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The referee brings the game to a close.
Andrew Geggan fouled by Scott Gibb, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Smith.
Scott Gibb goes into the book.
Red card for Paul Nugent.
Booking for Allan McManus for dissent.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Iain Thomson from the left by-line, clearance made by Paul Nugent.
Scott Dalziel takes a shot. Iain Chisholm makes a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Stirling Smith from the left by-line, clearance by Jordan Smith.
(Dumbarton) makes a substitution, with Gary Smith coming on for Ross Campbell.
Inswinging corner taken by Stirling Smith.
Stephen Thomson challenges Tony Wallace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Geggan takes the indirect free kick.
Stephen Thomson booked for unsporting behaviour.
Derek Carcary has an effort at goal from the edge of the area hitting the post.
Iain Chisholm handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Iain Thomson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Iain Chisholm.
The referee blows for offside against Derek Carcary. Alistair Brown takes the indirect free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Derek Carcary. Indirect free kick taken by Alistair Brown.
Ross Clark leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Quinn.
Derek Carcary finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Dumbarton 1-0 Stenhousemuir.Assist by Scott Chaplain.
Stephen Murray challenges Scott Chaplain unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael White restarts play with the free kick. Paul Nugent concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Dalziel. Free kick taken by Stephen Murray. Scott Dalziel booked for unsporting behaviour. Paul Nugent is booked. Iain Chisholm goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Scott Chaplain shown a yellow card.
Andrew Geggan replaces Ryan McStay.
Effort from deep inside the area by Ross Clark misses to the left of the target.
Iain Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Chaplain. Stirling Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Derek Carcary is brought on as a substitute for Jon McShane.
Foul by Jon McShane on Stephen Thomson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stephen Thomson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Thomson on Jon McShane. Stirling Smith shoots direct from the free kick.
Jon McShane fouled by Jordan Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin McNiff.
Ross Clark is booked.
The offside flag is raised against Stephen Murray. Michael White restarts play with the free kick.
Iain Thomson challenges Scott Chaplain unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Jon McShane from the free kick.
Andrew Stirling has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Scott Dalziel fouled by Paul Nugent, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Thomson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Thomson by Tony Wallace. Stephen Thomson takes the indirect free kick.
Tony Wallace is given a yellow card.
Corner taken right-footed by Ross Clark.
Corner from right by-line taken by Stirling Smith.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stirling Smith.
Inswinging corner taken by Stirling Smith from the right by-line.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jon McShane, save made by Alistair Brown. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stirling Smith.
Corner taken by Jon McShane, save by Alistair Brown. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stirling Smith.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Murray by Ryan McStay. Alistair Brown takes the indirect free kick.
Shot from deep inside the area by Ross Clark clears the crossbar.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Stirling Smith, Jordan Smith makes a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Stirling Smith from the right by-line, clearance made by Jordan Smith.
Grant Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon McShane. Martin McNiff restarts play with the free kick.
Jon McShane is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alistair Brown.
Corner from right by-line taken by Stephen Murray. Stephen Murray takes a inswinging corner.
The second half has started.
The game begins.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
Smith in for Chapman
Dumbarton's on-loan Aberdeen youngster Stirling Smith is in line for his debut when Stenhousemuir visit.
The defender is poised to come into the reckoning while manager Jim Chapman's only injury concern is winger Mark Gilhaney who has a groin strain.
Chapman has told his players to keep on applying themselves as they have been and the points will come.
The Sons sit bottom of the table on the zero point mark, however Chapman is sure that better times are coming.
He said: "Our priority is to get points on the board as soon as possible and if we keep applying ourselves in the manner we have we will do that.
"We have worked hard at training over the past two weeks and I am looking forward to seeing the results of that work."
Stenhousemuir goalkeeper Chris McCluskey will be missing for the trip.
McCluskey is absent with an ankle knock while striker Simon Lynch is still not fit enough to be considered.
The Ochilview side will also be missing defenders Scott Fusco and Willie Lyle through suspension while a couple of unnamed players will be getting treatment right up until kick off to ensure they make it.
Manager John Coughlin said: "We need to get back to the way we played when we defeated Dundee and put in the same effort we put in all over the park that night.
"Our concentration needs to improve as at the moment as it is a mistake a week in defence and that has to end as well."
Carcary makes difference for Dumbarton
Derek Carcary's late goal secured all three points for Dumbarton as they beat Stenhousemuir 1-0.
Chances were few and far between in a tight game and Stirling Smith's free-kick for Dumbarton, which flew over the bar and into the stands was the only real chance of note in the first half.
And there was little between the two sides until substitute Carcary broke the deadlock after 77 minutes when he fired home from 12 yards and could have made it two when his shot from the edge of the area fired off the post to safety.
Tempers frayed in the second half with the referee dishing out eight yellow cards and deep into added time he sent Paul Nugent off for violent conduct which overshadowed Dumbarton's first win of the campaign.
Stenhousemuir offered very little in front of goal and deserved to go away pointless.
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