Saturday 18th November 2017
DUMBARTON gained their second knockout tournament win in eight days with a 1-0 victory over Elgin City in the third round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.
The game started slowly, with Sons’ Tom Walsh firing well over the bar a few minutes in, and Scott Gallacher then making a fine stop to thwart the visitors.
Dumbarton spurned several other chances across the half, but finally went ahead through a touch of fortune on 23 minutes.
Stuart Carswell saw his free kick take a deflection off the wall and wrong foot Elgin keeper Mark Waters before rolling into the net for 1-0.
Sons returned to the attack after the break, but struggled to turn control of the game into more goals.
As the game progressed, with Dumbarton failing to add to their tally, Elgin clearly sensed an opportunity and tried to press forward for an equaliser.
But Sons held firm and secured their place in the Scottish Cup fourth round draw next week.
Full match report and SonsTV coverage to follow. Match photos now online.