Saturday, 17 January 2009

Sons back on track

It wasn't exactly a bravura performance, from what I gather, but Dumbarton claimed an important victory against Stenhousemuir - until this week the SFL3 leaders - at the Rock today. The BBC notes: "super-sub Iain Chisholm (pictured) tapped home from close range just after half-time when team-mates Derek Carcary and Paul McLeod combined to set up the chance." That was in the 42nd minute and against the run of play, says my informant Denise Currie. Sons were pretty much pinned in their own half.

"The Warriors almost equalised a minute later, but Paul Tyrrell's shot was punched over the bar by David McEwan. Neither side made many chances in the second half as the weather worsened." Phew. At least my attempt at a chipper programme note (below) wasn't left with too much egg on its face. This result keeps us in the promotion mix, though Cowdenbeath look as if they will pull away at the top.

Meanwhile, I was at St James' Park watching a rather poor first half between Exeter City and Bury, followed by a second period with much more action - but no taken chances. Richard Logan should have, er, buried a fast inswinging cross from Dean Moxey with only the 'keeper to beat. But he didn't seem to see it in time and skied instead. In the end a 0-0 draw was a fair if unexciting result, but the Grecians need a leg up to get back to contending for at least a play-off place in League Two.

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