Saturday 25th April 2015
DUMBARTON were defeated by Queen of the South in their final away fixture of the season this afternoon.
Sons put in a reasonable display on a sunny day, especially towards the end of the game. However, it was not enough to get anything from the match.
There was plenty of effort from both sides in the first half, but few clear chances for either team.
Danny Rogers made one remarkable close range stop from a Derek Lyle header early on. At the other end, Mitch Megginson had a couple of efforts off target.
After the break Queens got a breakthrough when a cross from the right was flicked on and turned in by Kevin Holt at the back post.
The industrious Stuart Findlay might have pulled one back for Sons. But his header from a central position eight yards was defied by an great stop from the home ‘keeper.
Stephen McKenna then made it 2-0 for the Doonhamers with a fine strike across the face of the box that left Rogers with no chance.
Queen of the South, needing a point to ensure making the promotion play offs, kept the pressure on as the game moved into the final phase.
However it was Dumbarton, bursting into life on the last fifteen minutes, who struck next.
Young Donald McCallum (pictured), having come on to replace Darren Petrie, got on to the end of a through-pass and finished calmly and well to make it 2-1.
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