Dumbarton 2 - 1 Airdrieonians

Saturday 21st April 2012
B Prunty (61)
[OG] P Lovering (67)
W McLaren (56)

Sons on the march

Dumbarton maintained their promotion push with a 2-1 win over Scottish Second Division rivals Airdrie.

Chances were at a premium in a poor first half with neither side able to create many real opportunities.

The visitors could have taken an early lead but Ryan Donnelly's overhead kick narrowly missed the post in the third minute.

Their next chance fell to Paul Lovering but he could only direct his header over the bar from William McLaren's corner.

The Diamonds took the lead in the 56th minute, McLaren producing a stunning free-kick from the edge of the box after James Creaney had brought down Donnelly.

Bryan Prunty levelled five minutes later when he collected Stephen Grindlay's pass in the box before finishing neatly.

And the Sons doubled their advantage six minutes later when Lovering turned Scott Agnew's cross past his own keeper.

Donnelly was dismissed in the final minutes after clashing with an opponent.

OfficialJohn McKendrick
Attendance1,088
VenueStrathclyde Homes Stadium
Kick Off
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
0:23
Offside flag raised against Patrick Walker
0:25
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
1:00
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
2:43
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly with his right foot from the centre penalty area
3:00
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
3:22
Foul on Bryan Prunty
3:27
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
4:46
Foul on James Stevenson
4:53
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the right wing
5:26
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
6:55
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
7:24
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
7:25
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
8:19
Foul on Alan Lithgow
8:27
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
11:22
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
11:45
Clearance by David Lilley
11:51
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
14:15
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
14:28
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
15:04
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
15:56
Save made by Grant Adam
16:08
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
16:12
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
18:24
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline
19:02
Shot taken by Paul Lovering from the centre penalty area
19:09
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
19:48
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
19:53
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
20:29
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline
20:55
Clearance by Mark Gilhaney
24:52
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
27:17
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
28:44
Foul on Kieron Stallard
28:49
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
29:55
Foul on Paul Lovering
29:59
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
30:07
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
32:42
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
33:02
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly from the centre penalty area
33:15
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
34:33
Foul on Patrick Walker
34:36
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
34:59
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
35:24
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
36:07
Foul on Bryan Prunty
36:11
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
36:28
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
37:04
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the right penalty area
37:13
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
37:38
Foul on Derek Holmes
37:44
Free Kick taken by William McLaren
38:11
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
39:56
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
40:32
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
41:23
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the centre penalty area
41:33
Save made by Grant Adam
41:39
Foul on Paul Lovering
41:46
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
43:26
Foul on James Stevenson
43:33
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
44:04
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
44:13
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
44:22
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
Half Time
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
Second Half Started
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
45:18
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
45:18
Free Kick taken by Paul Nugent
49:11
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
49:21
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
50:26
Foul on Bryan Prunty
50:31
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
50:54
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
51:20
Foul on Derek Holmes
51:27
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
51:48
Foul on James Creaney
51:58
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
52:31
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the right byline going out of play
53:15
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
53:52
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
53:56
Free Kick taken by William McLaren
54:15
BOOKING: James Creaney of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
55:03
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot
55:03
Dumbarton 0 - 1 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by William McLaren using his left foot to the top left of the goal.
55:54
Foul on James Stevenson
55:58
Free Kick taken by Euan McNeil
56:33
Foul on Ally Graham
56:43
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
56:45
BOOKING: Derek Holmes of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
58:21
Shot taken by James Stevenson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
58:35
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
58:48
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
59:14
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
60:09
Offside flag raised against Derek Holmes
60:11
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
60:32
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
60:32
Dumbarton 1 - 1 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
61:29
Foul on Scott Agnew
61:34
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
64:20
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
64:56
Offside flag raised against Derek Holmes
64:59
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
65:28
Foul on Scott Agnew
65:32
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
66:06
Dumbarton 2 - 1 Airdrieonians
OWN GOAL scored by Paul Lovering to the top right of the goal.
66:07
Cross from Scott Agnew
70:01
Foul on James Creaney
70:06
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
70:12
BOOKING: James Stevenson of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
70:57
Offside flag raised against Bryan Prunty
70:58
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
75:10
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Jamie Bain on for Nathan Blockley
77:12
Foul on Cameron MacDonald
77:17
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
77:18
BOOKING: Paul Nugent of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
78:19
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
79:26
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
79:28
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
79:44
Substitution for Dumbarton: Craig Dargo on for Bryan Prunty
81:33
Foul on Paul Lovering
81:37
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
82:04
Foul on James Stevenson
82:09
BOOKING: Craig Dargo of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
82:23
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
82:38
Cross from James Stevenson
82:44
Offside flag raised against William McLaren
83:08
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
85:03
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
85:10
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
86:07
Foul on James Stevenson
86:12
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
86:40
Shot taken by James Stevenson using his left foot
86:48
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
87:13
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
87:49
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline
87:59
Clearance by Martin McNiff
88:38
Offside flag raised against Paul Lovering
88:50
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
89:41
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
89:58
BOOKING: Paul Lovering of Airdrieonians given yellow card for dissent
90:00+0:41
DISMISSAL: Ryan Donnelly of Airdrieonians sent off for violent conduct
90:00+0:53
Foul on James Creaney
90:00+0:58
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
90:00+1:10
BOOKING: Jamie Bain of Airdrieonians given yellow card for dissent
90:00+2:21
BOOKING: Scott Agnew of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+2:27
Foul on Grant Adam
90:00+2:31
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
90:00+3:22
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
90:00+3:44
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Ricki Lamie on for David Lilley
Full Time
Dumbarton 2 - 1 Airdrieonians

Dumbarton

vs

Airdrieonians

2
Goals
1
1
Assists
0
3
Shots
9
2
On Target
1
1
Off Target
8
1
Crosses
1
3
Corners
9
13
Throw Ins
35
0
Saves
2
3
Clearances
1
20
Goal Kicks
7
19
Free Kicks
17
2
Offside
8
4
Yellow Cards
4
0
Red Cards
1

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Paul Nugent (78+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.James Creaney (55+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Alan Lithgow
05.Martin McNiff
08.Kevin Nicoll
08.Kevin Nicoll
10.Scott Agnew (90+3: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Mark Gilhaney
09.Bryan Prunty 80+0' Tactical
12.Patrick Walker

Substitutes

15.Ally Graham
13.Arnaud Gastal
14.Anthony Wallace
15.Dominic Kennedy
16.David Gray
17.Craig Dargo (83+0: Unsporting behaviour) 80+0' Tactical

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Adam
02.Euan McNeil
03.Paul Lovering (90+0: Dissent)
04.Cameron MacDonald
04.Kieron Stallard
05.David Lilley 90+4' Tactical
07.James Stevenson (71+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Nathan Blockley 76+0' Tactical
11.William McLaren
09.Derek Holmes (57+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Ryan Donnelly (90+1: Violent Conduct)

Substitutes

17.Andrew Duncan
12.Jamie Bain (90+2: Dissent) 76+0' Tactical
16.Ricki Lamie 90+4' Tactical
15.Liam Watt
16.Scott Sally

Duo ruled out for Dumbarton

Dumbarton manager Alan Adamson will be without Ryan Finnie and Mark Lamont through ankle injuries when he leads his team into their vital promotion clash with in-form Airdrie.

Defender Alan Lithgow and striker Ally Graham are both doubts with groin problems, but influential winger Mark Gilhaney returns after a ban.

Adamson said: "We have stuttered recently as we have looked to get over the finishing line for a play-off place but a win in this game would be a huge step closer to it.

"There are three games left and things are still in our own hands. Hopefully we show that bit of strong character that is needed at this time of the season and rise to the challenge of facing an Airdrie side that will be looking to get above us in the table."

Airdrie will be without midfielder Sean Welsh, who completes a two-game suspension, as they look to make it seven wins in a row.

Everyone else in the Diamonds squad is available to manager Jimmy Boyle as he looks to guide his team above their third-placed hosts in the table.

Boyle said: "We have got a fair bit of momentum behind us in our bid to grab a play-off place and another win takes us closer to that target. Dumbarton of course have the same target and are ahead of us just now. They will want to stay there, so we have a tough match in store.

"We will go out and look to attack, as we have been doing, and see where that takes us."

Shots

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 34 39 69
2 Arbroath 34 25 60
3 Dumbarton 34 -3 52
4 Airdrieonians 34 6 48
5 Stenhousemuir 34 4 48
6 East Fife 34 2 48
7 Brechin City 34 -13 40
8 Up Albion Rovers 34 -18 37
9 Down Forfar Athletic 34 -18 36
10 Stirling Albion 34 -24 31

Updated 21/04/2012 at 18:36