Dumbarton 3 - 0 Stenhousemuir

Tuesday 28th February 2012
B Prunty (1)
M Gilhaney (32)
S Agnew (74)

Cruise for Sons

Stenhousemuir never recovered from Bryan Prunty's early sucker-punch as Dumbarton ran out 3-0 winners in the Scottish Second Division.

The victory was an eighth in nine outings for the upwardly-mobile Sons, who consigned Davie Irons' Warriors to a third straight defeat.

Dumbarton took the lead in spectacular fashion after just 52 seconds.

Racing onto a punt forward from Scott Agnew, Alan Lithgow scooped the ball across the face of goal for Prunty to lash home an acrobatic overhead kick.

Kevin McKinlay saw his drive blocked by Lithgow before Andy Rodgers headed over the crossbar as the visitors strived for an equaliser.

In the 32nd minute, however, Mark Gilhaney was on hand to double the hosts' lead, neatly converting James Creaney's cross from the right.

In a cagey second half, Stenhousemuir might have reduced the deficit but Gary Smith headed Stevie Murray's corner tamely over the bar.

The match was settled in the 75th minute, though, as Agnew fired an unstoppable rocket into the top corner from 30 yards.

OfficialCraig Charleston
Attendance557
VenueStrathclyde Homes Stadium
Kick Off
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
0:21
Foul on Bryan Prunty
0:28
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
0:52
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
0:52
Dumbarton 1 - 0 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
2:37
Cross from Gary Smith
2:39
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
3:00
Foul on James Creaney
3:10
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
4:07
Foul on Iain Thomson
4:13
Free Kick taken by Iain Thomson
5:13
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
6:22
Cross from Mark Lamont
6:29
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
6:31
Clearance by Iain Thomson
7:00
Foul on Martin McNiff
7:05
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
7:28
Foul on Stewart Kean
7:38
Free Kick taken by Sean Dickson from the right wing
8:18
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
8:32
Cross from Mark Lamont
8:35
Block taken by William Lyle
8:38
Corner taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the left byline
9:00
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
9:03
Block taken by William Lyle
9:31
Cross from Mark Lamont
9:37
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
10:40
Cross from Sean Dickson
10:42
Block taken by Paul Nugent
10:47
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
10:51
Clearance by Martin McNiff
11:23
Cross from Mark Lamont
11:36
Cross from Mark Lamont
11:40
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
12:36
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Stephen Murray on for Sean Dickson
13:33
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
14:04
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
14:08
Clearance by Martin McNiff
14:53
Foul on Mark Lamont
14:57
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
15:26
Offside flag raised against Stewart Kean
15:29
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
16:33
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
17:15
Foul on Gary Smith
17:20
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
18:04
Shot taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot
18:13
Block taken by Alan Lithgow
20:15
Offside flag raised against Ally Graham
20:17
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
21:26
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
21:30
Clearance by Ross McMillan
21:33
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
22:03
Shot taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the right penalty area
22:22
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
23:02
Foul on Mike Devlin
23:11
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
23:31
Foul on James Creaney
23:36
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
23:59
Foul on Ross McMillan
24:03
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
24:26
Shot taken by Kevin McKinlay using his left foot from the left penalty area
24:38
Block taken by Alan Lithgow
24:55
Cross from William Lyle
24:59
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
25:04
Cross from Stephen Murray
25:12
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers from the left six yard line
25:28
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
26:51
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
27:25
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
27:41
Cross from Brown Ferguson
27:43
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
27:51
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
28:29
Foul on Anthony Wallace
28:37
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
30:19
Cross from Mark Lamont
30:23
Block taken by William Lyle
30:27
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
30:43
Clearance by Andrew Rodgers
30:54
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
31:23
Cross from James Creaney
31:33
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the centre penalty area
31:33
Dumbarton 2 - 0 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
34:03
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
34:08
Free Kick taken by William Lyle
34:10
BOOKING: Scott Agnew of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
34:49
Shot taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot
34:58
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
35:13
Foul on Mark Lamont
35:23
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
35:24
BOOKING: Andrew Rodgers of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
36:42
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot
36:51
Block taken by Kevin McKinlay
37:21
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
37:27
Free Kick taken by Andrew Rodgers
38:30
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
38:33
Clearance by William Lyle
38:59
Cross from Paul Nugent
39:01
Clearance by Iain Thomson
39:07
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
39:37
Cross from Stephen Murray
39:45
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
41:27
Shot taken by Gary Smith with his right foot from the centre penalty area
41:39
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
41:49
Offside flag raised against Gary Smith
41:51
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
42:48
Cross from Paul Nugent
42:53
Clearance by Mike Devlin
43:01
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
43:13
Clearance by Ross McMillan
43:19
Cross from Scott Agnew
43:24
Shot taken by Alan Lithgow from the left six yard line
43:39
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
45:00+0:59
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
Half Time
Dumbarton 2 - 0 Stenhousemuir
Second Half Started
Dumbarton 2 - 0 Stenhousemuir
45:11
Cross from Andrew Rodgers
45:28
Cross from Stewart Kean
45:32
Block taken by Alan Lithgow
45:35
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the left byline
45:54
Shot taken by Mike Devlin from the centre penalty area
46:11
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
47:14
Cross from James Creaney
47:20
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
47:54
Foul on Mark Lamont
48:01
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
49:07
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the left penalty area
49:35
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
49:54
Foul on Mike Devlin
49:57
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
50:08
Foul on Brown Ferguson
50:13
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray
50:26
Cross from Stephen Murray
50:28
Clearance by Paul Nugent
50:38
Foul on Iain Thomson
50:45
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray
51:17
Foul on Ally Graham
51:22
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
51:45
Cross from Mike Devlin
51:51
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
51:56
Cross from Scott Agnew
51:59
Clearance by Ross McMillan
52:17
Offside flag raised against Gary Smith
52:19
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
52:49
Offside flag raised against Ally Graham
52:50
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
52:59
BOOKING: Ally Graham of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
53:36
Foul on Brown Ferguson
53:43
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
54:00
Cross from Brown Ferguson
54:02
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
54:09
Cross from Stephen Murray
54:16
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
54:40
Cross from Paul Nugent
54:45
Clearance by William Lyle
55:15
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
55:20
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
55:40
Cross from Stephen Murray
55:42
Clearance by Paul Nugent
55:49
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers using his left foot
56:09
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
58:11
Hand Ball taken by Scott Agnew
58:14
Free Kick taken by Mike Devlin
58:35
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers using his left foot
59:04
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
59:27
Cross from Mark Lamont
59:31
Block taken by William Lyle
59:34
Corner taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the left byline
59:50
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
60:03
Substitution for Dumbarton: Patrick Walker on for Ally Graham
63:18
Cross from Stewart Kean
63:20
Block taken by James Creaney
63:23
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
63:46
Shot taken by Gary Smith from the centre penalty area
64:00
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
64:27
Cross from Mark Lamont
64:31
Clearance by Ross McMillan
64:46
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ryan Borris on for Mark Gilhaney
65:33
Cross from William Lyle
65:35
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
65:39
Shot taken by Kevin McKinlay using his left foot
65:56
Block taken by Alan Lithgow
66:02
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
66:42
Shot taken by Mark Lamont using his left foot
66:48
Save made by Alistair Brown
67:00
Foul on Gary Smith
67:07
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray
67:24
Cross from Stephen Murray
67:26
Clearance by Paul Nugent
67:37
Cross from Stephen Murray
67:40
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot from the centre penalty area
67:58
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
68:02
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
68:53
Cross from Stephen Murray
68:56
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
71:53
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Alan Lawson on for Kevin McKinlay
73:08
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
74:00
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
74:00
Dumbarton 3 - 0 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Scott Agnew using his left foot to the top left of the goal.
75:57
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
76:34
Cross from Stephen Murray
76:36
Clearance by Martin McNiff
76:57
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Paul McHale on for Andrew Rodgers
77:20
Foul on William Lyle
77:24
Free Kick taken by William Lyle
78:00
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the left byline
78:14
Clearance by James Creaney
78:37
Cross from Stephen Murray
78:39
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
79:25
Shot taken by Gary Smith with his right foot from the right penalty area
79:36
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
82:12
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
82:35
Cross from Bryan Prunty
82:40
Save made by Alistair Brown
83:02
Cross from William Lyle
83:04
Clearance by Paul Nugent
83:07
Cross from Stephen Murray
83:09
Clearance by Martin McNiff
83:13
Corner taken by Stephen Murray using his left foot from the right byline
83:27
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
83:36
Cross from Iain Thomson
83:40
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
83:51
Foul on Scott Agnew
84:11
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
84:12
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ryan Finnie on for Mark Lamont
85:05
Cross from Ryan Finnie
85:08
Save made by Alistair Brown
90:00+0:03
Cross from Ryan Borris
90:00+0:05
Clearance by Ross McMillan
90:00+0:10
Cross from Ryan Finnie
90:00+0:12
Clearance by Brown Ferguson
90:00+1:50
Cross from Alan Lawson
90:00+1:52
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
90:00+2:09
Cross from William Lyle
90:00+2:11
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
Full Time
Dumbarton 3 - 0 Stenhousemuir

Dumbarton

vs

Stenhousemuir

3
Goals
0
3
Assists
0
8
Shots
12
5
On Target
8
3
Off Target
4
24
Crosses
28
7
Corners
6
20
Throw Ins
23
7
Saves
3
21
Clearances
14
11
Goal Kicks
7
6
Blocks
5
13
Free Kicks
17
2
Offside
3
1
Hand Balls
0
2
Yellow Cards
1

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Paul Nugent
03.James Creaney
04.Alan Lithgow
07.Anthony Wallace
05.Martin McNiff
10.Scott Agnew (35+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Mark Gilhaney 65+0' Tactical
09.Bryan Prunty
14.Mark Lamont 85+0' Tactical
15.Ally Graham (53+0: Unsporting behaviour) 61+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Arnaud Gastal
13.James Lyden
14.Ryan Finnie 85+0' Tactical
15.Ryan Borris 65+0' Tactical
16.Ryan Borris
17.Patrick Walker 61+0' Tactical

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.William Lyle
03.Mike Devlin
04.Ross McMillan
05.Iain Thomson
06.Brown Ferguson
07.Kevin McKinlay 72+0' Injury
08.Sean Dickson 13+0' Injury
09.Andrew Rodgers (36+0: Unsporting behaviour) 77+0' Tactical
10.Gary Smith
11.Stewart Kean

Substitutes

12.Sean Diamond
13.Alan Lawson 72+0' Injury
14.Stephen Murray 13+0' Injury
15.Paul McHale 77+0' Tactical
16.Jamie Campbell

Prunty worry for Dumbarton

Dumbarton striker Bryan Prunty is a doubt for the clash with visitors Stenhousemuir as the hamstring injury he picked up at the weekend is still causing concern.

Everyone else is available to manager Alan Adamson, who has guided the Sons on a run of seven wins in their last eight games and into third place at the expense of the Warriors.

Adamson reckons that Stenhousemuir will be out to bite back and he said: "They will be coming here looking for revenge following our recent 2-1 win there when they had a couple of men sent off as well as moving down a place.

"The players have been fantastic and I have asked them to keep doing what they have been doing so we can consolidate our play-off place."

Fourth-placed Stenhousemuir are looking to narrow the seven-point gap Dumbarton have on them and winger Stevie Murray could start against his former employers.

Murray had been out for a month after dislocating an elbow however he returned as a substitute in the 3-1 defeat against Arbroath on Saturday.

Martyn Corrigan and Eric Paton remain out with ankle injuries, with Warriors assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick asking his men to be ready from the first whistle.

McGoldrick said: "We were slow in starting and that led to Arbroath getting a two-goal lead.

"Dumbarton are on a great run so we have to be able to make a good start. We cannot just start playing when we are sitting a couple of goals behind and are chasing the game."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 25 31 52
2 Arbroath 25 26 50
3 Dumbarton 25 8 44
4 Stenhousemuir 25 1 34
5 East Fife 25 -6 33
6 Brechin City 25 -5 32
7 Airdrieonians 25 -7 28
8 Forfar Athletic 25 -13 26
9 Albion Rovers 25 -17 23
10 Stirling Albion 25 -18 23

Updated 28/02/2012 at 21:41

 

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