Scottish Championship
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Dumbarton 0-0 Heart of Midlothian

Hearts returned to the top of the Scottish Championship despite dropping their first points of the season at the home of Dumbarton.

Goalkeeper Danny Rodgers made some fine saves to keep Hearts at bay, denying Jason Holt and Osman Sow in the first half and Sam Nicholson in the second.

Chris Kane's header was the closest the Sons came, his header saved by Neil Alexander.

And, late in the game, Nicholson's header came back off the crossbar.

Robbie Neilson's side, who remain unbeaten but lose their 100% record, move a point clear of Rangers.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

  • 1Rogers
  • 2van ZantenBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMacDonaldat 56'minutes
  • 3Linton
  • 12Taggart
  • 4Graham
  • 7Gilhaney
  • 11Kirkpatrick
  • 8AgnewSubstituted forCampbellat 81'minutes
  • 10Megginson
  • 23Kane
  • 9NishSubstituted forFlemingat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mair
  • 14Fleming
  • 18McDougall
  • 19Ewings
  • 20Campbell
  • 22MacDonald
  • 24Lightbody

Hearts

  • 1Alexander
  • 5OzturkBooked at 52mins
  • 30McGhee
  • 4Wilson
  • 3McHattieSubstituted forEckersleyat 13'minutes
  • 6Gomis
  • 11Nicholson
  • 12KingSubstituted forWalkerat 64'minutes
  • 10HoltBooked at 42mins
  • 20Sow
  • 19KeatingsSubstituted forEl Hassnaouiat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Walker
  • 8Robinson
  • 9El Hassnaoui
  • 13Hamilton
  • 14Pallardo
  • 22McKay
  • 44Eckersley
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
1,757

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamHearts
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Dumbarton 0, Heart of Midlothian 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dumbarton 0, Heart of Midlothian 0.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Kieran MacDonald.

Sam Nicholson (Heart of Midlothian) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the six yard box.

Foul by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

Jamie Walker (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jamie Walker (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Christopher Kane (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Alim Ozturk (Heart of Midlothian).

Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Alim Ozturk.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Archie Campbell replaces Scott Agnew because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jordan McGhee (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Scott Linton.

Attempt missed. Jason Holt (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Foul by Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton).

Sam Nicholson (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Soufian El Hassnaoui (Heart of Midlothian).

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Garry Fleming replaces Colin Nish.

Foul by Colin Nish (Dumbarton).

Alim Ozturk (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sam Nicholson (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Soufian El Hassnaoui replaces James Keatings.

Substitution

Substitution, Heart of Midlothian. Jamie Walker replaces Billy King.

Foul by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).

Alim Ozturk (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Sam Nicholson (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. James Keatings (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Mitchel Megginson.

Attempt missed. James Keatings (Heart of Midlothian) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Andy Graham (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Jordan McGhee (Heart of Midlothian) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Heart of Midlothian. Conceded by Mitchel Megginson.

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton).

Billy King (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Kieran MacDonald replaces David van Zanten.

Attempt missed. James Keatings (Heart of Midlothian) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).

Alim Ozturk (Heart of Midlothian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts5410123913
2Rangers54011551012
3Raith Rovers5302710-39
4Queen of Sth522110648
5Livingston52128537
6Hibernian520378-16
7Alloa520358-36
8Falkirk512259-45
9Dumbarton5113311-84
10Cowdenbeath5014613-71
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