Dumbarton 4 - 2 Brechin City

Saturday 5th May 2012
C Dargo (59, 62, 72)
G Thomson (90+3)
C King (53)
C Molloy (88)

Dargo treble sees off Brechin

Craig Dargo netted a hat-trick as Dumbarton beat Brechin 4-2 at the Dumbarton Football Stadium.

The visitors came close to an early lead when Charlie King's corner found the head of Craig Molloy but he failed to direct his header.

James Lister and Rory McKenzie both went close before the break but were denied by keeper Arnaud Gastal as the hosts held firm.

But City did take the lead eight minutes after the restart, King with a stunning volley inside the area from David McKenna's cross.

However, Dargo struck an equaliser six minutes later when he collected Anthony Wallace's pass before firing into the corner.

And they were ahead soon after when Dargo headed home David Gray's cross before sealing his hat-trick with another header 18 minutes from time.

Craig Molloy pulled a goal back two minutes from time before Glen Thomson added a fourth deep into stoppage time.

OfficialBrian Winter
Attendance636
VenueStrathclyde Homes Stadium
Kick Off
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Brechin City
1:28
Goal Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
4:49
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the right byline
5:12
Clearance by James Lyden
5:29
Shot taken by Craig Molloy from the centre penalty area
5:38
Goal Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
9:12
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
9:18
Free Kick taken by Paul Nugent
9:54
Shot taken by Anthony Wallace using his left foot from the centre penalty area
10:05
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
10:59
Foul on Gary Fusco
11:06
Free Kick taken by David Scott
11:36
Foul on Anthony Wallace
11:41
Free Kick taken by Gary McKell
14:09
Shot taken by Anthony Wallace with his right foot
14:18
Save made by David Scott
14:33
Offside flag raised against James Lister
14:35
Free Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
15:00
Hand Ball taken by Rory McKenzie
15:02
Free Kick taken by Ryan Finnie
16:05
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the left byline
16:28
Save made by Arnaud Gastal
17:12
Foul on Charlie King
17:19
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
20:10
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
21:17
Shot taken by Charlie King using his left foot
21:31
Goal Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
22:19
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the right byline
22:44
Shot taken by Scot Buist from the centre penalty area
22:53
Goal Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
24:36
Goal Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
28:25
Offside flag raised against Arlan Kadima Mptata
28:26
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes
28:54
Foul on David McKenna
28:59
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
29:22
Shot taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot
29:29
Goal Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
30:37
Foul on Gary McKell
30:42
Free Kick taken by Dominic Kennedy
33:25
Foul on Arlan Kadima Mptata
33:30
Free Kick taken by Kevin Nicoll
35:17
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the right byline
35:52
Shot taken by Scot Buist from the centre penalty area
36:01
Goal Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
36:52
Foul on Gary Fusco
36:57
Free Kick taken by Craig Molloy
38:16
Shot taken by James Lister with his right foot
38:30
Save made by Arnaud Gastal
42:18
Substitution for Dumbarton: Martin McNiff on for Ryan Finnie
43:29
Shot taken by Rory McKenzie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
43:43
Save made by Arnaud Gastal
43:56
Goal Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
44:30
Foul on Paul Nugent
44:37
Free Kick taken by Dominic Kennedy
44:47
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
Half Time
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Brechin City
Second Half Started
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Brechin City
45:07
Foul on Craig Molloy
45:13
Free Kick taken by Charlie King
45:56
Shot taken by Charlie King with his right foot
46:02
Goal Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
47:11
Shot taken by James Lister with his right foot from the centre penalty area
49:11
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the right byline
49:35
Clearance by Anthony Wallace
50:09
Goal Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
52:13
Shot taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the centre penalty area
52:13
Dumbarton 0 - 1 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Charlie King with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
53:57
Foul on Scott Webster
54:04
Free Kick taken by Scot Buist
54:49
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the right byline
55:18
Shot taken by Scot Buist using his left foot from the centre penalty area
55:34
Goal Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
56:52
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
57:21
Shot taken by Ewan Moyes from the centre penalty area
57:30
Goal Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
57:49
Substitution for Dumbarton: Patrick Walker on for Arlan Kadima Mptata
58:22
Shot taken by Craig Dargo with his right foot from the centre penalty area
58:22
Dumbarton 1 - 1 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Craig Dargo with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
61:46
Shot taken by Craig Dargo from the centre penalty area
61:46
Dumbarton 2 - 1 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Craig Dargo from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
63:20
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the right byline
63:46
Clearance by James Lyden
65:33
Foul on Rory McKenzie
65:43
Substitution for Dumbarton: Glenn Thomson on for Gary McKell
66:38
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes
68:15
Corner taken by Derek Carcary using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
69:40
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
70:30
Corner taken by David Gray with his right foot from the left byline
71:16
Shot taken by Craig Dargo from the centre penalty area
71:16
Dumbarton 3 - 1 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Craig Dargo from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
72:14
Substitution for Brechin City: David Crawford on for David McKenna
72:58
Offside flag raised against Craig Molloy
72:59
Free Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
74:22
Corner taken by Rory McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
75:02
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
76:09
Foul on Rory McKenzie
76:16
Free Kick taken by Scot Buist
76:31
Shot taken by Craig Molloy with his right foot
76:36
Save made by Arnaud Gastal
77:03
Shot taken by David Gray with his right foot from the centre penalty area
77:16
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
81:01
Goal Kick taken by David Scott
82:19
Foul on Gary Fusco
82:33
Free Kick taken by Scot Buist
83:05
Goal Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
84:41
Shot taken by David Gray with his right foot from the centre penalty area
84:52
Save made by David Scott
84:54
Offside flag raised against Rory McKenzie
84:55
Free Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
87:02
Shot taken by Craig Molloy with his right foot from the centre penalty area
87:02
Dumbarton 3 - 2 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Craig Molloy with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
88:39
Shot taken by Craig Molloy using his left foot
88:53
Goal Kick taken by Arnaud Gastal
90:00+0:34
Foul on Paul Nugent
90:00+0:40
Free Kick taken by Anthony Wallace from the right wing
90:00+0:42
BOOKING: Bryan Hodge of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+2:24
Shot taken by Glenn Thomson using his left foot from the left penalty area
90:00+2:24
Dumbarton 4 - 2 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Glenn Thomson using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
Full Time
Dumbarton 4 - 2 Brechin City

Dumbarton

vs

Brechin City

4
Goals
2
4
Assists
2
8
Shots
15
6
On Target
5
2
Off Target
10
1
Corners
10
16
Throw Ins
30
4
Saves
2
3
Clearances
0
14
Goal Kicks
7
10
Free Kicks
10
1
Offside
3
0
Hand Balls
1
0
Yellow Cards
1

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Arnaud Gastal
02.James Lyden
03.Ryan Finnie 43+0' Injury
04.Paul Nugent
05.Anthony Wallace
06.Dominic Kennedy
07.Gary McKell 66+0' Tactical
08.Kevin Nicoll
09.Kevin Nicoll
10.David Gray
11.Arlan Kadima Mptata 58+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Craig Dargo
13.Jamie Ewings
14.Ryan Metcalf
15.Glenn Thomson 66+0' Tactical
16.Martin McNiff 43+0' Injury
17.Patrick Walker 58+0' Tactical

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Scott
02.Scott Webster
03.Scot Buist
04.Ewan Moyes
05.Bryan Hodge (90+1: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Gary Fusco
07.Craig Molloy
08.Rory McKenzie
09.David McKenna 73+0' Tactical
10.James Lister
11.Charlie King

Substitutes

12.Craig Nelson
13.David McClune
14.David Crawford 73+0' Tactical
15.Derek Carcary

Gastal in goal for Sons

Goalkeeper Arnaud Gastal will make his debut for play-off bound Dumbarton as they host Brechin in the Scottish Second Division.

Regular number one Stephen Grindlay is carrying a slight injury, allowing the Frenchman to fill in between the sticks.

Midfielder Scott Agnew is suspended and Ryan Finnie and Mark Lamont both miss out through knocks, so Sons boss Alan Adamson is likely to give some of his fringe players an opportunity to impress before they meet Arbroath on Wednesday.

Adamson said: "We have had a fantastic season and will remain in third place but I want us to be going into the play-offs on the back of three good wins.

"Brechin are probably disappointed not to be involved in the play-offs, so they will be out to end their season positively as well.

"It should be a good contest."

Defender Mick Dunlop has joined Brechin's injury list.

Gerry McLauchlan and Paul McManus remain on the sidelines with David McClune only fit enough for a place on the substitutes' bench

Jim Weir's side are looking to build on the point earned against champions Cowdenbeath last weekend that ensured their survival.

The Hedgemen boss said: "We got the point we needed but it would be nice to finish the season on a high with a win after four games without one.

"We have the chance now to make plans for next season and it will be good to do that having seen a good performance and having picked up three points at Dumbarton."

Shots

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 36 39 71
2 Arbroath 36 25 63
3 Dumbarton 36 0 58
4 Airdrieonians 36 8 52
5 Stenhousemuir 36 5 51
6 East Fife 36 -2 48
7 Up Forfar Athletic 36 -13 42
8 Down Brechin City 36 -15 41
9 Albion Rovers 36 -23 37
10 Stirling Albion 36 -24 34

Updated 5/05/2012 at 17:10

 
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