Saturday 10th March 2018

DUMBARTON fought hard but went down to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Queen of the South at the YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium this afternoon.

In a robust first half both sides negotiated a difficult playing surface with direct, gritty, attacking football.

There were several chances for both teams, with the respective defences and keepers kept busy and defenders reacting well.

At half time it was still even and goalless. Just after the break, however, Queen of the South broke the deadlock and took the lead.

On 47 minutes a powerful free-kick from Queens’ Thomas found its way into the bottom corner of the next.

The tussle continued, but on 64 minutes Sons has a golden chance to equalise when Danny Handling’s free-kick on the edge of the area was punched away from the wall — only for Kevin Nisbet to smash the resulting penalty way over the bar and upright on the left hand side.

The game continued to move end to end after that defining moment, but neither side was able to add to the score sheet, in spite of another strong but unheeded Sons penalty shout near the end.

The defeat leaves Dumbarton firmly planted in ninth place ahead of the visit of foot-of-the-table Brechin City to the Rock on Tuesday night, 13th March.

Full match report to come. Match photos and SonsTV coverage now online.

Simon Barrow

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