Clyde 2 - 1 Dumbarton

League Cup - Group E
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, 3:00 PM at Broadwood Stadium
Attendance: 416
Referee: John McKendrick
Clyde v Dumbarton, Jul 22nd 2017, Broadwood Stadium
Clyde Dumbarton 

Darren Miller (57)
Max Wright (67)
Craig Barr (33)

Team Managers
Jim Chapman Stevie Aitken

Starting Eleven
Blair Currie
Callum Home
Kyle Bradley
Martin McNiff
Jack Breslin
Barry Cuddihy
Darren Miller
Matthew Flynn
David Gormley
Darren Ramsay
Max Wright
Scott Gallacher
Craig Barr
Chris McLaughlin
Andy Dowie
Calum Gallagher
Kyle Hutton
David Wilson
Chris Johnston
David Smith
Mark Stewart
Ally Roy

Ilies Belkacem
Mark Burbidge
Przemyslaw Dachnowicz
Jack Harrison
Aaron Miller
Smart Osadolor
Lewis Wilson
Jamie Ewings
Tom Walsh
Kyle Prior
Christian Nade

Smart Osadolor for David Gormley (64)
Mark Burbidge for Darren Ramsay (70)
Lewis Wilson for Jack Breslin (88)
Christian Nade for Calum Gallagher (68)

None. Craig Barr (85)

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Scott Gallacher (GK) 2 apps -
Andy Dowie 2 apps -
Craig Barr 2 apps1 goal
Chris McLaughlin 2 apps -
David Smith 45 apps1 goal
Calum Gallagher 9 apps -
Kyle Hutton 1 app (debut) -
David Wilson 2 apps -
Chris Johnston 2 apps -
Ally Roy 2 apps -
Mark Stewart 2 apps -
Christian Nade (sub) 31 apps12 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Chris McLaughlin (19 years 127 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Dowie (34 years 128 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 195 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kyle Prior (17 years 331 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Dowie (34 years 128 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 260 days
Domestic Players:14 (93.33 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Kyle Hutton(Signed July 21st, 2017)

Craig Barr scored his first goal for the Club.

THE newly-formatted Betfred Cup has already proven beneficial to a number of clubs.

Some have registered shock victories against higher profile opposition, even if it is just a one-off game.

Others have exceeded expectations, getting to the later stages of the competition.

It is fair to say, however, that Dumbarton are taking their time to adjust to the new-look tournament.

Half time arrived with them in complete control against Clyde, and ahead through Craig Barr's header. It was never overly convincing, but they were doing enough to justify their lead.

But in the second half, goals by Darren Miller and Max Wright enabled the League Two side to keep themselves in with a shout of winning the group and end Sons progress in all but name.

This was Sons' sixth sectional tie since the competition was revamped. All they have to show for those six games are two which were drawn and then lost on penalties.

Ultimately the league finish will be the benchmark to a successful season, but cup ties continue to be a stumbling block.

Loan signing Ally Roy, making his first start, looked lively early doors. His narrow angled shot was beaten away by the keeper and shortly afterwards, he could not quite connect with Chris Johnston's cross at close range.

But on 32 minutes Barr, who had what looked a legitimate goal ruled out during Tuesday's game with Ayr United, this time got the break of a decision.

His header from a corner on the left was deemed, after some deliberation by the officials, to have crossed the line.

It all looked good, but that changed 11 minutes after the restart, beginning with another corner from the left, by Miller.

His set piece was bending in at the near post, but Scott Gallacher punched it clear. Miller, though, was invited to try for goal again, this time going for the far post, and found the net.

Gallacher then saved well from Darren Ramsay, but Sons were undoubtedly toiling in a game they had previously controlled.

And midway through the second half, slack defending from another corner eventually resulted in Wright heading home.

Sons did look like fighting back for a spell after that, as Christian Nade and David Wilson each forced a save from the home keeper in quick succession.

But after seeing those out, Clyde played the rest of the afternoon out and gained a victory which, an hour earlier, had looked so unlikely.

Match report by Andy Galloway

Photography by Donald Fullarton

Programme cover / Team sheet