Saturday 11th November 2017

DUMBARTON progressed to the semi-final of the Irn Bru Cup with a convincing win against Raith Rovers.

Manager Stephen Aitken made one team change from the win against Brechin City with Craig Barr replacing Dougie Hill.

Sons started the match in a bright fashion and Calum Gallagher tested Smith in the Raith goal with a long range header.

McLaughlin broke the deadlock for Sons on 20 mins converting from close range following a Walsh corner.

Rovers though came close out the half hour mark when Vaughan just failing to connect from a cross with Gallacher beaten.

Sons created a few more chances and held their lead till half time.

Four minutes into the second period Ally Roy (pictured) doubled Dumbarton’s lead capitalising on a defensive mistake.

Tom Walsh then missed a penalty and Raith were reduced to ten men when Spence was shown a red card for handling the ball on the goal line.

Dumbarton comfortably saw the game out and now await the outcome of the semi-final draw on Monday.

Full Match report and SonsTV to follow. Match photos now online.

Alan Findlay

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