Saturday 19th March 2016
DESPITE the sunshine it was a grim day for Dumbarton, who went down to a thumping 6-0 defeat against Queen of the South in Dumfries this afternoon.
It was a tight tussle in the opening period of first half. But gradually Queens came to dominate possession.
The home side struck the post early on in the match and went one up on 34 minutes when Darren Brownlie drove home from a loosely defended corner.
Derek Lyle made it 2-0 to Queen of the South just before half time, curling the ball home from a central position following a goalmouth scramble.
The pattern continued after the break. On 52 minutes Lyle scored his second and his side’s third goal to put the result effectively beyond doubt.
Alex Harris added to Sons’ woes on 69 minutes, putting a perfectly placed low shot beyond the keeper’s reach for 4-0.
Four minutes later Harris claimed his brace as Queens went nap to the dismay of the travelling support.
The misery was complete when ex-Son Iain Russell angled the ball in for a comprehensive 6-0 victory.
Next up for Dumbarton is an important home game against neighbours Greenock Morton on 2nd April, after a free Saturday next week thanks to the rescheduled Hibs match.
Full match report to follow. Match photos and Sons TV now online.