Saturday 1st September 2018

DUMBARTON slumped to defeat against Stenhousemuir at Ochilview this afternoon, losing 2-1 despite going ahead early and having more possession for a good portion of the match.

Sons were ahead early when Jack Aitchinson flicked the ball on to Iain Russell and his cross was glanced on by Rory Loy to Bobby Barr at the back post. He duly knocked the ball under the keeper to make it 1-0 to the visitors on six minutes.

However, Stenhousemuir struck back almost immediately when a cross into the box two minutes later was met by Seb Ross, who flicked the ball over Adam for 1-1.

Dumbarton had much of the possession for the remainder of the half, but could not capitalise on it and looked vulnerable at the back.

There were chances for both sides after the restart, with the Warriors looking more threatening on the break.

On 80 minutes the home side went in front. Conner Duthie was the man breaking the deadlock for Stenny, cruising in on the near post to strike the ball home for 2-1.

Next up for Sons is a double-header at home against Montrose, first next Saturday in the Irn Bru Cup, then on 15th September in League One.

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

Simon Barrow

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