Saturday 9th November 2019

IT WAS a disappointment on the pitch for Dumbarton at the C&G Systems Stadium this afternoon, as the men from the Rock went down 2-4 to East Fife.

After a slightly shaky start for both teams, East Fife took advantage of some loose Sons defending on just 7 minutes.

Danny Denholm found himself through on goal and slotted the ball past Brennan to give the visitors an early lead.

Then on the half hour Liam Watt slid in at the back post to double East Fife’s lead.

But Dumbarton struck back three minutes later. First, Ryan McGeever crashed home a superb header from Joe McKee’s cross to bring it back to 1-2.

Then on 38 minutes Sons were back on level terms. Great work from Crossan skipped past a defender and drilled the ball across goal, where it was touched in by the Fifer’s Craig Watson for 2-2.

The breathless action continued after the break. On 53 minutes Conor Brennan did well initially to block Steven Boyd’s shot, but the striker was on hand to sweep the loose ball home.

Liam Watt made it 2-4 to East Fife on 64 minutes, weaving through the Sons defence to strike the ball smoothly past Brennan.

There was another late rally by Dumbarton, but it was not enough to get back into the game.

The Sonstrust Man of the Match, chosen by West Coast Accountancy, was Kyle Hutton (pictured).

Full match report and photos now online. Reaction and SonsTV coverage to follow.

Simon Barrow

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