Saturday 4th May 2019
DUMBARTON rounded off their 2018/19 League One season by taking a deserved point off division Champions Arbroath in their final game of the campaign away at Gayfield Park.
Sons gave a well deserved guard of honour to League title winners the Red Lichties before the kick-off.
The opening 45 minutes was a largely even and goalless affair, though the hosts started stronger.
Calum Gallagher, Stuart Carswell and Ross Forbes came closest for Dumbarton in the first half.
After the break the visitors opened the scoring.
On 54 minutes Dom Thomas drilled the ball across goal for April Player of the Month Calum Gallagher, who touched it neatly beyond the Arbroath ‘keeper for 1-0.
However, Sons were down to ten men on 61 minutes, as Cammy Ballantyne made a fine save to deny a Lichties shot, but did so with his hand — thereby conceding a penalty and receiving a red card in the process.
Arbroath’s Michael McKenna then promptly dispatched the spot-kick to level the scoreline at 1-1.
That is how it stayed untll the final whistle. The result means that Dumbarton finish in sixth place in League One, with 46 points from 36 games after a tough campaign.
Dumbarton FC thanks all our fans for your support over the past months. We look forward to seeing you again in the new season!
Full match report, reaction and Sons TV to follow. Match photos now onlone.