Saturday 28th October 2017

TEN MAN Dumbarton went down to two early goals against Dundee United at the YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium this afternoon, despite putting up a good fight after the break.

Ex-Son Sam Stanton made it a bad start for Dumbarton on two minutes, curling home a fine shot from the lip of the area after United had exerted early pressure.

It got worse on 16 minutes when Stanton grabbed his second goal of the game by slotting the ball through a busy penalty box and past Scott Gallacher for 2-0 to the visitors.

Three minutes later there were strong appeals for a Dumbarton penalty when David Wilson’s cross looked to have been pushed away by an arm.

But the referee gave a corner instead, from which Dougie Hill came close to pulling a goal back.

Sons started the second half brightly, but without managing to test United keeper Harry Lewis.

Then just on the hour Dumbarton went down to ten men as Craig Barr took a second yellow for simulation in the penalty area.

Reorganised into two ranks of four, with Gregg Morrison up front, Sons dug in well but lacked bite when they broke.

Neither side could find the net again in the final half hour.

The Sonstrust Man of the Match, chosen by David Ferguson, was Dimitrios Froxylias (pictured).

Next up for Sons is an important away trip to bottom-of-the-table Brechin City on Saturday 4th November.

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

Simon Barrow

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