DUMBARTON’S 2-1 win over Annan Athletic on Saturday was a special day for all home supporters – but one in particular.

Nine-year-old Jacob White was attending his first-ever match, and got to meet some of his new heroes before kick-off.

The experience was arranged by Dumbarton groundsman Jim Paton, whose friend Gerry White, Jacob’s grandad, takes up the story.

Gerry said: “Jim had a word with some of the players, and of course with Pellie the Elephant, and they took the time to say hello to Jacob and had a few pictures taken.

“He is nine years old. This is the age that I started to follow Dumbarton and I have never stopped – highs and lows of 56 years.

“Along with my dad, I used to work on the turnstiles at the old Boghead Park, and I probably stood at the very turnstile which is now at the main entrance to the ground.

“This is a family club, and the type of experience we had only cements that relationship. And of course, witnessing the new unbeaten record was the icing on the cake.

“The players should know how much their efforts mean to supporters young and older.”

Gerry added: “My wife Christina and step daughter Cheryl now regularly attend matches with me, travelling through from Irvine, and now Jacob can join us and build the memories.

“Come on the Sons – kick on and make more history and memories this season!”

We certainly hope we can, Gerry. Thank you for getting in touch and we’ll look forward to seeing you back at Dumbarton Football Stadium soon.


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