Saturday 20th July 2019

DUMBARTON lost 4-1 to a first half onslaught from Queen of the South in their latest Betfred Cup battle at the C&G Systems Stadium this afternoon.

In a frantic start to the game, Dumbarton were at first in front and then behind within the first 12 minutes.

On 7 minutes Ryan Tierney’s ball to the back post found PJ Crossan, whose narrow angled shot was deflected in to give the men from the Rock the lead.

From then on it went downhill. First ex-Son Michael Paton, then Gary Oliver and ex-Son Stephen Dobbie struck in quick succession to shock Sons, who were suddenly 1-3 down.

On 24 minutes Connor Murray made it four for Queen of the South, before Dumbarton started to get back into the game in the middle of the park.

Sons started much more brightly after the break and began to look much more competitive.

But several good moves still could not produce a breakthrough, despite the solid effort.

In the end neither side could add to the score line. Next up for Dumbarton is a Betfred Cup group game against Premiership side Motherwell on Tuesday night at the C&G Stadium.

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

Simon Barrow

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