Dumbarton 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic

Saturday 31st March 2012
[OG] G Paterson (56)

Loons sent crazy by Paterson og

Struggling Forfar's survival hopes suffered a setback as goalkeeper Greg Paterson's own goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat at high-flying Dumbarton.

The first half was one of few chances, with the best opportunity falling to Forfar striker Dale Hilson as he fired wide from 12 yards.

Dumbarton gradually began to take control in the second half and were denied by a good save from Paterson, who punched away Alan Lithgow's close-range header.

Paterson would soon be the architect of Forfar's downfall however, as he diverted Scott Agnew's left-wing corner into his own net to put the home side ahead.

The keeper's error proved to be a fatal one as Dumbarton held on for a result that leaves Forfar just one point clear of the relegation play-off spot.

OfficialStevie O'Reilly
Attendance513
VenueStrathclyde Homes Stadium
Kick Off
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
0:15
Foul on Ryan Finnie
0:22
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
0:52
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
1:34
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
1:36
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
1:58
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
2:05
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
2:59
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
3:05
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
3:32
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
3:46
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
6:34
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
7:02
Clearance by Dale Hilson
7:09
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot
7:25
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
7:51
Foul on Kevin Motion
7:57
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low
8:28
Shot taken by Nicky Low using his left foot
8:33
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
10:11
Foul on Bryan Prunty
10:16
Free Kick taken by Mark Gilhaney
10:37
Foul on Stephen Tulloch
10:44
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
18:18
Shot taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot
18:36
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
23:38
Foul on Craig Dargo
23:59
Free Kick taken by Dominic Kennedy
26:32
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
26:38
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
27:16
Foul on Alan Lithgow
27:22
Free Kick taken by Dominic Kennedy
27:49
Offside flag raised against Nicky Low
27:51
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
28:56
Foul on Arlan Kadima Mptata
29:01
Free Kick taken by James Creaney
31:58
Shot taken by Dale Hilson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
32:14
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
32:35
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
33:29
Foul on Nicky Low
33:34
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross from the left wing
33:54
Cross from Greg Ross
34:06
Clearance by Dominic Kennedy
34:11
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
38:33
Foul on Nicky Low
38:39
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross from the left wing
39:14
Cross from Greg Ross
39:17
Clearance by Dominic Kennedy
40:19
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
40:21
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
42:04
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
42:05
Free Kick taken by Stephen Tulloch
44:16
Foul on Craig Dargo
44:24
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
44:31
BOOKING: Stephen Tulloch of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
44:54
Cross from Scott Agnew
44:57
Clearance by Marc McCallum
45:00+0:03
Foul on Dale Hilson
45:00+0:10
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross
Half Time
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
Second Half Started
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
45:45
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
46:59
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
47:06
Free Kick taken by Kevin Motion from the left wing
47:45
Cross from Kevin Motion
47:47
Clearance by Dominic Kennedy
49:33
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
49:49
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
50:08
Offside flag raised against Dale Hilson
50:10
Free Kick taken by Dominic Kennedy
50:31
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
51:05
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
51:14
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
51:35
Shot taken by Alan Lithgow from the centre penalty area
51:42
Save made by Greg Paterson
53:54
Foul on Arlan Kadima Mptata
53:59
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
54:41
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
55:38
Dumbarton 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic
OWN GOAL scored by Greg Paterson going centre high of the goal.
57:41
Offside flag raised against Dale Hilson
57:43
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
58:25
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
58:54
Foul on Greg Paterson
59:01
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
60:05
Shot taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
60:20
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
60:41
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
61:43
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline
62:09
Clearance by James Creaney
63:31
Foul on James Creaney
63:38
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
63:41
BOOKING: Dale Hilson of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
63:55
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Kevin Byers on for Graham Gibson
64:49
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
65:14
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
65:42
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
66:08
Clearance by Christopher Templeman
67:26
Shot taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot from the centre penalty area
67:41
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ally Graham on for Arlan Kadima Mptata
68:09
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
70:01
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the centre penalty area
70:10
Save made by Greg Paterson
70:48
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
70:54
Free Kick taken by Stephen Tulloch
71:14
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
72:47
Shot taken by Christopher Hegarty with his right foot
72:56
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
75:30
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
75:58
Foul on Greg Paterson
76:05
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
76:12
Substitution for Dumbarton: Patrick Walker on for Bryan Prunty
77:36
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Ross Campbell on for Nicky Low
78:10
Corner taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
78:53
Clearance by Ryan Finnie
79:03
Foul on Alan Lithgow
79:11
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
79:43
Hand Ball taken by Christopher Hegarty
79:48
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
81:05
Foul on Marc McCallum
81:07
BOOKING: Craig Dargo of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
81:14
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum from the right wing
81:39
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Michael Bolochoweckyj on for Christopher Hegarty
84:24
Foul on Ally Graham
84:31
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
85:00
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
85:20
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
85:43
Foul on Alan Lithgow
85:51
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
86:27
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
86:57
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
88:10
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
88:17
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
88:21
BOOKING: Mark Gilhaney of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:52
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
90:00+0:16
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
90:00+1:41
Corner taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+2:09
Clearance by Ryan Finnie
90:00+3:16
Corner taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+3:36
Clearance by Ryan Finnie
90:00+3:45
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman from the left penalty area
90:00+3:58
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
Full Time
Dumbarton 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic

Dumbarton

vs

Forfar Athletic

1
Goals
0
8
Shots
7
2
On Target
1
6
Off Target
6
1
Crosses
3
7
Corners
5
16
Throw Ins
35
1
Saves
2
7
Clearances
3
10
Goal Kicks
10
18
Free Kicks
14
3
Offside
3
0
Hand Balls
1
2
Yellow Cards
2

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Ryan Finnie
03.James Creaney
04.Alan Lithgow
16.Dominic Kennedy
06.Arlan Kadima Mptata 68+0' Tactical
07.Kevin Nicoll
08.Kevin Nicoll
09.Scott Agnew
10.Mark Gilhaney (89+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Bryan Prunty 77+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Craig Dargo (82+0: Unsporting behaviour)
13.Arnaud Gastal
14.Paul Nugent
15.Anthony Wallace
16.Patrick Walker 77+0' Tactical
17.Ally Graham 68+0' Tactical

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Greg Paterson
02.Marc McCallum
03.Joseph Shaughnessy
04.Stephen Tulloch (45+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Greg Ross
06.Christopher Hegarty 82+0' Tactical
07.Nicky Low 78+0' Tactical
08.Kevin Motion
09.Graham Gibson 64+0' Tactical
10.Dale Hilson (64+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Christopher Templeman

Substitutes

12.Paul McKane
13.Kevin Byers 64+0' Tactical
14.Michael Bolochoweckyj 82+0' Tactical
15.Michael Bolocheweckyj
16.Bradley Coyne
17.Ross Campbell 78+0' Tactical

Sons wait on winger's fitness

Dumbarton manager Alan Adamson is hoping that Mark Lamont will be passed fit for the visit of Forfar.

Lamont, on loan from St Mirren, has been nursing a knock and the winger will be given until the last minute to prove his fitness.

Meanwhile, youngster Stephen Finnie is back in the squad after Scotland Youth duty.

After moving into a play-off place on the back of a 10-game unbeaten run, Adamson's side have lost their last four games and he wants a win over the Loons to push them closer to the finishing line.

"We have had a tough schedule including three games against the top two sides so there is no need to panic about results," Adamson said.

"A win against Forfar would get us going again and that is why I view this as a huge game for us."

Recent signing Paul McKane will be included in the Forfar squad for the first time.

Goalkeeper McKane will be joined by Greg Ross and Chris Hegarty, who are available again after suspension, while striker Ross Campbell could also return to the reckoning after injury.

Dumbarton are looking for the three points that will take them another step closer to safety.

Station Park boss Dick Campbell said: "We are going to Dumbarton looking for the win that pushes us closer to securing Second Division football for next season.

"We are five points ahead of Stirling Albion but that is not enough. However, we have a belief that we can get out of things and that starts at Dumbarton.

"They have plenty to play for but it would be great to get our first win of the season over them."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 31 36 63
2 Arbroath 31 25 56
3 Dumbarton 31 -2 48
4 Stenhousemuir 31 4 42
5 Up Airdrieonians 31 1 42
6 Down East Fife 31 -1 42
7 Brechin City 31 -8 40
8 Forfar Athletic 31 -14 33
9 Albion Rovers 31 -19 32
10 Stirling Albion 31 -22 28

Updated 31/03/2012 at 17:06

 
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