Saturday 6th November 2021

DUMBARTON had to share the points in a dramatic end to a wind-affected bottom of the table clash with Clyde.

Manager Stevie Farrell welcomed back Ross MacLean, Gregor Buchanan, Kalvin Orsi and Andy Geggan to his starting line-up for the crucial League One match with Clyde at the Moreroom.com stadium, with on loan Hearts youngster Ryan Schiavone keeping his place up front.

Both sides struggled to get to grips with the very strong wind, and in the 12th minute Aaron Splaine, with the gale behind him, tried a long range shot which keeper Sam Ramsbottom saved well. It was the 26th minute before Sons looked dangerous but MacLean was off target after a cross from the left.

Eight minutes later ex-Son Robert Jones got in behind the defence, but Ramsbottom saved well. Then Splaine tried another long range effort, before Sons had a great chance when MacLean crossed, but Paddy Boyle headed wide. Half-time arrived with the scoreline blank.

The home side started the second period with the wind behind them, hoping to take advantage, but Danny Lennon’s side had the first chance when Ross Cunningham’s shot was scrambled clear. In the 63rd minute Paul Paton had a strike, but it was off target.

In the 71st mionute a Boyle cross was missed by MacLean and Joe McKee, then Paton had a shot blocked and Eoghan Stokes fired the loose ball over the bar. At the other end Ally Love’s deflected free kick was tipped behind, and two minutes later Andy Geggan latched on to a McKee corner but dragged his shot wide.

As the sides searched for a late goal, Paton and skipper Stuart Carswell were booked, before Callum Wilson came on for McKee.

Sons opened the scoring in the 89th minute when Stokes hooked home a Wilson corner, but in the first minute of injury time prolific striker David Goodwillie levelled with his 13th goal of the season.

Donald Fullarton

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