The New Saints out of the Irn Bru Cup

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Sion Richards

Sion Richards

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018, 22:12

Scott Ruscoe’s side are dumped out of the Irn Bru semi-final for the second successive season following a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Scottish Championship side Dumbarton.

The New Saints dominated possession throughout the first half and went close to opening the scoring after an Aeron Edwards header hit the cross bar.

Following the break Dean Ebbe opened the scoring for the home side, but a superb Danny Handling goal from outside of the box leveled the score.

With six minutes remaining Dimitris Froxylias scored a stunning free-kick to secure Dumbarton’s place in the final.

Dumbarton will now face Inverness Caledonian Thistle or Northern Irish side Crusaders in the final.