Scottish Championship
Queen of SthQueen of the South1DumbartonDumbarton2

Queen of the South 1-2 Dumbarton

Robert Thomson scores
Robert Thomson completed the turnaround with a header before the break

Robert Thomson nodded the winner as Dumbarton beat Queen of the South to boost their survival hopes.

Stephen Dobbie gave the home side the lead with a fine finish but Sons soon hit back.

Goals from Sam Stanton and Thomson before half time gave them a lead they would not surrender.

The win takes Dumbarton into seventh spot in the Championship, three points above the relegation play-off spot and five clear of bottom club Ayr United.

The first half was an open affair and Dobbie produced goal 24 of a prolific season with a clinical finish, turning sharply and shooting past Alan Martin after 15 minutes.

That lead lasted just five minutes, though. John Rankin brought down Lewis Vaughan at the edge of the box and Hibs loanee Stanton produced a stunning effort to score past Lee Robinson.

Thomson netted the winner after 39 minutes, rising at the far post to nod Christian Nade's cross beyond Robinson.

The second half was as dull as the first was exciting, with Dobbie and Thomson trying their luck with no joy.

Gregor Buchanan should have made it 3-1 in 80 minutes but he was unable to find the net with his header.


Queen of Sth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Robinson
  • 14JacobsBooked at 81mins
  • 5Brownlie
  • 6Higgins
  • 3Marshall
  • 15ThomsonSubstituted forDykesat 45'minutes
  • 17McManus
  • 8RankinBooked at 19mins
  • 27MurraySubstituted forCarmichaelat 60'minutes
  • 10HilsonSubstituted forThomasat 60'minutes
  • 11Dobbie


  • 20Atkinson
  • 22Tapping
  • 23Thomas
  • 24Mercer
  • 25Dykes
  • 39Carmichael


Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Martin
  • 2McCrorie
  • 5Buchanan
  • 14Barr
  • 12Harvie
  • 22StirlingSubstituted forSmithat 90+1'minutes
  • 6Carswell
  • 11Stanton
  • 23VaughanSubstituted forDochertyat 85'minutes
  • 72NadeSubstituted forFlemingat 75'minutes
  • 10Thomson


  • 3Docherty
  • 4Lang
  • 7Gallagher
  • 9Fleming
  • 17Smith
  • 19Ewings
  • 25Nuttall
John McKendrick

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamDumbarton
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queen of the South 1, Dumbarton 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queen of the South 1, Dumbarton 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Daniel Harvie.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. David Smith replaces Andy Stirling.

  7. Post update

    John Rankin (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Mark Docherty (Dumbarton).

  9. Post update

    Ross McCrorie (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

  12. Post update

    Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Mark Docherty replaces Lewis Vaughan.

  14. Post update

    Foul by John Rankin (Queen of the South).

  15. Post update

    Lewis Vaughan (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Darren Barr (Dumbarton).

  18. Booking

    Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

3Dundee Utd34151094739855
6Queen of Sth34119144449-542
8Raith Rovers3399153143-1236
9St Mirren34811154655-935
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