Saturday 14th February 2015

A BRIGHT start for Dumbarton turned into a disappointing defeat at the Rock this afternoon, as Cowdenbeath struck twice after the break to claim a 2-1 win.

Sons were comfortably the better team in a physical first half, with Scott Agnew and Dylan Easton coming close from range and several through-balls going begging.

On 34 minutes Dumbarton finally made their advantage show, as Scott Taggart drove home from just outside the box following a busy goalmouth scramble.

The pace increased after the restart, with both teams looking urgent on the break, but Sons increasingly being pressed deep.

Dumbarton won a penalty twelve minutes into the second half, when Garry Fleming was brought down on the edge of the area.

However, Cowden keeper Robbie Thomson followed his protests and yellow card with a fine, diving save to turn Scott Agnew’s spot kick wide.

Then on 69 minutes Darren Brownlie equalised for the Blue Brazil with a fierce shot in off the crossbar, before Kudus Oyenga powered home a loose ball to make it 2-1 to the visitors.

Sons countered, but just could not find a way back. Next up for the men from the Rock is a trip to Easter Road to face high-flyers Hibs.

Full match report, photos Sons TV now online.

Simon Barrow

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