Scottish Championship
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Dumbarton 0-2 Dunfermline Athletic

David Hopkirk
Dunfermline's David Hopkirk struck late-on, consigning Dumbarton to the Scottish Championship relegation play-off spot

Dumbarton's Scottish Championship survival hopes were dealt a blow after two late goals condemned them to a home defeat by Dunfermline.

The Sons had the best chance of the first half when Gregor Buchanan shot meekly at Pars goalkeeper Sean Murdoch.

That miss proved costly when Dunfermline's Rhys McCabe and David Hopkirk struck in the final 10 minutes.

With a poorer goal difference than St Mirren, the loss leaves Dumbarton second-bottom with three games to play.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

  • 27Martin
  • 17Smith
  • 14Barr
  • 5BuchananBooked at 37mins
  • 12Harvie
  • 6CarswellSubstituted forNuttallat 81'minutes
  • 2McCrorie
  • 23VaughanSubstituted forNadeat 73'minutes
  • 11Stanton
  • 22Stirling
  • 10Thomson

Substitutes

  • 3Docherty
  • 4Lang
  • 7Gallagher
  • 9Fleming
  • 19Ewings
  • 25Nuttall
  • 72Nade

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 6Geggan
  • 22MorrisBooked at 35mins
  • 12Ashcroft
  • 3Talbot
  • 20Higginbotham
  • 16McCabe
  • 8Wedderburn
  • 18McMullan
  • 17ReillySubstituted forHopkirkat 71'minutes
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forPatonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Williamson
  • 4Martin
  • 7Paton
  • 10Hopkirk
  • 11Cardle
  • 15Spence
  • 43Hutton
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
1,142

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home16
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away13
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Dumbarton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dumbarton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Nuttall (Dumbarton).

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Paul McMullan.

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Michael Paton replaces Michael Moffat.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Joe Nuttall replaces Stuart Carswell.

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Rhys McCabe (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Callum Morris.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Darren Barr.

David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton).

Attempt saved. Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Christian Nade replaces Lewis Vaughan.

Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross McCrorie (Dumbarton).

Attempt saved. Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Gavin Reilly.

Attempt missed. Rhys McCabe (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Daniel Harvie (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic).

Lewis Vaughan (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys McCabe (Dunfermline Athletic).

Samuel Stanton (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Smith.

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Thomson (Dumbarton).

Delay in match Lewis Vaughan (Dumbarton) because of an injury.

Rhys McCabe (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewis Vaughan (Dumbarton).

Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

Robert Thomson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Vaughan (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Dunfermline Athletic).

Ross McCrorie (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian331713351222964
2Falkirk331411853371653
3Dundee Utd33141094437752
4Morton33131194136550
5Dunfermline331012114140142
6Queen of Sth33119134347-442
7Raith Rovers3399153143-1236
8St Mirren33811144452-835
9Dumbarton33811144252-1035
10Ayr33711153155-2432
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