Stirling Albion 0-1 Dumbarton

Scottish Football League

A late Scott Agnew strike gave Dumbarton a scrappy win over Stirling Albion in Scottish Football League Division Two.

The Sons threatened in the opening stages, but Sam Filler was equal to Patrick Walker's testing long-range shot.

Mark Gilhaney and Bryan Prunty also had efforts from outside the box for the vistiors, but neither side looked like creating a clear opening.

Albion came out stronger after the break and Scott Davieson should have done better with his right-footed shot which was straight at Stephen Grindlay.

Agnew finally broke the deadlock for Dumbarton with less than 10 minutes to go, striking a fine low drive from distance that nestled in the bottom corner.

The home side pushed forward in search of an equaliser, but ultimately fell to their third straight defeat.

Stirling: Filler, Allison, Thom, Dillon, Jacobs, McSorley (Flood 70), McCulloch, Cook (Fagan 73), Crawley, Davieson, Smith. Subs Not Used: Kerr, McLeish, Nicholas.

Dumbarton: Grindlay, Nugent, Lithgow, McNiff, Creaney, Gilhaney, Nicoll, McKinnon (Borris 66), Agnew, Prunty, Walker (Winters 66). Subs Not Used: Ewings, Brannan, Wallace.

Booked: Nicoll.

Goals: Agnew 84.

Att: 602

Ref: Matt Northcroft