Saturday 18th March 2017

DUMBARTON managed to take a point against league leaders Hibs at Easter Road this afternoon.

A terrific and exciting game had fans of both teams off their seats.

Sons survived 25 mins of first half pressure with Hibs enjoying the vast majority of possession.

But on 35 minutes, the home side fell behind when Christian Nade converted a penalty following Andy Stirling being bundled over on the left side of Hibs penalty box.

Sons almost doubled their lead five minutes later, but Daniel Harvie’s 20-yard free kick just evaded the inside of the post with Marciano scrambling.

Alan Martin saved superbly on 48 minutes stopping a powerful shot, but nine minutes later Hibs managed to get back on level terms.

A drilled John McGinn cross was turned into his own net by Daniel Harvie, but the young defender could do nothing about it.

Dumbarton scored again on 62 minutes to regain the lead.

A Nade knock down found Robert Thomson who hit the ball into the bottom corner from 18 yards.

Hibs were awarded a 70th minute penalty but Martin saved superbly.

On 83 minutes Hibs made in 2-2 following a mix-up in the Sons defence, Martin Boyle the scorer.

The result, coupled with scores elsewhere, means that Sons drop to 8th in the division with a big game ahead next Saturday away at Ayr United.

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

Alan Findlay

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