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Airdrie United 3-2 Dumbarton


Airdrie producing a stunning fightback to book their place in the second round of the Challenge Cup at the expense of Third Division Dumbarton.

Ross Clark's volley and a header from Derek Carcary gave Dumbarton a two-goal cushion at half-time.

But Stuart Noble fired a wonderful angled volley into the net and Joe Cardle rifled in the equaliser.

Summer signing Paul Di Giacomo blasted in the winner for the Division One side with 15 minutes remaining.

Airdrie Utd: Robertson, Smyth, Hazley, McDonald, Bobby Donnelly (Smith 46), Nixon, McDougall (McLaughlin 89), McKenna, Di Giacomo, Noble (Maguire 89), Cardle.
Subs Not Used: Watt, Hollis. Booked: McDonald, Smyth.

Goals: Noble 53, Cardle 58, Di Giacomo 75.

Dumbarton: McEwan, Geggan, Wilson, O'Byrne (Lennon 81), Gordon, Canning, Gray, Clark (Logan 81), Keegan, Carcary (Tiernan 63), Murray.
Subs Not Used: Chisholm, White.

Booked: Keegan, Canning, Gray.

Goals: Clark 25, Carcary 43.

Att: 808

Ref: C Murray

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