Saturday 9th July 2016

DUMBARTON put in a decent display against Premiership opposition at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium this afternoon, despite losing 2-1 after going ahead in the first half.

On ten minutes Motherwell, fielding what was essentially their development side, were within an inch of taking the lead, striking the inside of the post before a wild slice wide of the woodwork.

Thirteen minutes later Sons were in front. First Andrew Stirling went on a mazy run, curling a high shot in that was acrobatically tipped away by Well keeper Dean Brill.

Then from the resulting corner a series of headers ended with a spectacular overhead kicked goal into the far corner from Robert Thomson.

Dumbarton went straight on the attack after the break, producing some good, flowing football.

Just after the hour trialist Josh Todd almost popped in s second for Sons, but was thwarted by the goalie.

Moments later Motherwell equalised as Ross MacLean tapped home from close range.

On 75 minutes, somewhat against the run of play, Motherwell went 2-1 up. A defensive scramble left Craig Moore to walk the ball into the net for the visitors.

Well looked comfortably in control from that point onwards, steering the game to a safe conclusion after a short cessation of play due to a fire alarm in the stand.

Full match report now online. Photos to follow.

Match highlights via SonsTV Here

Simon Barrow

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