Scottish Cup - Third Round
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Scottish Cup: Dumbarton 5-0 Alloa Athletic

By Kenny CrawfordBBC Sport Scotland at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium
Dumbarton's Donald McCallum
Dumbarton's Donald McCallum gave his side the lead

Dumbarton defeated Alloa for the second time in four days to set up a Scottish Cup fourth round tie against Queen of the South.

The Sons had the upper hand after just 19 seconds when Donald McCallum struck from 20 yards.

Garry Fleming heaped more misery on manager-less Alloa by converting at the end of a fine Dumbarton move.

Jordan Kirkpatrick fired a nice third for the hosts before he and Calum Waters hit two more in added time.

So no Scottish Cup sweetener for the Clackmannanshire side just 24 hours after Danny Lennon resigned as boss.

Having held his hands up and walked, Lennon has departed with enough time for a successor to try and find a solution to what is now eight straight defeats, with Alloa also six points adrift at the foot of the Championship.

On the other hand, Dumbarton's decent season under Stevie Aitken is enjoying a little spike; the 2-0 league win at Alloa on Saturday followed by a successful passage to the last 32 of the country's most precious cup competition.

They were on their way in a jiffy. McCallum benefited from a Robbie Crawford slide tackle in the middle of the pitch that presented him with the ball, and before much longer McCallum had scuttled away and drilled the ball low into the bottom left corner while many home fans were still settling into their seats.

Kevin Cawley, who joined the Sons from Alloa, initiated the second goal with composed play and a great pass out to Grant Gallagher on the right.

Dumbarton's Jordan Kirkpatrick
Dumbarton's Jordan Kirkpatrick made it 5-0.

The former Stranraer midfielder's low cross was turned in from six yards by striker Fleming to seal the tie less than quarter of an hour into it.

One of the early runners for the Wasps' managerial role is 31-year-old striker Michael Chopra, who came off the bench after 28 minutes to replace Crawford.

That swap resulted in more Alloa possession and forward play but nothing of real note was created until the second half, when Michael Duffy shot far too close to Brown following persistent approach play by Graeme Holmes.

Dumbarton did not trouble Alloa too much in the second half, but did ensure they wrapped things up through Kirkpatrick's rising, arrowed strike across visiting goalkeeper Andy McNeil.

Duffy later watched his goal-bound low effort cleared off the line; another reminder that it just is not happening for Alloa at the moment.

Waters received a square ball on the break to steer in Dumbarton's fourth and Kirkpatrick made it even worse for caretaker Alloa boss Paddy Connolly by hitting a fifth in at the near post.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Brown
  • 5Buchanan
  • 14BarrBooked at 9mins
  • 22Wright
  • 3Docherty
  • 8Gallagher
  • 17Routledge
  • 18Lindsay
  • 7CawleySubstituted forHopkinsat 87'minutes
  • 9FlemingSubstituted forWatersat 80'minutes
  • 15McCallumSubstituted forKirkpatrickat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Taggart
  • 10Kirkpatrick
  • 16Waters
  • 19Ewings
  • 20Hopkins
  • 25Lightbody
  • 26Cunningham

Alloa

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McNeil
  • 15Doyle
  • 4Reintam
  • 3Hill
  • 5Hamilton
  • 16FlanniganBooked at 53mins
  • 14McManus
  • 10Holmes
  • 18HetheringtonSubstituted forFernsat 60'minutes
  • 27CrawfordSubstituted forChopraat 29'minutesBooked at 72minsSubstituted forMcAuslandat 87'minutes
  • 7Duffy

Substitutes

  • 2McAusland
  • 8O'Brien
  • 9Chopra
  • 11Ferns
  • 13Paun
  • 20Williams
  • 21Crawford
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
274

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dumbarton 5, Alloa Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dumbarton 5, Alloa Athletic 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Dumbarton 5, Alloa Athletic 0. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Calum Waters.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Colin Hamilton (Alloa Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Michael Hopkins (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Dumbarton 4, Alloa Athletic 0. Calum Waters (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Mark Docherty (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Kyle McAusland replaces Michael Chopra because of an injury.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Michael Hopkins replaces Kevin Cawley.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Grant Gallagher.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jamie Lindsay.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Calum Waters replaces Garry Fleming.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Dumbarton 3, Alloa Athletic 0. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kevin Cawley.