Dumbarton 2
Arbroath 0
Scottish League (League One)


2 - 0


Scottish League (League One)
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
The Rock
Attendance: 700
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ross Forbes (pen.) (30)
Dom Thomas (52)

Team Managers
Jim Duffy Dick Campbell

Starting Eleven
Grant Adam
Cameron Ballantyne
David Ferguson
Craig Barr
Stuart Carswell
Kyle Hutton
Ross Forbes
Bobby Barr
Dom Thomas
Calum Gallagher
Ben Armour
Darren Jamieson
Ricky Little
Lewis Bell
Tam O'Brien
Omar Kader
Mark Whatley
Ryan McCord
Gavin Swankie
Luke Donnelly
Greig Spence
Bobby Linn

Connor Brennan
Ryan Thomson
Boris Melingui
Iain Russell
Michael Paton
Darren Hill
Jason Thomson
Colin Hamilton
David Gold
Danny Denholm
Michael McKenna
Steven Doris

Michael Paton for Ben Armour (70)
Boris Melingui for Bobby Barr (87)
Ryan Thomson for Calum Gallagher (89)
Danny Denholm for Omar Kader (64)
Michael McKenna for Greig Spence (65)
Steven Doris for Luke Donnelly (65)

Ross Forbes (56)
Dom Thomas (62)
Bobby Barr (82)
Michael McKenna (67)
Michael McKenna (81)
Ryan McCord (82)

Red Cards
None. Michael McKenna (81)

Match Officials

Scott Millar (Referee)
Joseph Lawson & Chris Hughes (Assistants)

Photography by Graham Black

Match Report

Injury hit Arbroath lost for the first time away from home this afternoon at Dumbarton in a game which was disrupted by torrential rain and a howling gale.

It was a case of a bad day at the office for the Lichties but their troubles weren’t helped as they went into the game without Colin Hamilton and Jason Thomson in defence and Michael McKenna and David Gold in midfield and Ryan Wallace up front.

Trialist Lewis Bell, formerly of Celtic played in a back 3 defence alongside Ricky Little and Thomas O’Brien with Omar Kader, Mark Whatley, Ryan McCord, Gavin Swankie and Bobby Linn in attack and Greig Spence and Luke Donnelly up front.

Arbroath made a good start but found themselves 1-0 down on the half hour mark as for the 2nd game in a matter of days they conceded a penalty when Ross Forbes was tripped after a corner.

Darren Jamieson was within a glove of getting to the ball as Forbes took the penalty himself netting in the bottom right hand corner.

The second half was just getting started when man of the moment Dom Thomas netted Dumbarton’s second goal in the 52nd minute.

There was also a bit of deja-vu when Linn appeared fouled deep in the Dumbarton half but play raged on and Dumbarton broke with Thomas scoring.

As the weather conditions worsened Arbroath made 3 substitutes with Denholm, Doris and McKenna coming on for Kader, Spence and Donnelly.

Michael McKenna was booked for his first foul within 2 minutes of coming on but just 14 minutes later was sent off for simulation in the Dumbarton penalty box. Definitely one to watch later on 36nilTV as at the time it looked like a foul for Arbroath.

Steven Doris had our best chance but the conditions had grown farcical with no team really making much progress.

Full time and the Lichties went down for only their 3rd defeat of the season – ironically their 3rd 2-0 loss.

Raith were held to a draw by Stranraer but Forfar Athletic defeated East Fife 3-0 meaning our gap at the top is now 14 points to our Angus neighbours with 27 points left.

We will regroup and go again.

Match report written by Arbroath FC Official Website

Squad Statistics (as at March 2nd, 2019)

2018-19 All Time
Darren Jamieson (GK)28 31 - 31 -
Ricky Little29 3422028
Tam O'Brien27 314737
Lewis Bell19 1 - 1 -
Ryan McCord29 1838326
Mark Whatley28 27 - 1947
Omar Kader32 31110712
Gavin Swankie35 31228258
Bobby Linn33 342224068
Greig Spence26 6 - 6 -
Luke Donnelly23 6161
Danny Denholm (sub)28 3237415
Michael McKenna (sub)28 3485012
Steven Doris (sub)30 15222983

League Table (as at March 2nd, 2019)

No league table has been added for this season.