Saturday 18th August 2012

DESPITE being on top for much of the game, Dumbarton lost 3-0 to fellow First Division new boys Cowdenbeath in an absorbing match at the Rock this afternoon.

Two goals on the break for the Blue Brazil in the first half, both against the run of play, illustrated the high price of defensive failings at this level. A virtual gift for Lewis Coult (9 mins) and a fine turn and strike by Greig Stewart (17 mins) did the damage for the visitors.

Continual pressure for Dumbarton throughout the second half was met with stout resistance from the Cowdenbeath defence. Despite numerous half chances the ball just would not go in the net for Sons.

Mark McKenzie then ended any chance of a recovery six minutes from the end with a cool penalty that sent ‘keeper Stephen Grindlay the wrong way.

It was a sunny afternoon that resulted in some good football, but ultimately deep frustration for a positive Dumbarton side that showed plenty of effort and enterprise moving forward, but flaws at the back.

Next up for Sons is a trip to neighbours Partick Thistle on Saturday 25th August, with the hope that the team’s endeavours will be better rewarded.

Full match report, match photos and Sons Player video coverage all now online.

Simon Barrow

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