Cameron MacDonald of Airdrieonians sent off for violent conduct
48:12
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
50:01
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Graeme Goodall on for John Boyle
51:59
BOOKING: Alan Lithgow of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
52:45
Foul on Mark Lamont
52:58
Free Kick taken by James Creaney
53:37
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
58:11
Substitution for Dumbarton: Patrick Walker on for Ally Graham
59:24
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the centre penalty area
59:34
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
59:45
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
61:07
Shot taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot from the centre penalty area
61:26
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
62:02
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
62:19
Clearance by James Stevenson
64:11
Offside flag raised against Patrick Walker
64:13
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
65:14
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
66:09
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the right byline
66:09
Airdrieonians 2 - 2 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline to the bottom right of the goal.
67:29
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
68:06
BOOKING: James Creaney of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
70:15
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
70:37
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
71:17
Offside flag raised against Patrick Walker
71:28
Free Kick taken by Nathan Blockley
72:33
BOOKING: Patrick Walker of Dumbarton given yellow card for dissent
73:28
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
73:49
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Graeme Owens on for James Stevenson
75:18
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
78:17
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline
78:49
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ryan Borris on for Mark Lamont
78:52
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
80:45
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the centre penalty area
80:55
Save made by Connor Fairley
81:05
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
82:07
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
82:20
Save made by Connor Fairley
83:57
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
85:17
Hand Ball taken by Alan Lithgow
85:38
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
85:49
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Scott Sally on for Ryan Donnelly
86:51
Hand Ball taken by Scott Sally
86:54
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
87:36
Shot taken by Patrick Walker with his right foot from the centre penalty area
87:36
Airdrieonians 2 - 3 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Patrick Walker with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
88:38
BOOKING: Graeme Owens of Airdrieonians given yellow card for dissent
90:00+1:45
Substitution for Dumbarton: Paul Nugent on for Ryan Finnie
90:00+4:23
Corner taken by James Creaney with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
Full Time
Airdrieonians 2 - 3 Dumbarton
Result
Airdrieonians 2 - 3 Dumbarton

Airdrieonians

vs

Dumbarton

2
Goals
3
2
Assists
0
8
Shots
5
5
On Target
3
3
Off Target
2
2
Crosses
0
3
Corners
9
13
Throw Ins
18
3
Saves
4
1
Clearances
0
4
Goal Kicks
9
12
Free Kicks
10
1
Offside
6
1
Hand Balls
1
2
Yellow Cards
3
1
Red Cards
0

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Connor Fairley
02.Paul Lovering
03.Cameron MacDonald (48+0: Violent Conduct)
04.Kieron Stallard
05.Jamie Bain (26+0: Dissent)
06.Sean Lynch
07.James Stevenson 74+0' Injury
08.Nathan Blockley
09.William McLaren
10.John Boyle 51+0' Tactical
11.Ryan Donnelly 86+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Andrew Duncan
13.Graeme Goodall 51+0' Tactical
14.Graeme Owens (89+0: Dissent) 74+0' Injury
15.Scott Sally 86+0' Tactical
16.Derek Holmes

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Ryan Finnie 90+2' Tactical
03.James Creaney (69+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Alan Lithgow (52+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Martin McNiff
08.Kevin Nicoll
08.Kevin Nicoll
10.Scott Agnew
06.Mark Gilhaney
09.Bryan Prunty
14.Mark Lamont 79+0' Tactical

Substitutes

15.Ally Graham 59+0' Tactical
13.Arnaud Gastal
14.Paul Nugent 90+2' Tactical
15.Anthony Wallace
16.Ryan Borris 79+0' Tactical
17.Ryan Borris
18.Patrick Walker (73+0: Dissent) 59+0' Tactical

Owens' goal is to be fit for Dumbarton clash

Airdrie winger Graeme Owens is a doubt for the home clash with Dumbarton with a place in the play-off zone available to the winners.

Manager Jimmy Boyle's search to bring in a goalkeeper and a full-back to bolster his squad so far proving fruitless.

Boyle is determined his men get into the top four as he said: "Our aim at the start of the season was to make the play-offs and that remains our aim now.

"Dumbarton will come here and attack us and we need to counter that.

"Cowdenbeath showed why they are league leaders when they beat us last week but if we show the dig that we showed when we defeated Albion Rovers and Forfar in the league recently then we will do okay."

Dumbarton will be without midfielder Kieran Brannan, who has joined Clyde on loan after the return to fitness of Martin McNiff and Kevin Nicoll.

Sons manager Alan Adamson is hoping to bring in a striker with SPL experience prior to kick-off for a contest he believes will have goals in it.

Adamson said: "Airdrie like to attack and so do we, so it should be an open contest. We looked a more solid outfit against Brechin last week so hopefully we can continue that in this game.

"A win keeps us right in the hunt for a play-off place and also opens up a gap on Airdrie so that has to be our aim."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 20 24 41
2 Arbroath 19 17 36
3 Stenhousemuir 19 4 28
4 Dumbarton 19 -1 28
5 Up Brechin City 19 -4 24
6 Down Airdrieonians 21 -5 24
7 Up East Fife 18 -11 23
8 Down Albion Rovers 20 -11 21
9 Up Forfar Athletic 18 -5 20
10 Down Stirling Albion 17 -8 18

Updated 21/01/2012 at 16:59

 

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