Dumbarton Football Club - Sons of the Rock 1872

SONS LOSE NARROWLY TO LEAGUE LEADERS

Saturday 14th October 2017

A goal in each half by St Mirren gave the Paisley team a victory in a hard fought encounter at the YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium

Dumbarton though can consider themselves a little unlucky to be at the end of a 2-0 scoreline, with Sons competing well with their full-time opponents.

Sons started the game well, taking the match to the league leaders but St Mirren took the lead in 37 minutes, punishing slack defensive work when Gavin Reilly nodded home.

The search for an equaliser had to wait until the second half and Tom Walsh nearly brought parity but he fired over.

Dimitrios Froxylias fed a decent ball into the St Mirren box, but there were no takers on 54 minutes.

A series of corners had St Mirren keeper Craig Sansom under pressure but Saints killed the game on 65 mins when substitute John Sutton bulleted home a header from a corner.

That goal essentially killed the game for Dumbarton. Sonstrust man of the match was defender Chris Mclaughlin (pictured).

Despite the loss, Sons remain in seventh position and end the first quarter on nine points.

Match report to follow. Match photos and SonsTV now online.

Alan Findlay