Dumbarton 4 - 1 Stirling Albion

Saturday 25th February 2012
A Graham (46)
S Agnew (73)
M Gilhaney (80, 87)
S Davidson (3)

Four-star Sons secure victory

Mark Gilhaney scored a late brace as Dumbarton beat 10-man Stirling 4-1 at the Strathclyde Homes Stadium.

The Binos got off to a flying start when Scott Davidson's long-range drive found the bottom corner after three minutes.

Dumbarton hit back immediately after the restart, Ally Graham on hand to finish well inside the area from Patrick Walker's knock down.

But Davidson turned the villain 10 minutes later when he was dismissed after raising his hands to an opponent.

The Sons took the lead in the 73rd minute, Graham involved again as his cross was thumped home by Scott Agnew.

And two goals from Gilhaney, one in the 80th minute and another seven minutes later ensured a comfortable finish.

Defeat leaves Stirling bottom as they continue to search for a first win in eight outings.

OfficialBrian Winter
Attendance722
VenueStrathclyde Homes Stadium
Kick Off
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
1:47
Cross from John Crawley
1:54
Shot taken by Kevin Kelbie from the centre penalty area
2:08
Foul on Scott Agnew
2:52
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
2:56
Shot taken by Scott Davidson using his left foot from the right wing
2:56
Dumbarton 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Scott Davidson using his left foot from the right wing to the bottom left of the goal.
4:20
Foul on Ally Graham
4:30
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
4:48
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
6:11
Cross from Mark Lamont
6:20
Clearance by Callum Reidford
6:24
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
7:53
Cross from Mark Lamont
7:58
Clearance by John Crawley
8:09
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
8:36
Shot taken by Patrick Walker from the centre penalty area
9:06
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
10:24
Foul on Scott Agnew
10:48
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
11:16
Cross from Scott Davidson
11:19
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
12:41
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
13:51
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
13:55
Shot taken by Ally Graham from the centre penalty area
14:04
Save made by Callum Reidford
14:47
Cross from Graham Weir
14:52
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
17:20
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
18:40
Cross from Mark Lamont
19:08
Offside flag raised against Mark Gilhaney
19:12
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
19:22
Foul on Scott Agnew
19:29
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
20:00
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
20:05
Shot taken by Ally Graham with his right foot
20:34
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
21:34
Cross from Patrick Walker
21:39
Save made by Callum Reidford
23:37
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the right byline
23:44
Clearance by Anthony Wallace
23:49
Cross from John Crawley
23:53
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
23:58
Corner taken by John Crawley using his left foot from the left byline
24:19
Clearance by Anthony Wallace
25:01
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the centre penalty area
25:22
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
27:01
Cross from Mark Ferry
27:02
Shot taken by Kevin Kelbie with his right foot
27:36
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
27:40
Clearance by Sean Dillon
28:17
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
28:31
Foul on Kevin Kelbie
28:51
Free Kick taken by Shaun Fagan
28:58
Offside flag raised against Graham Weir
29:04
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
29:37
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
30:24
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
30:33
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right byline
30:54
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
31:19
Foul on Scott Agnew
31:33
BOOKING: Daly McSorley of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
33:13
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
34:49
Foul on Craig McLeish
35:00
Free Kick taken by Craig McLeish
35:36
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
35:41
Shot taken by Alan Lithgow from the centre penalty area
36:05
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
37:00
Cross from Shaun Fagan
37:02
Clearance by Paul Nugent
38:19
Offside flag raised against Ally Graham
39:01
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
39:20
Cross from Patrick Walker
39:25
Shot taken by Ally Graham with his right foot from the centre penalty area
40:33
Offside flag raised against Graham Weir
40:35
Free Kick taken by Paul Nugent
41:07
Offside flag raised against Graham Weir
41:08
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
41:31
Cross from Mark Lamont
41:33
Clearance by Gary Thom
41:38
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
41:56
Shot taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot
42:05
Save made by Callum Reidford
42:10
Shot taken by Patrick Walker with his right foot from the right six yard line
42:32
Foul on Martin McNiff
42:46
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
42:57
Offside flag raised against Ally Graham
43:23
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
44:15
Cross from Scott Davidson
44:19
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
45:00+0:34
Cross from Mark Lamont
45:00+0:43
Foul on Patrick Walker
45:00+1:09
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
Half Time
Dumbarton 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
Second Half Started
Dumbarton 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
45:05
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
46:33
Shot taken by Ally Graham with his right foot
46:33
Dumbarton 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Ally Graham with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
48:20
Foul on Patrick Walker
48:43
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
49:15
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
49:32
Cross from Mark Lamont
49:36
Clearance by John Crawley
51:03
Foul on Craig McLeish
51:06
Free Kick taken by Shaun Fagan
51:23
BOOKING: Shaun Fagan of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
51:41
Foul on Mark Lamont
52:26
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
52:45
Corner taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
53:09
Offside flag raised against Kevin Kelbie
53:29
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
54:28
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
54:51
Clearance by Shaun Fagan
55:29
Foul on James Creaney
55:33
DISMISSAL: Scott Davidson of Stirling Albion sent off for violent conduct
57:13
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
57:30
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Darren Smith on for Kevin Kelbie
59:00
Corner taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot from the right byline
59:04
Save made by Callum Reidford
59:25
Offside flag raised against Graham Weir
59:39
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
59:56
Corner taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the left byline
60:12
Clearance by Daly McSorley
60:33
Save made by Callum Reidford
60:43
Corner taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the left byline
60:54
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
61:07
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
61:46
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Alan Cook on for Shaun Fagan
62:47
Shot taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot
63:03
Corner taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot from the right byline
63:12
Foul on Callum Reidford
63:52
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
64:17
Cross from Darren Smith
64:21
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
65:25
Foul on Scott Agnew
65:33
Free Kick taken by Paul Nugent
66:24
Foul on John Crawley
66:36
BOOKING: Scott Agnew of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
67:11
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
67:26
BOOKING: Graham Weir of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
68:07
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
69:33
Substitution for Dumbarton: Kevin Nicoll on for James Creaney
72:54
Shot taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot
72:54
Dumbarton 2 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Scott Agnew with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
75:05
Foul on Gary Thom
75:30
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
75:50
Offside flag raised against Darren Smith
76:09
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
76:50
Cross from Mark Lamont
76:57
Shot taken by Ally Graham from the centre penalty area
77:14
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
77:59
Cross from Darren Smith
78:37
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
79:19
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
79:40
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the centre penalty area
79:40
Dumbarton 3 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
81:05
Shot taken by Darren Smith with his right foot
81:26
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
82:34
Cross from Alan Cook
82:38
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
84:27
Cross from Mark Ferry
84:58
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
86:01
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney from the centre penalty area
86:01
Dumbarton 4 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Mark Gilhaney from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
87:02
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ryan Borris on for Mark Lamont
89:07
Shot taken by Ryan Finnie with his right foot
90:00+1:24
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
Full Time
Dumbarton 4 - 1 Stirling Albion
Result
Dumbarton 4 - 1 Stirling Albion

Dumbarton

vs

Stirling Albion

4
Goals
1
4
Assists
0
16
Shots
5
6
On Target
1
10
Off Target
4
13
Crosses
11
11
Corners
4
20
Throw Ins
24
3
Saves
5
6
Clearances
7
8
Goal Kicks
9
17
Free Kicks
9
3
Offside
6
1
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
1

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Paul Nugent
03.James Creaney 70+0' Tactical
04.Alan Lithgow
07.Anthony Wallace
05.Martin McNiff
10.Scott Agnew (67+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Mark Gilhaney
12.Patrick Walker
14.Mark Lamont 88+0' Tactical
15.Ally Graham

Substitutes

12.Arnaud Gastal
13.Ryan Finnie
14.David Gray
15.Ryan Borris 88+0' Tactical
16.Kevin Nicoll 70+0' Tactical
17.Kevin Nicoll
18.David Gray
19.Ryan Borris

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Callum Reidford
02.Sean Dillon
03.Gary Thom
04.John Crawley
05.Shaun Fagan (52+0: Unsporting behaviour) 62+0' Tactical
06.Daly McSorley (32+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Mark Ferry
08.Craig McLeish
09.Scott Davidson (56+0: Violent Conduct)
10.Graham Weir (68+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Kevin Kelbie 58+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Samuel Filler
13.Devon Jacobs
14.Alan Cook 62+0' Tactical
15.Gavin McPherson
16.Darren Smith 58+0' Tactical

Adamson and Sons remain unchanged

Dumbarton host Stirling Albion and manager Alan Adamson has no new selection worries.

Adamson is set to name the same injury and suspension free squad that made it six wins in seven games at East Fife in midweek and he admits that he is no hurry to change anything.

"We have had a few games recently and you think about changing things but it would be unfair on a group of players that are flying at the moment to do that," he said.

The Sons lost 5-1 to their visitors on their patch earlier this season and Adamson added: "That was a strange game as it was 1-1 at half-time and then everything they hit in the second half flew in.

"It would be great to keep our run going and to make up for that defeat."

Stirling Albion defender Brian Allison begins a two-game ban as his side travel looking to repeat the 5-1 success they had over the Sons in the opening weeks of the season.

Shaun Dillon is available after injury and Joshua Flood comes back after a two-match suspension of his own.

However, Marc McCulloch and Andy Hunter both remain out with knocks and striker Lewis Bonar left this week to play in Australia.

Manager Greig McDonald said: "Alan Adamson has Dumbarton playing really well just now but we showed in the draw against Cowdenbeath in midweek that we can play a bit as well.

"If our performance level from that game can be repeated then we are in with a chance and I would settle for any kind of win."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 25 31 52
2 Arbroath 25 26 50
3 Dumbarton 24 5 41
4 Stenhousemuir 24 4 34
5 Up East Fife 24 -5 33
6 Down Brechin City 24 -3 32
7 Airdrieonians 25 -7 28
8 Forfar Athletic 24 -14 23
9 Albion Rovers 25 -17 23
10 Stirling Albion 24 -20 20

Updated 25/02/2012 at 17:05

 

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