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Josh Falkingham has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Paul Nugent. Keith Gibson takes a shot.
Foul by Kieran McAnespie on Mark Gilhaney, free kick awarded. Kieran McAnespie goes into the referee's book. David Gray shoots direct from the free kick, save by Darren Hill. (Arbroath) makes a substitution, with Keith Gibson coming on for Liam Caddis. Patrick Walker joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Finnie.
Unfair challenge on Mark Gilhaney by Kieran McAnespie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Gilhaney.
Chris Innes goes off and Beau Busch comes on.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Sheerin from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Alan Lithgow.
Foul by Paul Nugent on Steven Doris, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Sheerin. Ryan Finnie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Caddis. Chris Innes takes the free kick.
Collin Samuel leaves the field to be replaced by Gavin Swankie.
David Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Collin Samuel. Kieran McAnespie restarts play with the free kick. The offside flag is raised against Steven Doris. Stephen Grindlay takes the free kick.
David Gray is brought on as a substitute for James Creaney.
Liam Caddis is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Scott Agnew.
Paul Sheerin takes a corner.
Paul Sheerin takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Stuart Malcolm has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Agnew on Josh Falkingham. Free kick taken by Paul Sheerin.
Kevin Nicoll goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Steven Doris finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Arbroath 2-0 Dumbarton.Assist by Liam Caddis.
Chris Innes gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arbroath 1-0 Dumbarton.Liam Caddis provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Paul Sheerin, Paul Nugent manages to make a clearance.
Brian Kerr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Agnew. Free kick taken by Scott Agnew. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Gilhaney, clearance made by Stuart Malcolm.
Ally Graham replaces Bryan Prunty.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Falkingham on Scott Agnew. Free kick taken by Martin McNiff.
Foul by Kieran McAnespie on Mark Gilhaney, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Finnie.
Mark Gilhaney produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Liam Caddis takes a shot. Save by Stephen Grindlay.
Inswinging corner taken by Paul Sheerin from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Alan Lithgow.
Arbroath short at back
Second-placed Arbroath have problems in the centre of defence for the visit of Dumbarton in third.
Craig Wedderburn is suspended and Stuart Malcolm and Chris Innes are injury doubts.
Striker Jordan Elfverson misses out again with a back injury.
Manager Paul Sheerin wants his side to get back to winning ways after two draws on their home patch.
Sheerin said: "Our home form has hurt us recently but we have the chance to put that right by beating Dumbarton.
"They are usually high-scoring matches when we get together and hopefully this one will be, but we get one more than them.
"Cowdenbeath are in the driving seat but we need to win games and see where it takes us."
Dumbarton have added former Inverness and St Mirren striker Craig Dargo to their ranks.
Midfielder Ryan Borris has joined Stranraer while on-loan St Mirren youngster Mark Lamont is struggling with an Achilles problem.
The Sons lost for the first time in 2012 when leaders Cowdenbeath beat them in midweek, and boss Alan Adamson is looking for his men to bounce back straight away.
"We had been on a great run but it is over now so we will just look to start a new good run," he said.
"The three games with Arbroath this season have been great with 19 goals in them and hopefully this one will be as well."
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