Dumbarton 2-2 Forfar Athletic - Farrell frustrated as Loons earn point
12.02.2024 - 16:43
Dumbarton’s stuttering start to 2024 continued as the Sons were held by struggling Forfar Athletic.
Goals from Michael Ruth and new signing Marc Kelly twice had the Sons ahead - only for Stuart Morrison and Rayan Mohammed to level for Ray McKinnon’s struggling Loons.
Sons should’ve won the game with the final touch too, as goalscorer Ruth blazed over from point-blank range - with boss Stevie Farrell frustrated for his side, as their challenging run stretched to just one win in eight.
He said: “If we keep creating the chances we’re creating then things will start to fall their way again and we’ll start winning games again.
“Nobody can say the team isn’t playing well. I was pleased with their performance.
“We’ve had a lot of shots on target today and I can’t remember Jay (Hogarth) having a save to make other than the goals.
“It’s the finest of lines just now. We’re just a fraction away which is a frustrating thing, but it’s also a good thing because we’re creating these chances.
“I cannot fault us at all. We create so many chances and they’ll start falling for us. We know that.”
Ahead of a busy week with Spartans visiting The Rock tonight (Tuesday) Farrell made four changes to his side; Finlay Gray, Ryan Wallace, Tony Wallace and the suspended Ryan Blair dropping out - with Aaron Healy earning his first start, joined by Blair Malcolm, David Wilson and Jinky Hilton.
On a battle-scarred pitch two goals arrived inside the opening 15 minutes.
After strong goalkeeping from Loons’ keeper Marc McCallum denied Michael Ruth, the forward ensured he wouldn’t be kept out for a second time as he headed Sons in front.
David Wilson found space on the right and whipped in a terrific cross for the former Aberdeen man to bullet beyond McCallum for his