Saturday 10th January 2015

DUMBARTON were well beaten by a talented Hearts side at the Rock this afternoon, going down 5-1 in spite of a goal from Chris Kane and a penalty save by Danny Rogers.

It was a tale of defensive slips and missed opportunities up front for Sons, as the SPFL Championship leaders established a two-goal lead in the first half.

Sam Nicholson opened Hearts’ account on eight minutes with a drive from outside the box. Jamie Walker added a second on 25 minutes with an assist from Callum Paterson.

Within six minutes of the restart Género Zeefuik effectively wrapped up the game for the visitors with a close range effort. Nicholson claimed his second and Hearts’ fourth goal on 56 minutes.

The men from Edinburgh went nap just after the hour, as Zeefuik also made it a brace. But Sons struck back immediately from returning loanee Chris Kane, with a strike to the bottom left corner to make it 5-1.

It could have been six for Hearts on 64 minutes, when Scott Linton fouled Jamie Walker in the penalty area. However Rogers denied Zeefuik his hat-trick with a good save from the spot-kick.

Dumbarton remain in seventh place in the division after the defeat and travel to Raith Rovers next Saturday.

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

Simon Barrow

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