Saturday 12th September 2015
DUMBARTON have secured an important away point in a pulsating match against Morton at Cappielow.
It was a dramatic game which had everything except goals.
An attacking first half saw a good handful of chances at both ends, with Garry Fleming, Jordan Kirkpatrick and Grant Gallagher coming close for Sons.
Perhaps Dumbarton’s best chance of the opening period came when Kevin Cawley’s shot was blocked and the rebound from Taggart was deflected and cleared off the line.
Morton came back strongly towards the end of the first 45 minutes, but the teams went into the break goalless.
In the second half Sons enjoyed a sustained period of pressure after the home side went down to ten men following a red card for midfielder Conor Pepper.
The Ton began to press back, but Dumbarton could almost have gone ahead from two goalmouth scrambles before Morton’s ex-Son, Ross Forbes, flashed a shot past the far post at the other end.
Gallagher steamed in to smash a mouthwatering cross way over the bar for Sons with minutes to go. Then three more huge chances went begging, one through a fantastic save by the home keeper and another off the bar.
In the end neither side could produce a breakthrough, but it was a fine game full of passion and incident.
Full match report, Sons TV and reaction to follow.