Match analysis - 65 yard `monster' strike

Last updated : 16 August 2009 By Fargone
BARRY SELLARS smashed home an amazing 65-yard shot to help Arbroath claim top spot - and Red Lichties boss John McGlashan reckons the strike won't be beaten this season.

Sellars stunned the Sons with his monster strike in the 15th minute which flew over the head of keeper Michael White and into the net.

McGlashan beamed: "Barry's goal will take some beating this season. I don't think we'll see a better one.

"He has scored a few fantastic long-range goals and I think the wind carried this one a bit.

"It was a great win and I'm delighted with our display."

Sellars could have doubled his goal tally in 29 minutes but the midfielder blasted a low shot inches wide.

Steve Hislop made it 2-0 to the home team a minute after the break when he powered home a header from Mark McCulloch's corner.

Sons pulled a goal back when Roddy Hunter scrambled the ball home from close range after Ian Chisholm's long throw caused chaos in the box.

But Dumbarton's hopes of a comeback were dashed when sub Robbie Ross slotted home Sellars' low cross in the final minutes.

Dumbarton boss Jim Chapman said: "We played some nice football but were caught out in the final third and made some silly mistakes."