Saturday 13th January 2018

TWO second half goals secured Championship league leaders St Mirren a comfortable victory against Dumbarton at the YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium this afternoon.

Sons competed well and strongly in the first half, but could not find any traction up front, while the Buddies had the best of the play.

After the break it was pretty much all one-way traffic, part from the final ten minutes.

The crucial moment came in the 47th minute, when Dumbarton were caught napping at the back and Smith crept in to nod the ball home from close range.

The game was effectively wrapped up not long afterwards. In 58 minutes McGinn hooked the ball goalwards from a corner, and it nestled into the bottom corner of the net.

Sons tried hard to grab something back towards the end of the game, with Iain Russell coming on to make his second debut for the men from the Rock.

On 81 minutes Tom Walsh had the best (and virtually the only) direct chance for the home side, but his powerful volley went straight into keeper Samson’s arms.

The defeat keeps Dumbarton in eighth place, clear of Falkirk on goal difference.

Full match report and reaction to follow. Match photos and SonsTV now online.

Simon Barrow

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