Wednesday 8th April 2015
DESPITE a passionate performance and second half goal from ten-man Dumbarton, determined visitors Hibernian proved too strong at the Rock tonight.
Hibs dominated early possession, but missed a couple of chances to open the scoring as Sons found themselves under the cosh.
There were vigorous protests when Liam Craig fell under pressure on the edge of the area and referee Charleston pointed to the spot.
However, Dumbarton keeper Danny Rogers, who made several impressive saves throughout the game, did well to scoop the resulting penalty away.
There was more controversy when the Edinburgh side’s Paul Hanlon put his team one up from a corner, despite what looked like a clear infringement in the box.
Sons got their just desserts for a superb, attacking start to the second half. Scott Taggart had one of several shots saved and Mitch Megginson was there to finish the job and make it 1-1.
Just as Dumbarton looked like turning the game on its head a moment of foolishness from Chris Turner led to a red card, reducing his team to ten men.
In spite of a valiant effort, which was rewarded with loud applause from the home supporters at the end, there was no way back for Sons when Jason Cummings got on the end of Lewis Allan’s pass and slotted home to make it 2-1.
Next up for Dumbarton is an away trip to relegation-threatened Alloa at the weekend.
Full match report and photos now online. Sons TV to follow.