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SINS UNLUCKY TO LOSE

04/08/2019
DUMBARTON were unlucky not to take a point from their opening Ladbrokes League One match at home to promotion hopefuls Raith Rovers.
DUMBARTON were unlucky not to take a point from their opening Ladbrokes League One match at home to promotion hopefuls Raith Rovers in front of an 870 crowd.

The goalless first half exchanges were fairly even, with Sons creating several decent half chances — but also running their luck at the back as Raith increasingly pressed forward.

The big talking point came when Stefan McCluskey was felled in the penalty box, needed several minutes of treatment by physio Kirsten Murray, then was booked by rookie ref Duncan Williams for diving. Manager Jim Duffy was furious.

After the break the hard-fought tussle continued. But on 79 minutes, with both sides struggling to find a way through, Grant Anderson broke Dumbarton's resistance, smoothly converting a ball over the top from ex-Son Brad Spencer to give Rovers the points.

It was a tough outcome after a sturdy Sons performance overall. PJ Crossan is pictured getting the better of a defender.