Dumbarton swept aside Cowdenbeath with four second-half goals to keep alive their play-off hopes.

Rory McKeown hit the post for the visitors in the fifth minute, before Mitch Megginson put the hosts ahead.

Michael Miller doubled their advantage but John Armstrong's low finish got the visitors back in it.

Jordan Kirkpatrick's free-kick restored their two-goal lead before Garry Fleming and Christopher Kane put the game to bed with neat finishes.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Dumbarton

  • 01 Grindlay
  • 07 Gilhaney
  • 09 Megginson (McDougall - 81' )
  • 24 Miller
  • 04 Graham
  • 02 McGinn
  • 06 Turner
  • 15 Kirkpatrick
  • 21 Kane Booked
  • 17 Nish (Fleming - 79' )
  • 08 Agnew (Murray - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Smith
  • 11 McDougall
  • 12 Prunty
  • 14 Fleming
  • 18 Thomson
  • 19 Ewings
  • 26 Murray

Cowdenbeath

  • 01 Flynn
  • 14 Brett
  • 02 McKeown
  • 23 Brownlie
  • 06 Wedderburn
  • 05 Armstrong
  • 08 Stevenson (Miller - 80' )
  • 16 Fowler
  • 09 Stewart
  • 18 Milne Booked
  • 22 Robertson (Stewart - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Adamson
  • 04 O'Brien
  • 07 Stewart
  • 12 Gold
  • 17 Usai
  • 20 Miller
  • 26 Kane
Ref: Crawford Allan
Att: 687

Match Stats

Shots

21 15

On target

7 4

Corners

3 4

Fouls

12 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dumbarton 5, Cowdenbeath 1.

90:00 +1:13 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dumbarton 5, Cowdenbeath 1.

90:00 +0:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 5, Cowdenbeath 1. Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

89:40

Foul by Christopher Kane (Dumbarton).

89:40

(Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:22

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton).

88:22

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:00

Steven McDougall (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:57

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

84:18

Attempt saved. Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

83:57

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Paul McGinn.

83:28

Hand ball by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

82:34

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

82:07

Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:07

Foul by Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath).

81:23

Foul by Steven McDougall (Dumbarton).

81:23

James Fowler (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:06

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

80:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Steven McDougall replaces Mitchel Megginson.

80:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 4, Cowdenbeath 1. Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

79:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Kyle Miller replaces Jamie Stevenson.

79:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Sammy Stewart replaces Jon Robertson.

78:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Garry Fleming replaces Colin Nish.

78:22

Attempt blocked. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:53

Attempt missed. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

72:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 3, Cowdenbeath 1. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

71:10

Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:10

Foul by John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath).

69:11

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from long range on the left is too high.

68:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Hugh Murray replaces Scott Agnew.

65:05

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

65:05

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 2, Cowdenbeath 1. John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

62:04

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Andy Graham.

61:44

Attempt blocked. Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:31

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

58:31

Foul by Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath).

57:06

Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

56:17 Booking

Booking Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

54:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 2, Cowdenbeath 0. Michael Miller (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

54:01

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

54:01

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

52:56

Attempt missed. Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

50:20

Attempt blocked. Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

50:00

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton).

50:00

Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:40

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

47:40

Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:43

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

46:17

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:17

Foul by Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath).

45:00

Second Half begins Dumbarton 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

45:00 +0:23 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dumbarton 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

45:00 +0:13

Attempt missed. Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

44:28

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Stephen Grindlay.

44:13

Attempt saved. Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

43:29

Attempt missed. James Fowler (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

41:32

Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:32

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath).

40:51

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

40:07

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Paul McGinn.

37:11

Attempt missed. Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36:22

Attempt missed. Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

34:41 Booking

Booking Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

34:30

Foul by Paul McGinn (Dumbarton).

34:30

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:48

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

30:48

Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:30

Attempt blocked. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29:44

Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

27:55

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

24:54

Foul by Christopher Kane (Dumbarton).

24:54

Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:59

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by James Fowler.

21:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dumbarton 1, Cowdenbeath 0. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Colin Nish.

17:52

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

17:52

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:55

Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:55

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath).

16:02

Attempt saved. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

14:55

Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

13:00

Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:58

Foul by Paul McGinn (Dumbarton).

12:29

Attempt blocked. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

10:02

Attempt missed. Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

9:39

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

9:23

Attempt blocked. Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

7:07

Attempt missed. Chris Turner (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

6:50

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

6:23

Attempt blocked. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

5:42

Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

3:28

Attempt missed. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses the top left corner.

1:50

Foul by John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath).

1:50

Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:23

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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