Match ends, St. Mirren 1, Dumbarton 0.
St Mirren kept their Championship play-off hopes alive with a hard-fought home win over Dumbarton.
Lawrence Shankland had a shot superbly blocked by Sons goalkeeper Mark Brown, then at the other end Frazer Wright's header was scooped off the line.
The second half was tight until David Clarkson squeezed a pass through to Shankland, who found the far corner.
Clarkson missed an achievable volley at the back post, but Alex Rae's men had done enough.
- 24ClarksonSubstituted forThompsonat 84'minutes
- 16AgnewSubstituted forGoodwinat 77'minutes
- 22GallagherSubstituted forStewartat 61'minutes
- 2TaggartSubstituted forMcCallumat 69'minutes
- 17RoutledgeSubstituted forCawleyat 80'minutesBooked at 82mins
- 8GallagherBooked at 72mins
- 10KirkpatrickSubstituted forHehat 80'minutes
- John Beaton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, St. Mirren 1, Dumbarton 0.
Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Kevin Cawley.
Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Mark Docherty.
Foul by Rocco Quinn (St. Mirren).
Kevin Cawley (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andy Webster (St. Mirren).
Kevin Cawley (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Jim Goodwin (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton).
Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Andy Webster.
Substitution, St. Mirren. Steven Thompson replaces David Clarkson.
Kevin Cawley (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
David Clarkson (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kevin Cawley (Dumbarton).
Attempt saved. David Clarkson (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Dumbarton. Kevin Cawley replaces Jon Routledge.
Substitution, Dumbarton. Kler Heh replaces Jordan Kirkpatrick.
Foul by Jim Goodwin (St. Mirren).
Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.