Scottish Championship
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Dumbarton 0-2 Dunfermline Athletic

David Hopkirk
Dunfermline's David Hopkirk struck late-on, consigning Dumbarton to the Scottish Championship relegation play-off spot

Dumbarton's Scottish Championship survival hopes were dealt a blow after two late goals condemned them to a home defeat by Dunfermline.

The Sons had the best chance of the first half when Gregor Buchanan shot meekly at Pars goalkeeper Sean Murdoch.

That miss proved costly when Dunfermline's Rhys McCabe and David Hopkirk struck in the final 10 minutes.

With a poorer goal difference than St Mirren, the loss leaves Dumbarton second-bottom with three games to play.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27Martin
  • 17Smith
  • 14Barr
  • 5BuchananBooked at 37mins
  • 12Harvie
  • 6CarswellSubstituted forNuttallat 81'minutes
  • 2McCrorie
  • 23VaughanSubstituted forNadeat 73'minutes
  • 11Stanton
  • 22Stirling
  • 10Thomson

Substitutes

  • 3Docherty
  • 4Lang
  • 7Gallagher
  • 9Fleming
  • 19Ewings
  • 25Nuttall
  • 72Nade

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Murdoch
  • 6Geggan
  • 22MorrisBooked at 35mins
  • 12Ashcroft
  • 3Talbot
  • 20Higginbotham
  • 16McCabe
  • 8Wedderburn
  • 18McMullan
  • 17ReillySubstituted forHopkirkat 71'minutes
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forPatonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Williamson
  • 4Martin
  • 7Paton
  • 10Hopkirk
  • 11Cardle
  • 15Spence
  • 43Hutton
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
1,142

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home16
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away13
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dumbarton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dumbarton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

  3. Post update

    Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Joe Nuttall (Dumbarton).

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Dumbarton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Paul McMullan.

  6. Post update

    Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Samuel Stanton (Dumbarton).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Michael Paton replaces Michael Moffat.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Joe Nuttall replaces Stuart Carswell.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Dumbarton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Rhys McCabe (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Callum Morris.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Darren Barr.

  14. Post update

    David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Christian Nade replaces Lewis Vaughan.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ross McCrorie (Dumbarton).

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

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