Sunday 1st May 2016

DUMBARTON ended their 2015/16 season with a 1-1 draw against Alloa Athletic at the Indodrill Stadium this afternoon.

Despite the dead rubber nature of the game, both sides showed an appetite to get stuck in, a fact appreciated by the noisy band of colourful Sons fans attending.

Alloa in particular looked lively having not lost a game since relegation to League One.

The opening goal for Alloa came on seven minutes via a defensive midfield lapse putting Sons central defence under reassure. This allowed Isaac Layne to score with a clever finish.

Sons struggled to make an impact in forward areas, and rarely troubled Scott Gallacher in the Wasps goal.

However on 30 minutes Tom Walsh had a great chance to draw Dumbarton level after great work by Kevin Cawley, but his looping shot went wide.

Alloa came close to a second, but Layne’s effort struck Jamie Ewing’s right-hand post and headed into the keeper’s arms.

Sons responded with a Waters free-kick that failed to get beyond Alloa’s wall.

Steven Saunders thought he had equalised via a short range shot, but he was denied by a tremendous Scott Gallacher save.

Minutes into the second period substitute Donald McCallum, on for a tired Garry Fleming, equalised from close range to bring Sons back into the game, scoring the club’s first away goal of the calendar year.

Both teams had chances to win the game, most notably Paul Heffernan who found himself free inside the six yard box but his final control of the ball let him down.

Match report and SonsTV to follow. Match photos now online.

Alan Findlay

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