Tuesday 19th July 2022
DUMBARTON have held Raith Rovers to a 0-0 draw in tonight’s Premier Sports Cup tie, with the Kirkcaldy side claiming the bonus point on penalties.
A determined and resolute performance maintained the clean sheet, while Sons had a couple of unlucky breaks in search of goals themselves.
Raith were first to seriously threaten when a quick counter attack allowed Aidan Connolly to run in on goal, but Harry Broun (pictured) made a fine save.
Sons responded with a Callum Wilson effort which forced a fine save from the Raith keeper.
At half time, a corner by Wilson was headed across goal by Gregor Buchanan, just missing a touch to put it away.
Neither goalkeeper was really tested during the second half until its late stages, with Broun doing brilliantly to keep out a Dylan Easton effort.
The 90 minutes ended with neither team finding the net, and a penalty shootout took place to decide the bonus point.
The shootout went as follows (Sons score first):
0-0: Gullan SAVED
0-0: Buchanan SAVED
0-1: Berra SCORED
0-1: Byrne WIDE
0-2: Millen SCORED
1-2: McKee SCORED
1-2: Dick SAVED
2-2: Love SCORED
2-3: Easton SCORED
2-3: Carswell SAVED
Dumbarton have finished their Premier Sports Cup campaign with four points as a result. They will finish fourth in the group whatever happens in the weekend’s final round of fixtures.
Their final fixture before the league campaign starts is Saturday’s friendly at Irvine Meadow which kicks off at 12.30pm.
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