Scottish Championship - Play-off Semi-final - 1st Leg
Arbroath1Dumbarton2

Arbroath 1-2 Dumbarton

Craig Barr forced home a late goal to give Dumbarton victory at Gayfield
Barr forced home a late goal to give Dumbarton victory at Gayfield

Craig Barr scored a stoppage-time winner to boost Dumbarton's chances of retaining their Championship place.

Calum Gallagher headed the visitors in front 55 minutes into their play-off semi-final first-leg at Gayfield.

Bobby Linn equalised for Arbroath nine minutes later, firing home from Ricky Little's pass.

The Sons pressed hard for a winner and were rewarded when Barr was able to steer in the rebound after his header had been saved.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Little
  • 4O'Brien
  • 3Hamilton
  • 5MartinBooked at 62mins
  • 7Linn
  • 10SwankieBooked at 90mins
  • 6Yule
  • 11DenholmSubstituted forGoldat 71'minutes
  • 9WallaceSubstituted forHesterat 80'minutes
  • 8McKennaSubstituted forMcIntoshat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hester
  • 14Skelly
  • 15McIntosh
  • 16Kader
  • 17Whatley
  • 18Gold
  • 21Gomes

Dumbarton

  • 1Gallacher
  • 2Smith
  • 4Dowie
  • 55Barr
  • 22Dick
  • 6Carswell
  • 14Hutton
  • 25Stirling
  • 10WalshSubstituted forBurtat 80'minutes
  • 7GallagherSubstituted forRussellat 72'minutes
  • 21Handling

Substitutes

  • 5Gallagher
  • 9Stewart
  • 19Ewings
  • 20Froxylias
  • 23Russell
  • 24Nisbet
  • 31Burt
Referee:
Nick Walsh
Attendance:
892

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 1, Dumbarton 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 1, Dumbarton 2.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 1, Dumbarton 2. Craig Barr (Dumbarton) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner.

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

Booking

Gavin Swankie (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Dumbarton) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by David Hutton.

Attempt missed. Liam Burt (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Iain Russell (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Martin (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Kane Hester replaces Ryan Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Liam Burt replaces Tom Walsh.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Leighton McIntosh replaces Michael McKenna.

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Dick (Dumbarton).

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Liam Dick.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by David Hutton.

Foul by Ryan Wallace (Arbroath).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Iain Russell replaces Calum Gallagher.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. David Gold replaces Danny Denholm.

Attempt blocked. Tom Walsh (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Scott Gallacher.

Attempt saved. Blair Yule (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 1, Dumbarton 1. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricky Little following a set piece situation.

Michael McKenna (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Dick (Dumbarton).

Booking

Scott Martin (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Martin (Arbroath).

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

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andy Stirling (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Michael McKenna (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Danny Denholm (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Walsh (Dumbarton).

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