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Scottish Championship: St Mirren 0-1 Dumbarton

St Mirren goalkeeper Jamie Langfield shows his disappointment
Jamie Langfield's mistake handed Dumbarton victory

A howler by goalkeeper Jamie Langfield handed all three points to Dumbarton as St Mirren were left five points adrift at the foot of the Championship table.

His poor pass handed Joe Thomson the chance to set up Garry Fleming for the only goal of the game after 63 minutes.

Lewis Morgan impressed in midfield for the home side.

But the 20-year-old was unable to prevent the Sons securing a win that lifts them above Dunfermline Athletic and into eighth place.

With St Mirren good in possession and pressing Dumbarton high up the park early on, Morgan's inch-perfect cross found John Sutton, but the striker shot wide of the post.

Morgan came close to breaking the deadlock himself when he was found 15 yards out by Kyle McAllister, but the 20-year-old's near-post shot was turned behind by Alan Martin in the Dumbarton goal.

The visitors were more organised in the second half, but it was a lack of concentration by Saints' goalkeeper that handed them their breakthrough.

Langfield's pass found Thomson, who showed composure by squaring it to the oncoming Fleming and the striker tucked the ball into the open goal without missing a stride.

St Mirren threw everything at the Dumbarton goal, with Sutton finding the side netting and the underside of the bar.

However, the Sons held out for only their second win of the season.

Line-ups

St Mirren

  • 1Langfield
  • 2Naismith
  • 6Mackenzie
  • 5GordonSubstituted forGallagherat 85'minutes
  • 3Irvine
  • 42Magennis
  • 10Mallan
  • 29McAllisterSubstituted forHardieat 76'minutes
  • 7ClarksonSubstituted forShanklandat 65'minutes
  • 17Morgan
  • 9Sutton

Substitutes

  • 11Gallagher
  • 12Gallacher
  • 14Hutton
  • 15Baird
  • 18Mclear
  • 20Hardie
  • 25Shankland

Dumbarton

  • 27Martin
  • 17Smith
  • 5Buchanan
  • 14Barr
  • 12Harvie
  • 3Docherty
  • 22StirlingSubstituted forToddat 80'minutes
  • 4Thomson
  • 11Stanton
  • 10Thomson
  • 9FlemingSubstituted forStevensonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pettigrew
  • 6Stevenson
  • 7Todd
  • 15McCallum
  • 18Wright
  • 19Ewings
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
2,758

Match Stats

Home TeamSt MirrenAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home3
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, St. Mirren 0, Dumbarton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, St. Mirren 0, Dumbarton 1.

Attempt missed. Gary Mackenzie (St. Mirren) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Docherty (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Kyle Magennis (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Calum Gallagher replaces Ben Gordon.

Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Ryan Stevenson replaces Garry Fleming.

Attempt saved. John Sutton (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Joseph Thomson.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Josh Todd replaces Andy Stirling.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Joseph Thomson.

Attempt missed. Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Ryan Hardie replaces Kyle McAllister.

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

Foul by Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren).

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

Attempt saved. John Sutton (St. Mirren) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Daniel Harvie.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Lawrence Shankland replaces David Clarkson.

Goal!

Goal! St. Mirren 0, Dumbarton 1. Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joseph Thomson.

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

Attempt missed. Jason Naismith (St. Mirren) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Samuel Stanton (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by David Smith.

Attempt missed. Daniel Harvie (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Lewis Morgan.

Foul by Ben Gordon (St. Mirren).

Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kyle McAllister (St. Mirren) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Andy Stirling.

Attempt saved. Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ben Gordon (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Dumbarton).

Second Half

Second Half begins St. Mirren 0, Dumbarton 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian128312161527
2Dundee Utd1273222121024
3Raith Rovers126331813521
4Morton125431915419
5Falkirk125341614218
6Queen of Sth125341515018
7Ayr124261119-814
8Dumbarton122461218-610
9Dunfermline122371523-89
10St Mirren120481024-144
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