Wednesday 5th February 2014

DUMBARTON grabbed a useful home point against Livingston in an incident packed game at the Rock tonight.

Sons lost midfield anchor Chris Turner to injury after just seven minutes of the first half.

There were few chances for either side in the opening 45 minutes. Jordan Kirkpatrick struck the side netting for Dumbarton, while at the other end Stephen Grindlay has to make an instinctive, short-range stop.

Just before the break Mitch Megginson, Turner’s replacement, struck a fast effort just over the crossbar.

Things started badly in the second half, with Garry Fleming being dismissed for a second yellow card.

An injury to referee Stevie O’Reilly held proceedings up while a replacement assistant referee was found. Immediately after the restart Keaghan Jacobs slotted home the opener for Livi.

Minutes later the drama continued when Colin Nish, brought on in a double substitution with Mark Gilhaney by Sons boss Ian Murray, stretched out to loop the ball over Livi keeper Kevin Walker to level at 1-1.

But the visitors struck back immediately when a cross deflected in viciously off Andy Barrowman, leaving Grindlay with little chance and Dumbarton 2-1 down.

Then in a further astonishing twist, up popped on-form youngster Chris Kane (pictured) to steal a second equaliser for Sons on 85 minutes.

Full match report and photos online.

Simon Barrow

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