Saturday 12th November 2016

DUMBARTON succumbed to a pair of second half goals from Greenock Morton at the Cheaper Insurance Stadium this afternoon, despite a competitive display before the break.

The first half was an even affair. Morton were sharp but lacked bite up front, while Sons looked to create chances on the counter.

The best opportunities in the opening 45 minutes fell to Sam Stanton for the home side and Andy Murdoch for the visitors.

A temporary floodlight problem delayed the start of the second period by a few minutes.

On 53 minutes Sons defender Mark Docherty was stretchered off after a nasty injury. He received generous applause from both sets of fans.

Losing Docherty and then Frazer Wright to a knock was a big blow for Dumbarton in the centre of the park.

Sure enough, on 61 minutes Mark Russell broke the deadlock, firing a quality, swerving strike past Sons ‘keeper Alan Martin to put ‘Ton one up.

The goal sparked Morton into life. A series of dangerous attacks followed. Then minutes later Kudus Oyenuga scrambled the ball home to make it two-nil.

From that point on it never really looked as if Dumbarton were going to get back into the game, and in the end the Greenock side looked comfortable winners.

Full match report, comment, Sons TV and match photos now online.

Simon Barrow

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