Scottish Championship
Queen of Sth1Dumbarton2

Queen of the South 1-2 Dumbarton

Robert Thomson scores
Robert Thomson completed the turnaround with a header before the break

Robert Thomson nodded the winner as Dumbarton beat Queen of the South to boost their survival hopes.

Stephen Dobbie gave the home side the lead with a fine finish but Sons soon hit back.

Goals from Sam Stanton and Thomson before half time gave them a lead they would not surrender.

The win takes Dumbarton into seventh spot in the Championship, three points above the relegation play-off spot and five clear of bottom club Ayr United.

The first half was an open affair and Dobbie produced goal 24 of a prolific season with a clinical finish, turning sharply and shooting past Alan Martin after 15 minutes.

That lead lasted just five minutes, though. John Rankin brought down Lewis Vaughan at the edge of the box and Hibs loanee Stanton produced a stunning effort to score past Lee Robinson.

Thomson netted the winner after 39 minutes, rising at the far post to nod Christian Nade's cross beyond Robinson.

The second half was as dull as the first was exciting, with Dobbie and Thomson trying their luck with no joy.

Gregor Buchanan should have made it 3-1 in 80 minutes but he was unable to find the net with his header.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1Robinson
  • 14JacobsBooked at 81mins
  • 5Brownlie
  • 6Higgins
  • 3Marshall
  • 15ThomsonSubstituted forDykesat 45'minutes
  • 17McManus
  • 8RankinBooked at 19mins
  • 27MurraySubstituted forCarmichaelat 60'minutes
  • 10HilsonSubstituted forThomasat 60'minutes
  • 11Dobbie

Substitutes

  • 20Atkinson
  • 22Tapping
  • 23Thomas
  • 24Mercer
  • 25Dykes
  • 39Carmichael

Dumbarton

  • 27Martin
  • 2McCrorie
  • 5Buchanan
  • 14Barr
  • 12Harvie
  • 22StirlingSubstituted forSmithat 90+1'minutes
  • 6Carswell
  • 11Stanton
  • 23VaughanSubstituted forDochertyat 85'minutes
  • 72NadeSubstituted forFlemingat 75'minutes
  • 10Thomson

Substitutes

  • 3Docherty
  • 4Lang
  • 7Gallagher
  • 9Fleming
  • 17Smith
  • 19Ewings
  • 25Nuttall
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
1,289

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 1, Dumbarton 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 1, Dumbarton 2.

Foul by Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South).

Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Daniel Harvie.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. David Smith replaces Andy Stirling.

John Rankin (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Docherty (Dumbarton).

Ross McCrorie (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South).

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Mark Docherty replaces Lewis Vaughan.

Foul by John Rankin (Queen of the South).

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

Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Barr (Dumbarton).

Booking

Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South).

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

Attempt missed. Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

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

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Dom Thomas (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

(Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Vaughan (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Garry Fleming replaces Christian Nade.

Attempt missed. Robert Thomson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross McCrorie (Dumbarton).

Foul by Dom Thomas (Queen of the South).

Daniel Harvie (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Hand ball by Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Darren Barr (Dumbarton) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

John Rankin (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Daniel Carmichael replaces Connor Murray.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian331713351222964
2Falkirk341511855381756
3Dundee Utd34151094739855
4Morton34131294237551
5Dunfermline341012124242042
6Queen of Sth34119144449-542
7Dumbarton34911144453-938
8Raith Rovers3399153143-1236
9St Mirren34811154655-935
10Ayr34712153256-2433
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