Wednesday 24th February 2016

DUMBARTON’S brave William Hill Scottish Cup run ended in a painful 5-0 drubbing against Dundee at Dens Park this evening.

Sons had fought manfully in the first match to secure a fifth round replay, and the opportunity to compete for a quarter final against Rangers at Ibrox.

But the Premiership side dominated from the outset. Ex-Son Paul McGinn began the damage against his former club by smashing in an opening goal on 16 minutes, picking up on a Gary Harkins pass.

Jordan Kirkpatrick had a good chance for Dumbarton soon afterwards, but could not produce the necessary finish.

Then Harkins crossed for Kane Hemmings to make it two for Dundee on 29 minutes.

Six minutes after the restart the Blues’ Greg Stewart left the visitors standing as he floated in a third into the left-hand corner of the net.

Ten minutes from the end Sons’ goalie Mark Brown saved from substitute Craig Wighton. But Dundee’s Kevin Holt followed up to give his side an unassailable 4-0 lead.

The rout was complete when the Dens Park men went nap, as Stewart fired in a 25-yard free kick.

Next up for Sons is a challenging SPFL Championship match against Hibs on Saturday 27th February at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium.

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

Simon Barrow

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