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Scottish League One: Dumbarton 2-2 Dunfermline Athletic

Dumbarton's Garry Fleming celebrates
Garry Fleming saved a point for Dumbarton

Garry Fleming's equaliser eight minutes from time gave Dumbarton a share of the points with fellow Championship strugglers Dunfermline Athletic.

The Pars had hit the bar through Kallum Higginbotham before Robert Thomson slotted in Joe Thomson's cross for the second-bottom Sons.

Second-half goals from Nicky Clark and substitute Joe Cardle appeared to set up the Pars' third win of the season.

But Fleming salvaged a draw as the Sons stay a point behind their visitors.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

  • 27Martin
  • 12HarvieBooked at 45mins
  • 5Buchanan
  • 14Barr
  • 3Docherty
  • 7Todd
  • 4Thomson
  • 11StantonSubstituted forStirlingat 71'minutes
  • 17Smith
  • 9Fleming
  • 10ThomsonSubstituted forStevensonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pettigrew
  • 6Stevenson
  • 15McCallum
  • 18Wright
  • 19Ewings
  • 22Stirling

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Williamson
  • 12Ashcroft
  • 4Martin
  • 3Talbot
  • 7PatonSubstituted forCardleat 45'minutes
  • 6Geggan
  • 8Wedderburn
  • 20Higginbotham
  • 37Clark
  • 17ReillySubstituted forMoffatat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Fordyce
  • 9Moffat
  • 11Cardle
  • 16McCabe
  • 18McMullan
  • 28Galloway
  • 43Hutton
Referee:
Steven Kirkland
Attendance:
1,018

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Dumbarton 2, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dumbarton 2, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Attempt missed. Darren Barr (Dumbarton) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Andrew Geggan.

Attempt missed. Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Dumbarton).

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Sean Murdoch.

Attempt saved. Joseph Thomson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Ryan Stevenson replaces Robert Thomson.

Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 2, Dunfermline Athletic 2. Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Harvie.

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Clark.

Robert Thomson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Robert Thomson.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Andy Stirling replaces Samuel Stanton.

Attempt missed. Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Harvie (Dumbarton).

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Thomson (Dumbarton).

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Lee Ashcroft.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Michael Moffat replaces Gavin Reilly.

Attempt missed. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Mark Docherty (Dumbarton).

Gavin Reilly (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Wedderburn (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Josh Todd.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Joseph Thomson.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Joseph Thomson.

Foul by Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic).

Samuel Stanton (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian117311861224
2Dundee Utd116321811721
3Raith Rovers116231813520
4Queen of Sth115331411318
5Falkirk115241513217
6Morton104331513215
7Ayr114251116-514
8Dunfermline112271523-88
9Dumbarton111461118-77
10St Mirren10046920-114
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