2 - 3
League Cup (Group 2)
Iain Ferguson (pen.) (14)
Eric Sinclair (55)
Ray Stephen (86)
1. Tom Carson
2. Mark Clougherty
3. Albert Burnett
4. Tom Walker
5. Martin McGowan
6. David Stevenson
7. Tommy Coyle
8. John Donnelly
9. Ray Blair
10. Mick Dunlop
11. Alistair Brown
Bobby Geddes .1
Stewart McKimmie .2
Chic McLelland .3
Cammy Fraser .4
Bobby Glennie .5
George McGeachie .6
Iain Ferguson .7
Andy Geddes .8
Eric Sinclair .9
Peter Mackie .10
Ray Stephen .11
12. Frank Close
14. Albert Craig
Ian Fleming .12
Gerry Davidson .14
Ian Fleming for Andy Geddes (70)
|Mark Clougherty (72)||None.|
A. McGunnigle (Glasgow) (Referee)
Newspaper extract from The Courier.
With Aberdeen and Morton still to visit Dens Park, the Dark Blues have the winning of section two in their own hands but they will have to improve on this showing at Dumbarton.
Still, the game was entertaining enough-three penalty kicks saw to that. Dundee manager Donald Mackay's selection shake-up having materialised, play was quiet to begin with.
However, the 13th minute proved lucky for the few spectators at Boghead, for it brought the first incident of note-Bobby Geddes doing well to corner a fierce Stevenson grounder.
Next minute Ian Ferguson sustained an ankle injury that required rather lengthy treatment while Dundee waited to take a free kick outside Dumbarton's penalty area.
The wait was well worthwhile, for when Mackie slipped the free kick to Fraser, the latter was clearly tripped by Clougherty in the box. Ferguson, fully recovered, slotted home the spot kick with no bother.
Around the half-hour mark Mackie went close for Dundee when Sinclair had a cute lob put just near the bar.
The next danger was at Dundee's end, when Geddes "lost" a Blair corner, but Ray Stephen mopped up. The keeper redeemed himself at the last minute of the half when he pushed a point-black Stevenson header against his right-hand post and behind for a corner.
Immediately after the resumption Dundee got a shock when Glennie fouled Blair in the penalty area and Dunlop made no mistake with the spot kick.
However, the status quo was restored in the 55th minute when a cross from Cammy Fraser from near the left corner flag eluded the entire home defence and came to Eric Sinclair right in front of goal.
Eric does not miss chances like these and he slotted it home without fuss.
In the 70th minute Dundee substituted Ian Fleming for Andy Geddes and immediately Blair had a chance to equalise for Dumbarton but shot past.
In the 72nd minute Dumbarton's Clougherty was booked for a foul on Bobby Glennie, who was doing yeoman work in the Dark Blues' defence at this stage.
With only four minutes left it seemed all over when Stephen first-timed a Mackie cross past Carson for Dundee's third goal.
However, one minute later, George McGeachie was adjudged to have handled a Stevenson shot, although it looked accidental.
That did not bother homester John Donnelly, who netted his second penalty of the evening and his fourth in the two section games against Dundee.
|Bobby Geddes (GK)||22||1||-||66||-|
|Ian Fleming (sub)||29||3||-||55||9|
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