Dumbarton 1 - 0 Albion Rovers

Saturday 18th February 2012
B Prunty (61)

Sons extend unbeaten run

Dumbarton kept up their unbeaten start to the year with a competent 1-0 victory over second-bottom Albion Rovers.

Bryan Prunty registered his 11th goal of the season to keep Dumbarton firmly in the play-offs and stretch their unbeaten league run to a sixth game.

Patrick Walker went close with a header after five minutes but it was relegation-threatened Albion who came closest to scoring before the break.

Ten minutes before half-time an Anthony Stevenson corner caused panic in the Sons' box, and Jordan Halsman had an effort parried by Stephen Grindlay before Daniel McKay's follow-up was blocked by Alan Lithgow.

The deadlock was broken 19 minutes into the second half as Prunty collected a Scott Agnew pass from the left and finished from 12 yards.

Agnew, played in by Prunty, almost put Dumbarton further ahead but Chris Fahey tipped his shot around the post.

OfficialDavid Somers
Attendance657
VenueStrathclyde Homes Stadium
Kick Off
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
1:23
Cross from Robert Love
1:25
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
1:41
Cross from Alan Reid
1:45
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
2:37
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
2:43
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
4:06
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot
4:18
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
4:55
Cross from James Creaney
5:00
Shot taken by Patrick Walker from the centre penalty area
5:10
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
5:49
Cross from James Creaney
5:51
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
5:56
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
6:04
Block taken by Ciaran Donnelly
7:03
Foul on Anthony Stevenson
7:10
Free Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
7:37
Cross from Patrick Walker
7:39
Block taken by Micheal O'Byrne
8:59
Cross from James Creaney
9:02
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
9:23
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
9:44
Clearance by Martin McNiff
9:55
Foul on Scott Agnew
10:13
BOOKING: Simon Marriott of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
10:18
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
11:25
Foul on James Creaney
11:29
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
12:57
Cross from James Creaney
12:59
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
14:15
Cross from Patrick Walker
14:18
Clearance by Anthony Stevenson
14:22
Corner taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
15:26
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
15:59
Cross from James Creaney
16:00
Clearance by Anthony Stevenson
17:38
Cross from James Creaney
17:40
Block taken by Alan Reid
18:30
Offside flag raised against Jordan Halsman
18:34
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
19:02
Foul on Robert Love
19:08
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
19:51
Foul on Barry Russell
19:56
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson from the right wing
20:12
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
20:23
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
20:54
Shot taken by Daniel McKay with his right foot
21:01
Block taken by Paul Nugent
21:03
Corner taken by Jordan Halsman using his left foot from the right byline
21:27
Clearance by Martin McNiff
21:55
Cross from Barry Russell
22:07
Offside flag raised against Scott Chaplain
22:09
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
22:43
Foul on Simon Marriott
22:53
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
23:24
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot
23:32
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
25:37
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot
25:48
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
26:22
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
26:27
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
26:45
Cross from Scott Agnew
26:48
Shot taken by Alan Lithgow from the centre penalty area
26:59
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
28:42
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
29:43
Offside flag raised against Daniel McKay
29:45
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
30:09
Cross from Ryan Finnie
30:13
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
31:04
Shot taken by Daniel McKay with his right foot
31:14
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
31:23
Foul on Bryan Prunty
31:28
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
32:24
Foul on Robert Love
32:29
Free Kick taken by Christopher Fahey from the right wing
33:56
Foul on Bryan Prunty
34:00
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
34:59
Shot taken by Barry Russell using his left foot
35:09
Block taken by Scott Agnew
35:13
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
35:46
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
37:14
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
37:17
Clearance by Simon Marriott
38:25
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
38:40
Foul on Ryan Finnie
38:50
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
39:23
Foul on James Creaney
39:34
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
40:04
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
40:55
Shot taken by Alan Reid with his right foot
41:07
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
41:28
Foul on Scott Chaplain
41:36
Free Kick taken by Jordan Halsman from the right wing
42:20
Hand Ball taken by Simon Marriott
42:22
Free Kick taken by Ryan Finnie
42:53
Offside flag raised against Daniel McKay
42:54
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
43:26
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
43:46
Shot taken by Martin McNiff from the centre penalty area
43:56
Save made by Christopher Fahey
44:36
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
44:45
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
Half Time
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
Second Half Started
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
46:15
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
47:09
Offside flag raised against Bryan Prunty
47:11
Free Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
48:15
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot
48:22
Block taken by Alan Lithgow
49:03
Foul on Jordan Halsman
49:09
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
50:28
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
50:30
Clearance by Anthony Stevenson
50:39
Cross from Robert Love
50:43
Block taken by James Creaney
50:46
Corner taken by Jordan Halsman using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
51:13
Foul on Simon Marriott
51:19
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
53:13
Foul on Simon Marriott
53:22
Free Kick taken by Jordan Halsman
53:43
Cross from Ciaran Donnelly
53:46
Clearance by Kevin Nicoll
55:58
Cross from James Creaney
56:00
Clearance by Robert Love
56:23
Cross from James Creaney
56:25
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty from the centre penalty area
56:36
Substitution for Dumbarton: Mark Lamont on for Ryan Finnie
57:06
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
57:44
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
57:47
Block taken by Ciaran Donnelly
58:24
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
58:39
Cross from Mark Lamont
58:43
Clearance by Anthony Stevenson
60:44
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
60:44
Dumbarton 1 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
63:19
Cross from Bryan Prunty
63:22
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the left six yard line
63:31
Save made by Christopher Fahey
63:33
Corner taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the left byline
63:51
Clearance by Anthony Stevenson
64:00
Foul on Scott Agnew
64:16
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
64:23
Cross from Scott Agnew
64:29
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
64:39
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Jack Werndly on for Robert Love
65:13
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
65:23
BOOKING: Anthony Stevenson of Albion Rovers given yellow card for dissent
65:48
Offside flag raised against Patrick Walker
65:50
Free Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
66:46
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
67:12
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
67:22
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ally Graham on for Patrick Walker
67:49
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
68:10
Offside flag raised against Daniel McKay
68:13
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
68:36
Offside flag raised against Ally Graham
68:37
Free Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
69:27
Offside flag raised against Ally Graham
69:30
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
70:37
Cross from Mark Lamont
70:39
Clearance by Ciaran Donnelly
70:47
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
70:51
Block taken by Barry Russell
71:46
Shot taken by Kevin Nicoll with his right foot
71:53
Block taken by Alan Reid
71:56
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
72:14
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
72:22
Substitution for Albion Rovers: John Gemmell on for Simon Marriott
73:04
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
75:52
Offside flag raised against Ally Graham
75:53
Free Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
76:46
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
76:50
Block taken by Barry Russell
76:58
Foul on Daniel McKay
77:08
Free Kick taken by Scott Chaplain
78:14
Cross from Barry Russell
78:22
Clearance by Paul Nugent
78:27
Cross from Jack Werndly
78:31
Clearance by Paul Nugent
78:33
Corner taken by Jordan Halsman using his left foot from the right byline
80:19
Cross from Jordan Halsman
80:23
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
81:05
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
81:09
Clearance by Anthony Stevenson
81:13
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
81:45
Shot taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot from the centre penalty area
81:55
Save made by Christopher Fahey
82:33
Substitution for Dumbarton: Anthony Wallace on for Kevin Nicoll
82:54
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
83:36
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
84:00
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
84:03
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
85:16
Cross from Bryan Prunty
85:19
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
86:07
Cross from Scott Agnew
86:09
Clearance by Anthony Stevenson
86:23
Foul on Ciaran Donnelly
86:27
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
86:53
Cross from Mark Lamont
86:58
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the right six yard line
87:09
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
87:32
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot
87:37
Save made by Christopher Fahey
87:40
Foul on Anthony Stevenson
87:48
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
88:23
Goal Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
89:49
Cross from John Gemmell
90:00
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
90:00+0:57
Foul on Daniel McKay
90:00+1:01
Free Kick taken by John Gemmell from the left wing
90:00+1:39
Foul on Mark Lamont
90:00+1:44
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
90:00+2:51
Offside flag raised against Bryan Prunty
90:00+2:52
Free Kick taken by Christopher Fahey
Full Time
Dumbarton 1 - 0 Albion Rovers

Dumbarton

vs

Albion Rovers

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
11
Shots
8
7
On Target
5
4
Off Target
3
25
Crosses
10
5
Corners
5
41
Throw Ins
25
3
Saves
4
6
Clearances
13
12
Goal Kicks
17
4
Blocks
7
18
Free Kicks
19
6
Offside
5
0
Hand Balls
1
0
Yellow Cards
2

Dumbarton

Formation: 3-4-1-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Ryan Finnie 57+0' Tactical
02.Paul Nugent
03.James Creaney
04.Alan Lithgow
05.Martin McNiff
08.Kevin Nicoll
08.Kevin Nicoll 83+0' Tactical
10.Scott Agnew
06.Mark Gilhaney
09.Bryan Prunty

Substitutes

12.Patrick Walker 68+0' Tactical
13.Arnaud Gastal
14.Anthony Wallace 83+0' Tactical
15.Ryan Borris
16.Ryan Borris
17.Mark Lamont 57+0' Tactical
18.Ally Graham 68+0' Tactical

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Christopher Fahey
17.Christopher Fahey
03.Barry Russell
04.Jordan Halsman
05.Anthony Stevenson (66+0: Dissent)
06.Micheal O'Byrne
07.Simon Marriott (11+0: Unsporting behaviour) 73+0' Tactical
08.Daniel McKay
09.Alan Reid
10.Ciaran Donnelly
11.Scott Chaplain

Substitutes

12.Robert Love 65+0' Tactical
13.Derek Gaston
14.Christopher Boyle
15.Ryan McStay
16.John Gemmell 73+0' Tactical
17.Jack Werndly 65+0' Tactical

Nicoll pushing for starting berth

Kevin Nicoll could return to Dumbarton's starting line-up against Albion.

The midfielder returned from suspension as a substitute in Dumbarton's midweek 1-1 draw against Forfar and will be pushing for a start against Albion.

Manager Alan Adamson, who has guided his side into third spot in Division Two, admitted he has a number of players with bumps and bruises following their encounter at Station Park.

However, he expects to have a full squad to choose from against the last side to defeat his men.

Adamson said: "We are now looking to consolidate our place in the play-off zone and also make up for a disappointing performance against the Rovers just before Christmas.

"It is always a feisty affair between these sides as there are so many ex-players on both sides."

Albion will be led by assistant manager Todd Lumsden as manager Paul Martin has been given time off to recover from a recent illness.

Lumsden welcomes back goalkeeper Derek Gaston after injury to give him a full squad to choose from as the Coatbridge men look for their first win since they defeated the Sons 3-1 back in December.

Martin's player/assistant said: "I have worked closely with Paul throughout my time at the club so there is unlikely to be many changes and we are approaching things on a business as usual basis.

"We are looking to get the full three points on board to not only get us moving up the way again in the table but as a pick me up to the Gaffer."

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 23 30 48
2 Arbroath 23 21 44
3 Dumbarton 22 1 35
4 Stenhousemuir 22 7 34
5 Up East Fife 22 -6 30
6 Up Brechin City 22 -3 29
7 Down Airdrieonians 24 -5 28
8 Forfar Athletic 22 -11 22
9 Albion Rovers 24 -17 22
10 Stirling Albion 22 -17 19

Updated 18/02/2012 at 17:01

 

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