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SHOT SHY SONS LOSE DERBY

DUMBARTON succumbed 2-0 to bottom of the table Morton at Cappielow in front of a 1,700 crowd.
09/11/2013
DUMBARTON succumbed 2-0 to bottom of the table Morton at Cappielow in front of a 1,700 crowd.

It was a fairly even contest throughout and looked to be heading for a scoreless draw until the home side snatched the first goal and added a clinching second soon after.

Ian Murray's men started well with some promising attacks up the Cappielow slope, but Morton were also dangerous with striker Nacho Novo looking eager but missing a couple of good chances. Half-time arrived with neither side having any domination.

After the break it was the same pattern. Sons did attack, but the midfield failed to supply the strikers with worthwhile ammunition — and they paid the price.

Mark McLaughlin lost his marker at a free kick on the hour mark and headed Allan Moore's side into the lead. Peciar added a second from a corner kick, and the three points were clearly staying in Greenock despite some late Sons attacks.

The picture shows Sons striker Colin Nish keeping his eye on the ball.