Scottish Championship
St Mirren1Dumbarton0

St Mirren 1-0 Dumbarton

Lawrence Shankland (right)
Lawrence Shankland (right) scored the only goal of the game for St Mirren

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.

Line-ups

St Mirren

  • 12Langfield
  • 4Webster
  • 15Baird
  • 3Kelly
  • 28Irvine
  • 24ClarksonSubstituted forThompsonat 84'minutes
  • 27Quinn
  • 16AgnewSubstituted forGoodwinat 77'minutes
  • 37McAllister
  • 22GallagherSubstituted forStewartat 61'minutes
  • 25Shankland

Substitutes

  • 6Goodwin
  • 8Gow
  • 9Thompson
  • 11Howieson
  • 32Wilks
  • 33Stewart
  • 46Flanagan

Dumbarton

  • 1Brown
  • 5Buchanan
  • 14Barr
  • 22Wright
  • 2TaggartSubstituted forMcCallumat 69'minutes
  • 4Saunders
  • 17RoutledgeSubstituted forCawleyat 80'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 23Walsh
  • 3Docherty
  • 8GallagherBooked at 72mins
  • 10KirkpatrickSubstituted forHehat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cawley
  • 15McCallum
  • 16Waters
  • 19Ewings
  • 20Hopkins
  • 24Heh
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
2,792

Match Stats

Home TeamSt MirrenAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, St. Mirren 1, Dumbarton 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution, St. Mirren. Steven Thompson replaces David Clarkson.

Booking

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

Substitution, Dumbarton. Kevin Cawley replaces Jon Routledge.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Kler Heh replaces Jordan Kirkpatrick.

Foul by Jim Goodwin (St. Mirren).

Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kyle McAllister (St. Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Jim Goodwin replaces Scott Agnew.

Attempt missed. Tom Walsh (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Scott Agnew (St. Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

Jordan Stewart (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton).

David Clarkson (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Saunders (Dumbarton).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Donald McCallum replaces Scott Taggart.

Foul by David Clarkson (St. Mirren).

Tom Walsh (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Clarkson (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Jordan Stewart (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Taggart (Dumbarton).

Goal!

Goal! St. Mirren 1, Dumbarton 0. Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by David Clarkson.

Attempt saved. Rocco Quinn (St. Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by David Clarkson (St. Mirren).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers24193266174960
2Hibernian23164338172152
3Falkirk25148341202150
4Raith Rovers239592628-232
5Queen of Sth229492228-631
6Morton2477102327-428
7St Mirren2476112433-927
8Dumbarton2464141942-2322
9Livingston2545162438-1417
10Alloa2434171346-3313
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