Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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Berwick Rangers 1-3 Dumbarton

Dumbarton booked their place in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup for the first time in 29 years with a convincing win away to Berwick Rangers.

The Championship side found themselves 1-0 down following Lee Currie's well-struck free-kick early on.

But Bryan Prunty equalised from the penalty spot after Stephen Tulloch handled and Mitchell Megginson fired the Sons ahead before the break.

And Scott Linton added a third 10 minutes after the restart.

Berwick goalkeeping coach Gary O'Connor had been poised to play as on-loan regular number one Paul Grant was refused permission to play from parent club Hibernian.

But Billy Bald had been pressed into action after his recovery from a recent leg operation, but he was unable to deny the in-form Sons.

Kevin Smith also hit a post as Dumbarton came close to extending their lead.

Berwick Rangers player-manager Ian Little: "We can't complain about the penalty. It's maybe a bit soft, but the free-kick before it - be big, be strong, make the decision.

"It's a free-kick, and I think it just changes the game."

Dumbarton player-manager Ian Murray: "It probably was handball, but it's hard because no-body knows what's a penalty and what's not a penalty, it's up to the referee.

"If it's against my team I'm not happy, but we were screaming for it on the sidelines."

Line-ups

Berwick

  • 1Bald
  • 2Jacobs
  • 3HoskinsBooked at 29mins
  • 6JanczykSubstituted forDalzielat 61'minutes
  • 4Dunlop
  • 5Tulloch
  • 8Notman
  • 7CurrieBooked at 63mins
  • 9LaverySubstituted forMorrisat 69'minutes
  • 11GraySubstituted forO'Brienat 71'minutes
  • 10GieltyBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 12Dalziel
  • 13Morris
  • 14O'Brien
  • 15Miller
  • 16O'Connor
  • 17Fairburn
  • 18Carse

Dumbarton

  • 19Ewings
  • 2McGinn
  • 16Linton
  • 15Kirkpatrick
  • 4Graham
  • 5Barry
  • 7GilhaneySubstituted forMcDougallat 83'minutes
  • 6Turner
  • 12PruntySubstituted forNishat 74'minutes
  • 9MegginsonSubstituted forMcKerracherat 87'minutes
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Grindlay
  • 3Smith
  • 11McDougall
  • 17Nish
  • 24McKerracher
  • 25Phinn
  • 26Murray
Referee:
Des Roache
Attendance:
406

Match Stats

Home TeamBerwickAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Berwick Rangers 1, Dumbarton 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Berwick Rangers 1, Dumbarton 3.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by William Bald.

Attempt saved. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Scott Dalziel (Berwick Rangers).

Alistair McKerracher (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Alistair McKerracher replaces Mitchel Megginson.

Attempt missed. Dean Hoskins (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Colin Nish (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Steven McDougall replaces Mark Gilhaney.

Booking

Damian Gielty (Berwick Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Damian Gielty (Berwick Rangers).

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

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Scott Linton.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Colin Nish replaces Bryan Prunty.

Substitution

Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Kenny O'Brien replaces Ross Gray.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Stephen Tulloch.

Foul by Lee Currie (Berwick Rangers).

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Josh Morris replaces Darren Lavery.

Attempt missed. Darren Lavery (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Kevin Smith (Dumbarton) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Booking

Lee Currie (Berwick Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Lee Currie (Berwick Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Scott Dalziel replaces Neil Janczyk.

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Jamie Ewings.

Attempt saved. Dean Hoskins (Berwick Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Berwick Rangers 1, Dumbarton 3. Scott Linton (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mitchel Megginson with a cross.

(Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Barry (Dumbarton).

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Lee Currie.

Attempt missed. Damian Gielty (Berwick Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Steven Notman (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Devon Jacobs (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin Smith (Dumbarton).

Foul by Devon Jacobs (Berwick Rangers).

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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