Airdrie Utd 3-0 Dumbarton

Scottish Football League

Phillip Johnston's brace helped Airdrie get their Second Division campaign off to a winning start against Dumbarton.

Johnston drilled home Fraser Keast's cross to give the hosts the lead after six minutes.

Ryan Donnelly claimed Airdrie's second three minutes later, powering home a rebound after Derek Holmes' had headed against the post.

Scott Agnew struck the woodwork for the Sons before Johnston converted another Keast delivery for Airdrie's third.

Airdrie Utd: McKane, Bain, Lilley, Stallard, Malone, Johnston, Owens (Devlin 72), Stephenson, Keast (Boyle 76), Holmes (Sally 83), Donnelly. Subs Not Used: Duncan, Lovering.

Booked: Malone.

Goals: Johnston 6, Donnelly 9, Johnston 63.

Dumbarton: Grindlay, Lyden, Nugent, Lithgow, Nicoll, Gilhaney, Borris (Ramage 59), Agnew, Brannan, Walker, Hempstead (Metcalf 72). Subs Not Used: Ewings, Wallace, Monaghan.

Booked: Brannan, Ramage.

Att: 887

Ref: Matt Northcroft