Forfar Athletic 3 - 0 Dumbarton

League - League 1
Saturday, November 17th, 2018, 3:00 PM at Station Park
Attendance: 491
Referee: Lloyd Wilson
Forfar Athletic v Dumbarton, Nov 17th 2018, Station Park
Forfar Athletic Dumbarton 

Darren Whyte (49)
John Baird (54)
Mark Hill (78)

Team Managers
Jim Weir

Starting Eleven
Marc McCallum
Jamie Bain
Ross Meechan
Darren Whyte
Michael Travis
Thomas Reilly
Dale Hilson
Mark Hill
John Baird
Dylan Easton
Lewis Moore
Chris Smith
Ross Perry
Scott Allardice
Cameron Ballantyne
Stuart Carswell
Ross Forbes
Dom Thomas
Calum Gallagher
Kyle Hutton
Bobby Barr
Michael Paton

Murray MacKintosh
Ross Cunningham
Eddie Malone
Connor Coupe
Andrew Munro
Willie Muir
Jamie McGowan
Willie Dyer
Brad Spencer

Connor Coupe for Dylan Easton (83)
Ross Cunningham for John Baird (85)
Murray MacKintosh for Lewis Moore (89)
Brad Spencer for Calum Gallagher (82)

Michael Travis (60) Scott Allardice (53)
Ross Perry (62)
Michael Paton (88)

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Chris Smith (GK) 4 apps -
Ross Perry 13 apps -
Scott Allardice 9 apps -
Cameron Ballantyne 9 apps -
Stuart Carswell 71 apps3 goals
Ross Forbes 39 apps5 goals
Dom Thomas 6 apps3 goals
Calum Gallagher 66 apps11 goals
Kyle Hutton 65 apps -
Bobby Barr 20 apps4 goals
Michael Paton 15 apps1 goal
Brad Spencer (sub) 11 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Scott Allardice (20 years 236 days)
Oldest Player:Chris Smith (32 years 265 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 251 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Scott Allardice (20 years 236 days)
Oldest Player:Chris Smith (32 years 265 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 147 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


IF you enjoy trips to far flung parts of Scotland to follow Dumbarton, this started out as the season for you.

All four trips to Angus on the itinerary for the first time in over 40 years.

And all of them, at the first time of asking, have ended in defeat.

In this game, Forfar simply did in the second half what they should have done in the first. Had 3-0 been the scoreline 45 minutes through the game instead of after 90, there could have been no complaints.

Sons, somehow still in the game at the interval, were put to the sword after it with goals by Darren Whyte, John Baird and Mark Hill.

It was sobering viewing from start to finish.

Within 20 seconds Dylan Easton had hit the side netting, and in four minutes Baird hit the post with a volley and the ball rebounded clear.

There was some response, with Bobby Barr seeing a shot well saved, but Easton then rolled a shot across goal and wide.

Dom Thomas then missed the target before the first half finished in a blaze of one way traffic which was just missing the goals it was so obviously threatening.

Michael Travis' shot on the turn was deflected wide before Chris Smith twice saved from Easton. Dale Hilson then looked certain to score after Forfar passed their way through, but rolled his shot wide.

Sometimes when you survived that onslaught, your luck is in for the rest of the day. Truth be told, Sons had used their share of fortune to get to half time still level.

Four minutes into the second half they were behind when Whyte was in splendid isolation to head home a corner from the left.

And five minutes later the defence failed to clear a cross and Baird thrashed the ball home.

In an effort to get Dumbarton back into it, Ross Forbes shot from 40 yards with the keeper off his line, but he got back on to it to turn the ball over.

But after Hilson had missed two further opportunities for Forfar, Hill thrashed in a 25-yard free kick for the third.

Forbes and Baird had late chances for each team, but neither found the target.

Match report by Andy Galloway

Photography by Donald Fullarton

Programme cover / Team sheet