Clyde 1 - 2 Dumbarton

League - League 1
Saturday, November 30th, 2019, 3:00 PM at Broadwood Stadium
Attendance: 721
Referee: Chris Graham
Clyde v Dumbarton, Nov 30th 2019, Broadwood Stadium
Clyde Dumbarton 

Chris Johnston (7) Joe McKee (17)
Isaac Layne (48)

Team Managers
Danny Lennon

Starting Eleven
David Mitchell
Barry Cuddihy
Martin McNiff
Craig Howie
Scott Rumsby
Raymond Grant
Chris Johnston
Chris McStay
David Goodwillie
Mark Lamont
Michael McMullin
Conor Brennan
Ryan McGeever
Morgyn Neill
Rico Quitongo
Reghan Tumilty
Stuart Carswell
Joe McKee
Adam Frizzell
Kyle Hutton
Stefan McCluskey
Isaac Layne

Michael McGee
Liam Allison
Alex Petkov
Luke McNiven
Tony Wallace
Darren Smith
Jordan Pettigrew
Jordan McMillan
Matthew Shiels
Conor Scullion
Ruaridh Langan
PJ Crossan
Ryan Tierney

Alex Petkov for Craig Howie (22)
Darren Smith for Michael McMullin (71)
Tony Wallace for Chris McStay (89)
Ruaridh Langan for Stefan McCluskey (67)
PJ Crossan for Isaac Layne (75)
Jordan McMillan for Rico Quitongo (78)

Alex Petkov (35) Rico Quitongo (43)
Stefan McCluskey (58)
Conor Brennan (87)
Joe McKee (88)

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Conor Brennan (GK) 20 apps -
Ryan McGeever 19 apps4 goals
Morgyn Neill 21 apps2 goals
Rico Quitongo 18 apps -
Reghan Tumilty 12 apps2 goals
Stuart Carswell 112 apps4 goals
Joe McKee 17 apps1 goal
Adam Frizzell 8 apps3 goals
Kyle Hutton 108 apps -
Stefan McCluskey 18 apps -
Isaac Layne 18 apps9 goals
Jordan McMillan (sub) 11 apps -
Ruaridh Langan (sub) 18 apps1 goal
PJ Crossan (sub) 21 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Rico Quitongo (20 years 143 days)
Oldest Player:Stefan McCluskey (29 years 107 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 36 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Matthew Shiels (19 years 82 days)
Oldest Player:Jordan McMillan (31 years 52 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 361 days
Domestic Players:16 (88.89 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Joe McKee scored his first goal for the Club.

THERE'S no truth in the rumours that penguins and polar bears were spotted in the crowd on this freezing St Andrew's Day at Broadwood.

But there were celebrations from Dumbarton, and plenty of them, the sight of which seemed so improbable within seven minutes of this game kicking off.

Chris Johnston's opening goal for a Clyde team who had already beaten Sons this season was the first sign of a long, and very cold, afternoon ahead.

It was one of the last once Joe McKee equalised, and when Isaac Layne, in glorious fashion team-wise, put the visitors in front, it was Dumbarton's to lose.

A huge effort was needed, and put in. No player came off the pitch without having given a huge shift.

With two straight victories, and able to justly feel hard done by it isn't three, has another corner been turned? Time will tell on that.

Within seven minutes Dumbarton were behind after a poor concession of the ball in midfield. Chances to clear the lines were also not executed as Johnston exchanged passes with Mark Lamont and scored with a low shot.

Only six minutes later there looked to be some sign of a recovery when Adam Frizzell looked to have a glorious chance after controlling the ball in the box, but couldn't strike it cleanly and his shot was saved.

It was only delayed, though, until the 16th minute when McKee claimed his first goal for Dumbarton after a neat passing move. The ball broke to him after Reghan Tumilty's cross was deflected.

That goal looked to have settled Sons but a huge scare awaited on the half hour mark. After a cross found David Goodwillie in splendid isolation six yards out, only close range heroics by Conor Brennan kept the score level.

A half which began promisingly for the neutrals then ended disappointingly as the two sides competed, but failed to seriously test their opposite keeper.

But only two minutes after the restart, the second half was set alight in truly glorious fashion. After Stuart Carswell found Reghan Tumilty, a neat team move ended with a low ball put away by Layne at the back post.

Tumilty fancied a go himself on 51 minutes after cutting in from the right, but his shot flew just wide. A narrow angled shot by Stefan McCluskey was also saved after more promising build-up play.

McCluskey then had another chance on 65 minutes, but after Sons broke through on goal, a deflection off the keeper's hand denied him at close range. A miraculous save then did likewise to Layne, but he was flagged offside in any case.

Clyde were throwing everything forward, but Sons were coping well, with a low effort by Johnston, easily saved by Brennan, as close as the home side got.

A shot from Carswell trundled agonisingly wide as the final seconds approached, but Dumbarton had done enough.

Match report by Andy Galloway

Programme cover / Team sheet