Aberdeen ease past Dumbarton to continue promising League Cup start

The Dons have now won two from two in the competition but fellow Premiership side Kilmarnock suffered a bonus point defeat.

Premier Sports Cup: Aberdeen ease past Dumbarton as Partick Thistle pick up bonus point SNS Group

Aberdeen kept up their promising start to the Premier Sports Cup group stages with a comfortable win over Dumbarton at Pittodrie however fellow Premiership side Kilmarnock missed out on a bonus point in a penalty shootout defeat to Partick Thistle.

The Dons followed up their 2-0 win over Peterhead at the weekend with a second two-goal victory over The Sons.

Ross McCrorie headed in from a corner nine minutes before the interval to give Jim Goodwin’s side a deserved lead before Matty Kennedy sealed the three points in the second period.

In the same group, Raith Rovers kicked off their campaign by hitting Peterhead for six, with Dylan Easton scoring twice.

A Paul Watson own goal and strikes from Liam Dick, Jamie Gullan and Aidan Connolly secured an emphatic start to the competition for Ian Murray’s men, who face Stirling Albion on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Championship Partick Thistle top Group B following a 5-4 win on penalties over newly-promoted Killie at Rugby Park.

Aaron Muirhead curled in a spectacular leveller after Liam Donnelly headed home a first half opener for the hosts.

Fraser Murray was the only player to miss in the post-match shootout as The Jags scored all five of their spot kick to secure an extra point.

Arbroath are two points clear at the top of Group E as they followed up an impressive opening win over Premiership St Mirren with a comfortable 3-0 triumph over Cowdenbeath.

New league debutants Bonnyrigg Rose were also winners in their first fixture as a league club, easing aside Clyde 2-1 at the Fountain of Youth Stadium ahead of a showdown with Premiership Hibernian in front of a home crowd on Sunday.

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