SONS SLUMP IN SECOND HALF
27-Feb-2010Sons manager Jim Chapman sprang a surprise by fielding striker David Winters, brother of Robbie, at no.9 as a trialist, and he was rewarded in just five minutes when the ex-Livingston man clipped home the opening goal from an Iain Chisholm cross.
Man of several clubs Winters and recent signing Dennis Wyness formed a potent partnership up front, and the visitors dominated the first half. But although they created a number of chances, there were no further goals before the break.
In the second half the Red Lichties, seeking only their third home win of the season and sitting second bottom of the division, seemed a revitalised side and they took charge of the game as Sons confidence and passing skills began to evaporate.
Steven Doris scored the equaliser in the 55th minute, beating keeper Jan Vojacek at his near post. However it took them to the 74th minute before they added a second goal when substitute Jamie Redman chipped the ball home.
Dumbarton mounted several late attacks in search of an equaliser and Wyness had the ball in the net but was rightly ruled offside. However in the final minute young full back Callum Booth, on loan from Hibs, cut in from the left unchallenged and rifled a superb shot into the far corner.