Saturday 19th August 2017

DESPITE a turnaround in the second half, Dumbarton were unable to claw back a first half goal by Queen of the South in Dumfries, going down 1-0.

Queens dominated the opening exchanges, with ex-Son Stephen Dobbie at the heart of most of their forward manoeuvres.

Sons held out until a few minutes before half time, when Callum Fordyce rose above a static defence to head in a softly conceded corner to make it 1-0 to the home side.

After the break Dumbarton began to apply significantly more pressure on Queens.

On 53 minutes Tom Walsh fired over after a header from Andy Dowie was cleared off the line.

But despite largely confining their opponents to counter-attacks in the second half, Sons could not find a decisive touch up front to secure an equaliser.

The last few minutes were frantic, as Dumbarton threw everything into one last assault, but sadly to no avail.

Full match report, photos and Sons TV to now online.

Simon Barrow

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