Dumbarton 1 - 0 Peterhead 

League - League 1
Saturday, October 26th, 2019, 3:00 PM at C & G Systems Stadium
Attendance: 600
Referee: Steven Kirkland
Dumbarton v Peterhead, Oct 26th 2019, C & G Systems Stadium
Dumbarton  Peterhead

Ryan McGeever (54)

Team Managers
Jim McInally

Starting Eleven
Conor Brennan
Morgyn Neill
Rico Quitongo
Reghan Tumilty
Ryan McGeever
Joe McKee
Adam Frizzell
Kyle Hutton
Stuart Carswell
PJ Crossan
Isaac Layne
Greg Fleming
Jamie Stevenson
Jason Brown
Scott Hooper
Paddy Boyle
Ben Armour
Scott Brown
Jack Leitch
Gary Fraser
Rory McAllister
Derek Lyle

Jordan Pettigrew
Jordan McMillan
Matthew Shiels
Conor Scullion
Ruaridh Langan
Stefan McCluskey
Ryan Tierney
Cammy Eadie
Mick Dunlop
Aidan Smith
David Ferguson
Ryan Conroy
Lenny Wilson

Ruaridh Langan for Adam Frizzell (86)
Stefan McCluskey for PJ Crossan (89)
Ryan Tierney for Isaac Layne (90)
Aidan Smith for Ben Armour (72)
Ryan Conroy for Gary Fraser (77)
David Ferguson for Jamie Stevenson (87)

Stuart Carswell (23)
Reghan Tumilty (73)
Jamie Stevenson (42)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Conor Brennan (GK) 15 apps -
Morgyn Neill 16 apps2 goals
Rico Quitongo 16 apps -
Reghan Tumilty 8 apps1 goal
Ryan McGeever 14 apps2 goals
Joe McKee 13 apps -
Adam Frizzell 3 apps2 goals
Kyle Hutton 103 apps -
Stuart Carswell 107 apps4 goals
PJ Crossan 16 apps3 goals
Isaac Layne 13 apps6 goals
Ruaridh Langan (sub) 14 apps1 goal
Stefan McCluskey (sub) 13 apps -
Ryan Tierney (sub) 11 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Rico Quitongo (20 years 108 days)
Oldest Player:Kyle Hutton (28 years 270 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 96 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Matthew Shiels (19 years 47 days)
Oldest Player:Jordan McMillan (31 years 17 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 326 days
Domestic Players:16 (88.89 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


THERE are unlikely to be any glowing references for this game from any neutrals who were there hoping for a game laden with chances and goals.

Dumbarton, though, will take it. Today, and another 25 times between now and the end of the season.

The only goal of the game being scored by a defender is not exactly a sign of a great day for the strikers.

For Sons, it was largely immaterial who scored, as long as somebody did. That somebody was Ryan McGeever, eight minutes into the second half.

It was followed by 37 minutes of absorbing most of what Peterhead could throw at them, with the odd scare.

History, though, will record a home victory.

Played in a swirling wind, the opening to this game could hardly be described as epic. The visitors forced a couple of early openings but neither Derek Lyle nor Gary Fraser could unduly trouble Conor Brennan.

For Dumbarton, a Joe McKee free kick bent towards goal but was blocked on the line, but Peterhead regained the initiative and a Rory McAllister effort drifted across goal and past.

Fraser also tried with a low free kick from distance, but it too missed the target. Brennan was then unduly troubled, but blocked from Scott Brown at close range.

Chances were still coming, but Isaac Layne sliced wide from 20 yards after Joe McKee played him in.

The game then entered a drastically frustrating spell with opportunities limited in front of either goal. Morgyn Neill did meet a McKee free kick near half time but his header wasn't troubling the keeper.

It changed eight minutes into the second half when, of all people, McGeever was there to tap home Layne's low ball from six yards out.

Then there was a major escape. Finding McAllister six yards out usually means a goal - fortunately for Sons, he sliced his shot wide of the near post.

An effort by the same player then flew narrowly wide midway through the second half as Dumbarton fought bravely, but lived slightly dangerously.

Jack Leitch was next to have a go, but his shot on the turn, while on target, was comfortable for Brennan.

He was followed by Ryan Conroy, from a free kick in a dangerous position, but the Dumbarton-based midfielder bent the set piece past the post.

Despite forcing an injury time corner which saw their goalkeeper come up to attack, Peterhead could not land a meaningful glove and Sons had a second clean sheet in a row. And three points.

Match report by Andy Galloway


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