Dumbarton 1 - 1 Alloa Athletic 

League - Championship
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013, 7:45 PM at Bet Butler Stadium
Attendance: 463
Referee: Alan Muir
Dumbarton v Alloa Athletic, Dec 4th 2013, Bet Butler Stadium
Dumbarton  Alloa Athletic

Goalscorers
Bryan Prunty (78)
Kevin Cawley (24)

Team Managers
Ian Murray Paul Hartley

Starting Eleven
Jamie Ewings
Andy Graham
Scott Linton
Aaron Barry
Paul McGinn
Jordan Kirkpatrick
Chris Turner
Mark Gilhaney
Hugh Murray
Bryan Prunty
Mitch Megginson
Scott Bain
Michael Doyle
Daryll Meggat
Stephen Simmons
Ben Gordon
Jason Marr
Jonathan Tiffoney
Ryan McCord
Andy Kirk
Kevin Cawley
Graeme Holmes

Bench
Stephen Grindlay
Scott Smith
Ally McKerracher
Nicky Phinn
Colin Nish
Kevin Smith
Steven McDougall
Craig McDowall
Darren Young
Eddie Ferns
Declan McManus
Willie Robertson
Alex Salmon
James Creaney

Substitutions
Colin Nish for Mitch Megginson (64)
Steven McDougall for Hugh Murray (74)
Declan McManus for Andy Kirk (60)

Bookings
None. Ben Gordon (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jamie Ewings (GK) 46 apps -
Andy Graham 54 apps4 goals
Scott Linton 14 apps1 goal
Aaron Barry 18 apps -
Paul McGinn 33 apps2 goals
Jordan Kirkpatrick 12 apps2 goals
Chris Turner 47 apps7 goals
Mark Gilhaney 125 apps25 goals
Hugh Murray 10 apps -
Bryan Prunty 99 apps36 goals
Mitch Megginson 19 apps6 goals
Steven McDougall (sub) 43 apps6 goals
Colin Nish (sub) 14 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Aaron Barry (21 years 15 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Murray (34 years 339 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 233 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ally McKerracher (17 years 165 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Murray (34 years 339 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 168 days
Domestic Players:16 (88.89 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A fine individual goal from each side gave Dumbarton and Alloa a share of the points in a 1-1 draw at the Bet Butler Stadium on a cold Wednesday evening, moving Dumbarton up to sixth in the SPFL Championship.

Kevin Cawley put the visitors 1-0 ahead in the first half, but Bryan Prunty equalised with his third overhead kick in three consecutive seasons in the second half.

Dumbarton started well. A cross from Paul McGinn fell to Prunty's feet. The striker took a touch, but it was neither a shot or a pass he got away and the ball went out for a goal kick.

McGinn and Prunty linked up again soon after. McGinn put in a ball and Prunty went for an overhead kick. However it wasn't his best effort and he missed the ball.

Mitch Megginson had a chance for Sons shortly after, but he shot over from 18 yards.

Alloa were dangerous on the break, and had a good chance to go ahead from a well worked corner routine. Stephen Simmons was the man who fired over the bar, and the fence behind the goal, from the pass.

Just after midway through the first half, the Wasps went 1-0 ahead.

Cawley had the ball on the left-hand side of the box, turned his man and curled the ball across Jamie Ewings into the far top corner.

Dumbarton immediately responded. They should have been level before the break coming close on several occasions.

First, Jordan Kirkpartrick got past four men, drove forward with the ball, but hesitated over his shot on the edge of the area and the chance was wasted.

Then Alloa cleared an effort off the line after Prunty flicked Kirkpatrick's corner towards goal.

Finally, Mark Gilhaney had more time than he thought in the box, scuffing his shot from 12 yards over the bar.

Alloa defended well throughout the game, led by ex-son Ben Gordon, and reduced Dumbarton to long range efforts.

Within the first 10 minutes of the second half, Megginson, Kirpatrick and Scott Linton all had efforts from distance go over the bar for the home side.

Alloa still looked for the goal that would all but seal the points, and came a few inches way from doing so when Simmons' swerving shot cracked the post.

Then, with just over 10 minutes to go, another piece of individual skill resulted in the second goal of the game.

Gilhaney's cross was met by Prunty, back to goal, and he fired in an overhead kick into the bottom corner of the net to level the game. It was his seventh goal of the season.

Dumbarton kept up the heavy pressure going into the closing stages, but it was Alloa who came close to stealing the points.

Substitute Declan McManus knocked the ball down for goalscorer Cawley. However his half volley skidded just wide.

Sons nearly nicked it in added time as well, defender Aaron Barry heading just wide from a corner.

One goal each proved the final score, and Dumbarton go into Saturday's clash with Queen of the South on a three game unbeaten run.

Match report by Jack Crawford

None.

Programme cover / Team sheet