Scottish Championship
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Dundee 2-1 Dumbarton

Dundee secured the Championship title and promotion to the top flight with a dramatic victory over Dumbarton.

With Hamilton hammering Morton 10-2, a late Sons equaliser would have sent Accies to the top instead.

Headers from Christian Nade and Peter MacDonald had signalled a championship party in the stands before the break.

But Scott Agnew's 69th-minute penalty gave the Sons a lifeline and Dundee needed a late Kyle Letheren save to win the title for Paul Hartley's side.

Nade had opened the scoring after 25 minutes when he headed in a free-kick from Kevin McBride.

MacDonald doubled the advantage with another header, this time from a cross by Gary Irvine.

Agnew ensured that nervy finish when he tucked away a 69th-minute penalty after Bryan Prunty was fouled by Willie Dyer.

However, Dundee held out to claim top spot by two points from Hamilton, who have to be content with a place in the play-offs.

Line-ups

Dundee

  • 1LetherenBooked at 75mins
  • 2Irvine
  • 5Dyer
  • 10Rae
  • 18Gallagher
  • 17Benedictus
  • 23BoyleSubstituted forConroyat 74'minutes
  • 8McBride
  • 9MacDonaldSubstituted forBeattieat 88'minutes
  • 27NadeSubstituted forRileyat 80'minutes
  • 20McAlister

Substitutes

  • 7Riley
  • 11Conroy
  • 24Twardzik
  • 25Cummins
  • 29Beattie
  • 30Kerr
  • 33Wighton

Dumbarton

  • 19Ewings
  • 2McGinn
  • 16Linton
  • 24Miller
  • 6TurnerSubstituted forKirkpatrickat 65'minutes
  • 4Graham
  • 7Gilhaney
  • 8Agnew
  • 9MegginsonSubstituted forKaneat 46'minutes
  • 17Nish
  • 14FlemingSubstituted forPruntyat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Grindlay
  • 5McLaughlin
  • 11McDougall
  • 12Prunty
  • 15Kirkpatrick
  • 21Kane
  • 26Murray
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
10,718

Match Stats

Home TeamDundeeAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee 2, Dumbarton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee 2, Dumbarton 1.
Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Kyle Letheren.
Attempt saved. Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Craig Beattie replaces Peter MacDonald.
Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton).
Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Jamie Ewings.
Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Jamie Ewings.
Attempt saved. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Scott Linton.
Hand ball by Kevin McBride (Dundee).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Nicholas Riley replaces Christian Nade because of an injury.
Attempt blocked. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Paul McGinn (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Kyle Letheren (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Ryan Conroy replaces Martin Boyle.
Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Kyle Letheren.
Attempt saved. Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee 2, Dumbarton 1. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.
Penalty Dumbarton. Bryan Prunty draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Willie Dyer (Dundee) after a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt saved. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces Chris Turner.
Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Paul McGinn.
Attempt missed. Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) header from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Bryan Prunty replaces Garry Fleming.
Attempt missed. Gavin Rae (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Scott Agnew.
Foul by Christian Nade (Dundee).
Michael Miller (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Dundee).
(Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Scott Linton.
Christian Nade (Dundee) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.
Foul by Willie Dyer (Dundee).
Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).
Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Christopher Kane replaces Mitchel Megginson because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dundee 2, Dumbarton 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dundee 2, Dumbarton 0.
Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Scott Linton (Dumbarton).
Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.
Foul by Christian Nade (Dundee).
Andy Graham (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Gavin Rae (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andy Graham (Dumbarton).

Goal!

Goal! Dundee 2, Dumbarton 0. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Gary Irvine with a cross.
Christian Nade (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).
Foul by Christian Nade (Dundee).
Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).
Gavin Rae (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee3621692869
2Hamilton36191072767
3Falkirk3619982666
4Queen of Sth36167131455
5Dumbarton3615615151
6Livingston3613716-546
7Raith Rovers3611916-1342
8Alloa3611718-1740
9Cowdenbeath3611718-2240
10Morton366822-3926
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