Peter MacDonald's double gave Dundee a win over Dumbarton to keep them top of the Scottish Championship.

MacDonald got the opener minutes after half-time when he latched onto Jim McAlister's pass before firing into the bottom-left corner.

Kevin McBride added a second, hammering in from 12 yards after being found by Gary Irvine.

And MacDonald rounded off the scoring in the final minute with his first-time, left-foot shot.

It is now two wins on the trot for John Brown's men after stumbling versus Cowdenbeath a fortnight ago, and they sit two points clear of Hamilton Accies at the summit.

Meanwhile, Dumbarton boss Ian Murray will be keen to improve on the recent form which has seen them lose three of their last four Championship matches.

The Sons' best chance at Dens Park came in the 22nd minute but Bryan Prunty's header was smothered by Kyle Letheren.

Dundee always looked dangerous and visiting goalkeeper Jamie Ewings had to be alert to deny McBride in the second half.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Dundee

  • 01 Letheren
  • 02 Irvine
  • 03 Lockwood
  • 10 Rae
  • 18 Gallagher
  • 17 Benedictus
  • 07 Riley (Conroy - 39' )
  • 08 McBride (O'Donnell - 92' )
  • 09 MacDonald
  • 23 Boyle Booked (Monti - 70' )
  • 20 McAlister

Substitutes

  • 04 O'Donnell
  • 05 Dyer
  • 11 Conroy
  • 12 Gibson
  • 14 Mcintosh
  • 15 Monti
  • 30 Kerr

Dumbarton

  • 19 Ewings
  • 02 McGinn
  • 16 Linton
  • 06 Turner (McDougall - 71' )
  • 04 Graham Booked
  • 05 Barry
  • 07 Gilhaney
  • 14 Fleming (Smith - 83' )
  • 12 Prunty
  • 09 Megginson (Nish - 74' )
  • 15 Kirkpatrick

Substitutes

  • 01 Grindlay
  • 03 Smith
  • 10 Smith
  • 11 McDougall
  • 17 Nish
  • 24 McKerracher
  • 25 Phinn
Ref: Brian Colvin
Att: 4,489

Match Stats

Shots

11 5

On target

7 3

Corners

5 8

Fouls

4 5

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dundee 3, Dumbarton 0.

90:00 +3:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dundee 3, Dumbarton 0.

90:00 +1:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Stephen O'Donnell replaces Kevin McBride.

89:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 3, Dumbarton 0. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Carlo Monti.

88:58

Attempt saved. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

85:14

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Andy Graham.

82:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Kevin Smith replaces Garry Fleming.

81:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 2, Dumbarton 0. Kevin McBride (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Gary Irvine.

77:40

Attempt saved. Ryan Conroy (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

73:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Colin Nish replaces Mitchel Megginson.

73:02

Carlo Monti (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:02

Foul by Andy Graham (Dumbarton).

70:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Steven McDougall replaces Chris Turner.

69:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Carlo Monti replaces Martin Boyle.

67:47

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

65:52

Foul by Matthew Lockwood (Dundee).

65:52

Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:20

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Gavin Rae.

63:03

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Kyle Letheren.

61:21

Foul by Gavin Rae (Dundee).

61:21

Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:24 Booking

Booking Martin Boyle (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

59:36

Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

58:27

Attempt saved. Kevin McBride (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

58:06

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Scott Linton.

57:01

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Kyle Letheren.

53:46 Booking

Booking Andy Graham (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

51:37

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Andy Graham.

49:38

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

49:38

Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 1, Dumbarton 0. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jim McAlister.

45:00

Second Half begins Dundee 0, Dumbarton 0.

45:00 +0:53 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dundee 0, Dumbarton 0.

41:47

Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

40:32

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

38:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Ryan Conroy replaces Nicholas Riley because of an injury.

37:06

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:06

Foul by Andy Graham (Dumbarton).

35:22

Attempt saved. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

30:02

Foul by Gavin Rae (Dundee).

30:02

Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:20

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Chris Turner.

27:00

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:59

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

25:57

Attempt saved. Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:36

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Gary Irvine.

21:40

Attempt blocked. Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

19:11

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Paul McGinn.

17:40

Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:40

Foul by Scott Linton (Dumbarton).

16:55

Gavin Rae (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:55

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

15:27

Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

13:18

Attempt saved. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

12:16

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Nicholas Riley.

11:41

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Nicholas Riley.

10:40

Attempt saved. Martin Boyle (Dundee) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

7:53

Attempt missed. Gavin Rae (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

5:27

Attempt missed. Nicholas Riley (Dundee) left footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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