Tuesday 9th July 2019

DUMBARTON went down 2-0 to Hamilton Accies in a testing pre-season game against top-level opposition at the C&G Systems Stadium this evening.

After a strong performance against Dundee United on Saturday, a more experimental looking Sons team struggled for shape against the pacy Premiership side.

The visitors went a goal in front shortly after the start, when the ball was given up cheaply in defence and Sons were made to pay.

Despite a couple of half-chances, Dumbarton could not make much impression on Accies back line throughout the half.

Just before the break Hamilton made it 2-0 when Breen produced a strong finish into the top of the net.

Gaffer Jim Duffy decided to shake things up for the second half, with Kyle Hutton and three further trialists coming on.

Sons started to look more comfortable after the switch in personnel and formation, but still found little way of testing the visiting goalkeeper.

Accies came back into the game late on, but neither side could find a further way through and Hamilton ended up comfortable winners.

Match report and reaction to follow. Match photos now online..

Simon Barrow

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