Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Late Stenny guns silence the Sons

This short summary appears as Draw for Sons at Stenhousemuir on the official DFC site. 

Vying for possession
What should have been a comfortable win turned into a deflating 2-2 draw for Sons at Larbert this evening, as Stehousemuir came back from two behind to claim a point in the foot-of-the-table scrap.

Two very well taken goals from Jon McShane on 50 and 68 minutes looked to have sealed victory for Dumbarton, especially after the home side went down to ten men a couple of minutes later, following a late challenge by Ian Thompson.

But then disaster struck on 80 and 83 minutes. A weakly conceded penalty enabled Eric Paton to pull a goal back from the spot. Then Mike Hunter levelled with a close range header after the Sons defence was outpaced on the wing.

The result leaves Dumbarton needing points and goals for safety from successive home games against Alloa Athletic and Peterhead. [SB]

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