Dumbarton 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League Cup - Group E
Tuesday, July 18th, 2023, 7:45 PM at Dumbarton Football Stadium
Attendance: 505
Referee: Chris Fordyce
Dumbarton Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Ryan Wallace (27)
Tony Wallace (50)
Billy Mckay (76)

Team Managers
Steve Farrell Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
Harry Broun
Aron Lynas
Mark Durnan
Ryan Blair
David Wilson
Ross MacLean
Carlo Pignatiello
Gregg Wylde
Ryan Wallace
Sean Crighton
Tony Wallace
Mark Ridgers
Cameron Harper
Jake Davidson
Wallace Duffy
Daniel Devine
Charlie Gilmour
Sean Welsh
David Carson
Austin Samuels
Nathan Shaw
Billy Mckay

Bench
Brett Long
Michael Ruth
Greig Young
James Hilton
Luca Vata
Cameron Mackay
Lewis Nicolson
Zak Delaney
Lewis Hyde
Robbie Thompson
Roddy MacGregor
Keith Bray
Aaron Doran
Adam Brooks

Substitutions
James Hilton -> Carlo Pignatiello (40)
Michael Ruth -> Tony Wallace (72)
Greig Young -> James Hilton -> (72)
Luca Vata -> Ryan Wallace (79)
Adam Brooks for Charlie Gilmour (62)
Roddy MacGregor for Sean Welsh (67)
Keith Bray for Austin Samuels (72)
Lewis Nicolson for Jake Davidson (72)
Aaron Doran for Nathan Shaw (72)

Bookings
Ryan Blair (33)
Tony Wallace (55)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 238 apps -
Cameron Harper 120 apps9 goals
Daniel Devine 182 apps6 goals
Jake Davidson 2 apps -
Wallace Duffy 75 apps3 goals
Charlie Gilmour 2 apps -
Sean Welsh 136 apps16 goals
David Carson 142 apps2 goals
Billy Mckay 248 apps101 goals
Austin Samuels 45 apps7 goals
Nathan Shaw 46 apps10 goals
Lewis Nicolson (sub) 10 apps2 goals
Keith Bray (sub) 2 apps -
Aaron Doran (sub) 372 apps55 goals
Roddy MacGregor (sub) 104 apps6 goals
Adam Brooks (sub) 2 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Cameron Harper (21 years 255 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 277 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 45 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Keith Bray (17 years 112 days)
Oldest Player:Robbie Thompson (2024 years 356 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 352 days
Domestic Players:13 (65.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

EMBARRASSING STUFF AS BILLY NETS 101

This result took the shine off of Billy Mckay's record breaking feat as he equalled the 101 goal record of Dennis Wyness. A combination of great striking from the Wallace boys, poor finishing from Inverness, the crossbar and in general, pre-season blues saw Dumbarton deservedly win this tie. Dress it up any way you want, but this was not good enough against a League Two side. Congratulations to Dumbarton and get the finger out to Billy Dodds and his squad.

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Some good early play from the visitors went unrewarded with Austin Samuels and Billy Mckay missing half chances. Mckay had a 'goal' chalked off after 20 minutes, Duffy infringing in the build up. The hosts took the lead on the half hour. A headed clearance from Duffy was met by Ryan Wallace and he volleyed home the opening goal to give the Sons the advantage. Great strike! Inverness knocked on the Sons door for the rest of the half but to no avail. Hilton replaced Pignatiello five minutes before the break after he pulled up. Not a great first half for the visitors who will need to up their game for the second half as it was difficult to tell which was the Championship side at the interval.

HALF TIME: 1-0

David Carson prodded a Shaw cross goalwards at the start of the second period but it came off the crossbar. However it was disaster for Inverness when Tony Wallace scored a second for Dumbarton with a close range header five minutes after the interval. Duffy was next to hit the woodwork as his diving header smacked the bar. Charlie Gilmour brought out a great save from Broun as Inverness looked to get back into the game, the keeper saving in the top corner. Billy Mckay gave Inverness faint hope with a record equalling goal. However the gloss was taken off his achievement by the poor performance of the team as Dumbarton saw out the game to sour Billy's fantastic goal scoring record which he will make his own in the coming season.

FULL TIME: 2-1

Match report written by tm4tj