Dumbarton 0 - 4 East Fife

Saturday 17th March 2012
R Wallace (4, 24)
[OG] S Grindlay (23)
S Dalziel (51)

Durie has Fifers marching

A commanding first-half display helped East Fife and new boss Gordon Durie to an emphatic 4-0 win over Dumbarton.

Ryan Wallace gave East Fife the lead inside three minutes when he headed home Robert Sloan's right-wing corner.

Two goals in two minutes then effectively put the game beyond Dumbarton's reach as first Sons Goalkeeper Stephen Grindlay diverted the ball into his own net before Wallace pounced again just sixty seconds later to grab his second with a right-footed finish from Scott Dalziel's knockdown.

The visitors added gloss to the scoreline soon after the break when striker Dalziel got on the scoresheet himself, firing home from inside the area to ensure there was no way back for Alan Adamson's promotion chasers.

OfficialCharlie Richmond
Attendance713
VenueStrathclyde Homes Stadium
Kick Off
Dumbarton 0 - 0 East Fife
1:14
Foul on Scott Dalziel
1:20
Free Kick taken by Andrew Cook
1:37
Offside flag raised against Robert Linn
1:39
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
3:02
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline
3:40
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace from the centre penalty area
3:40
Dumbarton 0 - 1 East Fife
GOAL scored by Ryan Wallace from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
4:49
Shot taken by Patrick Walker using his left foot from the centre penalty area
5:03
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
5:23
Foul on Scott Dalziel
5:29
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
7:16
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline
7:49
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
8:28
Shot taken by Patrick Walker with his right foot from the centre penalty area
8:43
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
9:26
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
9:33
Free Kick taken by Paul Nugent
9:47
Offside flag raised against Mark Gilhaney
9:50
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
10:59
Offside flag raised against Ryan Wallace
11:01
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
11:54
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
12:01
Free Kick taken by Mark Gilhaney from the left wing
12:18
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
14:07
Offside flag raised against Scott Dalziel
14:09
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
14:39
Foul on Craig Dargo
14:46
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
16:53
Shot taken by Darren McCormack with his right foot
17:02
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
17:07
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
17:28
Clearance by Kevin Nicoll
18:11
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
18:48
Foul on Ryan Wallace
18:54
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
19:31
Foul on Craig Dargo
19:37
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
20:05
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
20:14
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
20:29
Save made by Michael Brown
21:04
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline
22:16
Dumbarton 0 - 2 East Fife
OWN GOAL scored by Stephen Grindlay to the bottom right of the goal.
23:31
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area
23:31
Dumbarton 0 - 3 East Fife
GOAL scored by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
26:06
Shot taken by Craig Dargo using his left foot from the centre penalty area
26:18
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
26:54
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
30:45
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
31:16
Clearance by Kevin Nicoll
33:03
Foul on Craig Dargo
33:08
Free Kick taken by Paul Nugent
33:52
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
33:59
Save made by Michael Brown
34:16
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
34:23
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
35:41
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
35:42
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
36:38
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
37:01
Offside flag raised against Scott Dalziel
37:03
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
38:05
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
38:13
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
39:12
Foul on Scott Dalziel
39:17
Free Kick taken by Andrew Cook
40:13
Foul on Robert Linn
40:18
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan from the right wing
40:30
Shot taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right wing
40:33
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
42:24
Foul on Robert Linn
42:29
Free Kick taken by Ryan Wallace
42:31
BOOKING: Paul Nugent of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
43:26
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
43:32
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
44:37
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline
45:00+0:10
Foul on Paul Nugent
45:00+0:14
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
45:00+0:31
Foul on Patrick Walker
45:00+0:38
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
45:00+1:47
Shot taken by Craig Dargo with his right foot
45:00+1:56
Save made by Michael Brown
Half Time
Dumbarton 0 - 3 East Fife
Second Half Started
Dumbarton 0 - 3 East Fife
45:09
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
46:51
Foul on Patrick Walker
46:57
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
47:49
Shot taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot
47:56
Save made by Michael Brown
48:50
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline
49:25
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
50:44
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel using his left foot from the centre penalty area
50:44
Dumbarton 0 - 4 East Fife
GOAL scored by Scott Dalziel using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
52:42
Offside flag raised against Ryan Wallace
52:43
Free Kick taken by Anthony Wallace
53:21
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
53:29
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
53:35
Substitution for Dumbarton: Dominic Kennedy on for David Gray
55:11
Foul on Robert Linn
55:15
Free Kick taken by Darren McCormack
55:40
Foul on Scott Dalziel
55:50
Free Kick taken by Robert Linn from the left wing
58:29
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
58:51
Clearance by Scott Dalziel
58:53
Shot taken by Ally Graham with his right foot from the centre penalty area
59:01
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
60:46
Foul on Craig Dargo
60:53
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
61:12
Shot taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot
61:19
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
61:52
Foul on Robert Linn
61:58
Free Kick taken by David White
62:44
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
62:47
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
63:12
Foul on Dominic Kennedy
63:17
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
63:39
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
63:41
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
64:21
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
65:35
Substitution for East Fife: Paul McQuade on for Scott Dalziel
67:38
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
69:15
Shot taken by Robert Linn using his left foot from the centre penalty area
69:26
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
70:58
Offside flag raised against Patrick Walker
71:01
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
72:17
Foul on Robert Sloan
72:31
Free Kick taken by Ryan Wallace
72:57
Substitution for East Fife: David Muir on for Darren Smith
73:24
Substitution for Dumbarton: Bryan Prunty on for Patrick Walker
74:17
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
74:24
Free Kick taken by Paul Nugent
74:43
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the right penalty area
74:56
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
76:22
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
76:24
Free Kick taken by Darren McCormack
77:08
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the centre penalty area
77:16
Save made by Michael Brown
78:14
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline
78:41
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
79:16
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline going out of play
79:56
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
80:24
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
80:29
Free Kick taken by Kevin Nicoll
81:13
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty from the centre penalty area
81:21
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
81:55
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
84:51
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
84:59
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
85:41
Shot taken by Paul McQuade with his right foot from the centre penalty area
86:01
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
86:31
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
86:47
Clearance by David White
87:02
Substitution for East Fife: John Ovenstone on for Neil Janczyk
88:18
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace using his left foot from the centre penalty area
88:27
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
89:39
Foul on Robert Linn
89:42
Free Kick taken by Andrew Cook from the left wing
90:00+0:07
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
90:00+3:11
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
Full Time
Dumbarton 0 - 4 East Fife

Dumbarton

vs

East Fife

0
Goals
4
0
Assists
3
13
Shots
9
4
On Target
6
9
Off Target
3
4
Corners
9
24
Throw Ins
19
6
Saves
5
2
Clearances
2
9
Goal Kicks
12
20
Free Kicks
17
6
Offside
5
1
Yellow Cards
0

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Paul Nugent (43+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Alan Lithgow
07.Anthony Wallace
05.Martin McNiff
08.Kevin Nicoll
08.Kevin Nicoll
10.Scott Agnew
15.David Gray 54+0' Tactical
06.Mark Gilhaney
11.Craig Dargo

Substitutes

12.Patrick Walker 74+0' Tactical
13.Arnaud Gastal
14.James Lyden
15.Dominic Kennedy 54+0' Tactical
16.Bryan Prunty 74+0' Tactical
17.Ally Graham

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Brown
02.Scott Durie
03.David White
04.Darren McCormack
05.Andrew Cook
06.Darren Smith 73+0' Tactical
07.Neil Janczyk 88+0' Injury
08.Robert Sloan
09.Ryan Wallace
10.Robert Linn
11.Scott Dalziel 66+0' Injury

Substitutes

12.Andrew Collier
13.David Muir 73+0' Tactical
14.John Ovenstone 88+0' Injury
15.James Martin
16.Paul McQuade 66+0' Injury

Sons waiting on Mptata

Dumbarton will include new signing Arlan Mptata against East Fife if international clearance comes through in time.

The 19-year-old French winger will look to boost a depleted Sons squad who are looking for a seventh successive victory over the Fifers.

James Creaney (suspension), Marc Lamont (knee) and on-loan Hamilton youngster Ryan Finnie (Scotland Under-17 duty) all miss out while Bryan Prunty is struggling with a virus.

Manager Alan Adamson said: "We could be a bit short of numbers so I will need to shuffle the pack a bit.

"We still need a few wins to be sure of a play-off place and while we have a good record over East Fife that will count for nothing once the first whistle goes."

East Fife have defender John Ovenstone and striker Paul McQuade available again after injury as they look to set themselves up for a late assault on a play-off place.

Stevie Campbell and Craig Johnstone have been ruled out, however, while David Muir is struggling with a back injury and the experienced Stevie Hislop (virus) is a doubt.

Newly-appointed manager Gordon Durie said: "Dumbarton have been a bogey team for us but we are looking to put that right in this game.

"Training this week has been good and we will be going all out to win the three points and get ourselves right back into the hunt."M

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 29 34 60
2 Arbroath 29 28 56
3 Dumbarton 29 0 45
4 Stenhousemuir 29 5 41
5 East Fife 29 -3 38
6 Brechin City 29 -7 37
7 Airdrieonians 29 -3 36
8 Forfar Athletic 29 -14 30
9 Stirling Albion 29 -19 28
10 Albion Rovers 29 -21 26

Updated 17/03/2012 at 17:01