Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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Peterhead 2-3 Dumbarton

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All the goals from the Scottish Cup tie between Peterhead and Dumbarton at Balmoor

Dumbarton overcame Peterhead in a rearranged Scottish Cup tie to set up a fifth-round meeting with Greenock Morton.

Calum Gallagher hooked the ball home to put the Sons in front but Jason Brown fired the hosts level.

The visitors moved ahead again after the break with Gallagher rolling in his second.

Iain Russell's deft header extended Dumbarton's lead before Mason Robertson nodded one back for the Blue Toon.

The all-Championship tie between Morton and Dumbarton at Cappielow will take place on 10 February.

Dumbarton largely controlled possession early on and looked well worth the lead Gallagher gave them.

Goalkeeper Greg Fleming was too far off his line as the ball broke to the midfielder 25 yards from goal and Gallagher showed real composure to clip his shot in.

Peterhead got forward quickly down both flanks and flashed crosses into the box but with top scorer Rory McAllister starting on the bench they rarely looked like making that tell.

That all changed when they won a free-kick midway inside the Sons' half. The deep delivery caused all sorts of problems for Dumbarton and Brown took full advantage to hook home his second Scottish Cup goal of the season.

Peterhead had the visitors rattled, especially at the start of the second half when Russell McLean and Scott Brown went close to shooting them in front.

Dumbarton keeper Scott Gallacher was booked after fouling Jamie Stevenson outside his penalty area but two quick goals at the other end settled the tie in the visitors' favour.

Russell, who reversed his decision to retire and rejoined Dumbarton this month, was brought in to provide experience and a goal threat to the team and he showed exactly those qualities with two timely interventions.

First, his intelligent run into the box was followed by a clever lay-off for Gallagher to double his and Dumbarton's tally on the night.

Then Russell scored the first goal of his second spell at the club with a glancing header.

They still had to negotiate a nervy last seven minutes, though, as Peterhead's determination not to go out without a fight was rewarded when Robertson glanced in a header but they could not force a replay with Gallacher making a great save to deny David McCracken near the end.

Line-ups

Peterhead

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Brown
  • 5McCracken
  • 3Robertson
  • 22McIlduff
  • 6FerryBooked at 65mins
  • 8BrownSubstituted forRileyat 57'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7Stevenson
  • 33GibsonBooked at 14mins
  • 20LeitchSubstituted forBrownat 66'minutes
  • 14McLeanSubstituted forMcAllisterat 57'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 4Norris
  • 9McAllister
  • 11Riley
  • 17Adams
  • 18Brown
  • 21Hobday

Dumbarton

  • 1GallacherBooked at 51mins
  • 2Smith
  • 4Dowie
  • 55BarrBooked at 80mins
  • 15HillSubstituted forFroxyliasat 73'minutes
  • 7Gallagher
  • 6CarswellBooked at 79mins
  • 14Hutton
  • 8WilsonBooked at 90mins
  • 10Walsh
  • 23Russell

Substitutes

  • 11Johnston
  • 19Ewings
  • 20Froxylias
  • 21Handling
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
691

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterheadAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home19
Away5
Shots on Target
Home11
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Peterhead 2, Dumbarton 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterhead 2, Dumbarton 3.

Booking

David Wilson (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

William Gibson (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Wilson (Dumbarton).

Booking

Nicky Riley (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nicky Riley (Peterhead).

Stuart Carswell (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Scott Gallacher.

Attempt saved. David McCracken (Peterhead) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Aidan McIlduff (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Walsh (Dumbarton).

Attempt saved. Jordon Brown (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Peterhead 2, Dumbarton 3. Mason Robertson (Peterhead) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by William Gibson.

Jamie Stevenson (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Hutton (Dumbarton).

Attempt saved. Jordon Brown (Peterhead) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Mason Robertson (Peterhead) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Rory McAllister (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Craig Barr (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Mason Robertson (Peterhead) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Stuart Carswell (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nicky Riley (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stuart Carswell (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Stuart Carswell.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Dimitris Froxylias replaces Dougie Hill.

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Scott Gallacher.

Attempt saved. William Gibson (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Scott Gallacher.

Attempt saved. William Gibson (Peterhead) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

William Gibson (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Smith (Dumbarton).

Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).

Craig Barr (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kyle Hutton (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordon Brown (Peterhead).

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by David Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterhead. Jordon Brown replaces Jack Leitch.

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