Saturday 2nd February 2013

A LATE revival by Dumbarton was not enough to salvage a point from an exciting game against Livingston, who ran out 4-3 winners at the Bet Butler Stadium this afternoon.

Goals either side of the half-time break put the visitors in charge of the game, despite a strong start from Sons — who had three or four chances to go ahead themselves in the first 45 minutes.

It was ex-Dumbarton forward Iain Russell who put Livingston in front on 43 minutes, with a fine finish following on from a swift move that sliced the home defence apart.

On 48 minutes Stefan Scougall caught Sons out again to make it 2-0. But a fight back was suddenly on the cards when Mark Gilhaney pulled one back for 2-1. Then Livi struck again with two quick goals from Russell and from Jordan Morton.

Just as Dumbarton look well buried Alan Lithgow and Bryan Prunty hit back on 90 and 93 minutes, but the resurgence came too late.

Sons will rue their missed chances and defensive slips. However, they will take heart from another determined performance as they seek revenge on the away trip to Livingston next week.

Full match report and photos now online.

Simon Barrow

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