Arbroath 2 - 0 Dumbarton

Saturday 10th March 2012
C Innes (24)
S Doris (27)

Smokies are on fire

Arbroath extended their unbeaten run to 11 games with a straightforward 2-0 win over third-placed Dumbarton.

After Mark Gilhaney had blazed an early chance for the Sons over the crossbar, two goals in three first-half minutes put the home side firmly in control.

First, Liam Caddis crossed from the left-hand side for Chris Innes to meet 12 yards out and stroke the ball into the bottom-left corner after 23 minutes.

The home side doubled their lead when Caddis again crossed - this time from the right - on to the head of Steven Doris to convert for his 17th goal of the season.

Stuart Malcolm headed over when well-placed as Arbroath looked to extend their lead and they easily saw off the lacklustre visitors.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance824
VenueGayfield Park
Kick Off
Arbroath 0 - 0 Dumbarton
1:12
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
1:36
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
2:17
Shot taken by Liam Caddis using his left foot from the left penalty area
2:36
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
4:51
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot
7:27
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
7:32
Free Kick taken by Ryan Finnie
9:29
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
10:00
Foul on Scott Agnew
10:05
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
15:47
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ally Graham on for Bryan Prunty
18:08
Foul on Scott Agnew
18:13
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
18:39
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
18:59
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
23:16
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the left byline
23:39
Clearance by Paul Nugent
23:47
Shot taken by Chris Innes with his right foot from the left wing
23:47
Arbroath 1 - 0 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Chris Innes with his right foot from the left wing to the bottom left of the goal.
26:41
Shot taken by Liam Caddis from the right penalty area
26:41
Arbroath 2 - 0 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Steven Doris from the right penalty area going centre high of the goal.
30:21
BOOKING: Kevin Nicoll of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
35:08
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
35:13
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
36:36
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
37:51
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm
Half Time
Arbroath 2 - 0 Dumbarton
Second Half Started
Arbroath 2 - 0 Dumbarton
48:34
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
54:50
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
55:33
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
56:58
Hand Ball taken by Liam Caddis
57:02
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
57:35
Substitution for Dumbarton: David Gray on for James Creaney
61:32
Foul on Collin Samuel
61:39
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
61:52
Offside flag raised against Steven Doris
65:34
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
65:56
Substitution for Arbroath: Gavin Swankie on for Collin Samuel
71:13
Foul on Steven Doris
71:19
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
72:21
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
72:47
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
74:51
Substitution for Arbroath: Beau Busch on for Chris Innes
77:20
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
77:23
Free Kick taken by Mark Gilhaney
78:12
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
80:28
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
80:34
Free Kick taken by David Gray
80:38
BOOKING: Kieran McAnespie of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
81:19
Shot taken by David Gray with his right foot
81:32
Save made by Darren Hill
81:36
Substitution for Arbroath: Keith Gibson on for Liam Caddis
85:19
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
85:47
Clearance by Paul Nugent
85:49
Shot taken by Keith Gibson using his left foot
89:05
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
89:54
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
Full Time
Arbroath 2 - 0 Dumbarton

Arbroath

vs

Dumbarton

2
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
6
Shots
2
3
On Target
1
3
Off Target
1
6
Corners
1
16
Throw Ins
11
1
Saves
1
1
Clearances
4
1
Goal Kicks
5
3
Free Kicks
6
1
Offside
0
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Yellow Cards
1

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Stuart Malcolm
03.Chris Innes 75+0' Tactical
04.Liam Caddis 82+0' Tactical
05.Mark Baxter
06.Mark Baxter
07.Kieran McAnespie (81+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Joshua Falkingham
09.Brian Kerr
10.Paul Sheerin
11.Steven Doris

Substitutes

12.Collin Samuel 66+0' Tactical
13.Michael White
14.Beau Busch 75+0' Tactical
15.Lee Sibanda
16.Gavin Swankie 66+0' Tactical
17.Keith Gibson 82+0' Tactical

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Ryan Finnie
02.Paul Nugent
03.James Creaney 58+0' Tactical
04.Alan Lithgow
05.Martin McNiff
08.Kevin Nicoll
08.Kevin Nicoll (31+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Scott Agnew
06.Mark Gilhaney
09.Bryan Prunty 16+0' Injury

Substitutes

11.Craig Dargo
13.Arnaud Gastal
14.Anthony Wallace
15.David Gray 58+0' Tactical
16.Patrick Walker
17.Ally Graham 16+0' Injury

Arbroath short at back

Second-placed Arbroath have problems in the centre of defence for the visit of Dumbarton in third.

Craig Wedderburn is suspended and Stuart Malcolm and Chris Innes are injury doubts.

Striker Jordan Elfverson misses out again with a back injury.

Manager Paul Sheerin wants his side to get back to winning ways after two draws on their home patch.

Sheerin said: "Our home form has hurt us recently but we have the chance to put that right by beating Dumbarton.

"They are usually high-scoring matches when we get together and hopefully this one will be, but we get one more than them.

"Cowdenbeath are in the driving seat but we need to win games and see where it takes us."

Dumbarton have added former Inverness and St Mirren striker Craig Dargo to their ranks.

Midfielder Ryan Borris has joined Stranraer while on-loan St Mirren youngster Mark Lamont is struggling with an Achilles problem.

The Sons lost for the first time in 2012 when leaders Cowdenbeath beat them in midweek, and boss Alan Adamson is looking for his men to bounce back straight away.

"We had been on a great run but it is over now so we will just look to start a new good run," he said.

"The three games with Arbroath this season have been great with 19 goals in them and hopefully this one will be as well."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 28 34 59
2 Arbroath 28 28 55
3 Dumbarton 28 4 45
4 Stenhousemuir 28 5 40
5 East Fife 28 -7 35
6 Brechin City 28 -8 34
7 Airdrieonians 28 -6 33
8 Forfar Athletic 28 -11 30
9 Stirling Albion 28 -19 27
10 Albion Rovers 28 -20 26

Updated 10/03/2012 at 17:01

 
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