LATE PENALTY WINS IT FOR SONS
A PENALTY with two minutes to go clinched victory for Dumbarton in a closely contested home match against Raith Rovers.
A PENALTY with two minutes to go clinched victory for Dumbarton in a closely contested home match against Raith Rovers in front of a 764 crowd.
Midfielder Scott Agnew opened the scoring midway through the first half with a sensational long distance shot into the top corner of the net, and he gave his side the three points with a well taken penalty kick after sub Archie Campbell was fouled the box. Not surprisingly he was named man of the match.
The game began badly for Sons with midfielder Jordan Kirkpatrick collapsing with a leg injury. He lay almost motionless for several minutes before being stretchered off. Soon after winger Mark Gilhaney was injured and had to go off.
With the home side disrupted for a few minutes, the visitors took charge, but could not beat keeper Danny Rogers. Gradually Sons came back into what became a pulsating end to end clash and they had several opportunities to make it 2-0.
Midway through the second half a Raith breakaway ended with Mark Stewart levelling the score from a narrow angle to set up an exciting few final minutes.
In the end it was Agnew's spot kick (pictured) which made the difference, allowing Sons to leapfrog Grant Murray's side into sixth place in the SPFL Championship.