Saturday 25th November 2017

DUMBARTON took an invaluable point with a fine display away against high-flyers Dunfermline Athletic, thanks to a Dimitrios Froxylias wonder strike.

It was a decent first half performance from Sons. They contained the Pars at the back and also pressed forward a fair bit.

However, neither side could create more than a few half chances on goal in the first 45 minutes.

After the break Dumbarton picked up their third booking of the game when Sam Wardrop went into the book.

But the visitors also looked more aggressive. Tom Walsh forced a fine save from Dunfermline keeper Sean Murdoch on 48 minutes.

Two minutes later Walsh got the goal he deserved as he picked the ball up in the middle of the park and finished sweetly into the bottom corner of the net to put Sons one up.

The lead did not last long. Pars swept back, and on 55 minutes captain Callum Morris turned and fired home in the area past Scott Gallacher for the equaliser.

If the first half had been fairly quiet, the second was rumbustious by comparison.

On 68 minutes Froxylias produces an absolutely stunning second goal for Dumbarton. His powerful, curved strike from 20 yards on the left side of the park flew past the keeper and stung the top corner.

Sons hung on for another 20 minutes despite an onslaught from their opponents. But victory was not to be.

On 88 minutes Gallacher made a great stop for Dumbarton, but the rebound was put back in and Clark headed home to draw the game level at 2-2 for Pars.

It was a fine point for Sons, though in the end there will be disappointment that it wasn’t three.

Full match report and photos now online. SonsTV coverage to follow.

Simon Barrow

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