East Fife 1 - 2 Dumbarton

Tuesday 21st February 2012
R Linn (23)M Gilhaney (52)
A Graham (79)

Sons hit back for late win

Dumbarton scored two second-half goals as they came from behind to beat East Fife 2-1 at the Bayview Stadium.

Robert Linn came close to opening the scoring inside five minutes but could not keep his effort down.

The hosts took the lead after 23 minutes when Ryan Wallace played through Linn and he finished neatly inside the area.

Bryan Prunty almost equalised immediately but his effort was well saved by Michael Brown.

The Sons did hit back seven minutes after the restart as Mark Gilhaney netted with a fine strike from the edge of the box.

And the visitors edged ahead with 10 minutes remaining, Ally Graham rising highest to head home Scott Agnew's cross.

Despite a late surge from The Fifers, Dumbarton held firm to claim all three points.

OfficialStephen Finnie
Attendance397
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Dumbarton
1:49
Foul on Robert Sloan
1:55
Free Kick taken by Darren McCormack
2:14
Cross from Darren McCormack
2:16
Clearance by Paul Nugent
3:29
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
3:44
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
4:48
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
4:59
Save made by Michael Brown
5:55
Foul on James Creaney
5:58
Free Kick taken by James Creaney from the left wing
6:54
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
7:07
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
7:35
Shot taken by Scott Durie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
7:50
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
8:25
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
13:15
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
14:22
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
14:55
Offside flag raised against Scott Dalziel
14:56
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
16:42
Foul on Scott Agnew
16:46
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
18:37
Foul on James Creaney
18:42
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
20:08
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
20:23
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
20:27
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
21:39
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
21:58
Clearance by Robert Linn
22:14
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
22:14
East Fife 1 - 0 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Robert Linn with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
25:33
Foul on Martin McBride
25:38
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
26:20
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
27:08
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
27:26
Save made by Michael Brown
27:31
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney using his left foot from the left byline
27:50
Shot taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the centre penalty area
28:51
Foul on Bryan Prunty
28:54
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
30:33
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel with his right foot from the centre penalty area
30:43
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
32:08
Foul on David White
32:13
Free Kick taken by Steven Campbell
32:20
Shot taken by Robert Sloan with his right foot from the centre penalty area
32:40
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
34:12
Foul on Robert Sloan
34:18
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan from the left wing
34:48
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the left byline
35:10
Clearance by Anthony Wallace
35:52
Foul on Alan Lithgow
36:05
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
41:12
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
41:24
Clearance by David White
44:07
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel with his right foot from the centre penalty area
44:18
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
44:23
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the left byline
44:45
Clearance by James Creaney
45:00+0:12
Foul on Scott Durie
45:00+0:16
Free Kick taken by Robert Linn
45:00+0:24
Cross from Robert Linn
45:00+0:31
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
Half Time
East Fife 1 - 0 Dumbarton
Second Half Started
East Fife 1 - 0 Dumbarton
45:02
Substitution for East Fife: John Ovenstone on for Steven Campbell
46:07
Foul on Ryan Wallace
46:11
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
46:28
Cross from Robert Sloan
46:45
Shot taken by David White using his left foot from the right penalty area
46:55
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
47:05
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
51:53
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left penalty area
51:53
East Fife 1 - 1 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
54:00+2:50
Corner taken by Robert Sloan with his right foot from the right byline
55:46
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ally Graham on for Ryan Finnie
58:12
Foul on David White
58:20
Free Kick taken by Scott Durie
60:04
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
60:20
Substitution for East Fife: Steven Hislop on for Scott Dalziel
63:33
Offside flag raised against Steven Hislop
63:37
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
63:53
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney using his left foot from the right byline
64:22
Foul on David White
64:33
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
66:36
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right byline
67:20
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
68:08
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right byline
68:24
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
70:26
Foul on Steven Hislop
70:33
Free Kick taken by Steven Hislop
72:07
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
73:52
Shot taken by Darren McCormack with his right foot
74:02
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
74:38
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
77:13
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
77:17
Substitution for East Fife: Craig Johnstone on for Robert Sloan
78:41
Shot taken by Ally Graham from the right penalty area
78:41
East Fife 1 - 2 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Ally Graham from the right penalty area to the top right of the goal.
81:02
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
81:21
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
81:38
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right penalty area
83:40
BOOKING: David White of East Fife given yellow card for dissent
84:17
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ryan Borris on for Bryan Prunty
90:00+1:59
Shot taken by Ally Graham with his right foot
90:00+2:09
Save made by Michael Brown
90:00+2:14
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
Full Time
East Fife 1 - 2 Dumbarton
Result
East Fife 1 - 2 Dumbarton

East Fife

vs

Dumbarton

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
2
11
Shots
8
5
On Target
4
6
Off Target
4
3
Crosses
0
7
Corners
9
12
Throw Ins
15
3
Saves
7
2
Clearances
5
4
Goal Kicks
3
8
Free Kicks
8
2
Offside
0
1
Yellow Cards
0

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Brown
02.Scott Durie
03.Steven Campbell 45+0' Tactical
04.David White (84+0: Dissent)
05.Andrew Cook
06.David Muir
07.Darren McCormack
08.Robert Sloan 78+0' Tactical
09.Ryan Wallace
10.Robert Linn
11.Scott Dalziel 61+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Andrew Collier
13.John Ovenstone 45+0' Tactical
14.Craig Johnstone 78+0' Tactical
15.Neil Janczyk
16.Steven Hislop 61+0' Tactical

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Paul Nugent
02.Ryan Finnie 56+0' Tactical
03.James Creaney
04.Alan Lithgow
07.Anthony Wallace
07.Martin McBride
08.Scott Agnew
09.Mark Gilhaney
10.Bryan Prunty 85+0' Tactical
11.Patrick Walker

Substitutes

12.Arnaud Gastal
13.Dominic Kennedy
14.Ryan Borris 85+0' Tactical
15.Ryan Borris
16.Mark Lamont
17.Ally Graham 56+0' Tactical

Same again for Fifers

East Fife have named an unchanged squad for their match with Dumbarton.

Manager John Robertson has everyone available as his side go in search of a first win in 18 months over the Sons.

Robertson said: "It would be great to be going into our home game with Airdrie at the weekend on the back of two wins in a row and having ended a series of disappointing results against Dumbarton.

"This will be a tough game to win but three points would take us closer to where we all want to be. Despite our success on Saturday we have struggled to put good runs together but hopefully we can this time."

Dumbarton manager Alan Adamson has a suspension and injury-free squad to choose from as they look to pick up a sixth win in seven games.

That run of results has lifted the Sons into third place and Adamson is determined that his men see off the threat of the Fifers and remain there.

The Sons boss said: "We have a good record against East Fife and the games are usually high-scoring affairs but history counts for nothing once that first whistle goes.

"Cowdenbeath and Arbroath are looking pretty solid at the top of the table and virtually everyone else is chasing a play-off place. We have one of them just now and will not let it go easily."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 24 30 49
2 Arbroath 23 21 44
3 Dumbarton 23 2 38
4 Stenhousemuir 23 6 34
5 Up Brechin City 23 -2 32
6 Down East Fife 23 -7 30
7 Airdrieonians 24 -5 28
8 Forfar Athletic 22 -11 22
9 Albion Rovers 24 -17 22
10 Stirling Albion 23 -17 20

Updated 21/02/2012 at 21:55

 

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