Dumbarton 0 - 2 Stenhousemuir

Saturday 14th April 2012
B Ferguson (pen 5)
A Rodgers (11)

Warriors claim vital victory

Stenhousemuir recorded a crucial 2-0 win over rivals Dumbarton to keep alive their hopes of promotion.

The visitors got off to a flying start when Brown Ferguson scored from the spot after Anthony Wallace felled Stewart Kean inside the box after five minutes.

Andy Rodgers doubled the advantage six minutes later when he rose highest to head home Grant Anderson's cross.

The Sons clearly struggled to recover from the early setback as the half slowly fizzled out after a lively opening quarter of an hour.

Alan Adamson's side showed signs of improvement after the break, Scott Agnew twice going close as they looked to reduced the deficit.

But the visitors slowly began to reassert their dominance and Kean squandered a chance for a third when he blazed over inside the area. They were reduced to 10 men in the final minutes when Kieran Miller was shown a second yellow card.

OfficialKevin Clancy
Attendance728
VenueStrathclyde Homes Stadium
Kick Off
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
0:56
Foul on Anthony Wallace
1:02
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
1:24
Offside flag raised against Craig Dargo
1:26
Free Kick taken by Ross McMillan
1:57
Goal Kick taken by Dean Shaw
2:28
Foul on Stewart Kean
2:44
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
3:15
Foul on Stewart Kean
4:21
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Brown Ferguson and scored with his right foot to the top left
4:21
Dumbarton 0 - 1 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the penalty spot to the top left of the goal.
7:09
Foul on Anthony Wallace
7:17
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
7:17
BOOKING: Ross McMillan of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
8:23
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
8:28
Free Kick taken by Nicholas Devlin
10:23
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers from the centre penalty area
10:23
Dumbarton 0 - 2 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Andrew Rodgers from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
13:08
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
13:43
Foul on Stephen Grindlay
13:49
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
14:26
Foul on Scott Agnew
14:37
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
14:54
Goal Kick taken by Dean Shaw
16:10
Foul on Scott Agnew
16:23
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
21:19
Foul on Craig Dargo
21:28
Free Kick taken by Kevin Nicoll
24:38
Foul on Bryan Prunty
24:42
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
24:54
Cross from Scott Agnew
24:56
Clearance by Mike Devlin
25:43
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
25:59
Goal Kick taken by Dean Shaw
27:31
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
28:21
Offside flag raised against Grant Anderson
28:24
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
29:06
Foul on Anthony Wallace
29:12
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
31:33
Offside flag raised against Stewart Kean
31:35
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
32:17
Offside flag raised against Stewart Kean
32:18
Free Kick taken by Kevin Nicoll
33:01
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
35:01
Foul on Craig Dargo
35:07
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
35:29
Cross from Scott Agnew
35:30
Clearance by Ross McMillan
36:48
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
37:11
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
37:26
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
38:13
Foul on Anthony Wallace
38:21
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
38:40
Shot taken by Martin McNiff from the centre penalty area
38:56
Goal Kick taken by Dean Shaw
43:28
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
43:38
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
44:11
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
44:34
Clearance by Ally Graham
45:00+0:10
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
Half Time
Dumbarton 0 - 2 Stenhousemuir
Second Half Started
Dumbarton 0 - 2 Stenhousemuir
47:20
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
49:26
Foul on Grant Anderson
49:50
BOOKING: Kevin Nicoll of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
50:04
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
53:02
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
53:18
Goal Kick taken by Dean Shaw
54:03
Foul on Scott Agnew
54:12
BOOKING: Kieran Miller of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:29
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
55:12
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
55:26
Block taken by Ross McMillan
55:29
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
55:40
Clearance by Eric Paton
57:12
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the centre penalty area
57:34
Goal Kick taken by Dean Shaw
59:20
Shot taken by Ally Graham with his right foot from the centre penalty area
59:36
Goal Kick taken by Dean Shaw
60:48
Foul on Bryan Prunty
60:53
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
61:23
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
62:10
Clearance by Kieran Miller
63:59
Foul on Martin McNiff
64:10
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Kenny Deuchar on for Grant Anderson
64:38
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
65:17
Substitution for Dumbarton: Patrick Walker on for Martin McNiff
66:30
Shot taken by Ally Graham with his right foot from the right penalty area
66:43
Goal Kick taken by Dean Shaw
68:26
Foul on Scott Agnew
68:30
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
69:35
Foul on Bryan Prunty
69:50
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
70:01
Cross from Scott Agnew
70:03
Clearance by Ross McMillan
72:21
Shot taken by Stewart Kean using his left foot from the centre penalty area
72:45
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
75:04
Shot taken by Paul Nugent with his right foot from the right penalty area
75:37
Goal Kick taken by Dean Shaw
76:19
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the left byline
78:24
Substitution for Dumbarton: Arlan Kadima Mptata on for James Creaney
79:09
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Stephen Murray on for Andrew Rodgers
81:04
Foul on Nicholas Devlin
81:13
Free Kick taken by Nicholas Devlin
81:17
BOOKING: Arlan Kadima Mptata of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
81:48
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
84:46
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
84:54
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
86:05
Foul on Craig Dargo
86:10
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
86:39
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
86:48
Save made by Dean Shaw
86:56
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
87:03
Clearance by Nicholas Devlin
88:44
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
89:09
Foul on Bryan Prunty
89:17
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
89:36
DISMISSAL: Kieran Miller of Stenhousemuir sent off for second bookable offence
90:00+1:32
Foul on Mike Devlin
90:00+1:39
Free Kick taken by Dean Shaw
90:00+2:03
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
90:00+2:10
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
90:00+2:31
Offside flag raised against Stephen Murray
90:00+2:33
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
90:00+2:54
Foul on Stewart Kean
90:00+3:17
BOOKING: Scott Agnew of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+3:32
Free Kick taken by Mike Devlin
Full Time
Dumbarton 0 - 2 Stenhousemuir
Result
Dumbarton 0 - 2 Stenhousemuir

Dumbarton

vs

Stenhousemuir

0
Goals
2
0
Assists
1
9
Shots
2
2
On Target
1
7
Off Target
1
3
Crosses
0
7
Corners
3
24
Throw Ins
19
0
Saves
1
1
Clearances
7
5
Goal Kicks
9
0
Blocks
1
21
Free Kicks
10
1
Offside
4
0
Penalties
1
3
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Paul Nugent
03.James Creaney 79+0' Tactical
07.Anthony Wallace
16.Dominic Kennedy
04.Kevin Nicoll
05.Martin McNiff 66+0' Tactical
08.Kevin Nicoll (50+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Scott Agnew (90+4: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Bryan Prunty
11.Craig Dargo

Substitutes

15.Ally Graham
13.Arnaud Gastal
14.James Lyden
15.Arlan Kadima Mptata (82+0: Unsporting behaviour) 79+0' Tactical
16.David Gray
17.Patrick Walker 66+0' Tactical

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Dean Shaw
02.Nicholas Devlin
03.Mike Devlin
04.Ross McMillan (8+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Eric Paton
06.Kevin McKinlay
07.Brown Ferguson
08.Kieran Miller (55+0: Unsporting behaviour) (90+0: Second Bookable Offence)
09.Grant Anderson 65+0' Injury
10.Stewart Kean
11.Andrew Rodgers 80+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Sean Diamond
13.William Lyle
14.Joe McCafferty
15.Stephen Murray 80+0' Tactical
16.Kenny Deuchar 65+0' Injury

Sons without Gilhaney

Dumbarton have winger Mark Gilhaney suspended as they host fellow promotion play-off chasers Stenhousemuir.

Sons' manager Alan Adamson may be forced into other changes as on-loan Hamilton full-back Ryan Finnie and on-loan St Mirren winger Mark Lamont are major doubts due to injury.

Adamson said: "Three of our last four games are at home so matters are really in our own hands.

"If we win this game we are almost there in terms of a play-off place and the message to the players has been a simple one in that if we win all our games we are definitely there.

"Stenhousemuir will be hurt over losing at home to Airdrie last week so we need to be ready for them coming out all guns blazing against us."

Stenhousemuir will be missing the suspended Iain Thomson.

Thomas' absence does nothing to boost the Warriors' hopes of ending a four-game winless run and re-entering the Scottish Second Division play-off race.

Stenhousemuir will also be missing full-back Sean Dickson who remains sidelined with a thigh strain, but the experienced pair of Eric Paton and Paul McHale could return.

Manager David Irons said: "We have re-grouped after a disappointing display against Airdrie last weekend and are ready to go again.

"We need more guile and craft in front of goal and if we get that then we can still do well this season.

"There are four games to go and it is still possible to get to the play-offs and we will go for it at Dumbarton."

Shots

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 33 37 66
2 Arbroath 33 25 59
3 Dumbarton 33 -4 49
4 Airdrieonians 33 7 48
5 Up Stenhousemuir 33 3 45
6 Down East Fife 33 1 45
7 Brechin City 33 -12 40
8 Forfar Athletic 33 -16 36
9 Albion Rovers 33 -18 36
10 Stirling Albion 33 -23 31

Updated 14/04/2012 at 16:57

 

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