Saturday 22nd December 2018

DUMBARTON toiled in vain against Stranraer at the C&G Systems Stadium this afternoon. It looked for much of the game like they would grab a point, but a mid second half goal secured the points for the visitors.

After a spell of early pressure from the Blues, Sons started to push back on the break.

The first real chance of the game went to Dumbarton striker Dom Thomas on 18 minutes, only for his effort to go wide.

On 36 minutes Thomas’ curling cross to the back post was met by Callum Gallagher, but he fired over on the half volley before a Bobby Barr strike was blocked by Stranraer goalie Max Currie.

After the break Sons pressed hard, but without looking genuinely threatening in the final third.

Stranraer broke the deadlock on 65 minutes, when Kyle Turner curled the ball home for 1-0 from the edge of the box.

Dumbarton came straight back, leading to several frantic goalmouth scrambles and near misses.

However, a late Sons Christmas present was not to be. Next up for Dumbarton is a trip to Stenhousemuir for the last League One game of 2018 on 29th December.

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

Simon Barrow

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