Saturday, 12 February 2011

Disappointment, but still a point

First published as Sons miss out on another win on the official DFC website.

Dumbarton claimed another precious point in a low key 1-1 draw against Airdrie United at SHS this afternoon, but will be desperately disappointed not to have gone away with a win, having led for 87 minutes of the game.

Jon McShane gave provided the home team with the best possible start three minutes into the match, forcing a deft flick forward past Diamonds' goalkeeper Mark Ridgers and over the line.

Pat Walker, Mark Gilhaney and McShane came close again for Sons either side of the break. But both teams failed to impose their authority on what was often a scrappy encounter, and Dumbarton failed to translate their overall superiority and flashes of inspiration into a commanding lead.

Airdrie United substitute Scott Morton took away what looked to be a secure, if not always comfortable, three points for Sons – capitalising on defensive hesitation in the last minute of the game to squeeze the equaliser.

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