Saturday 19th November 2016
DUMBARTON came close on numerous occasions throughout a gritty game against Raith Rovers at the Cheaper Insurance Stadium. But neither side could find the net on a cold afternoon.
Sons had the better of a competitive but slightly scrappy first half, while again lacking a decisive edge up front.
There were half chances for Robert Thomson (pictured), Darren Barr, Sam Stanton and Donald McCallum before the break. Declan MacManus had the best opportunity for the visitors.
Dumbarton continued to pile on pressure after the break, with Raith confined to seeking to nick something on the counter.
Rovers’ goalie Kevin Cuthbert made two solid stops from powerful Sons headers, while home ‘keeper Alan Martin had looked equally reliable at the other end when tested.
As the second half progressed Dumbarton were clearly the better team overall. But the ball just would not go in for them.
Raith enjoyed a dangerous looking mini-revival towards the end of the match, while Sons finally ran out of chances and the game ended an almost inevitable 0-0 draw.
Darren Barr was deservedly given the Sonstrust Man of the Match award by picker Graeme Robertson.
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