Saturday 11th October 2014

DUMBARTON achieved their ten point target for the first quarter of the Championship campaign with a hard-earned 0-0 draw against Hibernian at Easter Road.

Boss Ian Murray praised his players for their effort and commitment after the game, which sees Sons extend their unbeaten SPFL run to six matches.

Most of the pressure came from Hibs in the opening 45 minutes, but Dumbarton remained organised and disciplined at the back.

The visitors’ best opportunity came when Colin Nish almost floated in a header from a central position, after a long throw from Scott Linton.

Hibernian won a penalty late on the half when Dominique Malonga appeared to have been pulled back in the box.

Danny Rogers, who had already made several important saves, had no trouble in stopping a weak spot kick from Malonga, but then almost let the ball cross the line as it slipped behind him.

After the break Hibs found themselves on the back foot for a while, as Nish almost clipped a twisting volley in from close range and Mitch Megginson had a firm strike blocked.

Hibs pushed desperately for a winner in the closing stages, but Sons held them back to claim a well deserved point.

Full match report and match photos now online.

Simon Barrow

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