Dundee United still winless as Mark Docherty is on the spot for Dumbarton
Dundee United remain winless two games into the Ladbrokes Championship season after Mark Docherty's penalty earned Dumbarton a 1-0 win.
Docherty swept home from the spot in the 54th minute to earn his side their first win in all competitions this campaign.
United, who reached the Betfred Cup last eight with a midweek win over Premiership side Partick, started brightly but failed to test Dumbarton goalkeeper Alan Martin.
And after a low-key first half, Dumbarton hit the bar courtesy of Ryan Stevenson and then took the lead after Mark Durnan fouled Gregor Buchanan in the area and Docherty tucked home his third penalty in two games.
The visitors pressed for an equaliser but Simon Murray fired wide and Martin saved well from Coll Donaldson as Dumbarton held on.
Source : PA